Originally Posted by C44
I'm slowly building up my home theatre set up. I currently have a Yamaha RX-A3030 powering up a 5.1 set up of Paradigm speakers and a SVS PB13 Ultra sub.
My next purchase will be a set of floor stand speakers. My current front left and right will be moved to the rear giving me 4 surround speakers. I'm contemplating getting Paradigm's Studio 60 v.5. The jump up to the 100 line is an option, but the added $1000 is a tad high, would really have to be sold on it to make that upgrade.
The system will be a dual use set up. Movies of course, and as a back up soundtrack to my guitar and bass when I play Rocksmith. I run my guitars through an a/b-y splitter box to a pair of amps (Hughes & Kettner tubemeister 18w and a Fender deluxe reverb reissue). The volume levels currently on my 5.1 is adequate, but it's lacking midrange. My SVS is great for LFE but does not deliver in filling in the mid range, and neither do my current Paradigm set up. I'm hoping that the Studio 60 v.5 will fill in the void.
Any feed back would be appreciated.
Edit: my current Paradigm speakers are Titan Monitor v.5s. Centre, fronts and rears.
Look like you have decsent system.
I got a 7.2 using the same Sub/s.
7.1 add a little!
My personal preference "is" if a movie is 5.1 and most, are "I leave it , at that".
If it is 7.1, It is some extra icing on the cake
So 2 more channels will require some power (AVR or Amps).
If you can do it, the more power to You, if Not do not loose sleep over it.
7.1 is nice but not realy needed, just like if I go for 9.2 or 11.2 (lots more money for a little returned.
I Hope others shim in on the difference between "Paradigm's Studio 60 v.5. The jump up to the 100'
I DO NOT know those speakers, so I cannot Help.
That said, I would think, they sound pretty much the same for the exception of the 100 going lower in the Bass department and you got this cover with the SVS.