you definitely have to get into paradigms reference and monitor series to start coming close to the axioms. i know i auditioned the paradigm titans and their midsize surround in that series(cant remember the name).. anyway. they were way weaker in detail and clarity by comparison.
obviously, you are on an axiom board, so i think our preference should be rather clear.. but, to be honest, to get the same quality from paradigms, you would be paying twice, almost 3 times as much for the same speaker..
think about it!!
EXCUSE ME, ARE YOU THE SINGING BUSH??