I'm trying to help a woman I work with put together a decent 5.1 system. Everyone always recommends Paradigm Atoms for a good budget system and I have been checking up on them. I'm a big fan of NHT myself and wonder if anyone has heard both the NHT SB-1 and the Paradigm Atoms. I don't doubt the Atoms sound good and don't want to knock them but the cabinets look cheap when compared to the NHTs (in the photos anyway). I won't hesitate to admit that I am biased when it comes to that piano black finish on the NHTs. They look so good. The Paradigms are probably a better value but I just want to know about sound.