Summary: I bought the Polk Audio CS1 three weeks ago and was immediately impressed with the sound clarity. The speaker's size is perfect for home entertainment. Overall, I'd recommend it if you're on a budget.
Summary: The sound that comes out of this thing is great but I was surprised by how big it is in real life. Its almost the same size as your standard 5.1 reciever... big enough that its actually ported which I thought was strange for a center. But like I said it does sound great and is clearly heard amoung my other speakers. I think im actually going to buy a new set of polk rears because I was so satisfied with this.
Summary: The reason I give this speaker 4 stars is because of the poor specifications in the instructions manual. When I ordered the CS1 I wasn't sure about its power rarting or impedance. To my surprise, the manual does not mention POWER and only states "compatible" with 8 ohm systems. Well, after sending my amplifier to the "protected stage" (it turned itself off) a couple of times, I decided to verify the impedance and it happens to be a 4 ohm speaker.
Summary: For budget conscious speaker buyers or those who want a more powerful, detailed sound than that delivered by most satellite speaker systems, the Polk Audio entry-level Monitor series speakers are an excellent option. The CS1 is one of two Center channel speakers offered in Polk Audio's entry level Monitor series. The CS2 uses a larger 6.5" diameter woofer, as opposed to the CS1's dual 5.25 woofers. Both use a full size one inch diameter tweeter.
Summary: I was just putting together a new home theater setup and combined this with a Denon receiver. Let me say that this speaker has beautiful sound, really amazingly crisp and clear. You may have heard people talk about the holographic sound stage, if you have this speaker you will know what they are talking about. I don't regret buying it for one second.
Summary: I have recently upgraded all of my speakers to Polk and have not been let done. This speaker does an amazing job and sounds great. I would recommend to anyone looking to upgrade their sound quality.
Summary: Considering how much you can spend on a center channel speaker, this one sounds pretty good. I have always had particular taste in sound, preferring a lot of mid range over treble and bass. While it is not my old Boston Acoustic speakers it is pretty good. You should probably go listen to speakers before you buy them though (I did. I might have bought it at the retail store, but I could get nobody to help me). Then pick out what you want.
Summary: When I bought a 50" HDTV a few years ago, I bought an all in one home theater package. The type you typically see in the $300-$400 Range. The surround was fun, but for listening to music it was pretty muddy. I decided to put together a better system. I started with a Yamaha Rx-V663 receiver and a pair of Polk Tsi-200 bookshelf speakers. Had I stopped there, I would have been very satisfied with that system for music.
Summary: I purchased this center channel at Circuit city today. I paired it with a Sony STR DG520, Bose Acoustimass 10 cube surround sound speakers, Acoustic Audio PSW10. I have since played Transformers, Normal TV (digital cable), Halo 3, and Music Channel TV stations, and FM radio through it. I also listened to this against the $200 Bose Center channel, $250 Klipsch, $230 Boston Acoustic, and cheaper $110Polk Center Channel.
Summary: First off I must rate JR Computers & Electronics; 5 stars there. Ordered this unit on a Wednesday & it arrived via UPS Friday, same week. It was in original factory carton unopened, packed inside a second larger box with still more packing material, safe and sound! I've ordered other items from JR and as always, for an online purchase I barely had time to blink. Now about the product; Nice looking wood finish, with the face in silver.