Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Southern Cali, SD area
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I got it with a 60% discount off MSRP. They were immaculate so I didn't want to haggle further than that.
He didn't have the original stands, just some cheapo ones that were too short. Time to get the saw out, I think I've still got MDF left.
Since we're here and in case someone cares:
The more I listen to these the more I like it. The highs are precise, and bright. Not too much, just crisp enough to call it near perfect. The bass is definitely there, I crossed them at 60, blends almost seamelessly (fault of my 95db dual 15s, I won't be using them with the digms in the long run though, they are just too loud at any setting for these) Reportedly the extension goes down to 35 or so, which I believe but the speaker sounds better if you cut the low end and let the sub do it's work.
The midrange is not as bright as the highs, and has a very warm presence. I wouldn't call it overly dim, though. Paradigm really did their homework on what sounds good and what people listen to. These little speakers do a great job with all kinds of music. Best part about them is how easy they are to listen to. They are not shrill or piercing. Very soothing sound that reaches out and invites you to stay. Imaging is very respectable. Not the most depth of anything I've ever heard, but the side-to-side stereo effect does go 3-4 feet wider than the actual speakers. Instruments and vocals are fixed, and do have some 'layering' to them, meaning the sound is very unfolded and the various instruments don't appear out of the same point source. Very well done for a 2-way.
This was my first pair of paradigms, I just had to know what the hoopla was all about. Now I'm tempted to go after some studio 100s instead of building my dipoles! :O
Well thanks for reading if anyone made it this far and take it easy guys.