Summary: This is a large center channel speaker in all directions. I have the Cerwin Vega VE-5C center in my family room because this XLS is just too big physically for my current setup, however in the basement mounted on the wall (to studs!) it fits & sings. 7 channel music is wonderful and movie dialog is crystal clear, and very pronounced. This is not a muffled weak center channel speaker.
Summary: This might just be the perfect Center Channel speaker! I went with Cerwin Vega because if you've ever owned a Vega you'll never forget it. Back in the day, years before I got married, I used to customize my SUVs and sports cars with aftermarket wheels and custom stereos. I had a Vega subwoofer back in the 90s. I could still feel the thump after I exited the vehicle... It was just that intense.
Summary: I havent had a cerwin vega since the 80's. I read these reviews and took a chance. There isnt many reviews out there so i feel obligated to share. Im a klipsch fan and the xls compare very well. I have the xls 6c and the xls 28's. The 6c was great and brought alot to the over all sound of my system. Very clean and dynamic. Dont wait! High end speakers is what this is for a great price. Not the smallest thing sitting under your flat screen, but well worth it.