Summary: I love my new Polk center channel! This is a 2-way center speaker that does not have a dedicated midrange driver, but it does have two 5.25-inch woofers that handle the middle and low frequency tones. These woofers are made with bi-laminate organic fiber cones. The organic fiber on these drivers isn't as rigid as metal, so it is able to move and vibrate more freely. A single 1-inch tweeter is responsible for the high frequency signals.
Summary: I originally had a home theater in a box. The speakers weren't bad. The center was small and just OK. In most 5.1 movies and TV shows, most of the audio uses the center speaker and all the dialogue is through it. I bought this because I often couldn't hear the dialogue , would make it louder only to have it too loud in the action scenes. This speaker is quite big and it sounds great. Way more bass and I can clearly hear the dialogue.
Summary: I have been using this speaker for several months now and it sounds awesome! Voices and other sounds directed to the center channel are extremely clear and crisp. The speaker also has a fairly good amount of lows and mids to balance out the sound. The rest of my setup is as follows: Denon AVR1912 Klipsh Towers (The ones that were exclusive to BestBuy, not sure of the model) Polk Audio rears (Older series of bookshelf speakers I bought from a friend)
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.