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Polk Audio CS2 Series II Center Channel Speaker (Black) Single

  • 50Hz-25kHz
  • 8 Ohms 20-175W
  • 90dB

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The name “Monitor” is special to Polk Audio. The original Polk Audio Monitor Series, produced in the mid-1970s, ushered in the modern loudspeaker era by setting the standard for performance and value. The original Monitor Series is the line that made Polk Audio famous with its simple, sturdy construction, clear, accurate sound, powerful bass and superior imaging all at a price that made great sound available to everyone.

The newly reborn Monitor Series is classic Polk: a quality-built, affordable line of high performance loudspeakers for music and home theater. They are highly efficient, so they can be driven easily by unpretentious receivers and they are voice matched for lifelike surround sound environments. The Monitor Series boasts a stylish contemporary look, modern Titanium faces, and bold stabilizer feet on the tower models. Built for speed, sound quality and value, the Monitor Series is a great introduction to high performance sound. The CS2 center speaker has been designed to be the perfect match for Monitor Series speakers in multi-channel systems.

  • newegg High Efficiency Design High efficiency design allows the Polk Audio CS2B to reveal the classic Polk Audio sound (open, spacious and clear) even when driven by modestly-powered amplifiers and receivers. Five-way binding post connectors allow for more secure hook-up options.
  • newegg Exceptional Sound Quality The Polk Audio CS2B boasts two 6.5" Bi-Laminate composite dynamic balance drivers stiff with good damping for high efficiency, excellent bass and midrange clarity with lower distortion. And a 1-inch Fabric/Polymer Composite Dynamic Balance Dome Tweeter with powerful Neodymium magnet structure delivers clear and detailed high frequency response for realistic reproduction of vocals and instruments.
  • newegg Enhanced Features The Polk Audio CS2B features non-resonant all-MDF enclosure construction with ¾"-thick baffles to ensure cleaner, clearer, more lifelike sound quality. Critically Tuned Flared Port minimizes port noise (“chuffing”) for good low frequency extension with low distortion, resulting in natural, full-bodied sound with rich bass.
  • newegg Magnetically Shielded The magnetically-shielded Polk Audio CS2B can be put at any proximity to display devices such as TVs and LCD monitors without loss of sound quality caused by interference. Reversible-design cabinets can be turned upside down to aim “up” when placed under a video monitor.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years
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  • AJIT S.
  • 7/14/2015 7:18:01 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsvery good

Pros: I can hear all the movie dialogs now. I had 2 Polk monitor 60 for front.
they are really good, but I would miss conversation while watching movies.
I was wondering what is missing. Then one of comments I read that movies 60% dialogs come through Center. So I got one. You have to have it. It is preety good. do not hesitate if you are looking for one.

Cons: none

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  • Mike C.
  • 5/28/2015 11:50:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPolk Audio fan

Pros: Great sound at low volumes (as others have stated). Crisp and handles power without distortion. For the price, this was a great buy. I use this center, 2x polk monitor 70's, and 2x polk vm-10's, in my back room, to listen to vinyl. I am happy with this buy and this setup continuously causes my wife to come in the room and turn the volume down lower (this isn't an issue for me).

Cons: It is a big center. I didn't check the weight and size of this prior to receiving it. If you don't have a lot of space for a center, don't buy this one (I was able to make room). If you have small l and r speakers, you setup will look strange.

Other Thoughts: I told the wifey to crank up the onkyo/polks/epik setup, in the den, to combat the greatness coming from the back room. Strangely, she didn't find my statement funny.

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  • Jeremy H.
  • 5/28/2015 9:44:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsPoor first impression

Pros: Sounds amazing. Audio is full and crisp. Fine details can be heard even at low volume levels, unlike the cheap 5.1 speakers I originally purchased when I got my receiver.

Cons: There is a loose wooden piece inside the speaker. I heard something rattling around just as I was getting ready to set it up on my entertainment shelf. Shining a flashlight inside the port revealed a wooden block with glue on one side, which obviously came loose. Could have happened during shipping, which is not necessarily Polk Audio's fault, but...it still fails to inspire confidence. Also, as mentioned in other reviews, this thing is HUGE. I mean, seriously...wow. My fault for not paying more attention to the listed dimensions, but I thought, "Surely it can't be more than double the size of my current speakers...right?" Wrong. It's huge. I'm going to need at least some bookshelf speakers to go with this at some point, because my current L/R speakers look tiny and ridiculous next to it.

Other Thoughts: I wasn't even in the market for a new center channel speaker, but I hit up Newegg fairly regularly to see what kind of deals are available, and saw this. I was reading through the reviews out of curiosity, but then Jude M.'s caught my eye. I'm in the exact same boat - to hear dialogue, I have to crank the sound way up. I live in an apartment and have children, which makes TV/movie watching difficult post-bedtime. Not anymore. Audio is crisp and detailed, even at lower volumes. Easily a 5-star product, but I knocked 2 eggs off for my defective unit.

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  • David I.
  • 3/27/2015 1:43:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCS2 Series II Center Ch Speaker

Pros: I just received the package. The box is larger than I expected and it's packed VERY well.

Cons: n/a

Other Thoughts: Putting together a new Polk Audio Series II home theater. Can't wait to get it completed and enjoy movies at home with GREAT sound!

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  • chad g.
  • 3/19/2015 9:58:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat center

Pros: Bought to complete my surround setup. Great center, clear, and creates a nice sound stage with the other polk towers

Cons: it is pretty big, but that isn't really a bad thing if you have space for it.

Other Thoughts: Polk monitor 70 front towers, 60 back, and this for the center makes a nice surround setup. Paired with two of the polk 12' subs and my house is a heck of a theater.

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  • Donald D.
  • 3/14/2015 1:13:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice center channel

Pros: Sounds great with two pair of Monitor 40s and an old Infinity subwoofer, driven by a Yamaha HTR 4065. Dialog sounds clear and natural.

Cons: It may be too large for some cabinets -- it barely fit in ours.

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  • John W.
  • 3/13/2015 11:19:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood

Pros: Very good sound for home theater. Used with Monitor60s also purchased at Newegg. Not a big fan of center channel and usually drive it down a bit but with some adjustments to Yamaha Receiver I like it.

Cons: Perhaps more sound from a box (directional) than old premium Radio Shack speaker it replaced. After making advanced adjustments to Yamaha receiver this is mostly gone now.

Large.

Other Thoughts: Newegg has good price on these.

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  • Matt D.
  • 3/2/2015 6:08:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPolk cs2

Pros: Range of sound

Cons: Size could be an issue

Other Thoughts: The CS2 does not disappoint, deep bass and nice highs. I have mine teamed with polk 75t and psw12 up front and bose 161's and psw10 in the rear and the experience is awesome. I may not be an audiophile but this set up blows away friends and family. And a big reason is the CS2. Its nice because you can tilt it upwards if you place it below your tv to send the sound towards the viewer, nice touch.

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  • Mark W.
  • 2/28/2015 7:00:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice

Pros: while it wasn't quite what I wanted (Definitive Technology), but living the frugal dream :)
Very impressed, great sound!

Cons: bit on the large side, but I knew that when I purchased it.

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  • Arron S.
  • 2/17/2015 12:30:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Center Channel

Pros: The sound is fantastic out of this thing. It produces voices very well. That was the main reason for adding the surround sound was to separate the sounds and still hear the voices.

Cons: Size. Look at the measurements, this thing is not small. If you are coming from a surround sound in a box, this is probably going to be MUCH larger than what you have. I would still get it, just be aware.

Other Thoughts: This is a fantastic speaker at the price.

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