Polk Audio CS10 Center Channel Speaker Demo

hey welcome back to Dre’s media corner
here we’re going to talk about some polk
audio center channel speakers you know
my channel is all based about trying to
get the most bang for your buck
budget minded individuals so here are
three center channel speakers that i use
and my systems i have a house the one on
top there in the middle is the polk
audio cs10 both the ones on the left and
right are polk audio CS 1 series 2
so I’m gonna go over today is the specs
on these speakers they’re pretty much
identical with small variations tool
first of all we’ll go over the cs10
specs and let you know what it’s consist
of this is the cs10 height
six-and-a-half inches with about 20
inches depth 9 9 and 3/4 remember at
ninety three quarters down the road
without come back to that baby
as far as the driver itself goes from 50
53 Hertz down to 25 Hertz such a good
range for a sitter speaker record 8 ohms
sensitivity 91 okay remember that number
is also so that will move on to the CS 1
series to the CS 1 series 2 also comes
those up to high of 55 Hertz or low of
25 Hertz so one of the difference I told
you earlier but the cs10 is the depth
but this one stops just that 9.6 pitches
and almost nine point seven there’s a
little difference in that depth area of
the box itself also I believe the has
right here the French student reading
specialist to say that it only has aged
be b rating was 89 now you might think
what’s the difference between 91-89
which basically means this the cs10 is
easily driven than the cs1 series – now
the big thing I like about these these
speakers itself work almost being closed
to be a decade old so you can grab these
off eBay or a lot of couple other places
on internet for less than a hundred
bucks and that’s sometimes if you catch
the poke website you can catch these cs1
series two speakers
brand new from the factory for under
$100 I guess I have three of them here
the main one the cs10 I just picked up
for my basically a state sale but I
taught that individual which I bought a
whole Lacey or series of speakers for my
buy a pair of our 50 tower speakers and
some smaller bookshelves ar-15 which I
put into my family you might have found
my parents home to upgrade the aging of
home theater boxes might pop them back
in the 90s I kept the cs10 because it
wouldn’t fit their setup so I give them
a different one that had a little narrow
profile and brought to my house so I can
actually compare it was the cs1 I’m very
happy with this cs10
I say that that little bit of difference
in the depth adds a little more port for
the bass response when I speak it gives
you a real solid base we would move more
deeper than the cs1 which I’m most
Loughton all right so it gives them a
real nice this cs10 gives me real nice
blend with the S vs sb4000 that I
probably get dialed in here in the last
couple of weeks that works both with my
home theater and with my audio set so a
lot of times I could tell people it’s
not about the high dollar amount that
you spend on speakers speaker technology
has not I would say changed as much as a
V ours or amplifiers and other other
components that are out there today
speakers are pretty much still right on
the same trend level as they have been
for the last 25 30 years so don’t think
that you need to go out and buy the
latest things for almost two grand a
speaker or even that’s six seven hundred
a pop for speaker a lot of times you
want to get the best bang for your buck
like I always say don’t be afraid to buy
something used or you know you find it
out we’re at the a a state sale with the
places you can find gems at for the
Salvation Army of glue wheels there are
a lot of products out there that people
just Garko they don’t want to use it or
they move on there
a lot of folks who wrote the next best
thing out there and they let these
things sit in their closet so that
elliptical Rajas and so forth I say my
cs10 maker is my home theater system in
my family room one of the CSCS ones I
have here goes to my outdoor system when
I do movies outdoor for family and
friends and the other one is just a
backup server the backup will bulge in
here or at any other setup I have in my
home I pretty much have a similar type
speakers and very things in my home that
I have you see some of these videos you
see that the speaker
for these drivers these right here they
all have the same tweeter which is the
dynamic range of tweeters the silk dome
tweeters that folks have been using for
a better part of a decade if not longer
so like I said before the technology has
not surpassed these speakers here to be
about a nice smooth non fatiguing sound
you really can’t beat a simple price
wise okay you can’t argue with the
priceless easy especially talk about
some of the higher in the Senate
channels that are out there today just
don’t perform much better than these can
when you close to two to three or even
close to a thousand dollars we talk
about the top-tier level so this is my
little JibJab
about what I have here in my home and
just trying to pass on some information
to those four look Eaton trying to build
a system or building a second system
without trying to break the bank
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Polk Audio CS10 Center Channel Speaker Specs

Speaker Configuration2-Way
Recommended Amplifier Power20 to 125 W
Bi-Amp CapabilityNone
Drivers2 x 5.5″ / 139.7 mm Mid-Woofer (Front-Firing)
1 x 0.75″ / 19.05 mm Silk Dome Tweeter (Front-Firing)
Ports1 x Rear-Firing
Frequency Response53 Hz to 25 kHz
Impedance8 Ohms
Magnetic ShieldingYes
Wired Connectivity1 x 5-Way Binding Post Pair Input
Crossover2500 Hz
Sensitivity91 dB
Placement & Mounting OptionsTabletop/Bookshelf
Cabinet MaterialMDF
Dimensions20 x 6.5 x 9.8″ / 50.8 x 16.5 x 24.8 cm
Weight16.0 lb / 7.3 kg

Polk Audio CS10 Center Channel Speakers

Polk Audio CS10 center channel speaker is designed for those who need to enjoy their audio system but do not have the space to add larger speakers. This model features a simple, yet optimized design that maximizes sound quality. It is made of MDF (medium density fiberboard) and is highly durable for outdoor use. The manufacturer offers this center channel speaker in two models – one with a front panel insert and one without – so that consumers have the option to purchase the one that they like best.

The CS10 model features a simple, no-frills design with a textured black finish and two pairs of gold-plated MDF panels that flip into position to fit any size and shape of a TV. Perfect imaging is ensured with more than enough positioning flexibility since the front angled CS enclosure neatly flips into place to accommodate either TV-top or even below-screen positioning. Unlike most speakers in this price category, TSi enclosures are built of heavily braced MDF with three/4-inch stainless-steel baffles. The front channels are also equipped with MDF panels that help the tweeter to produce better sound quality. In addition, the woofer section has been optimized for larger cabinet spaces with optimized performance and power.

Polk Audio CS10 center channel speaker has made good use of their technology to create a smaller room theater setup with equally powerful sound. They successfully reduced the size of the enclosure by utilizing thicker MDF panels on each side and using insulating foam to reduce internal vibrations. All the standard features of a Polk audio center speaker such as balanced tweeters, woofers, and even subwoofers are present but in a much sleeker design.

Polk Audio CS10 center channel speaker also has an edge over other manufacturers with its narrower baffle geometry. A narrower baffle geometry allows for the optimized placement of larger components such as woofers in a speaker box, so that they can be optimized for optimum performance. The result is an optimized combination of larger driver areas and optimized speaker elements for a tighter and more efficient audio signal transfer. The result is a smaller audio band and tighter bass response along with a smoother and more accurate timbre-matched tone.

Polk Audio CS 10 speaker comes in a variety of finishes including clear wood, ebony and alder. Other optional CS series speaker options include the CS-style mid-range and treble towers. These speaker options are made with a lightweight aluminum frame and are compatible with all types of surround sound and home theater systems. The CS-style mid-range towers have a vented basket and rubber surround to help them absorb sound for a deeper, real tonal impact.

Polk Audio CS10 center channel speaker is offered in several price ranges starting at just under $100. Some of the more popular prices include those around two-hundred dollars. The durability and quality of speakers from this manufacturer make Polk Audio CS Series speakers some of the best you can find. If you are looking for solid sound and a good value in your home theater audio system, the best place to look is online. You can easily compare prices and read reviews to get a better idea of what the new speakers of your choice offer.

Last update on 2021-07-30 / Disclaimer: as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

3 verified buyer reviews
  1. My home theater’s success was totally transformed by the Polk CS10. I previously had a budget Yamaha CC, but when I updated my floor speakers, it became overloaded, so I removed the CC from the setup based on, in retrospect, bad advice. After replacing my old HTIB 10″ sub with a Polk 10″ and being completely blown away, I decided to start rebuilding the machine. I’m using a Yamaha 573 receiver and a pair of 10″ three-way floor speakers.

    The dialogue is crisp, simple, and never drowned out, and the music is complete and warm.

    The speaker itself is larger and more substantial than I had expected. I like how the top and bottom are angled so that the output angle can be adjusted when placed under the TV.

    Bottom line, I believe this speaker is robbery from Polk for the price, as it far outperforms the price point.

  2. I installed the Polk CS10 center channel in our new house’s family room, which already had four ceiling-mounted speakers but no center channel or subwoofer. I chose the CS10 model based on users feedback. This is connected to a Sony DN1060 amplifer and a Polk PSW10 subwoofer. Our family room is approximately 30′ by 40′ in size, and it is open to a very wide kitchen and dining area.

    Center channel speakers do the majority of the work in any home theater system, and the Polk CS10 is up to the task. The wooden shell is sturdy and strong, and I believe it will provide years of service free of vibration noises found in cheaper speaker systems. I chose black for my application and am content to keep the fabric cover in place.

    I had to install an adapter as an in-between in my application to go from RCA to the two different wires that this speaker uses, but that’s really a non-issue. These adapters are simple to make and can also be found online.

    This speaker performs admirably in my home theater setup. It produces a very rich sound—nothing tinny or cheap-sounding, but also no booming bass (the job of the subwoofer). We play movies a little louder than standard TV shows, and it fills the room beautifully.

    I have a Bose 5.1 system in another space, and while it does a good job, it is not miles ahead of the system that this CS10 is accompanying.

  3. I bought this along with a couple of TSi100s for the middle and surrounds, as well as a pair of Klipsch RB-51 IIs for the left and right. Experts believe that mixing brands, especially tweeter types, is a bad idea. However, the end result is satisfactory, particularly after running the setup through the Audyssey auto-calibration routine on my Onkyo AV receiver. The Klipsch horns have marginally better clarity for musical instruments, but the dome tweeter in this center does an excellent job with voices and sound effects. The transition between them is seamless. The bottom line is that if you don’t have a receiver capable of balancing and tuning the speakers, mismatching isn’t the problem that experts portray it to be. Would I have been happier if I had spent three times as much on a Klipsch center? Not significantly.

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