Summary: I have been an audio engineer for over 35 years now. I have dealt with speakers my whole life. I recently purchased Paradigm's Monitor 9 series speakers for my bedroom theatre. Let me just say that they didn't come close to adding up to my expectations. Here is a quote that Paradigm has put onto their website: "MONITOR 9 EXCELLED ... A PERPETUAL DELIGHT ... SUPERB ... Paradigm has done it again!