When choosing a set of speakers for your home theater, start with the center channel. On average, the center channel is involved in 50% of an entire movie soundtrack and over 90% of the dialogue. Select from one of the speakers on this page and you can't go wrong.
Center speakers perform their best when positioned as close as possible to the center of the screen - either just above, below, or even dead-center when using an acoustically transparent screen. When your only option is an in-ceiling speaker, choose one like our HDX-R65AIM that points toward the audience despite being flush-mounted.
It is important that the speaker you choose for the center channel closely matches the speakers used for the front left and right channels. Having three front speakers that are "timbre matched" ensures a cohesive soundstage that allows visual movement across the screen to be complimented with consistent audio. You don't want that Harley Davidson panning from left to right to suddenly sound like a scooter in the center of the screen!