Hi: In my set-up (noted below) I have noticed what I think is a bit of brightness. I hear it mainly in some female vocals (Sinead O'Connor specifically), cymbals and some horns. I hesitate to call it "harsh", but it is comparatively harsh to the rest of the sound... maybe it is just a bit too forward. Imaging is perfect (played a lot with toe-in until I got cenetered sounds cenetered) and a good, wide soundstage. The rest of the music seemes (to my ear) relatively well balanced and tight... good, punchy bass with quick response, mids seem great. Maybe I am just hearing things, or being overly critical. Anyway, I wanted to ask you all if there were some tweaks that might help bring the highs down a bit, or make them a little less harsh or pronounced... Equipment: Paradigm Ref Studio 60 (v 2) Home Depot 12 gauge, bi-wired, NO connectors (bare wire) ROTEL 1095 Marantz AV-9000 Sony ES CD Monster 3500 Power conditioner thingy The interconnects are Monster, Mk II or III (forgot which) Thanks!