Center Channel

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Our best center channel speaker, featuring built-in powered subwoofers

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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.

Driver Complement

Diameter1" (2.54cm) 
TypeDynamic Balance® Tri-laminate dome tweeter, shielded 
Mid / Woofer
Diameter6 1/2" (16.51cm) 
TypeDynamic Balance® mid/bass drivers, shielded 
Diameter6 1/2" (16.51cm) 
TypeDynamic Balance® drivers, shielded 


Total Frequency Response30Hz - 26kHz 
Upper -3dB Limit26 kHz
Lower -3dB Limit45 Hz
Nominal Impedance8 ohms
Efficiency92 dB
Mid-High Array Crossoverdriver #1 2nd order LPF @ 800Hz; driver #2 2nd order LPF @ 2kHz, 150Hz 2nd order electrical HPF on both drivers, 
Subwoofer CrossoverSubwoofers: 2nd order Butterworth LPF, fixed 150Hz 
Recommended Amplifier Power20 - 250 watts per channel
InputsDual (bi-ampable) gold-plated 5-way binding posts and line level sub input 

Amplifier Specs

Power Requirements (voltage)20 -250 
Bandwidth30 - 200 
Continuous Average Output
Amplifier Type
Dynamic Power100 watts


Cabinet Dimensions
Height8 5/8" (21.91cm) 
Width34" (86.36cm) 
Depth14" (35.56cm) 
Enclosure Type
Mid-High Array Enclosure TypeVented, ARC Port 
Subwoofer Enclosure TypeVented, Power Port 


Unit of Measureeach 
Total Shipping Weight53.00 pounds


Speaker WarrantyLimited, 5 years parts and labor 
Subwoofer Amplifier WarrantyLimited, 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.

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