I am not familiar with your amplification, but I own both the Studio 100V3s (for about 4 years...my first serious speakers) and the Usher BE 718s (1 month). My listening is strictly 2 channel. I did find placement w/ the Paradigms was much trickier than w/ the Ushers. My room is almost impossible for getting good imaging...glass along one wall and open to another room on the other side. I use a REL Storm III sub with the Ushers and that arrangement does provide a wider, more defined soundstage (again...in my room). The tonal presentation is more defined and even across the frequency spectrum with the Ushers; with the Paradigms the mid-range gets a little bloated, or should I say congested, especially with complex material. The comparison that comes to mind is the Paradigms are for rock and roll, the Ushers are for fine jazz. Saw your two speaker considerations and had to chime in! Don't know if this helps.