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The Polk Audio's really are out of Paradigms league. I have listened to both alot. The Polk's really don't have much competition untill you reach the $4k mark and even then its more about preference. I'd be willing to put down some serious money that If there was a listening session with many of the users on this forum and the name Polk Audio was ripped off the speaker and they were disguised most people would consider them a god sent under $5000.
I have owned both the Studio 60V2 and the LSi-15. Up front the Polks are much better speakers IMO. Bass is the only area where the Paradigms beat the Polks. In every other category, the LSi-15s excel. The tweeter Polk uses is phenomenal for the money, especially at used price, while the Paradigm tweeter is somewhat fatiguing. For reference, I've also owned Vandersteen 2CE Signatures, Meadowlark Audio Shearwater Hot Rods, Eminent Technology LFT-8As, as well as a few well respected monitors, and the Polks are the best sounding speakers I've owned.
I'm sure there are many suggestions but if it's between the two mentioned, go for the Polks.