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Not sure if its been mentioned yet, but Paradigm has a pretty cool sale on their website: http://www.paradigm.com/specials/index.php
Haha looks like nobody wants to buy center channels in cherry, they must have a huge surplus.

Is anyone speculating a new series?
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Haha looks like nobody wants to buy center channels in cherry, they must have a huge surplus.

Is anyone speculating a new series?
No speculation. It's the Prestige line that is supposed to supplant the Studios, which is a real shame. One step forward, two steps back.

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Help me out with some opinions. Thinking
About going from 3.1 to 5.1 in the bedroom.
Using SE series bookshelves and the center.

I have a pair of Studio 40'sv4 I could use for
The fronts. Move the SE bookshelf to surround
Duty.

Do you think the 40's and the SE center will timbre
Match?? The SE's use the same drivers a tweeters as
Studios. (So they say)

I know only a few of us have the SE speakers,
But give your opinions plz. :-)
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Do you think the 40's and the SE center will timbre
Match?? The SE's use the same drivers a tweeters as
Studios. (So they say)

Sure, the SE's do use Studio drivers, the cabinets are more like Monitors.
Since the SE's will be put to less demanding surround duty I don't think you would have a problem at all and you'll probably LOVE the 40's for your fronts.


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Going to possibly move to studio 100 V2's soon. Currently running 60 V2's with 40 V2's as rears and a studio CC V2 as center. Does this center work well with the 100's or would a 690 be better suited? Thoughts?


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IIRC, there was a member on AVS who paired a 690 with Studio v1s or v2s and said they worked very well together.

I've heard the Studio/CC v2 in my room and I currently have the 690 and, IMO, while the CC v2 is a very solid center-channel speaker, the 690 is much better overall.
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Paradigm CC-690

Hey guys!

So I am in the market to purchase the Paradigm Studio Series for Home theatre use. Am thinking of purchasing the following:

1. Paradigm Studio 20's up front
2. Paradigm Studio CC-690 Center
3. Paradigm MilleniaOne for surrounds (Cant justify $1500 for ADP-590 surrounds)
4. SVS PB-13 Ultra sub

My questions are the following:

1. My tv unit is 16 inches deep, and 16 feet wide. The Paradigm CC-690 will stick out one inch, which leave about an inch behind it for clearance. Side will have nothing and lots of room. Will this be okay?
The speaker will not be caved in what so ever, just placed on top of a flat tv unit but very close to back wall.

2. Will the MilleniaOne suffice as surrounds? I hear they use some of the Studio technology and have a similar sound so thought the would work well...

3. Will my Denon AVR 3806 drive the CC-690 and Studio 20s for HT at no more than 95-98 DB PEAKS......

Thanks guys!
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The 690 is rear-ported - I'm not sure that a 1" clearance is sufficient. I'd contact Paradigm to confirm.

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I checked the owner's manual that's linked to on the CC-690 product page and there's no mention of a minimum clearance.

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Definitely not enough clearance, I would say 6 inches minimum.

Paradigm v.5 speakers: Studio 100s - Fronts, Studio CC-690 - Center , ADP-590s - Surround.
Pardigm V.4 speakers: Studio 20s - Rear Surround, Sub12
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Hey guys!

So I am in the market to purchase the Paradigm Studio Series for Home theatre use. Am thinking of purchasing the following:

1. Paradigm Studio 20's up front
2. Paradigm Studio CC-690 Center
3. Paradigm MilleniaOne for surrounds (Cant justify $1500 for ADP-590 surrounds)
4. SVS PB-13 Ultra sub

My questions are the following:

1. My tv unit is 16 inches deep, and 16 feet wide. The Paradigm CC-690 will stick out one inch, which leave about an inch behind it for clearance. Side will have nothing and lots of room. Will this be okay?
The speaker will not be caved in what so ever, just placed on top of a flat tv unit but very close to back wall.

2. Will the MilleniaOne suffice as surrounds? I hear they use some of the Studio technology and have a similar sound so thought the would work well...

3. Will my Denon AVR 3806 drive the CC-690 and Studio 20s for HT at no more than 95-98 DB PEAKS......

Thanks guys!
One thing about the Millenia Series on-wall's... you have to set a cross-over that is quite high even compared to some surround speakers. Your sub will need to have quality mid bass reproduction as well, or you'll get a frequency dip in response.

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One thing about the Millenia Series on-wall's... you have to set a cross-over that is quite high even compared to some surround speakers. Your sub will need to have quality mid bass reproduction as well, or you'll get a frequency dip in response.
No, not those ones, these:

http://www.paradigm.com/products-cur.../page=overview

Also, they will be used as surrounds only, not fronts....
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One thing about the Millenia Series on-wall's... you have to set a cross-over that is quite high even compared to some surround speakers. Your sub will need to have quality mid bass reproduction as well, or you'll get a frequency dip in response.
No, not those ones, these:

http://www.paradigm.com/products-cur.../page=overview
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Definitely not enough clearance, I would say 6 inches minimum.
That was my fear....

But then ive seen some people throw center speakers inside a cabinet which has to be far worse, right?
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Those are voice matched to the Monitor line of speakers, not the Studios. FYI

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Huntwickglen, if it were me I'd go with 20s all around, 10s in the back if money is an issue. Maybe drop down to the CC-590 as an option..
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Huntwickglen, if it were me I'd go with 20s all around, 10s in the back if money is an issue. Maybe drop down to the CC-590 as an option..
Aesthetically i like the look of the the CC better than a single 20 as a Center.

The CC-590 is a good option, but ive been reading that the CC-690 has a separate woofer for Mid range bass which adds heft to dialogue. That got me a little excited....

appreciate your feedback though!
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Actually, I didn't mean a 20 for the center, but re-reading my post that's what it sounds like. Do 20s at the corners and a 590 in the center. I'm sure the 690 is awesome, but aesthetically it may not look right paired with the 20s, if you care about those kinds of things. I have 100s, a 590 and 20s (v.5). In my case the 690 wouldn't fit. Which ever option you chose, you'll be pleased.
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Actually, I didn't mean a 20 for the center, but re-reading my post that's what it sounds like. Do 20s at the corners and a 590 in the center. I'm sure the 690 is awesome, but aesthetically it may not look right paired with the 20s, if you care about those kinds of things. I have 100s, a 590 and 20s (v.5). In my case the 690 wouldn't fit. Which ever option you chose, you'll be pleased.
Ahh gotch!

I keep hearing how the CC-690 is night and day over the CC-590 and the price difference is not more than $300 or so.....

Thank you though!
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The 690 will pair well with the 20s, especially if you're running a sub for the lower frequencies.
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Thanks decibels, I live close to Philadelphia PA. Where have you seen them locally? on craigslist?
Vancouver and yes on Craigslist...keep looking you will find them!

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Ahh gotch!

I keep hearing how the CC-690 is night and day over the CC-590 and the price difference is not more than $300 or so.....

Thank you though!
Yes, the CC-690 is the better center. Studio 20's for the fronts, side, and rear surrounds would be ideal unless you can save up and get a pair of 60's for the front left/right.

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Yes, the CC-690 is the better center. Studio 20's for the fronts, side, and rear surrounds would be ideal unless you can save up and get the 60 for the front left/right.
I now run 20's for sides and rears with 60's up front and loving it! Thanks Dan for the suggestion on a second pair of 20's!
With a good sub the 20's would work up front, 60's will be awesome with that same sub!

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I now run 20's for sides and rears with 60's up front and loving it! Thanks Dan for the suggestion on a second pair of 20's!
With a good sub the 20's would work up front, 60's will be awesome with that same sub!
I am glad you're on your way to Audio Nirvana. Next step... a Dolby Atmos, Auro3D, and DTS MDA system!!

Listen up, studios! Just say "NO" to DNR and EE!!
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I am glad you're on your way to Audio Nirvana. Next step... a Dolby Atmos, Auro3D, and DTS MDA system!!
Yes, one step at a time...my next quest is actually upgrading my turntable and or cartridge...any words of wisdom in that area? Currently using a Shure M97xe with my Pioneer PL turntable.

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