Worth every penny. The Focus is one of the best sounding center channels I've ever had. It blends will with the masterpiece series speakers and previous generation MLs. I currently have this matched with my current Montis speakers and previous Theos both systems sounded excellent with movies, TV, video games, or anything surround sound. If you are on the fence about this speaker or want to upgrade from the ESL C don't even think twice, it is a night and day difference in improvement. Highly recommend.