I've used the Academy, KLF-C7 and KV-4 and always came back to the Academy. The KLF-C7 and KV-4 are very large center speakers. Both, tend to lean towards a more mid-bass presentation. I've evened swapped out the original tweeters with newer titanium domes to see if that would even out the presentation. They are both great center speakers, but in the end decided to go back to the Academy. I've considered replacing the one in my media room with a Heresy or Forte, but haven't ran across either at a decent price. I almost built one with a empty Heresy cabinet I found locally. Kinda wish I would have pursued it.