Hello everyone! I've been put in charge or picking out a new audio setup for a dance studio. I've done some thinking, and talked it over a bit with friends/audio shops, but would like the collective opinion of htf! So any input you can give me would be much appreciated. The dance floor is approximately 1000 sq. feet with ~20 foot ceilings, and an opening to another large area. The opening goes all the way across the short side, but there are shelves covering about 2/3 of it, and the adjoined area is roughly the same size in square footage, but has regular height ceilings. The system they have is severely lacking and sounded quite muddled. It was lower end gear picked up from guitar center a few years ago. With a budget of roughly $2,500, my first idea was to put two floor standers along one of the long sides, and a sub in the corner, just off the dance floor. After discussing the idea with someone at a local audio shop, it seems like the way to go would be several pairs of bookshelf speakers mounted up on the walls, and a sub to fill out the low end. Now the store I visited carries Paradigm, but I am a huge fan of internet direct companies (I have an Axiom center and towers, and an SVS PB1-ISD), so I am thinking about going that route. Their suggestion was 2-3 pairs of Monitor 3's or 5's, plus a sub (PW 2100?). Personally I was thinking of ordering 2-3 pairs of Axiom M3ti's or M22ti's and a SVS PB2-ISD. I know the M22ti's are supposed to be great bookshelf speakers, and with the Axiom metal bracket they can be hung on the walls, but would it be that big of a step up from the M3ti's? I know the PB2 would blow the Paradigm out of the water, but is it sufficient for such a large space? What do you all think? Another speaker I would consider is the Ascend Acoustics CBM-170. Highly reputable and wall mountable with the Omnimount series 20. As far as prices go, the CBM's fall between the M3 and M22s, but where are these in relation to the Paradigms? I believe I was quoted $299 for the Mini Monitors, but don't recall prices on the 3 or the 5. Oh yes, this system will be used day in and day out, 6 days a week, at moderate to high volume. The most important things here are filling the room with sound and clarity! As far as powering the speakers, it sounds like a pre-amp with a couple amps is a good idea. The Parasound Zpre/Zamp was suggested by the audio shop. With two pairs of speakers, this would be 40 wpc with two Zamps. Is it possible to hook up three pairs of speakers with the Zpre? It only has 2 av outs. Thanks again for your help, sorry for such a long post!