Well, I got the speakers yesterday. Set-up was (mostly) a breeze, it did take me a moment to figure out how to set them up using RCA only. the instruction manual refers to using a RCA-to-minijack adapter. They are certainly room filling and the bass is quite impressive and certainly plenty for my apartment. I like how precise the bass is, not in the least bit boomy as my Audioengine A2's tend to be.
On the downside, the Paradigms produce an audible hiss. This is less of an issue when playing music at louder levels as the hiss is then masked (but still present). When playing music at lower levels and/ or during quieter passages especially when listening to Jazz, Classical, Vocal or Piano Music (Chopin's Nocturnes for example), the hiss is clearly audible. This is even more an issue when watching movies.
Midrange doesn't provide a very full-bodied sound and doesn't have a lot of depth, instead it sounds rather thin, while the treble can sound it bit too bright for my taste. If it wasn't for the hissing, I could probably live with that but all things considered listening can quickly become fatiguing, to the point I had to switch back to my TV speakers while watching a movie.
Anyway, I'll likely be returning them and getting a pair of Airmotive 5's instead, even if that means I'll have to get new furniture or stands to accomodate them.