Summary: I'm in the process of constructing a home theater and am upgrading from 5.1 to 7.2. I used Polk Audio RC85i in wall speakers for the surround back speakers and holy hell did I notice a difference in sound, clarity and sheer envelopment that I never experienced with my previous speakers.
Summary: I have two home theater setups, one with large Polk Audio speakers I chose and one with a Bose Acoustimass 10 that came with the house. I found my aging ears had much less trouble hearing dialogue from the Polk system, so I bought this center speaker to use with the Bose setup.
Summary: The speaker works. It is in the center speaker enclosure in the and driven by the . Dialog now comes from the center (unless the speaker is off to one side) and the voices are very clear and understandable. The days of my looking at my wife and saying, "What did he say?" may be coming to an end.
Summary: Was a little concerned when I opened the package and noticed only one input, my receiver has two center channels. By going through the manual on the receiver, I did find out how to use it with one input. The sound is very clean, good response throughout the range.
Summary: yamaha rx v467 bose 201 front this center polk owm3 rear polk psw110 sub
Pros: got my new system hooked up, put in a movie, and we sat there amazed that we could hear everything that was said so clearly. it even made my wife admit it was a good investment. also like the option for banana plug connections.
Cons: bigger than i thought. even though i had the dimensions and kind of measured it out, it was still bigger than i had figured. but that's what you get when you get big speakers. glad i didn't get the next one up. this sounds just fine.
Summary: I was going to purchase the BOSE center channel speaker for $179. Went to a "box store" to check the sound quality & they had the Polk Audio CS10 speaker there. Huge difference. Th Bose sounded weak & hollow. I'm now convinced BOSE is all marketing to justify their high prices.