The other day I had the day off and took some time to do some extensive listening to the Paradigm speakers. I own a set of the Studio 20 v.3's and I just love them. However, I dont want to sink another $1000 or so to get the CC-470 and another pair of the 20's for rears (5.1). So, I am looking at alternatives and wanted to see what I could find. I been using the Athena Point 5 MKII system for only home theater applications and using my Studio 20's for music application which is where my preferce is. The Athenas do a very good job but wanted to check out Paradigm and see what I could find. I really liked the Monitor 3 v.4's and the 7's. The Minis to me did not impress me too much. Of course the Reference line is a huge step up from the Monitor line. However, I still prefer the Studio 20 v.3's over the rest of the Reference line. Just not a big fan of tower speakers. Will take a good stand mounted speaker w/a good powered sub anyday as opposed to a tower speaker. Funny thing is I prefferred the Atom v.4's over the Mini Monitors and the Titans. There is just something about that little speaker---talking about an over achiever!!!! Anybody else here found the same????? Please enlighten me. Therefore, I will be buying a set of the Atoms for front and another set for my rears. I will go with the cc-170 or cc-270 for my center. Leaning more towards the 170 because it has the same exact size drivers as the Atoms and I have owned a cc-170 before. Will continue to use my Studio 20 v.3's for 2-channel music listening. Multi-channel music listening is not my thing.