I was first looking at a fluance speaker package, but I have now saved up alittle more money to get some "better" speakers. The Athena Audition and Paradigms Performance Series are almost identical in price up here in Canada, it also helps that both fit perfectly into my budget. Athena: fronts AS-B2, Rears AS-B1 Paradigm: fronts Titans, Rears Atoms Both the Athena and Paradigm are also relatively the same size speakers (ASB2-Titans, ASB1-Atoms). I will be running them with a Pioneer 912 (auto MCACC Kicks ass!!). I have auditioned both of them and I am still undecided, this is partly because I havent able to listen to them side by side and also I am not a expert. So this is where I ask for any inputs which will help me make my decision, Thanks!!