Summary: If you are familiar with Polk Audio speakers, then you already know they generally produce the finest quality speakers at every price point where they are represented. This CS1 center channel is no exception to that standard rule.
Summary: This is the second Polk Audio speaker I've bought. The first was another Center channel, though it was a gift for a friend. The clearity and bass response of this speaker out performed my expectations by quite a margin. I can only say good things, and the looks are very nice too.
Summary: I heard one statistic about 70% of the sounds comes from the center channel - right or wrong - this speaker is a sweet heart, still running perfectly fine 3 years later. For the price I paid excellent deal. I'm not into $$$$$ on a home theater system - my whole system was under $5000.
Summary: Originally for my center channel speaker I took a Logitech 8" active sub woofer and turned it into a passive sub and jerry rigged it with an old car stereo tweeter because my center channel just wasn't getting it done.
Pros: Can't beat the price, especially with free shipping.
Cons: It is pretty big, but hey, bigger is better.
Summary: My whole search for equipment started with finding my pair of Polk LS70's. If you have Polk fronts, don't waste your time looking at other brands....Polk's sound "matches" it's centers. (Now I have a couple "other" highly rated centers to return to friends and a couple to sell.
Pros: This center is perfect for matching my pair of older LS70's sound field, and the transition is seamless. Everything is clear and precise.
Cons: I've seen people comment here on it's size.....yup, it is big....but I compared others and realized that no matter how well engineered.....size does matter...with all the line-ups. Don't place a con here when you know this going in.
Pros: Replaced Bose Center channel speaker with this model in Cherry and love it ,the sound is much stronger out of this speaker I was constantlly changing the volume in movies and shows when the scene was all dialoge I had to turn uop the volume to hear whar was said and back down during action scenes...
Summary: The center that came with my Sony 6600 HT in a box set has annoyed me for 6+ years. I was about to buy another set of smaller speakers in a set, that is, until I saw this one. This isn't the biggest and baddest you can buy, but that wasn't what I was looking for.
Summary: I'm very happy with the Polk center speaker with a few reservations. First, the good. I'm using the speaker as part of a surround sound system, with two Polk bookshelf speakers for front right/left, and a pair of generic speakers for the back surround (no subwoofer).