This product is a vintage Polk model and is not available for sale, but it may still be available in some stores as a closeout or used product. The following text is taken from the original sales brochure for this product and does not reflect current availability. If you happen to have any question or concerns about this product, or any other Polk Audio product, feel free to contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-377-7655 Monday - Friday, 9am - 5:30pm EST
High Performance Center Channel Speaker
Center Speakers That Give Everyone A Front Row Seat
When you've got high performance main/front speakers in your home theater/multi-channel music system, you need a high performance Center Channel Speaker to carry the day. The Center Channel Speaker is more than just a dialogue speaker; it has to be, since it delivers over 50% of the information in multi-channel movie and music formats. The CSi40 has features that make it the high performance match to your RTi Series main/front speakers, anchoring the action or instruments to your screen.
The CSi40 features:
- Reformulated poly-composite Dynamic Balance drivers with butyl rubber surrounds for durability and smooth wide range response.
- 1" silk/polymer composite dome tweeters for clear, detailed highs.
- Power Port bass venting for low distortion bass response, extending the range of Center Channel Speaker performance.
- Identical RTi components for a more lifelike, seamless timbre-matched surround sound environment.
Magnetic shielding for safe placement directly on or near video sources.
Dual (bi-ampable) gold-plated 5-way binding post inputs for the most secure connections and the most versatile wiring applications.
|Type||Dynamic Balance® silk/polymer composite dome, shielded|
|Mid / Woofer|
|Diameter||6 1/2" (16.51cm)|
|Type||Dynamic Balance® drivers, shielded|
|Total Frequency Response||40Hz-27kHz|
|Upper -3dB Limit||26 kHz|
|Lower -3dB Limit||50 Hz|
|Nominal Impedance||8 ohms|
|Recommended Amplifier Power||10-250 watts per channel|
|Inputs||5-way binding posts|
|Height||7 1/2" (19.05cm)|
|Width||22 5/8" (57.47cm)|
|Depth||12 1/2" (31.75cm)|
|Product Weight (each)||24.00 pounds|
|Unit of Measure||each|
|Total Shipping Weight||26.00 pounds|
|Speaker Warranty||5 years parts and labor, limited|
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.
17 reviews with an average of 5Write your own review
by Bill Zink, April 24, 20021 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
Amazing sound and great new look
Guess I'm the first here. Just arrived today and I can't tell you how happy I am. Replaced my CS400i. This new speaker sounds muchmore refined and when paired with the RTi70's it has to be heard to be believed. Love the new shape as well. Fits much better on top of my TV.
by Jim, October 11, 20071 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
Full body with crisp highs.
It can not make a cheap sounding receiver sound good.
I have read many reviews from several owners regarding differnt speaker setups. I have always found it strange that some people give one star on a product and others give 5 stars. Until I tried using this speaker with my new receiver. This as with most speakers will only sound as good as the equipment it is used with. On that note only take reviewers with a grain of salt unless they tell you what they are running it with. On my older 2002 Pioneer 5.1 it does not suck but it did suffer unless the volume was way up. Muted sounds and not at all crisp and clear. I was never really fully happy with the sound when used with this receiver. On my new AV receiver it sounds awsome!!! I now hear this the way it was intended to sound. Great speaker. On a good AV system it rocks!!!
by David Hillyard, May 9, 20020 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Much better finish than the CS400i. Looks high class up on the Entertainment Center. Not as bulky as the CS400i.
None so far.
I received this speaker as a mistake, having originally ordered the CS400i. When I opened the box reading CSi40 I didn't know what the expect. After pairing it up with my RT2000i's this guy definitely held his own. What great sound coming from this beautiful speaker. I have made out great on the stores mistake.
by Justin Palmer, October 14, 20020 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Ability to take plenty of power while not distorting and keeping sound natural.
Wish it was available in cherry
If you're considering the Infinity center channel, DON'T. You will not regret choosing this high performance center channel. Blends impecably with the RTi series.
by ric, October 19, 20020 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
mates well with the rti series.
i have to agree with bill. i replaced mt csi400 with the new cs40i and i can tell you that i am very, very pleased.,and happy i did. the sound is impecable, and so lifelike that im still in a state of shock! if you own a cs400i dont be afraid to step up to the new model, it really does make a difference! 5 stars indeed!!
by Bob Morawczynski, November 16, 20020 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Good workmanship and overall look.
Absolutely amazing central chanel speaker. Goes nicely with the front speakers RTi150 providing excellent sound quality for movies in DTS,THX and Dolby 5.1 systems.
by rick michaelian, January 1, 20030 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Over priced for the results the sound quality.
After listening to this center for a month it sounds very nasal, as though the speakers are in a box. I have OHM front speakers and they are much more open and airy. The dialogue is even sometimes hard to make out! I wish I never bought it.
by Kevin, January 10, 20030 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Other than sounding awesome, excellent cabinet workmanship.
Need to be careful placing it on TV's with narrow top space, as this speaker has much depth and weight.
Excellent center channel speaker. Blends perfectly with my RTi70's
by David Smith, January 19, 20030 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Sound separation is excellent.
This speaker can be too big if you have a smaller TV.
These speakers are very well made and sound great.
by stereopower, March 12, 20030 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Nice craftsman ship and amazing sound.
None of course, this is Polk!
Where do I begin. Although the speaker is very large and hard to fit on top of smaller tvs it is an amazing speaker. I have it paired up with RT600i's and WOW. Movies just aren't the same anymore. They are more like you are right there with the action now with the csi40. I would recommend this speaker to everyone. Thank you once again Polk Audio for proving that you are the best!
by steven, September 20, 20030 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
sound quality, construction and just overall a great speaker.
if you have a small tv or room the size may give you some problems but the sound is well worth it
I have to say that this center channel just opens up any system. I shopped around listening to alot of speakers and the csi40 provides clean sounds for movies and music. In this price range it is well worth it and compared to some higher end centers a better value.
by Derek, October 16, 20030 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Dispersion and clarity to name a few.
A bit big for placing on top of tv's.
I can't say enough about this center speaker from Polk. It's clarity and dispersion from SACD's are amazing! I also view alot of DVD's and dialogue and background music rocks! Polk has made a high quaility center speaker.
by Rick Perry, October 26, 20030 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Deep bass, fine mid-range.
Heavy, so what.
Just bought this CSi40 for my front center channel speaker and moved the CS300 to the rear for my 6.1 system. Wow! what a difference. Hurry up and go get one of these. I paid a close out price of $279 with free interest for a year. Nice bonus,eh?
by Roger, November 7, 20030 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
music reaches out and touches you..DVD will put you right in the middle of the movie
none at all
outstanding speakers, i was torn between Klipsh and the Polk.........im not dissapointed
by Chris Givens, December 22, 20030 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Amazing sound, makes watching DVD's a whole new experience.
Overall size but I don't think that you could get this good of sound quality out of a smaller speaker.
This speaker filled a hole in my sound system that I didn't even know I had. I was previously using a CS175i.
by John Konrardy, March 11, 20040 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Sound clarity is outstanding.
A little big, even for my 51 inch rear projection T.V. I Built some wooden shims for the back to rest level on it. Looks great.
I absolutley love this speaker. It packs a punch but yet you can hear a whisper. Easily the best sounding center speaker for the price.Matches great with my polk towers and bipole-dipole surrounds.
by Ken, March 24, 20040 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
This speaker really puts out great highs and lows and will make your movies jump off the screen.
This speaker is big but the wood cabinet really adds to the sound by giving you more bass.
What a great sounding speaker! This speaker will definetly be an addition to any home theater system. This speaker really puts out excellent highs and lows with pretty good bass as well, especially for a center channel speaker.
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