Carrying up to 60% of the sound, the centre channel is vital in any home theatre system, and the new dedicated centre speaker of the 3000 Series is in a class of its own.
With the same new generation 115mm (4.5in.) Uni-Q array as the satellites, flanked by two additional 75mm (3in.) bass drivers, the hefty frontal impact is complemented by amazingly clear dialogue. And the response is so superbly integrated across the frequency range that you soon forget you're listening to a recorded signal. It sounds astonishingly true to life.