Hi! I have spent several months reading through quite a bit of material on AVS-F to help me stay informed while upgrading my sound system (I started with an Onkyo TX-SR607 in January). The information I've found here has been exceptionally helpful and I'm grateful for such a wonderful source of information.
After a lengthy effort to find a means by which to audition Paradigm and Energy speakers I finally met with success on Sunday afternoon. My audition required an eighty-mile round trip to a retailer just outside of town and culminated in the purchase of a pair of Energy CB-20s
for my 16' x 14' apartment living room. I am still in the process of making all the little adjustments for the speakers but am already astonished by the difference in quality, compared to the equipment I previously used (Bose model 141s bought in 1996).
Since Sunday I have enjoyed The Empire Strikes Back
and quite a variety of music. Last night I was most delighted by how Holst's "The Planets" sounded on these speakers while I enjoyed a book
My budget schedule necessitates that I wait several more weeks to purchase a center channel (the CC-10 interests me most) but the temptation is nearly overpowering!
Thank you one and all for the tips and suggestions you've made, here, which have helped me make an informed (though difficult!) decision. I'm looking forward to a long journey with Energy and think I shall love every moment of it.