Take a look at the Energy Encore system. They are also are very good-looking speaker, especially when mounted in the optional stands. I am sure you can build a matched system with Paradigm system too.
Also depending on your size constraints, Angie at Amercian Sound has her demo set of NHT 2.9's in the beautiful Sycamore finnish at an unbelievable price. Then pickup a used NHT AC-1 or AC-2 centre channel at Audiogon for $300 US, a new pair of NHT Super Ones on EBAY for $230 US. The 2.9's will play low enough that you could forget about a cheap sub. This total will cost about $3000 Canadian and I am sure will give you a vastly superior sound. Then later on, you can seek out a good amp for the 2.9's and enter into that hopeless upgrade cycle like so many of us
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