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post #1 of 5 Old 07-20-2010, 09:08 PM - Thread Starter
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My current setup:

2x Inifnity Interlude IL60 (front + sub)
2x Infinity Interlude IL10 (surround)
1x Infinity Interlude IL25c (center)

I bought this setup when I was in a house in California. I've since moved out to NYC where I'm in a shoebox apartment with an open living/dining/kitchen area that's about 250 sq ft (with 16 foot ceilings).

Not only are the speakers overkill, they also take up way too much space. I want a system that sounds at least as good as these but that takes up much less space. Here's what I was thinking:

2x Paradigm Monitor Atom v6 (or maybe the mini's?)
2x Paradigm Monitor ADP-190
1x Paradigm Monitor CC-190
1x Paradigm PDR-10

Would love to hear opinions from people who have experience with one (or better yet both) setup. Also if you have other suggestions for for a small footprint setup that sounds very good it would be great to hear from you too. Thanks!
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I don't think you can do better than these speakers for the money. I own the Atoms, cc-190 and a pdr-8. They look great, are relatively compact, and the sound is tremendous. The only thing you might consider would be a different sub. The pdr-8 is perfectly adequate for my needs (some folks think it sounds better than the pdr-10), but from what you will read on this board there are probably numerous better sub options for power, depth and punch.
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Try moving the IL60s out of the room and give the IL10s and center a try - use the sub also. They should sound quite good in a small room. I've owned IL50s - IL40s & IL30s and still have the IL40s that I use in a 2 channel in the bedroom. I doubt I'll sell them any time soon.

It's hard to beat the Interlude speakers - it'll take lots of $s to match them and even more to surpass them. Is there any reason you don't like them besides the IL60s being quite large?

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Thanks guys, I ended up getting rid of the Interludes and got a pair of Paradigm Mini's for now. They obviously don't cover the range that the Interludes did, but I'd say the sound-stage is better, and they sound great even at lower volumes. Now I just need to find a sub... Any suggestions?
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Now I just need to find a sub... Any suggestions?

Depending on your budget, Rythimik.

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