As the title states, I'm trying to decide between 2 sets of tower speakers. The Polk LS90's or the Paradigm Studio Monitor (original version with 2x8" woofers, tri-ampable). Both sets of towers are used, with the Polk towers being about a 1/3 of the price of the Paradigms. I will be using them in a small listening room for now, with plans for a larger listening room in the future. My listening room is treated with acoustical panels as well as carpeting, and sounds pretty good even with speakers that are too large for the current room's dimensions. The system will mainly be for music, 2 channel, and run off a rotation of gear (separates, vintage receivers, integrateds, AVRs).
I'm wondering what people's opinions are between these two speakers. The Paradigms seem very similar to the Studio 100 v1 and v2, which all seem to get good reviews. The downsides are that many comments recommend large listening rooms and high current amps (2-400w+). The Polks also get good reviews, and I've been able to listen to them quite a bit and I've been impressed with their sound. People also seem to recommend a couple hundred watts to power the Polks. My main amps now are 125-160wpc for the most part. Most of my amps should be fine with the speakers dipping down to 4ohms and even below for a short period. Listening would be done largely at low volume, with the occasional high volume listening session.
Let me know if there are any variables I've missed. TIA for your advice.