I don't really see where this speaker deserves a "recommended" review. Bright, uneven response, beam width still too narrow, without enough bass extension to even reach the THX cutoff at 80 Hz. Yes, I understand so many other center channels do worse, but are we that desparate?
Edit- ok, checked the review compilations, and yes, almost all the other center channels in this price range suck just as much. Cutely the Pioneer CS22 does a little better despite having a horribly narrow beam constriction at 1-2k. Despite that, at $80 purchased I guess I'll stick with that speaker for now. Would be nice to see either the new R2 or R6 Meta reviewed.