Summary: I was upgrading a 2.1 to a 5.1 and needed surrounds and a center. Some reading here on Crutchfield suggested that a center was not a place to skimp since it does all the dialogue. I shop by price first, then color (needed black to match TV stand), then reviews.
Summary: These are fantastic front speakers, when used with a sub, for my small living room (12 ' front wall to back wall). I couldn't be happier with the crispness and depth of the sound. They obviously perfectly blend in with my Blackstone TL3 center speaker.