hi, I just did an A/B comparison between my 20s and newly acquired Minis (will be place in surround position). All are v3s. I had Atoms in surround before and, while I guess for the price the Atoms are good, I felt there was a huge difference between them and the Studios. I love the 20s and felt the Atoms just could not hold up. Of course, in surround mode, the difference is not that important. When I A/Bed vs each other, the difference was huge. My space constraints for the surrounds ease up so I could go bigger and got the Minis. I expected more from the Minis, which are about 80% more expensive than the Atoms but less than half the cost of the 20s. I was very surprised at how good the Minis are right out of the box. I am very pleased. I like their sound much more than that of the Atoms. I am sure they will blend very well together in my HT setup. As expected, the difference between the Minis and 20s is not the huge gulf that existed between the Atoms and 20s. I would say the Minis are twice as good, IMO and to my ears, as the Atoms and thus worth every penny in their price premium. The same does not apply to the Minis vs 20s. Overall, I liked the 20s more but their value is not as high vs the Minis. Differences: 20s seem to have a larger sound stage; definitely have more base and tighter bass. Switching from Minis to 20s added a sense of depth and width to the sound. The one thing I was thinking while doing the comparison was that the 20s sounded brighter. For instance, the snare drum strikes stand out with the 20s but seem, even out of the box, more laid back with the Minis. I am not saying either effect is unpleasant, just that I really noticed the brightness of the 20s. Of course, I think it may be the CD. Another CD that I tried has smoother highs. Still, the 20s are brighter. Here is where I get a bit lost. I am not sure if the 20s are more detailed in the high end and the Minis thus muffled in comparison or the 20s are just bright. I preferred the softer high end of the Minis but the overall musicality of the 20s. I could really tell that the Minis cannot go as deep as the 20s nor were they as detailed in the mid range. That said, I believe I paid 360 for the Minis and 720 for the 20s. I prefer the 20s but not by much. Any comments??