Summary: These are very average floor standing speakers and are more than bested by the Polk RTi line of floor standing speakers in both build quality and sound. These are basically just the TSi200 bookshelf speakers in a floor model version. The difference between the Tsi line and Polk's Rti line is vast.
Summary: I bought these to replace my aging pair of Polk Monitor 5Jr's which have served me well since 1987. I wanted to invest in a really nice pair of tower speakers for once, without breaking the bank and these are just perfect.
Summary: WOW!!! These things are a huge step up from my Bose accoustimass system. Very crisp clear sound. I combined these with six TSi100's for the surround speakers and a Polk Audio Center channel. I'm not even sure if I need a subwoofer. These things put out awesome clear bass.
Summary: I feel it is only fair to mention my music history and musical tastes before you read the review. I am a former DJ and worked in pro-sound back in the 70’s and 80’s. I have used and owned countless speakers and my musical tastes are anywhere for Abba to Zappa and nearly everything in between...
Summary: I am an ordinary person who loves nice, clean, clear sound, the way it was meant to be. These speakers clearly do that and more. I got a subwoofer to go with this pair and an additional set of TSi200 bookshelf speakers. The base from these TSi500 speakers is really enough for me.
Summary: I bought these speakers going by the reviews of others and I'm glad I did.They are part of my surround system and sound fantastic.I have hardwood floors in a medium size room.This is the first time I have bought Polk products and am very impressed.