First, let me start off by saying that I've been involved in home theater/hi-fi for over thirty years. I'm not easily impressed as I've heard much hype and BS over that time. With that out of the way, let me describe my new toys as being hard to describe, because they have no eccentricities, no abnormalities, no bloat, no exaggeration and no colorations of any kind. When they are played, there is simply music or movies. The is no awareness that I'm listening to speakers - they are that good. My home theater is a little over 2100 cubic feet. With only a modest receiver (Denon 3802 to be replaced soon) they can play extremely loud and clean. The C3 center integrates perfectly with the S2's. In fact, I had an arrangement with my dealer to swap it out for another S2 if I wasn't happy with it, but there's no need for that. In summary, perfect sound and seamless integration between the center and mains. Coupled with my SVS PB12plus2 sub, I have finally achieved virtual sonic perfection. I'll be getting a second pair of S2's for the surrounds in a week.