The Polk Audio TSi series falls between the Monitor series and the RTi series.
The TSi300 is the most elegant and stylish tower loudspeaker in the TSi series. Their affordable price and small footprint mean they are often used as front channels in a home theater system or as main speakers in a music system without the need to find shelf space or purchase supplemental brackets.
The vinyl finish looks good and the curved corners and sleek lines of the TSi series are quite sexy, and I’d say they are the most attractive series in the Polk range.
I prefer the cherry finish with the Polk speakers, because they blend better with my living room. The MDF cabinet combats resonance so details in your music and movies remain transparent.
At the base of the speaker you will find durable stabilizing feet to keep it anchored to your floor, regardless of whether it is carpeted or not. You can enjoy the genuine sound of your tower speakers without sacrificing a lot of space. The speaker shows a small footprint.
With connections in mind, the TSi300 provides two sets of gold-plated five-way binding posts to facilitate bi-wiring / bi-amping. That is a rare feature in this price range.
What really amazes me about the TSi300s is the refinement and dynamics of the audio they provide, particularly compared to the price they are at.
Although they are not as dynamic as the Tsi400 or Polk Tsi500 speakers, they sound very smooth, rich and natural.
The TSi300 reveals subtle details even at low levels and really brings them to life at higher volumes. Its silk tweeter produces bright highs and the mids have an overall neutral character.
A bit lacking in the low-mid response.
The TSi300’s bass sounds tighter than deep. They are therefore perfectly suited for home theater use, in combination with a dedicated subwoofer to cover deep and heavy bass.
The TSi300 neither benefits nor is significantly affected by locations closer to the walls, and that’s very good news for those with smaller rooms.
These Polk Tsi300 speakers do the job extremely well for a price of around $ 200.
Although, I would like a better mid-bass response.
For music in a stereo setup, you may want to look at the TSi400 or 500, as they should provide a more accurate low-frequency response.
These speakers are designed for home theater use.
They sound natural, neutral and balanced. You would have to spend more than double the amount to have an even slightly better sound!