I've been a Paradigm fan since they first came out with the Studios 100 back in 1998, which I purchased after comparing them to a set of B&W at twice the price but, to my ears at the time, sounded similar. That's how I got to know Paradigm as an awesome value compared to other brands. But now, not any more. They keep raising prices to where they are no longer the premium value brand. I have a set of S8v3, C5v3, and Adp3v3, all in piano black, but these may be the last set of Paradigms I buy. I'm moving on to other premium brands that offer sound quality at a better value. I have my first pair of PSB Synchrony Two for my bedroom and these speakers sound awesome. I'm also eyeing a set of Focal Electra 1028be which has a lower price on their dark walnut, maybe even look at the Triton One which has glowing reviews.