Hey Jim. I'm also a big Audio Physic fan and I did get to try out the Paduas about 2 years ago. They are remarkable speakers but very fussy about their positioning, more so than other Audio Physic speakers I have tried out in the past. The dealer and I spend about two hours trying to find a decent position, (ending up almost in the middle of the room!) and even then they could not really express their many virtues. They hate being anywhere near walls and they show it. They also have a 4 ohm nominal impedance that is fairly power hungry. So, unless you have tons of space I think the very musical Adagios might be a more easy prospect to live with.