Summary: I got this to go alongside my JBL 7.1 setup with SP8IIs and the ES250PBK subwoofer. So far I am really pleased with the result. It was as easy to install as all the other in-wall speakers, and I think the sound is great. I will give a caveat that I'm only a semi-audiophile; I can't stand listening to audio through any built-in TV speakers, but I probably couldn't tell a quality difference between a $200 and a $2000 speaker.
Summary: There are several other detailed reviews that I found to be accurate and helpful. For my two cents, I paired this speaker with an Onkyo 7.2 system (100W) and the remaining speakers, with the exception of the sub are Polk RC8-series speakers (had trouble finding a decent & affordable Polk in-wall center channel at 8 Ohms, and didn't want to use a vertical speaker, or mount a vertical speaker on the horizontal for the center channel).
Summary: I must say I am a bit of a Speaker snob. Not a follower of name brand, but at sound quality above all. There are a lot of "Pretty" speakers out there that sound like crap, and I still find that you get the best sound from a big boxy floor standing speaker. It's not rocket science, the sound engineers can fine tune the speaker to its known enclosure dimensions.
Summary: I have been running this speaker as my center channel for about one month now, and have been very impressed. The unit is very well made and fitting it is a breeze. Some others have commented about the color, which is strange in a speaker review, but the off white suits our decor fine anyway. The overall performance of the speakers is great for the price range. It is extremely clear and crisp for vocal and higher frequencies yet it can also deliver rich deep tones.
Summary: I ordered this as a center channel speaker and purchased HTI-6C round speakers for the fronts. Beware if you do this as they are not the same color. This speaker is slightly darker. The manual says they are paintable, but I don't want to risk it, especially doing the grills, so I am living with it for now. Those who obscess over such things, FTI. Other wise, the sound out of them and installation was great. Pass on the rough-ins though.
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