I just upgraded to the Silver 8's, which I love the sound of. I was using the Silver 2's as surrounds. Because of a problem with one of them, I decided to use the other as a temporary center speaker. Was I surprised how easily and naturally it blended in. The sound is just amazingly good. I had come into the Gold reference LCR, which was the intended center speaker, but it arrived after I had made the change. I have another MA system in another listening room, so I placed the gold in that room as a center, and used the silver 1's as the main speakers in that room. I am not sure if I will change this set up when the other 2 is repaired. My main system is as follows; Silver 8's as mains, Silver 2 as center, W12 as sub and Dali Zensor 3's as surrounds. Receiver is Denon AVR X3000. I just got the Onkyo TX RZ900 to replace the Denon, but won't switch until the 2 is repaired. I am sure I won't get the silver centre now. Any other thoughts out there?