Having owned this for about 2.5 months or so hear are my thoughts, this was purchased on a routine borrowing of kit, when placed beneath my old Kef tdm 23c alongside a borrowed Kef 100c sitting on anther borrowed Kef 200c (all connected one at a time to a Tag av32r 192 and Denon poa 6600 mono-block) it took about 2 seconds to realise i was not going to be able to give it back and carry on with my 23c. when used with the Denon (a VERY good mono-block, some [email protected]/[email protected]) it produced an effortless and genuinely quite rare "out of the enclosure" sound for a center, just recently however i purchased a Rotel rb993 (3 x [email protected] THX) power-amp (in its day, 3 years or so ago approx £800 for £390 new) with a mind just to experiment with the option to tri-amp the Kef 202c (600w!!!), on connecting up much to my initial surprise the biggest "difference/gain" was in the high mids/treble although on reflection i now think that the grunt and control for the bass drivers was always there as it is now,and simply there is now much more dedicated grunt for the mids/tops. Immediately the speaker took on a character as if being driven by a Naim amp in so much as clearly dry, detailed and more forward, this surprised me as i have always championed Rotel power amps as offering affordable quality grunt but had always found them to be "warm" in tonality, immediately i became aware of clocks!!!, if there is a clock with a second hand (anywhere) in the room then i can hear it ticking, the supertweeter has come alive! it has also IMO become very critical of source material, i am constantly aware of microphone grounding issues and the difference in recording media standards and 1st and 2nd rate live broadcasts, i have actually found this to be almost distracting such is the resolution/detail of the new driver arrangement, i have for several years now thought that consistantly the best vocal recordings are to be found on CH4's Brookside whilst i acknowledge the evening BBC news generally has their top boys on production i find Brooksides vocal rcording to be sublime. On such transmissions (and of course some dvd's) the 202c is simply alluring in it's reproduction and all who have heard it have commented without prompting. At £1000 it certainly is not cheap and i think you are probably not going to do it justice if you stick on the end of pretty much any integrated amp (and i mean even the A1se's, AX10's etc etc, far less your mid-priced integrated solutions). it requires careful matching and perhaps for some, external balancing may be required (thx or the like) but in it's element it is a truely very gifted center and i look forward to hearing the big £2000 204c. Steve.