I got Paradigms at a dealer's recommendation when I got into my 1st A/V almost four years ago. I am SOOO pleased. Seems I do remember someone here choosing some other brand when comparing. And recently someone felt they sounded a bit muddy in comparison to another.

Paradigm is one of the Canadian brands come to be known for real value at a really nice quality level. They are widely distributed. They do not authorize any online dealers.

Spend some more critical listening time before deciding. Take a CD or two that you are intimately familiar with.

As I said, I'm absolutely pleased. That said, there are lots of speaker brands. No need to rush when it's for something that, if a right decision, you'll be listening to for many years.