Had my heart set on eventually getting some Paradigm Reference Actives, but with them being discontinued, doesn't look like that is going to happen. So I'm thinking now I'll look into building a nice set of kits. The Tempest I built got me way more sub than the same amount of money at retail could have, so I'm hoping your advice can get the same type of bang for the buck out of a speaker kit. Ok, here's a list of things to consider for my preferences and situation in no particular order. Don't want to consider tackling my own crossovers, I want a proven crossover I can just read off a schematic. Infact I'd consider prebuilt crossovers a plus. However, I'll learn to put them together if it means I'll get a much better speaker. (just reiterating that I need a kit, don't know if I'll ever be able to design my own) I can only swing towers in the mains position, although I'd prefer large bookshelves. Five identical speakers would be cool, but I'll cut cost on the surrounds for better mains and center. These speakers will be mated with a 260L Tempest tuned to 17hz. Initially they will be powered by an Onkyo TXDS575 with an 80hz crossover to the sub. Later on though, I hope to have an Anthem MCA5 or Outlaw750 powering them and the crossover point at 60hz. The retail setup I want these to be able to stomp on are Paradigm Reference Studio40 mains, Studio20 surrounds and StudioCC center (for cost reference these would run me $1350 USD including taxes, wouldn't have to ship them). Suggestions can be up to $1200 USD not including cabinets for the 5 speakers (prefereably a little less, at $1200 USD, by the time I pay shipping, brokerage, exchange rate and tax, I'll probably be at what I wanted to spend including the cabinets). My initial thoughts are: Adire: Some combination of sealed Kit281 and 81, possibly their new center Side note: how does the sealed compare with the vented 281 in the 60hz and up range, does the 0.81q of the sealed compare well with the 0.577q of the vented? GR-Research: 3 Paradox 1+ (one of which shielded) and 2 Paradox 1, maybe even all 5 Paradox 1+ Opinions on whether or not either of these would stomp on the Paradigm Studio series or PSB Stratus series (I need a little convincing here)? Opinions on which of these would be a better choice? Any other suggestions you feel would be worth a look?