after reading the board endlessly for months on end, I may be ready to make a purchase. because I'm in an apartment, I was all set to go the sat/sub route. I was thinking about the Paradigm Cinema Series for this. Then I kept reading about bookshelfs being a better call. So I figure size up front is not crucial, so I'm leaning toward the Paradigm Titans. Tried to hear the Energy 5.2's but they weren't hooked up at the store. I like the look of axiom's for their tiny surrounds (great for my apartment mounting purposes) but if I can't hear them anywhere, they're probably out of the picture (not going the demo and return route). plus I've heard the Titans and they sound impressive. If I was in larger quarters, I'd just do 4 Titans all around. But space for the surrounds is a bit limited. They can't go behind the couch as it's up against the wall. So they'd have to flank it on either side. Stands won't work there so they'd have to go against the wall, angled at 90 degrees toward the listener on the couch. While they're not small, thought about the ADP70's mounted flush against the back wall, but was told they're better mounted on side walls (otherwise you're somewhat wasting the driver that faces away from you). SO, I thought perhaps Cinema Series would work for the surrounds. Paradigm's catalog says all their speakers are timbre matched, so I take it this could work? If it's only the surround channel, would I be sacrificing that much? If I had to I'd do Atom's in the rears, but they'd be quite bulky and odd looking where they'd be mounted. Also, since I'm in an apartment, I can't really take full advantage of a sub the way I'd like. I feel like it would be like a Ferrari in the US - you'd never really be able to use it to it's full potential as it was designed. So, since I'm not looking to spend a ton of $, I thought I'd go lower end on the sub. Is this a bad call? An SVS for example would never be able to be pumped for fear of eviction. I've got the aura bass shaker in the couch on stand-by, so would a PB-10, wm40 or some other $150-200 sub be a good call? I don't want to cheapen the Paradigm's sound, but I don't want to spend more than I'm really going to utilize. Thanks all.