An earlier thread got me thinking again about the quality of dedicated center channel speaker. Many, including myself, feel having identical speakers for LCR applications is by far the best way to go. However, those with floorstanders as the mains are faced with not being able to have an identical center (practical reasons - placement). My solution is owning a bookshelf speaker from the same line (Hales Rev Twos, Rev One). I have never been blown away by a dedicated center, but I've not heard the really, really nice ones. I feel that a strong bookshelf speaker (Studio 20s, for eg) should be every bit as good if not better than a dedicated center (Studio CC). It seems manufacturers make matching centers to satisfy practical needs more than anything. It seems wasteful to have a speaker not used when buying a pair, but if you could find another individual with the same line of thought......you could share. So, those of you looking to upgrade your systems, and want floorstanders, (like the fellow looking at Veritas), is this idea attractive to you? This is just a topic for conversation, not a recommendation for what to do.