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Polk Audio CS 175
16 Reviews
rating  3.88 of 5
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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Andy a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 26, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I bought this as a replacement to the inexpensive Yamaha center channel I had originally purchased for my surround sound system. I had upgraded my receiver to the Yamaha V620 and I wanted to upgrade my speakers too. I bought the Polk Audio 25i's for new surrounds (I have a pair of venerable Boston Acoustic A150's as my mains)and I thought the CS175i might be a good addition too. Let's just say, I am going to upgrade in the near future. It wasn't a step backward, but it wasn't more than a half step forward either. I am thinking Athena next. (Got a pair of the AS-B1 bookshelf speakers recently and I am really impressed.)

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   Circuit City



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Rich a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 22, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I went with Polk because I had such a good experience with their R10 bookshelf/surround monitors. They sounded nice in the Circuit City demo room even though I new they wouldn't provide very much bass. What I discovered at home was their subpar performance at low volume. That's probably a tough task, even for a quality center channel... You could do much worse.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $175.00

Purchased At:   Circuit City



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tom O'Connor a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 27, 2001

Bottom Line:   
very nice speaker once i hooked it up out of phase. Don't really know why this made such a difference but it did. For 99 dollars You really can't go wrong. I auditioned some speakers in the 300 dollar range that wasn't as good. this one is a nice size also. Fits in my entertainment center pefectly.
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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $99.00

Purchased At:   J&R music world



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Chad a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 2, 2001

Bottom Line:   
This is a nice speaker with reasonably good sound for the price. The volcals come in clean, but at loud volumes the clarity seems to fade. I advise people to get the model cs-245 or higher.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $140.00

Purchased At:   Circuit City



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Raymond Doan a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 18, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I was looking for an inexpensive center channel that sounded pretty goood while I save up to purchase a B&W speaker system. The clarity I get from this speaker was good, not outstanding, but really good for the price. It does lack some bass response, but that can be made up for with a subwoofer. I have this speaker hooked up to the following system:

Pioneer VSX-D608 DD/DTS Receiver
Toshiba SD-3006 DVD Player
Sony WEGA 32FS12 32 inch flat screen TV
Panasonic 4520 HI-FI VCR
Bose Interaudio 4000 loudspeakers
Yamaha YST-SW77 Subwoofer
Polk RTi-15 for surround
Pioneer PD-F1007 301 CD Changer
Pioneer PD-R555W CD Recorder
Denon DR-M555 Single Cassette Player
Harman Kardon TC-1000 Take Control LCD Remote

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Circuit City




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