Today I went to Listen Up here in Denver. It was my first time ever listening to B&W speakers and I love it. First off I own a full set of Paradigms Monitor 9 L/R CC370 Center Mini Monitors Rear Surround PS 1000 sub bought before I knew about this web site I have listened to them a lot 200hr+ since I bought 2 months ago. Anyway I first listen to the B&W CDM9NT. When I walked in I thought these are pretty so I had the sales rep put in my Jazziz Percussion of fire this is the best recording I have EVER heard. Great depth and imagining so much that the rep said wow that conga is way over there as he pointed to the right front corner of the room. Which I thought was the same these speakers have great imagining but very little depth and little to no bass extension. Both my friend and I said. He said" well this room has an awful bass suck out right here" my thinking is" bad excuse you designed this room for critical testing so don't blame it on the room". At this same moment Dane my friend turn to me and said "these don’t sound as nearly as good as yours do". I agreed with him and we went on to the next room. This is where we found the B&W Nautilus 804 we put it in and wow the difference was huge it was night and day. Not only was the imaging great but bass extension and depth completely different for the CDM9NT I was amazed. I said “the imaging was greater that Paradigms plus its depth and bass were deeper. Now in saying that I fully believe that my Monitor 9's were VERY close but not quite so good. Saying that I'm running them on an H/K 320 receiver with Monster MC Speaker cable. Good yes great no. There set up was a pre/pro setup with much better cable. Could that have been the difference possibly but they sounded better to me at any rate. I asked to see the speaker that defines the B&W Company. He took us to the Nautilus 800 room. WOW they spent 25 big ones or G's on just the room and sound damping alone. It’s really weird to say something and just have it disappear. No echo at all. We plaid the same track' my jaw fell to the floor my only comparison is a set of Wilson that run about 20G's per pair and the B&W ripped them in two in my head. The music was astonishing the drums seemed to be coming from at least 5 feet from behind the wall. Imaging I could see all the musicians and there placement with the bass being full and deep I instantly fell in love I will have these one day the room also. All in all IMHO My monitor 9's at eight hundred a pair fair better that the CDM9NT in every way but esthetics they were beautiful but not for 3X's the price. The Nautilus 804 are better than My monitor 9's but to me not quite worth 4X's plus the price of them and the Studio 100's for a full grand less fully blow them out of the water. Nautilus 800 there is no other out there I will own these some day only being 26 years of age I have plenty of time to get there. Only problem I'm very impatient and want them NOW.