While not yet in the permanent mounting position and still in the break-in period, I can say that this center channel speaker is excellent. Was initially going to go with three - LCR - of B&W Reference Series CWM7.5 S2, but after using the awesome Crutchfield SpeakerCompare tool, ultimately went with L&R of Performance Series CWM663, which to me sounded comparable - at half the cost of the 7.5 S2s. Gus at Crutchfield recommended the CWM7.4 S2 as the center, and he is spot on. Paired with the CWM663s, and existing Energy EXL-S10 Subwoofer, driven by Yamaha RX-V2500, this center is clear, bright and responsive and all the while being open air, no rear enclosure yet. Have listened to music in 7 channel mode, which incorporates center channel, it sounds awesome. Dialog in movies and TV are crystal clear without having to turn up the volume a ridiculous amount as with its replacement. Overall, very impressed.
Pros: Clear, bright, responsive, solid construction
Cons: The quarter-turn screws which secure the speaker in the frame really should have a positive feeling detent to ensure operator has secured the spring-loaded screw.
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EZ install, 30 minutes for both. Tremendous sound paired with my Marantz SR 7013. Floor space limited, so replaced Bose with these in-wall speakers. I expected them to sound significantly better, but wow! When streaming Amazon HD music, the clarity, the separation, the highs and the lows are crisp (Klipsch reference subwoofer), fills the room effortlessly. Well worth the upgrade cost.
Pros: EZ install, incredible sound, great value
Cons: None yet
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Great purchase with the help of impressive customer service. Crutchfield rocks!!!
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