Pros: Great sound quality, very loud and distortion free, very clean and clear, can actually hear movie dialog
Cons: Cost, weight, size
Secondly, it's expensive. I was able to get a decent discount but it still ran me somewhere around $1,250.00... Yes, this is a pricey speaker (to me).
However, given all of that, I wouldn't dream of returning or replacing it. This thing is so clean, clear and loud you can actually hear the dialog in movies, no thanks to the usually terrible Hollywood sound mixing. I can not only get it to equalize out with all the other speakers (even without going all the way up on its level while going down with the others), I can easily get it to overwhelm all the other channels if I wanted. Of course, I don't just have the center drowning everything else out, I keep it equalized, however it can be done. This is something most other centers seem to struggle with. Who knows, maybe it's my receiver.
Matched with the Studio 60 floor standing towers as fronts and you can almost just call it quits right there. I couldn't, of course, but the combination of the Studio 60 fronts and the CC-690 leaves little left to be desired, sound quality wise.
Love everything about it but the price. Even with the incredible size, quality, and performance of this speaker, I'm still hesitant to entirely justify the price. Some of the cost is definitely in the name alone, but at least it performs like a > $1K speaker should, in my opinion.