I have owned Active 20's, Nht 1.5s, sound dynamics rt3, plus many others. In the under $1000 class, the Soliloquy 5.0s(look for b-stock through underwoodwally on audiogon) are by far the best(competetive with the B&W805s). The rt3 is competetive sounding to the NHT or Paradigm, but has a cheap looking cabinet. I preferred the NHT to the paradigm. I thought it to be better integrated, but the bass was not as deep. I hought the Paradigm tweeter to be a little dry, and not as integrated into the midrange as I would like. I was a little disappointd in them. Do check out the soliloquy, the sound is truly highend, and the cabinets are fabulous. Check out Audioreview.com reviews. Good luck, snd good listening!
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