I recently bought some Dec Tech 350 bookshelf speakers and then grabbed some TSI100 bookshelves when Best Buy had em for $110 a few months back. Using as a 4.0 system and In all I think the two pairs of speakers sound phenomenal together. The 350s I find a bit brighter and smoother across the spectrum and the TSIs are a solid speaker with a great punch in the midrange. I think they complement each other really well. But if I had to keep only one set it would be theDefTechs they were more expensive so no surprise. But on their own I find the TSIs a little boxy sounding.
So now I need to get a center speaker as I just got a 5.1 amp. I would prefer something physically small. So considering the Polk tl1 the deftech procenter 1000 or the CS10. The polks are cheaper and most of the reviews are great but a few of the reviews mention a boxy sound so I'm just wondering is this a characteristic sound from Polk? I haven't been able to hear anything in person other than the TSI series. Is the RTI / CSI series known to be brighter / smoother? Should I consider a csi center?
Oh and I'm primarily a music listener. But when I do watch a 5.1 movie my amp requires a center speaker, can't turn that channel off. So I'm not that concerned about how great it sounds during movies. More concerned it might adversely affect my music listening cause I'm very happy with the 4 speakers I have now.