Axioms tend to be a bit bright, which may/may not be a bad thing to you. Overall the speakers have great imaging and blend into the room.
If you are looking for something that has a very neutral tone, check out Ascend Accoustics
, who sell internet direct at amazing prices for what the components are worth. Also sell Hsu subs directly from their site.
I'm sure that you've also heard of AV123
, they sell Onix and other great speakers at great prices.
If you are looking for audiophile quality at "reasonable" prices, check out RBH Sound
. These guys have one of the best reputations in the business, and have great customer support.
Here is their flagship tower system, the T3:
It stands an impressive 91 3/4" tall, or about 7 and 2/3 feet. Wow.