Just got back from my local Paradigm dealer. I had gone over there to audition the Studio ref. 40's and 60's. After listening for a few minutes I thought that they were nice but not $1,200 nice. Just for the heck of it I thought I'd take a listen to the Monitor 11's.....WOW! While I thought that the Studio 40/60's were kind of harsh when turned up I thought that the Monitor 11's were smooth as butter. Very warm and not harsh at all. So I can't help thinking...are my ears lying to me??? After all the hype I've heard about the Studio Reference line I was expecting more >. I think I will end up buying the Monitor 11's. Only problem is I was not all that impressed with the matching center- CC-370. Is the Studio CC much better? I did not have a chance to hear it. As a point of reference, the Monitor 11's,Studio 40's and 60's were being driven by an NAD Amp and Pre-Amp. The CC-370 I listened to was running off a mid-line Yamaha Receiver.