I've got a modest 70W Pioneer bookshelf stereo system and am looking to upgrade the speakers. I own two sets of Energy Connoisseur C1 for my HT setup and I'm happy with their performance. I've tried the C1's with this bookshelf system and they sound quite a bit better than the Pioneer speakers that came with the system. The Energy's are quite bright, but I don't mind. I was also surprised at the amount of bass they produced. How different will the Paradigm Mini Monitors sound? Are they less bright sounding that Energy? They are a bit larger than the C1's and rear ported, so I assume they'll have to be further from the wall to sound the best. Because of this, it might not be an option because of where the speakers have to go, but I'll see what Mini Mon owners might have to say. Thanks. Steve.