Top 10 Best Rated Center Channel Speakers 2020


For anyone who loves great sound quality and would also love to enjoy such in their home, getting a center channel speaker is one of the options at their disposal. There are a good number of center channels speakers out there, but rather than allowing you to go through the stress of finding them yourself, we would be lending a helping hand.

Best Center Channel Speaker 2020

1. Polk Audio Signature S35

The first of all products we would love to discuss, is the Polk Audio Signature S35. This speaker is pretty popular in the market, and it is hands-down one of the best you could possibly lay your hands on. Some people consider the Polk Audio Signature S35 an underpriced speaker, and we would not say they are wrong. Owning a build of this product would cost you about $185, while owning a build of another product in its category would cost you much more than that.

  • Dynamic balance acoustic array
  • Dolby sound techs compatible
  • Dedicated dual port tech

Price: $184.28


  • Impressive details
  • Very affordable


  • Strain at low frequencies

2. Klipsch RP-250C

The Klipsch RP-250C is another nice product, although it is also one of the most expensive in this article. This center channel speaker is of great quality, and we also find its performance to be impressive. The quality of this product would not come as a surprise, if you already happen to know the company called Klipsch. Interested in owning a build of this product? You would have to cough out about $255.

  • 90 x 90-degree Tractrix matrix
  • MDF cabinet

Price: $255.00


  • Outstanding performance
  • Very strong build
  • Energy-efficient


  • Somewhat expensive

3. Pioneer Elite SP-EC73

Also ranking on our list of the top 10 best center channel speakers, is the Pioneer Elite SP-EC73. The Pioneer Elite SP-EC73 is another pricey product, but its quality and performance are enough excuses for its price. This product is priced at about $250, and it has support for a good number of technologies, with one of them being the Dolby Atmos technology. There is however one thing one thing some people do not really appreciate about this speaker, it has no honor for poorly recorded songs. In other words, it exposes songs that are poorly recorded.

  • The Marvelous Concentric Driver
  • Great attention to details

Price: $249.95


  • Deep and high tremble bass
  • Dolby Atmos support


  • Poor design

4. Polk Audio CS10

The Polk Audio CS10 is the least expensive of all products we can recommend. This speaker is pretty affordable, while not putting up a disappointing performance. We can also state that we consider this speaker a great value for money. Being a little more elaborate, the Polk Audio CS10 is a product selling for about $120. However when using this product at extreme volumes, you are unlikely to appreciate it.

  • High-efficiency and sleek design
  • Crystal-clear audio

Price: $119.00


  • Prolific highs and high mids
  • Narrow baffle geometry
  • Pretty affordable


  • Clipping at extreme volumes
  • Absence of mid-range driver
  • Lacks good, deep bass

5. Definitive Technology ProCenter 1000

We strongly believe the Definitive Technology ProCenter 1000 is a product you should also check out. This center channel speaker is pretty compact, measuring about 10.5 x 5 x 5 inches. This however does not mean that the product is of inferior quality. The 10.5 x 5 x 5 inches comes with support for a host of very nice sound technologies, and as a result, its performance is quite outstanding. Owning a build would cost you about $180, a price we do not think is too much for a product like the Definitive Technology ProCenter 1000.

  • Aluminum Dome Tweeter
  • Double Surround System
  • BDSS Drivers

Price: $179.00


  • Produces powerful and controlled audio
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Compact and easy to use
  • High-quality finish


  • No specific crossover frequency specified

6. Klipsch R-25C

The Klipsch R-25C is another pretty nice product from Klipsch. This center channel speaker also has a pretty good rating on many online stores. Owning a build of the Klipsch R-25C should not be a problem, as this speaker is a moderately-priced center channel speaker. The Klipsch R-25C has support for the Linear Travel Suspension Technology, among so many other nice techs.

  • Linear Travel Suspension Technology
  • Hybrid Horn and A Titanium Tweeter
  • Cerametallic Woofers

Price: $179.92


  • Impressive performance
  • Accurate lifelike sound
  • Reasonably-priced


  • Not great for large rooms

7. Sony SSCS8

Fans of Sony would not be pleased to not have a Sony product here, so we decided to shortlist the Sony SSCS8. However, if we are not to shortlist this product because it is a Sony center channel speaker, this product is still a speaker that would have made it to this list. Owning a build of the Sony SSCS8 should not be a problem, as it is priced at about $150.

  • Wooden Speaker Cabinet
  • Mica-Reinforced Cellular

Price: $148.00


  • Compatible with other speakers
  • Multiple installation positions
  • Impressive build quality


  • Not for small rooms

8. Cerwin Vega SL45C

We find the Cerwin Vega SL45C to also be a great product. We know a good number of people who own this center channel speaker, and we can confidently tell you that this electronic is not a push over. The Cerwin Vega SL45C having a pretty impressive performance.

  • Vocal intelligibility and clarity
  • High-frequency response

Price: $162.00


  • High-frequency response
  • Powerful bass tones


  • Not great for audiophiles

9. MartinLogan Motion 8

Ranking as the most expensive of all speakers in this article, is the MartinLogan Motion 8. The MartinLogan Motion 8 is a product priced at about $270, and its performance hardly ever disappoints. The bass technology of this product is one of the most outstanding you would ever find.

  • Convenient Speaker Terminals
  • Folded Motion Tweeter

Price: $269.99


  • Outstanding bass technology
  • Elegantly curved cabinet


  • Very expensive

10. Fluance Signature Series

Coming last in this article, does not mean the Fluance Signature Series is the least impressive of all center channel speakers we can present. In fact, our listing was not based on any order. The Fluance Signature Series also ranks as a nice product, while owning it would cost you about $170. Its impressive performance could be attributed to the host of cool sound technologies packed in the product.

  • Ultra-high-end Neodymium tweeters
  • Intense Roars, Soft Whispers

Price: $169.00


  • Audible compression at high volumes
  • Deliver powerful and accurate bass
  • Natural sound quality


  • Not great for small rooms