I am slowly building a decent HT system at a bduget of around $2000. Last week, a local hi fi store which is a Paradigm dealer had a clearance sale. By the time I got there, the only center channel Paradigm left on sale was the Reference Studio CC, Paradigm's top of the line center. It is $500 MSRP and it was on sale for $375. I was concerned about timbre matching, because due to spouse issues I CANNOT get mains which are not wall mountable for the time being. The smallest Paradigms which match the Studio CC are Studio 20's, bookshelf sized and therefore unacceptable. The largest wall mountable Paradigms are Titans, which do not match the Studio CC. The guy at the stero store said that this would cause a timbre mismatch, but that I wouldn't notice it unless I had a trained ear, because the speakers are the same brand. He also said that getting better center channel outweighs any consideration of timbre mismatch. I picked up the Studio CC based on this advice, but I am still operating with my little JBL's for mains. Will the Titans be OK or should I use every emotional tactic, fair or unfair, to convince my wife to let me get the Studio 20's? BTW, the Studio CC is incredible, so trading it in for a CC170 isn't an option for me. I doubt you can get a better center south of $1K, certainly not for $375.