I am using this center channel speaker with the SS-F7000 towers and SS-B1000 bookshelf speakers in a 5.1 surround configuration. Of all the components in this system, the center channel is the weakest link. You will probably find yourelf adjusting the center balance a lot to get it just right if youre using this speaker with any powerful stereo tower speakers. That said, this speaker offers very clear audio, both male and female voices are distinct and articulate. The mid-range and high frequencies are very clean sounding. This isn't anything like what I imagined a <$100 speaker would sound like. If youre looking to upgrade from HTIB speakers, prepare to be blown away. If you already have a powerful system but need a center channel, this will work great to round off your system but it probably won't be eliciting any profound "wow" factor. Also, the speaker wire it comes with is a fairly wimpy 20-22 gague wire and should be replaced with a thicker 16 gague speaker wire.