Polk Audio CSi20 Center Channels

CSi20

User Reviews (3)

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maherrpca   Audio Enthusiast [Jul 20, 2004]
Strength:

Good highs, good mids. Fits nicely under my tv. Sounds great while watching movies

Weakness:

I can't crank it up too loud or it will pop. Kinda boxy looking for a center, but who cares it's a speaker.

I would highly recommend this center for those on a budget, i bought this Polk when it was on sale and could not be happier with it's performance. Glass breaks,swords touch, you can feel it nicely through this speaker.

Similar Products Used: Harmon Kardon,Polk,Infinity
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
geekmedic   Audio Enthusiast [Jan 31, 2003]
Strength:

- low cost ($150) - small form factor - excellent sound for setup

Weakness:

- single mid/woofer - 87 dB efficiency - 18 kHz upper -3 dB limit

I purchased the CSi20 because Polk recommended it (or the CSi30) to complement my R50 front surrounds and R20 rear surrounds. I'm not too happy with this center channel speaker, and in fact, I'm about to upgrade to a CSi30 and use the CSi20 as a rear center (6.1 setup). The 87 db response rate is different from all other speakers I use, which operate at 90 db. You can easily adjust for this in the calibration, but this has varying effects at different volume levels. The single mid/woofer limits the ability of this speaker. Additionally, the upper -3 db limit is only 18kHz. Keep in mind that your center channel speaker is the most worked speaker. Almost all dialogue comes out of the center channel. I only wish I had not tried to save $50. Yes, the CSi30 is only $50 more expensive.

Similar Products Used: My speaker/theatre setup: - Onkyo TX-SR600 receiver - Polk CSi20 center channel - Polk R50 front surrounds - Polk R20 rear surrounds - Polk PSW202 subwoofer
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Steve   Audio Enthusiast [Sep 25, 2002]
Strength:

Good response and tone.

Weakness:

none.

This center speaker matches my Polk Audio RT800i's. The combination of these speakers will delight even the most critical of audio and home theater listeners. The speaker has good response and when paired with a good reciever you couldn't ask for more. The best center speaker for the money.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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