So, finally I went to Toronto to give a try to these speakers. I went there open-minded, didn't secure any deals or whatsoever (probably I should to get a bit better price, but it wasnt bad anyway), here is my short review. Everything is IMHO (In My Hearing Opinion, of course) PSB Stratus (was listening to bronze with Denon receiver), nice room filling sound, probably the best of what I heard, close to Mirages, but more distinct. Very neutral, which is good. What I didnt like about them - midranges, maybe it was a defective pair, but I felt like I had small cotton plugs in my ears. Axiom floorstanding (M50 it was, with the Denon also). After the first few seconds I was amazed by how good they are. Soundstage, all details I could think about, clear, as a mountain spring, sound, thats what I heard. I think the aluminum cones are the reason why. But it had it's own price. After 10 minutes, I started to feel small silver hammers dancing barbarian jig in my temples. After another 5 minutes I said, ok guys mix these with those and it will give us something pleasing to my ears. So I went to Paradigm Reference (Studio 40, with anthem). If I was *hmm* after PSB, *wow* after Axiom, in this case it was just a one of those stupid smiles on my face (you know what I'm talking about). They wasnt so room-filling and neutral as PSB or clear and tight as Axioms, but I just could not pass them. I don't know if it's an appropriate word for the sound - but Paradigms sound sweet. So making the long story short - I bought a set of 40-ies and 20-ies. (Actually I bought 2 sets - one in black ash and one in light cherry, I will have one for sale after I put it to the SAF color-proof , but it's another story) I went for 40-ies over the 60-ies because they was more sensitive, cheaper, easier to transport and my Dayton 15" is arriving today to help them with the lows. What else, duty-free shops and cop-free highways rule in Canada, gas prices suck. $50 CAD to fill my tank *grin*, now I know why shipping is so expensive. Usually I don't care how much I save, but how much I spend. And I can say that this Dimes are worth every dime I paid for them. In numbers it was ~$950 USD for a 1pr 40 + 1 pr 20 in light cherry, ~100 USD for fuel, ~50 USD for motel, food and couple bottles of Molson XXX. , which is $1100 after everything, compared to $650 + $900 -10% discount +5% taxes = ~ $1450 which I would have paid for them here.