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Our best center channel speaker, featuring built-in powered subwoofers
Center Speakers That Give Everyone A Front Row Seat
Got the big towers astride your widescreen TV, got the extra subwoofers for your rear surround speakers. You need the kind of no-holds-barred full range center channel response that only the new CS1000p can provide. The CS1000p features two built-in 6.5" 50 Watt Powered Subwoofers for EXTREME performance in the most demanding home theater situations. These incredible subwoofers provide the best possible front stage imaging, and improve the bass and dynamic range performance of your entire system.
The CS1000p features:
- Magnetic shielding for safe placement on or near your TV without fear of picture interference.
- Cascade Tapered Driver Array maintains wide horizontal dispersion so that every listener in the room hears clear, detailed sound no matter where they're sitting
- Tremendous full range bass response provided by two 6.5" built-in 50 Watt Powered Subwoofers with dual rear-firing Power Port vents
- Four Dynamic Balance drivers for wide response and low distortion
- Dynamic Balance Tri-Laminate tweeter with vapor deposited micro-layers of stainless steel and aluminum for clear, detailed highs
- Fluid cooled tweeter assembly allows for the high power handling that's essential in a powerful center channel speaker
- Anti-diffraction bezel and grille system minimizes grille-edge reflections for more open, spacious, lifelike imaging
- Smooth, natural midrange reproduction thanks to patented Acoustic Resonance Control Control (ARC) technology, another Polk Audio exclusive
- Low profile design for unobtrusive placement
- Convenient front panel subwoofer volume control
- Timbre matched to other Polk speakers for seamless, lifelike imaging throughout your home theater setup
- Dual (bi-ampable) gold-plated 5-way binding post inputs for the most secure wire connections
- Real wood Black veneer finish
About Polk CS Center Speakers:
A great Center Channel Speaker is a critical component of any home theater system. It could be the hardest working speaker in any system because it delivers over 50% of a film's soundtrack information: dialog, effects, music... Everything is anchored to the screen image by your center channel's performance. That's why you need a serious Center Channel Speaker for your serious home theater.
And to get exceptional home theater performance from your multi-channel speaker setup, you need a Center Channel Speaker with the same sonic characteristics as the rest of your speakers. The Polk Audio CS Series of Center Channel Speakers is timbre matched, sonically identical, to other Polk Audio speakers. The CS Series uses the same components that are used in other Polk Audio speakers, as well as our exclusive Dynamic Balance technology to ensure seamless, realistic imaging. Wide dispersion components deliver clean, clear sound to every listener no matter where they're sitting in the room -- even off-axis.
|Type||Dynamic Balance® Tri-laminate dome tweeter, shielded|
|Mid / Woofer|
|Diameter||6 1/2" (16.51cm)|
|Type||Dynamic Balance® mid/bass drivers, shielded|
|Diameter||6 1/2" (16.51cm)|
|Type||Dynamic Balance® drivers, shielded|
|Total Frequency Response||30Hz - 26kHz|
|Upper -3dB Limit||26 kHz|
|Lower -3dB Limit||45 Hz|
|Nominal Impedance||8 ohms|
|Mid-High Array Crossover||driver #1 2nd order LPF @ 800Hz; driver #2 2nd order LPF @ 2kHz, 150Hz 2nd order electrical HPF on both drivers,|
|Subwoofer Crossover||Subwoofers: 2nd order Butterworth LPF, fixed 150Hz|
|Recommended Amplifier Power||20 - 250 watts per channel|
|Inputs||Dual (bi-ampable) gold-plated 5-way binding posts and line level sub input|
|Power Requirements (voltage)||20 -250|
|Bandwidth||30 - 200|
|Continuous Average Output|
|Dynamic Power||100 watts|
|Height||8 5/8" (21.91cm)|
|Mid-High Array Enclosure Type||Vented, ARC Port|
|Subwoofer Enclosure Type||Vented, Power Port|
|Unit of Measure||each|
|Total Shipping Weight||53.00 pounds|
|Speaker Warranty||Limited, 5 years parts and labor|
|Subwoofer Amplifier Warranty||Limited, 2 years parts and labor|
Specifications, dimensions and features subject to change without notice. For more information call us at 1-800-377-7655 (USA and Canada). Outside of North America call +1 (410) 358-3600.
6 reviews with an average of 5Write your own review
by Theatre Toys, May 4, 20022 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
Self powered, Crisp, Clean, Adjustable, and on and on and on.
I couldn't find a flaw if I tried.
As a home theatre dealer myself, I have this center channel in my theatre and this is the only center channel that I can fully justify and recommend to my customers for their dedicated home theatres. The CS1000p covers all diologue flawlessly without distortion or weakness. Way to go Polk, you've done it again.
by michael c. evans, February 5, 20132 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
Fantastic Imaging and soundstage! Great center fill from the CS1000p!
This unit was purchased with the RT5000p system and has done nothing but impress! The center channel information on DVD & Blu-Ray really shines with this center speaker. I have had it for some 10 plus years and continues to perform flawlessly everyday! To me for home theater there is simply nothing better than the RT 5000p system.I have this system in my sound room powered by a Yamaha 7.1 receiver and Adcom power to the satellites. There is nothing better period!! Thanks Matthew Polk!!
by Nick, October 6, 20021 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
Good balance for a center channel speaker.
I was concerned about the weight (it is pretty heavy for a center) on a rear projection T.V. so had to build a shelf to accomodate it but that's really not a weakness to be held against it.
I wasn't going to replace my CS400i center but this came with RT5000 set up so I thought what the heck, I'll give it a shot. I was expecting something too overpowering for a center channel and was surprised to find it NOT the case at all. It doesn't overdo the lower frequencies at all and actually gives a much fuller and acurate sound. Especially when listening to deep vocals.
by Kurt Heiden, October 25, 20051 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
Incredible frequency response and the ability to take lots of power. Built-in sub helps too.
Built-in sub can be overpowering and cause muddy dialog if not adjusted properly. Cost could deter those on an entry-to-mid size budget.
Being a long time owner of Polk's SDA-1C floor standing speakers isn't easy. The SDA series sounds so phenomenal, I was concerned that I would never find a center channel to timbre match them. Thanks to Polk, the CS1000p was just the ticket! This is a massive center channel speaker that takes two people to hoist upon a speaker stand, or place into a cabinet. Once in place, it's easy to realize that you got what you paid for. Voices come through with depth I've never heard in a home theater system before. This is the finest center channel speaker I've seen for home use.
by 70sam54, August 29, 20060 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
this is what a full range is suppose to sound like. bottom to top. very smooth.
after reading the review in sght and hearing it at cc i had to add it to my 1000i's to complete my fronts. after all this time nothing else comes close to the performance of the cs1000p. great speaker hands down.you should just listen to sacd in 5 full range speakers. no going back to cd. as for the heft, make yourself a good shelf and get on with the sound.
by Adam N, August 2, 20090 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Build Quality, awesome range,Value (now that you can find them used(if you find them))Subwoofers adjustable knob in the front.
Heavy,huge size. but are those really weaknesses considering build quality...
I picked up one of these of craigslist...a dark cherry one, has a much better sound that my cs400, It might be because the mid cabinet is sealed instead of ported. All I know is if you can find one of these in good condition for less than $500... jump at the chance to get one, just make sure you have the room. Keep in mind that this thing has 2-6.5" powered subs, they are not going to get as low as other seperate powered subs, but they do give you very full sound and complement the 2-6.5" midranges.
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Richard Hardesty, Widescreen Review, May/June 1999
"It is one of the few horizontally oriented center channel speakers that I have heard that doesn't present a dramatic change in tonality as the listener moves across the horizontal soundfield. This is due to the tapered crossover design. It is hard to fault the CS1000p in any way. It sounds good and it is capable of playing at very high levels. This center channel has bass but avoids the chesty sound of some other full range units. Dialogue is presented naturally and is always clear and intelligible."
This product is considered a "Recent" or "Vintage" Polk Audio model. It is not a part of our current product lineup. It may still be available in some stores as a "close out" or "used" product. Information provided here about this product may not reflect current realities and does not imply availability. If you happen to have a question or concern about this product, contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-377-7655 M-F 9am - 5:30pm EST. Chances are we remember it.
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