Just got a Yamaha RX-V1400 and need the best speakers to match. Room is 13x17 with the TV on the short wall and the couch 5' from the back wall. I've seen good things about Paradigm and MA, but also would like to hear about DefTech at this price. All thoughts appreciated!
Do not pair the 1400 with the Monitor's. The 1400 is a better sounding receiver than past models but is a bit thin sounding and is a better match with the Paradigm's. I don't think you will find a better match for your 1400 than the Paradigm Monitor series. Listen to the Monitor 5 and 7's and I think you'll find they are very nice for the money.