Kinda in a quandry here. I'm trying to complete a setup that will eventually be relegated to the bedroom, but will be my main gear at least until the summer. I'll be running an Outlaw 1050 in a moderately sized room (22x14x8) for 50/50 music/home theater (but I'm much more picky about the music). I certainly don't mind incorporating a sub with the smaller speaks for music, but I've always preferred 2-channel stuff straight (bypassing all DSPs/internal bass management). I know Cambridge Soundworks speakers are considered barely a notch above Bose around here, but at $400/pair for the Tower IIs (hifi.com selling on eBay), they strike me as a helluva bargain for a 3-way speaker with dual 8" woofers. I've demo'd them, in store, and was impressed by the big soundstage and good imaging (despite the very poor room/placement), but they did seem lacking in mid-range clarity, sounding more than a tad congested. This might have something to do with the fact that they were flanked on all sides by all the other CSW speakers and pushed flush against the back wall, but I've also heard this criticism from others. Since this is destined to be a second system, I don't want to go much more expensive than $400 or so for the mains (cheaper if I can get away with it). I've heard many good things about the Axioms, though I've never personally heard them. But for roughly the same price as the Tower IIs, I can pick up the Axiom M40s. For even less scratch, I can get the M22Ti or M3Ti bookshelves. And these speakers (particularly the bookshelves) garner much love on this and other forums. So, what would you do in my boots? The big CSW Tower IIs with the good bass extension and big soundstage, or the smaller Axiom bookshelves/2-way "mini-tower" with the (supposed) great midrange clarity and sparkling highs?