Please take my response with a grain of salt because I'm not an expert but I LOVE my Paradigms. I have the Cinema 90 series with a CC center and PDR 10 sub. Tomorrow I'm pickign up a new set of Paradigm Montitor 7's and a CC290 center. I'm always disgusted at the quality of most products I buy. I can tell you that Paradigm quality is top notch. You can tell that they take pride in their craftmanship and I don't think any of their speakers will disappoint.