Polk Audio Tsi400 Floorstanding Speakers, What You Need To know
Do you have champagne taste on a beer budget? Or prefer a warm mid-range with crystal clear highs and a detailed low end? If so than the TSi400 floorstanding speakers from Polk Audio are for you.
In-between the TSi300 and TSi500, the TSi400 offers better bass response and more mid-range umph than their little brothers, but they don’t offer the punch of the TSi500. Consider matching them with a sub like the Polk Audio PSW 110 or 111 series if you grave bass slam or want the full home theater experience. Set your cross over at about 80Hz to start and adjust to taste. If you prefer the no-sub method or have a larger than average room, than the TSi500 with the extra woofer might be a better option for you.
The TSi400 pair well to almost any moderate or expensive A/V receiver on the market. Folks have had great success in pairing the TSi400s with components from top manufacturers like Onkyo, Pioneer and Harman Kardon. Adding a center channel speaker like the TSi CS10 is extremely easy, the tone and texture between the 3 front speakers will perfectly match and you’ll enjoy your favorite movies and TV shows like never before. For stereo audio fans the TSi400 offer a stellar 91db sensitivity, that means one can easily match these with a 20-35W tube amplifier for wonderful results. There is no shortage of great new tube gear at a reasonable price or vintage components that will make your TSi400 shine. Listen to the music, not the components.
The TSi400 can be bi-wired and some users have suggested that dynamics and bass response is better this way. Of course turning up the volume always helps and the TSi400 have been put through Klippel Optimization and Dynamic Balancing so you can turn them way up without distortion.
The cherry finish on the TSi400 is impossible to beat. Polk has spent years perfecting the cabinets and finishes of their products and the care and quality shows. The narrow baffle design makes them attractive and easy to set up. While not as solid as a concrete block, the cabinet of the TSi400 is securely braced and made with 3/4-Inch MDF to minimize cabinet resonance.
With overwhelmingly positive ratings from around the web the TSi400 speakers are your ticket to taking audio to the next level.