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!
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.
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?