After much research, I went to review a pair of paradigm atoms and ended up buying the mini-monitors. Primarily it was because at this time i only wanted to buy 2 good speakers instead of complete 5.1 etc. I also bought a yamaha htr-5740 to run them. I see that the paradigm manual says to break them in... I know how to break in a car pretty well but how about a speaker? do i just leave them running while i'm at work on a low volume? also, I dont have the stands for them yet. I didnt like the ones that the paradigm dealer had so i ordered some online. they wont get here for 2 weeks. in the meantime i am placing my speakers on my hard floor. i know they wont sound nearly as good but will it hurt them? should i put some soft fabric under them? also, i have a sub that came with my altec lansing pc speaker setup. Will it be worthwhile to temporarily use this with the paradigms for a 2.1 setup? I also had questions about how to setup the receiver to 'most efficiently' run the 2 speaker setup while playing dvd's and regular audio but maybe the receiver forum is more appropriate.