Summary: My first experience with Polk speakers was about 4 years ago when I was listening to various brands in a store with my sister who was about to make a purchase. She agreed that the Polk "sound bar" was the right choice for her new TV. Since then I always looked to Polk audio and I have purchased their Atrium outdoor speakers for my deck. I am so glad that I bought the TSi200's for TV viewing. They are without a doubt exactly what speakers should be.
A very near miss, good bang for the buck, but not 1 of the true greats
4 August 2012
Summary: OK, many rave reviews on these speakers but I have a less shining opinion... the rear ported bass response is rich, natural sounding and deep compared to many full range bookshelf speakers but unfortunately, the highs are edgy and harsh to the ear in the 3k - 5k range. They do not lack high end sizzle as much as those frequencies are overpowered by the sharp frequencies the tweeters seem to emphasize.
Summary: Outstanding sound quality and beautiful cabinetry for a relatively inexpensive bookshelf speaker. Those who are critical of the bass level put out by this speaker are making a ridiculous comparison to much larger speakers. Buy with confidence.
Summary: i purchased the TSi200's to replace my main front channel speakers which were some old Pioneer hand me downs I acquired in college. The Pioneers are nothing special...as in they are pretty average at everything and definitely don't suck. I moved them to the rear channel to ultimately complete my home theater 5.1 surround sound. I performed my first test with the opening scene in Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith.
Summary: My actual rating to be precise is between Excellent and good. These is phenomenal and goof looking pair of front satellite speakers with highs that are crystal clear as are the mids, better than many other speakers in the same price range. In a mome theatre 7.1 environment, the audio imaging and spectrum response is excellent. One also needs to use 12 AWG gage wiring to truely relise their full potential!!!
Summary: Like the speakers almost complete my system GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT
Summary: Every octave and every frequency eminating from these speakers is just as pure and perfect as possible. A listening experience unmatched by ANY bookshelf speaker at ANY price! They rival my RTI-A7's.