Summary: After having operated the CS10 for more than a month I can say without equivocation that this center speaker operates very well indeed. What I was seeking was clarity of voice and that's what i got. This Polk lives up to the reputation of the manufacturer. This modestly priced system performs well above expectations. It's a value, think of that in this modern economic climate.
Pros: The ability to flip the speaker over to elevate the sound field was a great idea.
Summary: Once again, so impressed with Polk Audio & Crutchfield. Absolutely Love this center channel. Finally able to upgrade from an older Optimus center & now paired with my Polk TSi 100's and Denon receiver this speaker has brought new life to movies & music. Feel like I need to watch all my favorites again just to enjoy this new addition. Thanks again Polk and Crutchfield.
Pros: Beautiful build quality. Heavy. Feels solid and well made. Looks like it is more expensive than it is.
Summary: I bought this to replace the center speaker from a '5 speakers + sub" in-a-box kit. I wasn't able to hear dialogue clearly in movies or TV shows. I can't speak to "tones" or "pitch" or any other such speaker-talk, I just know that I can hear dialogue that I couldn't hear before. Very happy.
Pros: Got a great price from Crutchfield. Fast shipping.
Summary: Upgraded from a cheaper, way smaller center speaker to this Polk and the improvement in the clarity of dialogue is incredible. If the other 4 small speakers were larger, I could really take advantage of the dynamic range and frequency range by telling the amp to use a lower frequency cutoff without destroying the other 4 that I have. Can't beat it for the price, and I looked long and hard. Buy it.
Pros: sound quality, price, looks
Cons: It's large, had to lift the TV to keep it from blocking the remote control sensor. It's heavy, be careful trying to hang it off a shelf, whether on the wall or the TV