I'm in need of a center channel speaker upgrade. My current setup is a Denon Avr-x2200, 2 Infinity Primus P363's, 3 P163's(1 as center) and a HSU Vtf-15 mk1. My main issue with the 163 is a lack of clear dialogue. As far as music goes, I find the 363's to be a little blah. I guess veiled would be a better description.
My requirement for upgrading the center besides clear dialogue, is that it must be from a company that has heavy/stable towers. I will eventually upgrade my L&R speakers to match. My reason for towers is because I have 2 cats. Bengals, to be more specific, that weigh 17 and 19 lbs. They love to sit on the towers and jump from them often. One of the towers has already been knocked down and damaged. For reference, I believe these towers to be about 49 lbs. I'm sure that bookshelves on stands wouldn't last long.
In a brief search, I found the Klipsch RP-450C. The 280F towers weigh 62 lbs, so they may be more stable. The RP line seems to have mostly favorable reviews from what I've read. Admittedly I'm relatively new to this hobby and don't know what kind of sound I prefer. I definitely like bass, but the Hsu has more than enough for my apartment. WAF isn't an issue(I pay all of the bills!), 80% HT/gaming, and budget is preferably around $500 per speaker.
What about wall mounting L&R bookshelves?
Thank you and I appreciate all suggestions.