I have just come across the Monitor Silver line of speakers. Although I have not heard them, they seem to have a similiar build, as in driver size, and cost to the Paradigm 7 and Axiom M60. The Monitor Audio speaker in particular is the Silver 6. Here's the link: http://www.monitoraudiousa.com/produ...r/silver6.html From what I have read it seems that the upper octave is fantastic but the bass driver 'drowns' out the sound of a thin midrange. This is quite different than the Axiom, which is slightly more forward, and Paradigm which is more laid back in the mid and highs. I basically want to listen to three different types of speakers which has similiar physical characteristics and costs. I thoroughly enjoyed the Paradigm Studios, however the cost and fact I have a mid level Onkyo has detered the purchase. Has anybody heard the Monitor Audio Series? They have Gold, Silver, and Bronze which seems to mate fairly well, in cost, to Paradigm Studio, Monitor, and Performance Series.