Summary: I found the 5 1/4 inch Sony in this price range to be too small to compete with my fronts This center is PERFECT IMO. The larger midrange speakers made all the difference. If you want realistic and clear surround sound you cannot go wrong with these. Gotta love the current price point too!
Summary: First time I purchased a Polk product after hearing it at local store. Store could not match the price (selling for a lot higher locally). I purchased this and a Polk PSW 10 subwoofer to add to my Paradigm Titan speakers (used as mains until I purchase the Polk monitor 70's) and they all sound great together. Unbelievable what sounds I was missing until I added this center!
Pros: glossy side matches my stereo stand, makes it look classy instead of black sides. Crisp sound and great value for the product. Warranty is outstanding and so are the components. Heavy, so quality is there.
Cons: Heavy, but then you know it is not cheaply made! It is tall and deep, so be prepared for it but you wont be disappointed!
Monitor Series is still holding it down for a serious value
Bata Leon "Yeah for Us!", Amazon
14 December 2009
Summary: In my small space I opted for Monitors all the way around including the , and two sets of . My set up relies heavily on this center-channel and it performs beyond my expectations, and has very good low-end sounds even when the sub is turned off. A great value when used in a smaller space or multi-use room, in an apartment/townhouse, or if you just want good sound out of a small to medium sized package.
Summary: I'm a loyal Polk fan of over ten years. The CS10 does not disappoint--a solid, clear sounding speaker with surprisingly good bass response. If you don't have a grand or more to spend on a speaker, you won't be able to touch the quality.
Summary: Newegg never disappoints, fast shipping for free. Why buy retail, at least where I live, when you can buy from Newegg and skip out on the sales tax and shipping charges.
Pros: Polk Audio designed this speaker not only to sound great, but to look great too. I was surprised to hear the quality of all of the levels of sound for a speaker at this price. The size is nice, not too large not too small. It fits with plenty of room on my pedestal TV stand right under my TV.
Cons: ...for this speaker..none, but I was hoping the TSi400 floorstanding speakers (for my fronts) and the TSi200 bookshelf speakers (for my rears) were on sale right now too. I would buy them ASAP if they were.