My current and first HT set-up is pretty budget, compared to what I everyone seems to spend here , I have JBL N26 II's bookshelf speakers as Mains and a JBL N-CenterII for Center speaker. That's it. Oh, and there's my 27" Sony Wega, of course, and my Yamaha HTR-5550 receiver. I got the JBL's pretty cheap back when Jandr had free shipping on them. Use is about 70% movies/tv and 30% music. Room size is like 12'x15'. The problem I have is that for one, my TV is only a 27" one, and to have a Center speaker that is 20"W x 6"H sitting on top of my TV has become something of an aesthetic eye-sore. Not to mention being flanked by Mains 17"H x 9"W. So physically I wish my speakers were abit less obtrusive. Sound-wise, I'm looking for more clarity in my Center speaker as the JBL N-CenterII is abit muddy. The Mains are abit forward with the midrange, so looking for more balance and neutrality there. I'm thinking of eventually selling off my JBL speakers, and upgrading to all Ascends. I would first upgrade the Center with Ascend's HTM-200. It's pricetag and diminutive size appeals to me, though I am wondering how much of an upgrade it would be from my JBL center(?) How does the HTM-200 and CBM-170 compare as a center speaker? From what I have read, the CBM-170 is superior in every way, but it's abit of an odd shape to have atop the TV, and the HTM-200 seems better suited for laying horizontally with its dual 4" woofers (better dispersion too?) The CMT-340c is abit out of my price-range and it is even bigger than my current center speaker.