I say go for the best center for the money, then slowly add matching L/R speakers as funds allow. That being said, I recommend pre-owned and that you look for an Aerial Acoustics CC3 center. One of the best center speakers ever. Aerials new models would be even better, but well beyond their budget. It’s too bad more aren’t familiar with Aerial Acoustics, they have lost a lot of appeal in the forums since they are not the latest fad.
Current Equipment: Datasat LS10 w/ Atmos and DIRAC. ATI 6005, AT527NC, Aerial Acoustics LR5's (LCR), SR3's sides, LR3's (rears), Seaton Submersive HP, Marantz VP15s1, 123" diag 16:9 Stewart Cima Neve screen, Oppo BDP-103, Palliser Flicks Theater Seating AC Power: Eaton whole-house surge protector at main panel, three dedicated 20 amp circuits, Surgex XR315 surge protector at equipment rack, Cyberpower 1400VA/900 watt, true sine wave UPS.
Last edited by jdlynch; 06-04-2019 at 01:30 PM.