I went to buy speakers on Saturday still undecided exactly what I was getting but had auditioned Def Techs several times, read the reviews, etc and had convinced myself that they were the way to go. I have an SVS so I was going to get BP30 / CLR2000 / BP2x. I auditioned and just could not get excited about what I was hearing. I was not blown away as I had hoped. I went into another room where I thought Whitney Houston was in concert and found that it was Studio 40's that I was hearing and not Whitney herself. I could not believe the clarity. I told the guy that I had heard that they were not as good for HT. He quickly proved that to be wrong. To make a long story short, I cannot believe the clarity these babies produced. I am very happy with my Studio 40 / Studio CC / Studio ADP combo that I walked away with. It pays to demo as much as possible before making a decision, regardless of what you are told. My first salesperson (who is a def tech fan) had tried to steer me away from the Paradigms saying that Def Tech gave way more for the money but I just could not hear it. I guess everyone DOES hear things differently.