I have always liked Infinity speakers. I started with a pair of RS-1s for my mains, a cc-1, and minuettes for surround. When I upgraded I went with Alpha 20s for the FL, FR, C, RC, and still use the RS-1s for surround. Infinity has a reputation for having a very flat response (which is good). A couple of my friends have Paradigm. These are also very good speakers, but I like my Inftinities just as much and they did not cost as much.