Summary: I'm one of those folks that can't afford truly high-end audio gear, buit I love the home theater experience. I'd used my Bose VCS-10 for years without ever really considering an upgrade. Even though I'd upgraded all of my peripheral speakers and sub, for some reason, I held on to the ancient Bose center. So, I find the CSi3 on sale ($100) and it's too tempting to ignore. Simply put, how the heck had I put this off for so long?
Summary: I bought this speaker during January, 2010 due to my HTIB center channel dying on me. I had no clue what I was doing at the time. Like I said, I was moving up from a HTIB setup. I was thinking that it would just be another speaker that would make noise. Boy, was I wrong. This speaker, along with the PSW10 and TX-SR606 that I had bought a year earlier (Subwoofer died on my HTIB setup and this is how I learned about powered subs and how the HTIB setup was not built for...
Summary: I'm not an audiophile but I can report that this center speaker brings good clarity to dialog in movies. I like the sound so much with this speaker that I bought a second for another home theater setup in another room. The one thing you should be aware of is that this speaker is BIG. Check the dimensions and make sure it fits your setup.
Summary: Great buy for the money, and I like the looks. It is a little bulky, so you might want to put a little shelf around it to put a flat screen on top. If you hang your TV there will be no problem. I recommend it.
I would suggest this speaker to anyone who enjoys crystal clear music
19 May 2012
Summary: it sounds amazing the technology mathew polk incorparates in his speakers are surpassed by none and the price i got the speaker for was unbelievable an incredible speaker at an incredible price.......enough said!
This may serve you flawlessly for years and years.
8 May 2011
Summary: No longer made, this last generation speaker is the smaller version to the csi-5. I highly recommend this csi-3 to anyone who needs surround channels. However, I do not feel it is big enough for a center. The csi-5 is the way to go. However, the csi3 is a very long speaker, placed on its side and facing the right listening position will create a tall 3d sound stage, provided your fronts and sides can match.
Summary: I had this speaker before and loved it. I ordered this for a friend and he loves it as well. Polk Audio builds some excellent quality speakers for a fair price. I recommend these for any low to mid range theater setup.
Summary: Bought this speaker recently to finally piece together a decent home theater for my place, and I was amazed with the value it offers. For less than a CS10 (Polk's budget offering) locally, you can pick up this speaker that was once Polk's second best home theater center. The deal is that this is a 2005-2007 model, and amazingly there is still some around at clearance prices even in late 2010. I received mine new in box, and it works and looks perfectly.