Summary: I'm not an audiophile but I can report that this center speaker brings good clarity to dialog in movies. I like the sound so much with this speaker that I bought a second for another home theater setup in another room. The one thing you should be aware of is that this speaker is BIG. Check the dimensions and make sure it fits your setup.
This may serve you flawlessly for years and years.
8 May 2011
Summary: No longer made, this last generation speaker is the smaller version to the csi-5. I highly recommend this csi-3 to anyone who needs surround channels. However, I do not feel it is big enough for a center. The csi-5 is the way to go. However, the csi3 is a very long speaker, placed on its side and facing the right listening position will create a tall 3d sound stage, provided your fronts and sides can match.