I was at my local Good Guys yesterday and they've begun to carry Monitor Audio speakers. I was looking at the Bronze B4 model and compared them to the Energy C-5, XL-250 and Klipsch RF-15 towers which were in the same sound room. The MA speakers sounded smoother overall to me with much tighter bass than the other 3 models. All speakers were powered by a Denon 4802 receiver. I'm not familiar with Monitor Audio but read some reviews online and they seem to be very well liked speakers, especially the Silver and Gold lines. The Bronze is their entry level but they go for $600 pair and sound very nice. Other speakers I'm interested in but GG didn't carry are the Axiom M-50 and the Paradigm Monitor 7. I definitely want floor standing speakers and they will most likely be powered by a Denon 2803 or perhaps the new Onkyo 701 or its Integra brethren. The room is 20x13 and will most likely be used 70/30 HT vs music. I would also buy the corresponding center channel from MA, Axiom or Paradigm. I'll look at surround speakers later because the room has in-wall speakers at the back of the room already. If they don't match up well, I'll replace them. I know there's plenty of knowledge about Axiom and Paradigm speakers. Axiom has a great track record for customer service and has the 30 trial period. I can find the Paradigm locally and I believe the dealer only carries Onkyo and Integra receivers. I'll recheck that tomorrow. Does anyone have experience with Monitor Audio? Am I comparing roughly equivalent speakers? Thanks for any and all responses.