OK, this is my second post. The other has to do with my choice of receivers. I am a neophyte here. My speaker budget (including sub) is about $1200 max, less if I want a better receiver. I originally tested a set of paradigm Monitor 7s for mains, but my wife will not allow me to get anything not small enough to wall mount. Believe me, I am getting an important concession on her end because she wants a Bose system for its "cuteness." So the deal is, I can get any system that is small enough to wall mount. The two I have narrowed it to are: Option 1: Center Channel: paradigm cc-370 ($350) Mains: paradigm monitor minis ($300) rears: atoms ($200) sub: Velodyne CT-100 ($320) total: $1170 Pros: Have previewed and sounds great. I LOVE paradigm speakers for the price. Sub sounds good, and is low profile (forget SVS, twice the price, and if I want a barrel in my living room, I'll have a keg party). Cons: More expensive than other option, minis may be difficult to wall mount, aesthetics mediocre. Option 2: Energy Encore complete system, (includes sub). $975 Pros: has gotten excellent reviews, including from The Perfect Vision. Great aesthetics. Easy wall mount. Wife will be pleased. Better price (can get a better receiver possibly). Cons: haven't been able to find it in store to try it out. Concerned about inadequate sound stage for my 22'x14'space, though speakers are billed as "bigger" than they look. Any opinions about either system or both are greatly appreciated. A second question - the salesperson said it is probably not best to get minis in front with atoms rear, due to compatibility issues. He said get either 4 minis or 4 atoms. But I want larger fronts. Is he right?