One thing that is always consistent with Vienna Acoustics is the quality of their speakers. The Maestro Grand center channel speaker is another good example. Well built with quality materials and a sound that belies its conservative price point. Finish on this speaker is cherry and except for some minor scuff marks here and there, looks really good overall. The speaker did a very good job reproducing voices and the tough action sequence in movies. Compared to the Maestro (which had a slightly smaller bass driver), the Maestro Grand had a bigger soundstage and bass was tighter and faster. Both would go down to 38Hz but with the slightly bigger 6″ spider cone mid-woofers, the Maestro Grand had more bass volume. It is fairly easy to drive at 4 ohms with a 91 dB sensitivity. Manufacturer recommends a minimum of 30W to drive it. Physically, it is a “mid” size center channel speaker – 23 1/4″ x 6 3/4″ x 11.45″.
Cosmetically, the speaker looks good in general. There are two minor dings on the bottom rear corner which is not visible unless you flip it upside down and two tiny holes on the front grille cover. We have the original box and will securely pack this for safe shipping.