Let me just say, today sucked. I woke up planning on making a drive to Windsor (Canada) to try out some Axiom speakers at Future House. From everything I have read about Axiom, I felt like a 6 year old on Christmas morning. I could not wait to get to Future House and try out these speakers. I made the 1 and 1/2 hour drive only to find out they were closed for some "Home and Garden Show". So I drove around Windsor trying to find out where this "Home and Garden Show" was so I could see if they had a booth with Axiom speakers. I was hoping that someone from Future House would follow me back to the store so I could audition these baby's for a possible purchase. But the owner was alone at the booth, and told me to come back Monday and he would give me a good deal. I have auditioned every thing from Paradigm Mini monitors to Energy C3's to Kef Q1's. I had a chance to direct compare the Kef Q1's to the Energy C3's to the Polk RTi38's. Let me say, if you listen to the Polk's without anything else, they sound very nice. When you A/B them with the Kef's or Energy's, You really find out how much detail you are missing from the Polk's. I have owned A 5.1 set up of Klipsch KSB1.1's for the last few years and really liked them. I was at a Dealer a few weeks ago and had a chance to hear Ref 7's up against some Mirage and Phase Tech's. The Klipsch blew them away, but was way out of my budget. I could possible get away with the Ref 3 II's from Klipsch. I just bought a Harmon Kardon AVR 525 and just finished my DIY 12" Titanic MK II sub and really want something that will sound great with my set up. My room is 12'-3" x 21'-3" x 8' high. I am 50%/50% music/HT. Will the Harmon Kardon sound good with the: RF-3II (front) RC-3II (center) RS-3II (rears) The owner of Future House said he does not have the QS8's (Axiom) in stock, This would make 2 more trips to Canada if I purchase the Axioms. Are the Axioms that much better than Klipsch RF series? Again, I do like the sound of Klipsch. After listening to so many bookshelf speakers and not finding anything I really like, I think its time to step up to the towers. The big question is, which ones? I would appreciate any thoughts.