Summary: Overall this is a very good center speaker. I purchased this speaker with the intent of replacing a 10 y/o Infinity center. The infinity was pretty decent, and the midrange was slightly more natural than that of the Polk. The main problem was the trebble of the Infinity did not seem to have the range to match my Polk 60 front speakers. It was obvious when ever dialogue would pan from the center to a front speaker. Now the sane transition feels much more seamless.
Pros: Trebble, skinnier than other full size centers.
Summary: Was deciding between this and Boston Acoustics and chose this based on price and the fact we had Polk Audio home theatre speakers in our last house and liked them a lot. Very happy with our purchase. This center channel delivers excellent dialogue clarity - we had no need to adjust the volume louder in order to understand what's being said, which can be an issue with some center channels we've heard. Great deal on the price from Crutchfield as well. Well worth the money.
Pros: Excellent clarity; great price; looks great with our decor.
Summary: I looked at a lot of different canter channels and I finally decided on this one mainly because of all the positive reviews. When it comes to dialogue and watching movies this center channel really shines. I have not had to turn up the dialogue at all. I'm using a Denon receiver with this just for comparison. If you are a heavy music listener that is where this speaker could do a little better.
Pros: Great dialogue, Good highs, Clean and loud, great for movies
Summary: very good speaker for the money. I have it on the wall in the garage above the tv. even in a 30 x 44 building it has good bass and even sound. ordering was easy and shipping was faster than expected.
Pros: very good quality solidly built. great sound even with minimal wattage receiver. nice looking finish
Cons: this speaker is meant to sit on a tv stand or shelf. there is no mounting hardware. like I said mine is mounted on the wall above the tv, so I had to fabricate a mounting bracket.
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.