Took the advice of some folks here and went to listen to some Paradigm speakers yesterday. I went to the 6th Avenue Electronics store in Paramus, NJ where - to my surprise - they also carry Def Tech and several other brands including NHT. 6th Ave stores generally have some very nice auditioning rooms/spaces, and this one has about 10. I had heard the Def Tech 2006's before, so I was really there to listen to the Paradigms. I used chapter 29 from the Matrix DVD (the lobby scene) as my reference. I first listened to setup using the Paradigm Studio 60 mains, Studio-CC center, and ADP-370 dipole surrounds. It did not use a subwoofer. I must say that the sound was very good, bordering on excellent. I say that, though, in the absence of any real history in listening to or comparing various audio systems. But to me, it sounded very good. Details like bullets hitting the marble walls were crisp and well located. Next, I listened to the Def Tech setup, using the BP-2006TL mains, CLR-2300 center and BP2X surrounds. I could immediately sense that the sound from the Def Tech setup was what I could call "richer". Sounds that were supposed to be crisp were exactly that, but comparing it to the Paradigms, I would have to say that the Paradigms sounded a bit harsh. I think it may have been the inclusion of the powered subs in both the 2006's and the 2300. Sounds on the Def Tech's maintained their richness when travelling across the screen. Oh, and now I know what you folks mean when you say that the soundstage "expands". It seemed like much of the action was going on in the next room, or even outside the building! And with the addition of a separate s/w, I can imaging that it would be a killer system. Whatever it was, my ears liked the Def Tech's much better. And since I'll be using them for movies 99% of the time, I think I've found my system. Now I just need to get the scratch to buy the damned things! And I've got my eye on an SVS 20-39PCi when it comes time to add a sub to the mix.