I have auditioned them in my home and heard them several times in the showroom and currently own the S8's. They do play very low. Most mfgr's do't try to go that low on one 7"(really 6")woofer. Paradigm did(I think unwisely)and it does sound very good at low/med volumes, say less than 82 db or so, but after that the woofer can't keep up. You could unload them with a small rel sub, I would think that would work well. The signature woofers are so fast, I think Para thought they could get away with it. And maybe they have to your taste, it's just not as tight as the s8's. The s8's IMO are 20K speakers hiding in the Para "value" equation. If you like the full range sound, get that second job and do the s8's. Be warned though, both of these speakers are very revealing and bad feeds with sound harsh. Good luck.
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