Summary: This speaker is perfectly matched to the NS-333 i just got too. Everything is clear and balanced. You can't go wrong with this speaker. I can't wait for the NS-555 to show up now that I've got the NS-333 and NC-444.
Summary: This is my second NS-C444. I had one many years prior but sold the initial one along with a pair of NS-555 Floor speakers to pay for a examination fee. Missing it and how great the sound it reproduced, I needed to get me that Yamaha center speaker to rebuild a 7.1 AV system for my home theater. Currently due to space considerations, I have (3) pairs of the NS-333 and the center NS-C444.
Summary: Speakers are hard to buy on the internet. Everyone hears different things, well... differently. I really like this center speaker that we have paired with our Yamaha in ceiling speakers. The voice and action scenes are crystal clear and free from tinny distortion that we had in our cheaper Sony center speaker. I would recommend to anyone looking for a center speaker, however, to go to the big box store and listen first.
Summary: I recently received an older hand me down Yamaha reciever. It had 4 satellite speakers and a sub, but no center channel speaker. I used some regular 16 gauge speaker wire to hook the speakers up and the sound quality was decent, but it sounded like something was missing. I went to two major electronics retailers(Best Buy and HHGREGG), but for the price they wanted for a center channel speaker, I might as well bought a brand new system.