Summary: I was looking to add a center channel speaker to my home theater. I wanted it to be around $100, and it needed to be as small as possible as I didn't have a dedicated spot for it on my entertainment center, so I had to set it right in front of my TV (think of it as a speaker mounted to the bottom of your TV). My TV sits on a regular "base", so there is only about 4" between the surface of the entertainment center and the bottom of the TV picture.
Summary: After doing a lot of research and looking at the construction of the various speakers, as well as my size requirements, I decided this was the speaker to get for my center channel. We all know that the center channel is the most important speaker since it will basically provide us with the voices in movies and direct-on sound effects. You don't want to go cheap on the center speaker. I've been using this speaker now for months and love it, love it, love it.
Summary: Speaker produces clean, clear sound. This is critical for a center channel speaker. Dialogue is very clear and easy to understand. Nice low profile. One issue, the product is described as black which is correct for the speaker body. I would describe the grille as dark gray.
Summary: This is an excellent speaker to use for a center in your surround system. It has a nice, strong, clear sound and really enables the dialogue in movies to come through. It is wide, but not too tall or deep, allowing some flexibility in placement. I did end up returning the one I bought, but that is no fault of the Yamaha speaker so I did not take away any stars. It was strictly my decision.
Summary: I bought this speaker to replace my existing one. As advertised, this speaker is supposed to enhance vocal clarity and it does. I can now hear conversations better on my TV when I watch movies. One of my excellent purchases.
Summary: I personally am very satisfied with this center channel. I can clearly hear dialogue and sound effects with authority during movies. My wife has complained about not being able to hear clearly, and we used to turn on subtitles for her, but now she can hear very well. I'm setting the crossover frequency to 100 hz even though this center channel is rated down to 45 hz. Its power really drops off between 80 and 70 hz.