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post #30391 of 30404 Old 07-22-2014, 06:03 PM
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New Studios?

Any word on a new version of the Studios coming out soon?
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What is wrong with this picture?

I plan to upgrade all my speakers at a later date, but all my free cash is going into finishing the basement right now, and I have perfectly good (albeit old) Paradigm speakers to use. (Phantom v.1, CC-150, PDR-10) I had been using a pair of v.3 Titans as surround speakers, but want to use them in the family room (zone 2) for now. So I was looking for a pair of surrounds on the cheap to get me by until the budget allows for upgrades. Bought this pair of ADP-170 v.2 speakers off Ebay. They sound great, and upon opening them up, the speakers all appear to be original Paradigm... But the fronts of the speakers are upside down! The fronts don't come off on these speakers, and there is no evidence (inside or out) of the fronts being pried off, so I'm not sure how this happened. Both are identical. Anyone ever heard of this, or did I get taken for $89?

Every other pic of these I've found, the Paradigm logo is centered and on the same end of the speakers as the posts. On these, I'd have to have the tweeters down for the Paradigm logo to be right side up.
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Hi guys,

Has anyone here heard the 30th anniversary Inspiration in comparison to the Studio 20? I've been leaning towards the Inspiration but my dealer doesn't have them in to audition, only the Studio floorstanders. I'm guessing the Inspiration is a lot better but thought I'd ask.
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For the 690 owners, what are you guys using for stands? Besides the crazy expensive Paradigm stand, anything else i find that is 18", can only support 25-35lbs. Is there anything else out there that can support this monster for a reasonable price?

Thanks!
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For the 690 owners, what are you guys using for stands? Besides the crazy expensive Paradigm stand, anything else i find that is 18", can only support 25-35lbs. Is there anything else out there that can support this monster for a reasonable price?

Thanks!
Maybe try getting 2 of these:

http://www.wayfair.com/VTI-DF-Series...FC-VI1046.html
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For the 690 owners, what are you guys using for stands? Besides the crazy expensive Paradigm stand, anything else i find that is 18", can only support 25-35lbs. Is there anything else out there that can support this monster for a reasonable price?

Thanks!

I am looking at a single 7" shelf of this Model #: BLG503BB: http://www.vtimanufacturing.com/vti_...io-video-rack/

Here is a website selling it... http://www.standsandmounts.com/vtibl...03-010203.aspx

Certainly holds the weight and is a few inches larger than the CC-690. They have some smaller options that would for the most part be hidden under the larger speaker: http://www.standsandmounts.com/vtibl...sfinishes.aspx

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I made a custom "cradle" for my cc690. I made templates using the profile of the curves and translated that to wood. If your interested I have a pic in the top sticky about posting pics of speakers. I could also make one out of carbon if you desire. Hit me up in a PM if you want more info.
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Hey everyone,

I currently have a Polk set up and I am considering Paradigm as an upgrade soon in the future and found a good deal on a cc390 center speaker on craigslist. How much better would Paradigm cc390 plus monitor 9 or 11s and surrounds (ideas on surrounds?) be than Polk rti8 and Fxi5 and csi5?

Anyone with experience with both?

Please let me know.
Thanks!
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Hey everyone,

I currently have a Polk set up and I am considering Paradigm as an upgrade soon in the future and found a good deal on a cc390 center speaker on craigslist. How much better would Paradigm cc390 plus monitor 9 or 11s and surrounds (ideas on surrounds?) be than Polk rti8 and Fxi5 and csi5?

Anyone with experience with both?

Please let me know.
Thanks!
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Hey everyone,

I currently have a Polk set up and I am considering Paradigm as an upgrade soon in the future and found a good deal on a cc390 center speaker on craigslist. How much better would Paradigm cc390 plus monitor 9 or 11s and surrounds (ideas on surrounds?) be than Polk rti8 and Fxi5 and csi5?

Anyone with experience with both?

Please let me know.
Thanks!
I only have experience with a Polk htib, but I do have a cc390, 9's, adp-390's and adp-190's plus a pdr100. I can tell you that this setup for me puts out tremendous sound, and all of my friends love my setup. Just wanted to mention that the cc390 is a hard to come by item so if you really want it, jump on it quickly. I had to get mine through US Audiomart which was a little scary sending a money order to someone I didn't know. Luckily the guy was honest. Also you may not want ADP's with all the atmos talk that I've been hearing lately. Sorry I could not help with a direct comparison, but I thought I would give you the info that I do have.
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Those aren't bad, but i actually saw another on that site when i opened it that supported the weight. Only problem is that it was too small. 13" i believe.

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I am looking at a single 7" shelf of this Model #: BLG503BB: http://www.vtimanufacturing.com/vti_...io-video-rack/

Here is a website selling it... http://www.standsandmounts.com/vtibl...03-010203.aspx

Certainly holds the weight and is a few inches larger than the CC-690. They have some smaller options that would for the most part be hidden under the larger speaker: http://www.standsandmounts.com/vtibl...sfinishes.aspx
I am looking for more of a stand like the Paradigm stand. But thanks for the info.

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I made a custom "cradle" for my cc690. I made templates using the profile of the curves and translated that to wood. If your interested I have a pic in the top sticky about posting pics of speakers. I could also make one out of carbon if you desire. Hit me up in a PM if you want more info.
I will try and take a look at the pics and see if it is something i would like to do. The carbon finish does intrigue me though. I love Carbon Fibre everything.
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ADP-590 as Surrounds...Crossover

The specs say: 2nd-order electro-acoustic at 300 Hz (bassdriver); 1st-order electro-acoustic at 2.1 kHz

My Yamaha CX-A5000 allows for the Surround crossover settings (variable Hz and a sm/lg setting), which is currently at the default of 80 Hz and small.

Should I change the Yamaha to match the crossover of the ADP-590?
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The specs say: 2nd-order electro-acoustic at 300 Hz (bassdriver); 1st-order electro-acoustic at 2.1 kHz

My Yamaha CX-A5000 allows for the Surround crossover settings (variable Hz and a sm/lg setting), which is currently at the default of 80 Hz and small.

Should I change the Yamaha to match the crossover of the ADP-590?
No. The specs for the ADP-590 are referring to the crossover points between the tweeter and mid-bass drivers (2.1 kHz), and the crossover between the mid-bass drivers and the bass driver (300 Hz).

The crossover setting in your Yamaha is controlling the point at which the low frequencies (bass) will be "cut-off" from the surround speakers and re-routed to the subwoofer. With the current setting of 80 Hz, the receiver will take all frequencies below 80 Hz from the surround channels and send them to the subwoofer, not the surround speakers. Given that the specs for the ADP-590 say that its low frequency extension is 60 Hz, an 80 Hz crossover setting is probably ideal.

I wouldn't change a thing!

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polk csi5 vs. paradigm cc390

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I only have experience with a Polk htib, but I do have a cc390, 9's, adp-390's and adp-190's plus a pdr100. I can tell you that this setup for me puts out tremendous sound, and all of my friends love my setup. Just wanted to mention that the cc390 is a hard to come by item so if you really want it, jump on it quickly. I had to get mine through US Audiomart which was a little scary sending a money order to someone I didn't know. Luckily the guy was honest. Also you may not want ADP's with all the atmos talk that I've been hearing lately. Sorry I could not help with a direct comparison, but I thought I would give you the info that I do have.

So, I can hopefully get either the cc390 for 200-250 or the csi5 for 150. I think the cc390 is a better value because it is a better speaker at that price but the csi5 matches my rti8s.

I would never put anything like a klipsch center with my polk system but would the paradigm center pair reasonably well? I'd love to have the best center possible but not if it is going to not mix well.

Please let me know your opinions!
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