Mad Chesser, I purchased my set of Axiom speakers last month and I went with 2 M80's,1 VP180, and 4 QS8's. I already had an SVS PC12-PLUS which I liked a lot so I decided to keep it instead of selling it and getting the EP800. I can say that the SVS subs are very good in my opinion and they do work well with the Axiom speakers. I also considered going with cherry for my speakers but I ended up sticking with black. They look good with my SVS sub and black with match everything, so it looks good with my furniture. My Sub is the cylinder instead of the box and it is about the same height as the M80's so they look good next to each other.