Re: $2500 for L/R/C speakers, what do I audition?
I too am a Paradigm owner and fan but you must do yourself a favor and check out the Outlaw Audio LCR speakers. They will blow you away...
Anthem, Conrad Johnson, Dish Network/JVC, Dynaudio, Infinity, Integra, JL Audio, Klipsch, Magnepan, Marantz, Martin Logan, Onkyo, Oppo, Outlaw Audio, Panasonic, Paradigm, REL, Sumiko, SVSound, and Toshiba are the brands equipment I currently use. I have owned/used and tested equipment made by just about any manufacturer you can name.