I looked at some Monitor 7's this weekend and really liked them. Yesterday I got to thinking about shielding. I was just assuming that they were shielded, but from what I've read so far today, they're not - although the Paradigm catalog says there is a MagneShield option. Does anyone happen to know the price difference between unshielded speakers and ones with a MagneShield option? The dealer was quoting $700 on the ones I looked at, and I assume that's the non-shielded price. I'd call and ask myself but they're closed today. I also hope to do better on pricing. With the apt. we're in right now, the speakers would most likely need to sit within 12" of the TV, and that's probably as far away as I could get for the time being. We're going to be buying a house in the next few months though, and at that time I should be able to spread things out a bit.