I had the Paradigm Monitor 3v7 and liked it so much I decided to move up to this and did not regret it. This is the sweet spot in the lineup as the just discontinued Signature equivalent 5 speaker center was $4500 with not that much better performance. . I was using it with a Rotel amp (also for sale) and the results were excellent. buy them both and get a discount. I have now reconfigured and I'm using My Avantgarde Duos as a phantom center channel.
I went with 8 because they are piano black and it is impossible not to have teeny, tiny dusting swirls unless you buff them out. No nicks or scratches (maybe on the bottom, didn't look) no nicks or dings on edges or corners. Probably should be a 9.
These are sought after and usually sell around my price so not too interested in negotiating unless it sits here too long.
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