|Polk Audio CS20 150W 91dB Black Wooden Finish Center Channel Speaker AM2235-B|
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|Raise the standard of your home theater system with the Polk Audio CS20 center speaker. Equipped with a 1-inch dynamic balance dome tweeter this Polk Audio Center Speaker delivers high frequency sound. The 48-25kHz frequency response in this Polk Audio two way subwoofer delivers a clear and crisp sound. The 6.5 inch fiber cone woofer in this Polk Audio Center Speaker produces a rich deep bass for a perfect audio performance. The 8 ohms impedance of this Polk Audio two way subwoofer delivers a crystal clear dynamic sound. The wooden finish of the Polk Audio CS20 speaker complements any decor.|
|UPC||747192115029, 747192115036, 747192118181|
|Speaker Type||Center Speaker|
|Nominal Power||150 watt|
|Frequency Responses||48 Hz - 25 kHz|
|Magnetic Shielding||Magnetically Shielded|
|Available Colors||Black, Cherry|
|Woofer Size||6.5 in.|
|Tweeter Size||1 in.|
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I was needing a better front stage sound in my home entertainment center. So I did some research about Polk Audio and found their store on Ebay and bought a few item even had a return over blown tweeters and they are fast fair awesome company with out standing products.
My center channel rocks great vocal and blends with my sub perfectly for a rich life like realistic sound that blow my mind and my friends minds away. The price is very low I would have even paid more if I had too. That says how much I enjoy this center channel speaker very nice looking and solid built I might add...
My Home Theater is evolving and my bank balance is decreasing! I still needed to buy a new center channel to match my new Polk R50 towers that i had just purchased. It is important when buying speakers that the fronts, meaning the center and the left and right channels are timbre matched so that you get the best sound possible. That being said, my choices were limited to the Polk CS10 or its bigger brother, the CS20. I opted for the CS20!
Following on from the great deal I got on the R50 towers, I found another great deal for the CS20. New, this center channel speaker will cost roughly $250, I purchased a refurbished CS20 directly from Polk, which to me, means new for $100. Polk has an online store where they sell refurbished products at huge discounts, it is on ebay and i won this in auction from them, so your milage may vary. They are the only speaker company i know of that offer this. Another bargain that eased some pressure off of the wallet.
The center speaker of any home theater is the most important speaker in the whole setup. 80% of the sound you hear while watching TV or Movies, will come from this channel. Most importantly all of the dialogue comes from the center channel, so your speaker must be able to handle all of that sound and not get lost in your other speakers, which is why it is so important to get a match on the fronts. This way you keep the same tones and tolerances throughout the front speakers
Polk make excellent speakers and the CS20 is not an exception to that rule. It is available in two colors, the same as the R50's, you can either get black or cherry wood. The cherry wood finish that Polk uses is absolutely gorgeous. It looks stunning.
The speaker is good size for a center speaker, 7- 3/8" in height, 23" in width, and 10-3/4" in depth! This speaker also weighs a lot, coming in at just under 20lb! Make sure you have enough space, and a sturdy stand for this small beast!
The design in great! Looking at it from the front and you see the flat front, from the side you will see sweeping lines that are gorgeous and actually serve a purpose. Positioning speakers is very important to overall sound quality; this Polk fixes a common problem. The center channel needs to be at listening height to get the best sound from it. A lot of people put the center channel speaker underneath the TV, which often means the center channel is not at listening height, ultimately meaning you will not be getting the best imaging and sound from the speaker.
You can do one of two things with the CS20. You can place the speaker on its flat bottom if you have somewhere to put it where it will be at listening height, if not you can flip the speaker upside down so that it sits on the curve! What this will do is point the speaker up into the listening area so that the sound is projected upward towards your ears! What an excellent design feature!
Take of the grill and what will you see? Two 6.5" woofers that are made of organic fibers, and a 1" silk dome tweeter! I love how this speaker looks with the grill off! It is very easy on the eye! Around the back you will find the binding posts, which i love, because it means you can use banana plugs, which means making the connection much easier. You will also find a vent at the back as this is a vented enclosure!
This speaker has a nominal impendence rating of 8 ohms which is what most modern receivers are rated at these days, my onkyo 605 included, and it has an overall fr
I wasn't sure if I really wanted these speakers just because I just purchased the tsi500 for my fronts but I did. These speakers far outclass my old boston acoustics that you have to hear them to truly understand the difference in sound and volume. They are a great value, sounds great, and great looking center speakers.