I'm stuck with a setup that forces me to look at speakers no taller than 11.5 at or below $450/pr"! 5 months of looking and I still haven't been able to decided on a setup, and a reascent audition of the Mini-Monitors vs. B&W 303s didn't help! I'm have narrowed it down to speakers I consider best in that size range/price range. 1.Monitor Audio Bronze B1 2.Mordaunt-Short Avant 902 3.Paradigm Atoms 4.PSB Alpha B 5.Axiom M2i 6.Aperion Intimus 532 7.Polk Rti-4 8.KEF iQ1 Yes, I know I don't have the Ascend 170's on there so don't freak-out! It's just that they are ugly to me and though their specs are awesome (I have never ever seen a flatter freq. response!) they might be too neutral for my ears. So from my comments below, could you guys vote/comment on which might be the best fit for me? (Please vote from my list guys. I can't handle more options. I'm terribly indecisive and could drag this on 'till I'm old and gray, If the ulcer this is giving me doesn't kill me first! I have auditioned the Paradigm studio 20's Vs. Klipsch RB-25 on a Yammy 1500 and Paradigm Mini-Monitor vs. B&W 303's on a Marantz 7400. In the first audition I really liked the Klipsch's and how they reproduced highs while still being very detailed at lower ranges with great mid's. BUT, I was taken aback by the studio 20's refined sound which while not "jump-out and grab you" like the 25's, was very seducing with crisp sound, phenomenal definition through out the spectrum and great soundstage. I wanted a mix of both. A week ago I listened to the Minis and 303s. I found that the Mini's really filled the room with great detail and clarity with good performance at the bottom end. Like the 20's , they didn't jump out and grab me. They 303 did grab my attention, initially, but they lacked some of the definition and bass of the Mini-monitors. They where also much more directonal. But I still liked their sound. So I guess I'm looking for speakers that have great detail and clarity with great mid range performance with a dash of brightness?!