Got ya! lol
Try to audition the X-CS as well, I have grown to like that speaker a lot, in fact in my last comparison (just did it this Sunday) I found the X-CS to have a more pleasent mid range than the HTD center. The HTD still has the upper hand in airy highs and lower bass capability but overall in many of the songs I played, the X-CS got the nod from me.
What has changed from my previous review...nothing really. My ears could be getting better...maybe the Strata Minis are refining my hearing.
Now, the difference is still not enough to say one is way better than the other. I will still urge people to try both. The HTD also has a wider soundstage and its more laidback than the X-CS.
I tried them both yesterday side by side (just one speaker of each) in the center of the room and each seem to have something the other lacks. Its a toss up but somehow my preference shifted to the x-cs in more songs than it did for the HTD.
Now, the HTD tower is another animal and at its price range I still need to hear something that matches it. In my short list there are Rockets and the 340s. I am sure both will be superb competition.
Keep up posted!