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Polk Audio - Dual 5.25" 2-Way Center-Channel Loudspeaker - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 896 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound And Affordable

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    Jahbee
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    I enjoy movies and I want to upgrade my center channel speaker. I am not at all disappointed, very happy with my purchase! I am so pleased with my purchase of the Polk speakers, they add more clarity to voices and project a wider range to sound from my new speaker. Depending on your setup you can get a little base from these 5.25" center speakers. Love the binding post and the terminal connection, creates an easy setup.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound great price

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    GamerDad
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    I've been searching for a quality center channel to replace my 20 year old center. I read the reviews on the Polk T30 and had to hear it for myself. This speaker does not disappoint, and I was fortunate enough to get it on sale for 79.99!! This speaker delivers on value like crazy. Huge difference in the sound from my home theater setup. Vocals are very crisp and clear and sound effects are not muffled. I actually had to turn down the output from this speaker compared to my old one because it is so clear and powerful. If you are looking for an awesome center channel without too much out of pocket then do yourself a favor and pick this baby up today!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great voice clarity

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    mgra
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    The Onkyo center speaker I was previously using was not very strong in the midrange, and the dialogue would get lost in the background noise. No amount of AV Receiver tweaking could fully overcome the issue. I have some hearing loss in voice frequencey range which further complicates the issue. After much research I decided to try this Polk center speaker. The difference was immediately noticeable. It provides a full, rich sound while also providing crystal clear dialogue. I was able to lower my AVR gain settings for the center speaker, and I can also watch shows at an overall lower volume level than before (which my family appreciates). Can't say enough good about this center speaker. Very satisfied.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Crystal Clear Dialogue, Great Price!

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    ArdilloIII
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    I purchased this speaker for my 5.1 Surround Sound audio system, and it works even better than I expected it to. If you have an A/V receiver, but you're just taking advantage of your usual Right and Left Stereo speakers, this product is a MUST. You become more immersed in the content you're watching, and the center channel speaker allows for film's music, action, and sound effects to take advantage of those Right and Left speakers, and not overpower the dialogue of the film. If you enjoy movies, invest in this product, because it allows you not just to watch movies, but really experience them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Sound at Good Price

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    RickP
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    Excellent Sound at Good Price. Got it home, easy install and love the sounds from voices.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good item for a great price.

    Posted
    tubeman
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    Very flat response. Excellent value for the price. Dialogue is clear. Also does well with music.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great center speaker

    Posted
    Gios
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    I installed this yesterday and it was crystal clear. The sounds that come out and the clarity to enhance the dialog in a movie its great. I know there could be better choices, but the price was right for the quality that you get.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent speaker for the price

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    DigFerret
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    I bought this speaker on Black Friday for half off, and for that price this is an absolute steal. Even at full price, however, this is a great sounding center speaker. I paired mine with 2 sets of T15's for a 5.1 system in my game room. I love the clarity of dialog both in movies and games with the T30. I have a much more expensive 7.1 setup in my living room with a center speaker that cost over twice the MSRP of this, and this one nearly rivals it's performance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great speaker at this price point!

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    Gclinton
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    I'm very happy with this center channel speaker. I'm sure there are better sounding speakers, but at this price I believe this one would come out on top. I'm using it as an addition to my home theater system, the dialog and music really stands out with clearity and accuracy I was lacking before.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice Sounding Center Channel At A Good Price

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    Barnaclebrain
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    I replaced a 20+ year old Infinity Sterling Center channel speaker with the Polk. I have Polk Tower speakers. The tweeter on the Infinity was not as bright as the Polk Tower speakers and the Polk center better voice matches them. The Polk is also ported which I hope will provide a little more bottom end, they still are 5 1/4" speakers though, and make it a little more efficient. I have watched several movies and it seems to be doing very well. The Polk is also a good price too as I picked it up on sale for $99. Are there better center speakers, yes, but for $99 this is a very good one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound! Great Price

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    Jet655NY
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    I have a 7.2 surround system and have all Polk speakers except the center channel. I upgraded to the T30 center channel speaker and wow what a difference. The dialog is clear and crisp and I do not have to keep raising the volume to hear what is being said then lowering it during a commercial. . I also notice the surround effect is way better than before. I live in an apartment so I'm limited to what I can use an how loud I can use it as not to disturb the neighbors. This speaker helps me enjoy the surround sound without having to blast the system. I'm very happy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Buy for Price

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    Paul
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    I was considering this product or the Sony for $70 more, I went with this one and was first surprised by the size! I have watched Shutter Island and played the new COD IW, cranked it near the max the voices were crystal clear and I never heard any crackling or distortion the entire time, it was about 5 hours of constant amazing sound, GREAT BUY!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good quality great sounding speaker for the price

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    PrivacyJedi
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    The polk center speaker has excellent quality dialogue reproduction with crisp highs and mids vocal tones without being muddy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Price determines if Good or Perfect

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    jconte
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    I bought this center channel speaker on Black Friday 2017 for $50.00. This was $100 off and with the price, it's perfect! The Highs and Mids are great. Dialogue is clear. Polk is a great brand for Home Theater Systems. I would probably get the next line up if I had to purchase full price. The reason I say this is because it's only 3 speakers total in this center channel. I am an audiofile, and I need something that can blow a soundbar out of the water instantly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    clear loud audio

    Posted
    Dustin
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    I went with a polk "T" series surround setup, and this center channel offers a capable clear voice for the speaking in movies.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound

    Posted
    Movieman55
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    Use it as part of my home theatre system and gives great audio dialogue from all the movies I watch using this center channel speaker. Clear,precise,crisp,clean audio. The center channel is the glue to any home theater setup, make sure you checkout this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great speaker at a great price.

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    compreview
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    I replaced some small JBL satellite speakers with a pair of bookshelf speakers and this center channel. The dialogue is now clear and loud. It really provides some clarity and power to our 120" projector. Great speaker at a great price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Clear voices

    Posted
    groggia
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    Bought this for my system to clear up the voices. I am very impressed. Easy to hook to my Onkyo receiver. Very impressed and would definitely recommend for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome bang for your buck

    Posted
    HyphyBusRyder
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    For under $100 on sale you cannot go wrong for a high-quality center channel speaker. Dialogue is crystal clear and music sounds awesome. Purchase with confidence.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great value, excellent sound!

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    Chimuel
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    Would gladly pay retail for this speaker. Excellent sound quality! Speech in my movies have never sounded so clear until I upgraded to this! Looking forward to replacing the rest of my system with T50 speakers!

    I would recommend this to a friend