Pros: I used this speaker to replace the small Sony I had been using for several years. I have not had any of the distortion issues other users have had. (I don't crank it up that much!) It sounds great and is a perfect touch with my new Samsung 55" LCD.
Cons: I agree with morgan. Distortion at higher levels. I am running a Yamaha HTR-6160 with 90-110 watts per channel and at moderate volumes, this speaker tends to distort terribly. I believe it may be due to the low sensitivity rating "86 db" at 1 meter. I am going to sell it buy something else.
Summary: I bought this to replace a larger speaker which I no longer have space for. I recently replaced my ten year old trinitron with a shiny new Samsung LN46a650 and a wife approved entertainment center which does not have space for a center channel speaker.
Pros: Small and seems well constructed.
Cons: Sounds terrible. Sound also does not blend well with my other speakers. Adding this speaker to my system actually makes it sound worse than just down mixing the center channel to the left and right speakers. My main speakers are Infinity RS3 bookshelf speakers which were in roughly the same price...
Summary: Please keep in mind that a target sensitivity rating should be 90db or higher. The lower the sensitivity rating, the more power it takes your amp to drive the speakers. Range doesn't matter as much unless you are looking for bass. However ...
Pros: Nice range. Very Clear Speaker. This IMHO is probably the best speaker you can buy in this price range. The size fits below my mounted Samsung LN46A650 perfectly. It is very thin and compliments my mantle very well.
Cons: The sensitivity is pretty low which is what explains the earlier review complains about not having enough power. But for under 150 dollars I can not give it a below 5 star rating.
Summary: I have an RX-V1800 pushing 130w/ch into my 7.1 set up. I was using a Polk Audio center speaker that my son put a tou thru and am very happy that happened. The Yammie creates voices and effects better then the Polk and cost a few hundred less. Yamaha Rules!
Pros: Hi's and low's extremely clear as with all Yamaha speakers, the frequency response is perfect for the center channel. This speaker rivals ones that cost $1000.
Cons: Wish the color of the grill was darker but that's about it.
Summary: Having Infinity Gold speakers on another system, I can say this small Yamaha gives sound clarity on par with speakers twice its price.
Pros: I needed a thin center channel for fitting into a pre-built unit, and the one I already had was 1/2 inch too large. Having used Yamaha audio equipment before, I wanted to stick with the quality products. The speaker gives out extremely crisp voice and other sounds, far exceeding the older Kenwood...
Cons: Yamaha doesn't make a receiver that fits in the same area?
Summary: Since I wasnt going to spend $1000 buying individual speakers, I added this to my LG home theater in a box system I purchased 3 months ago. This was a great buy. Most center channels run well into the $200's. This was worth every bit of the nice new egg price.
Pros: I have what I would consider a nice LG surround system, and this was my first and probably only upgrade. After this upgrade, I can see why they say the center channel is most important. What a difference. Great sound, even some nice lows. What a difference in listening to dialogue in movies, and ...
Cons: I cant think of any, had great sound, even when cranked up.
Pros: This is a great center channel for the money. The clarity of the speach in films is vastly better than I had before with no center channel. There is very little disortion at high volume which is always something that annoys me
Cons: I wish that the speaker could be a bit more powerful. I am powering it with a Denon AVR-1601, which gives it plenty of power but it still lacks a bit. Doesn't sound bad, and sound is good for such a small unit but could still be a bit more dynamic.