I have also been searching for the best possible center channel speaker that is within the constraints of my budget. For me, the reason I am starting with the center channel in my search for a new system, is simply because I feel as so if I should make sure and get the best possible center channel speaker that I can afford, due to the fact that most of content of any movie is going to be coming from the center channel. All of the dialog of any movie is mostly coming through the center. Sure the mains are also important, especially when watching action movies with lots of special effects, but, the center channel is where the majority of the dialog comes from, and I for one, think this is the most important part of the system. Good luck in your search. It might help people give you their opinions if the OP were to post up his budget for this speaker.