Originally Posted by karlsaudio
I found the Paradigm Monitor line kind of "dry" and lifeless. The SEs and up are another story. Much richer, fuller sound.
As for the other ones. All good. Focals are hard to find. But, the Chorus 700 series (706v + 700 Center) would be about the same price range as the others mentioned. Go to their web site and they should have a dealer locator.
Thanks for the input. Seems like a lot of companies, other than speaker companies, make a great premium product but their quality suffers in their lower priced product. I demoed the Paradigm Studio 20's, which were very nice, but were $1300/pr. I found a dealer, for Focal, in San Diego, where I visit often. He doesn't demo Focals, only Sonance. I'll keep looking. He said the 806V's were $750/pr.