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.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: The Polk CSi3 Center Channel has definitely enhanced the audio experience. I had previously installed the Polk 8" ceiling speakers for the front and back channels and this filled in the frontal gap with a touch more base than previously available.
Summary: This is the 1st center channel and it really made a big difference at home. It is set up to work above or below you TV just by flipping it upside down. The voice and crisp highs can now be appreciated.
Summary: I did a lot of research into a product for a media room before settling on the CSi3 with the PSW404 Subwoofer to match up with an Onkyo TXSR605 deck and leftover bose acoustimass speakers and a Samsung 120Hz 46" LCD. I am very satisfied with all of them and sourced all through Amazon.
Summary: This center speaker for the price is fantastic. The voices are very crisp and it sounds great with a dts/dolby digital receiver. I love this center speaker makes my surround sound system intense! POLK AUDIO did a great job.