Dunno if he even has a center channel but i was under the impression the verus grand center made a huge difference in the overall review:
Originally Posted by KEW
If any speaker can make or break your movie and surround experience, it's the center. While I continue to contend (and you'll see how true this is later in the review) that the center is the least important speaker in your surround sound system for the simple reason that it is the only that can be removed and have other speakers take up it's duties (at least if you sit in the sweet spot), a good one can make a world of difference. Conversely, I've been in the presence of a bad center and it is, without a doubt, the single most annoying thing sans a torn woofer. When the center is handling all of the vocals, to have one that underperforms means that you'll either struggle to understand the dialogue or you'll be forced to increase the volume so that it no longer blends well with the rest of the system. This can be a huge problem.
Luckily, this wasn't the case with the Verus Grand Center. Not only did it hold up well in the presence of the Towers, it had no problems blending while maintaining intelligibility. Aperion rates the Verus Grand Center down to 50Hz at -3db and 42Hz at -6dB. There were a few times in my listening tests when I walked up to the Center to adjust the position and noticed just how clear and non-fatiguing it was. In particular, when I was listening to the Diana Krall: Live in Rio Blu-ray, only her vocals are coming from the Center. At reference levels, I walked up to the speaker and could practically put my ear on it without pain. The Verus Grand Center was so clear, so distortion free, I have no problems saying it is the best center speaker I've ever had the pleasure of experiencing in my room. Sure it's a bit big but it is sooooooo worth it when you hear it.
System: Marantz SR6003
---> Crown XLS 2000 ---> Philharmonic Model 2
---> Tapco Juice J2500 --> DIY Maelstrom X
Victory goes... TO THOSE WITH COURAGE!!!