Originally Posted by skygremlin
I was at the local TV store today and they have a BA Floor model A 225C Center Channel speaker for $99.00 I was thinkin of picking it up. Anybody have one? Like / not like?
I have this center with the matching floorstanders (CS 226, the predecessor to the current CS260II) and matching surrounds (CS26).
I bought these all last summer when my local dealer had a closeout @ 50% off (no longer selling this brand). I paid $600 Canadian (+tax) for the set - the center itself was $100 - all NIB.
I had been looking at Polk, Energy, Klipsch and Paradigm at the time and bought these kind of on a spur of the moment because of the price. My room build was delayed (should be up and running the end of this month), so I've had them in my bedroom since last summer, not ideally placed or calibrated - nice burn it time
I have actually been quite happy/impressed with this line. I know these aren't the last word in fidelity by any means (even in BA's own stable of products), but based on what I paid for them, I think I'm getting good quality for money.
As I have a matching set, not sure how this center would work for you if you don't have matching fronts, but overall its not bad. If it's a demo, I would maybe try to get them to shave a little more off, but probably even that asking price is not terrible.