Summary: I teamed this center speaker with a Sony DN1030 multi-media receiver, two old Magnat column speakers, two old Pioneer background speakers, and a Yamaha YST-SW012 8-Inch Front-Firing Active Subwoofer (see my other review) - Yamaha makes superior stereo equipment, and this center speaker system is perfect for my needs. Excellent finish - piano black gloss on top and sides. Great value for the money!
Summary: I selected C444 based on price, specs and sense of the reviews that were available to me. Of course being a Yamaha product I fully expected the product to be superior. Well, Yamaha did not fail. Since I have absolutely no experience with center channel speakers my expectations were really low. Now, I know better. Clear and crisp with a rather broad frequency range makes this speaker a great buy. I couldn't be more pleased with this purchase.
Summary: Do not skimp on a center channel as that is probably the most important part of a Home Theater System. This is obviously not a " High End " center speaker, but for the price it almost cannot be beat. Sound quality from this speaker is exceptional, build quality is what I expect from Yamaha, and the finish is high quality as well.