I haven't heard the Paradigm speakers in a while but if memory serves, they are revealing. For the system you describe, I would devote more money to the front end. The Adcom preamp is a very revealing piece and I don't have much respect for the Adcom 575 as a transport. I had one and used it in that capacity. It sounded thin going through a Theta processor. I haven't heard the Adcom d to a but I have a little more faith in it. You might consider picking up a Rotel RDD-980 transport if cash is an issue. I see there are a number available for around $300 and imo it is much better than the Adcom. As far as the amps, it has been a long time since I heard Bryston. Counterpoint amps can be ruthless in the upper mids and highs. Maybe using the Krell preamp would be the logical choice to balance the system some to the warm side. Again, I see the system being very revealing. Maybe you could tame it a bit with the right cable choice. I don't have a lot of experience here. I have used mostly MIT and been very happy with them. Good luck!