Center channel speaker with dual 6 1/2-inch drivers.
23" W x 7 3/8" H x 10 3/4" D
58.42cm W x 18.73cm H x 27.30cm D
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Anchor your new TSi Series home theater with a big, bold center channel speaker. The CS20 is timbre-matched to the TSi Series, for seamless realistic continuity between speakers. And it’s big enough to match the larger TSi speakers performance for performance. The effect is of being surrounded, yet being able to clearly locate details and dialogue on screen, just like in a movie theater. Its innovative angled-top design gives you more placement flexibility; with perfect aiming whether you place it on top of your TV or below the screen.
Achieve perfect imaging with more placement flexibility because the angled CS enclosure flips to accomodate TV-top or below-screen placement.
Unlike other speakers in this price range, TSi enclosures are constructed of extensively braced, solid MDF with 3/4-inch baffles. This virtually eliminates internal resonances and damps energy-stealing vibrations, for more efficient operation and more transparent sound.
Beautiful pewter accents, a high gloss piano-finish black top plate and your choice of stylish black or cherry wood-grain finishes make TSi speakers a part of your decor.
Polk’s proprietary, patented Dynamic Balance® technology allows our engineers to design out distortion-causing driver and system resonances, so you only hear the good sounds.
Klippel motor optimization uses laser measurement technology to ensure a smooth excursion path at either end of the volume spectrum for uniform performance at both low and high volumes.
TSi design combines smaller drivers (for more overall driver area with less driver mass) and narrow baffle geometry, for wider range and more spacious soundstaging, so every seat in the house hears a prime performance.
Unlike horns or metal domes, silk dome tweeters deliver clear and detailed highs, without fatigue, even at high volume.
Durable, efficient, and tuned with our Dynamic Balance process, TSi Series polymer cones produce smooth, natural sound.
Surprisingly deep, musical bass response thanks to our critically tuned flared port venting system, which minimizes port noise ("chuffing") and smooths the turbulence of port air flow, to reveal big, full-bodied bass that blends effortlessly with the speaker’s overall dynamics.
All Polk loudspeakers are timbre-matched within their series, designed with the same components throughout, to achieve seamless speaker-to-speaker blending effects in multi-channel systems.
Our high efficiency design results in sound that’s spacious and clear, warm and realistic, when combined with practically any electronics, even the most modestly-powered amplifer or receiver.
Our high performance crossover system boosts performance with premium components, like mylar bypass capacitors, to extend response in the higher, more detail-oriented frequencies.
Gold-plated, professional-style 5-way binding posts, for the most secure connection options.
All Polk products are made using the best materials and the most advanced manufacturing techniques. They pass the industry’s most exhaustive quality tests, including drop testing, extreme signal response and UV & salt exposure testing. Polk loudspeakers are built to perform for a lifetime.
|Type||Silk dome Dynamic Balance|
|Mid / Woofer|
|Diameter||6 1/2" (16.51cm)|
|Type||Bi-laminate organic fiber cone|
|Total Frequency Response||48-25kHz|
|Upper -3dB Limit||24 kHz|
|Lower -3dB Limit||58 Hz|
|Nominal Impedance||8 ohms|
|Recommended Amplifier Power||20-150 watts per channel|
|Inputs||5 way binding posts|
|Height||7 3/8" (18.73cm)|
|Depth||10 3/4" (27.30cm)|
|Product Weight (each)||19.00 pounds|
|Unit of Measure||each|
|Total Shipping Weight||20.00 pounds|
|Speaker Warranty||5 years parts and labor (original purchaser)|
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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by Tim, October 2, 200865 out of 67 people found this review helpful.
Good design crystal clear dialog
None except now I have upgraditis to see what the higher level Polks sound like.
You will never have to turn up the volume to hear dialog again!I could not be happier with this speaker.It is crystal clear which is very important for what is the work horse of your home theater set up.this was the first Polk speaker I heard and now I have the full tsi line.After going through several centers i am finally happy!
by Nikhil Tomar, September 6, 201030 out of 30 people found this review helpful.
Crystal clear dialogue, good punch.
This is definitely one of the finest center speaker I have ever used or heard. The dialogue is crystal clear. You can hear the whispers loud and clear. My main reason of buying a new center was just to have the dialogue clear. Addition of this center to my setup boosted the performance by at least 30%.
by Matthew, October 20, 20125 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
Transmit excellent sound quality and no distortion.
Purchased a new home entertainment system. Bought the CS20, TSi200,PSW125, and TSi500 speakers. This setup rocks! The sound is incredible! I'm running them through a 5 channel Pioneer receiver, and there isn't any distortion. Nice even sound heard throughout a 2,000 sq. ft. house.
by Gnana, February 14, 20133 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
sound Quality, build quality, frequency responce, this speaker is operating around 40hz by default, So can produce a good base for the center.
i didnt find one, but for small rooms this may be a bigger one.
I bought this center speaker 3 months before. this is a quite huge speaker. Bought the cherry finished one. Build quality is awesome. As soon as i opened the box i touched the drivers using my finger, i produced a dung ding sound from the drivers (how good the drivers are!!!). My living room is quite big 25 x 16 ft this speaker exactly matches my need. Audio rage is too good, I bought tsi500 along with this. I watched "Behind the enemy line" movie. Sound quality is really awesome. Good value for the money. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18NFDDQ6edg
by jdwii, May 16, 20132 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
I can easily say Mids and highs and this center should have no issue being set at 80hz with the AVR i recommend a 4 Ohm compatible receiver vs a higher watt one.
For some reason polks take a decent amount of time to break in i have no idea but its almost like a different speaker afterwards i noticed this on every speaker i bought from them which is a LOT. Not really a con though.
When i first received this center i thought something was wrong, it sounded muffled and bright and this is with a 80hz crossover point, Since i'm a Polk fan i let the Center speaker play anyways and after a month of normal use or so it sounds great and the mids are tight and the highs are clear to be fair i'm using a low-end receiver with these with the Monitor 70's on large Movies and games sound great on this Center, for music i use Stereo anyways. I do however find this center to be expensive when its just a cosmetic upgrade from the CS2 and now they have their 25C center out which is practically the same thing.
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