Summary: I have been using this speaker for several months now and it sounds awesome! Voices and other sounds directed to the center channel are extremely clear and crisp. The speaker also has a fairly good amount of lows and mids to balance out the sound. The rest of my setup is as follows: Denon AVR1912 Klipsh Towers (The ones that were exclusive to BestBuy, not sure of the model) Polk Audio rears (Older series of bookshelf speakers I bought from a friend)
Summary: I bought this to replace the center speaker from a '5 speakers + sub" in-a-box kit. I wasn't able to hear dialogue clearly in movies or TV shows. I can't speak to "tones" or "pitch" or any other such speaker-talk, I just know that I can hear dialogue that I couldn't hear before. Very happy.
Pros: Got a great price from Crutchfield. Fast shipping.
Summary: Upgraded from a cheaper, way smaller center speaker to this Polk and the improvement in the clarity of dialogue is incredible. If the other 4 small speakers were larger, I could really take advantage of the dynamic range and frequency range by telling the amp to use a lower frequency cutoff without destroying the other 4 that I have. Can't beat it for the price, and I looked long and hard. Buy it.
Pros: sound quality, price, looks
Cons: It's large, had to lift the TV to keep it from blocking the remote control sensor. It's heavy, be careful trying to hang it off a shelf, whether on the wall or the TV