Summary: I first bought the Cerwin-Vega XLS-6C center channel speaker and it sounded excellent. It was very large, even knowing the dimensions seeing it in person the speaker was just too deep to wall mount under the TV. I returned it and bought this Cerwin-Vega VE-5C.
Summary: I received this speaker fast and on time. When I unboxed it and hooked it up to an older onkyo receiver, and I was amazed at how it sounded. It sounded similar to my pioneer gs-203 speakers from the late 80's with 10" woofers.
Summary: I bought this to bring it the dialogue in the films I watch. I only have a 3.0 speaker set-up right now. I still need to add some surrounds and an considering getting 2 more of these for that.
Summary: The VE-5C is a very solidly made and compact center-channel speaker. However, it produced a rather prominent "horn-like" sound on most material - at least in my system which uses the center-channel from an OPPO BDP-95 Universal player that provide discrete analog output of all 7.1 channels.
Summary: This replaces a Bose center speaker, this is as good or maybe better. I like the wattage capability. Nice cabinet and hook up. I'm not afraid to "turn up the volume". I am very pleased with this purchase!!
Summary: Amazing center channel. I run 100 watts to this speaker and it handles it well. I have it competing with large floor speakers and it has no problem keeping up. Great highs, great sound. Was kind of upset that it was not made in usa. Still a 5 star as its miles better than my previous center.
Summary: I cant say nothing bad at all about the Cerwin Vega speakers, I Got this because I got the 6.5 rear Cerwin Vega surround sound speakers. I have a pair or 12s Cerwin Vega and 8inch Cerwin Vega speakers. I also have a set of psb bronze. and the Cerwin-Vegas! sound 100% better than the psb.
Summary: This fixed my problem with hearing voice. I recently bought 2 CV-12'S for my front speakers and moved old towers behind me for surround. It sounded great for sound effects and music but I couldn't hear talking or singing. I asked a friend who knows stereos and he said to get a center speaker.