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post #32191 of 32201 Old 06-29-2015, 09:46 AM
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Their parlor tricks limited by DSP 3400s to a 24hz response. They specd at 18 hz according to Pdigm.. A 20hz test tone will not even play through them. Garbage. After learning the hard way and $2000 later, I found that most of their subs use this to avoid warranty claims. You cannot trust Paradigm sub ratings.


My respect for Paradigm is now limited to some of their better speakers. None for their subs.


I will take HSU or SVS if I have to buy a box sub that I didn't build myself. I have heard/felt HSU subs play 16hz.
I can attest to the fact that HSU subs will play down to what they say!
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I am moving up to Studio 100's, CC690, ADP590 from Klipsch Reference 7 system. My question regards power needed. I have an Emotiva MPS-1 7x200 wpc amp and suddenly everyone i know who is familiar with Paradigm Studio line says I need at least 300 wpc to the front stage. The specs do not seem to support this. Looking for some feedback from experienced owners.

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I am moving up to Studio 100's, CC690, ADP590 from Klipsch Reference 7 system. My question regards power needed. I have an Emotiva MPS-1 7x200 wpc amp and suddenly everyone i know who is familiar with Paradigm Studio line says I need at least 300 wpc to the front stage. The specs do not seem to support this. Looking for some feedback from experienced owners.

Thanks in advance.
I have the same front three speakers. I was driving them with a 200 wpc amp. When it started to have some issues I purchased a Sunfire 400 wpc amp. They sound great, but honestly I am not sure they sound any better. If I were starting from scratch I might suggest a more powerful amp, but already having your amp I would suggest staying with your Emotiva. I think the combo will keep you happy for a long time but you can always upgrade if you're not happy. But at least give the combo a try.
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I am moving up to Studio 100's, CC690, ADP590 from Klipsch Reference 7 system. My question regards power needed. I have an Emotiva MPS-1 7x200 wpc amp and suddenly everyone i know who is familiar with Paradigm Studio line says I need at least 300 wpc to the front stage. The specs do not seem to support this. Looking for some feedback from experienced owners.

Thanks in advance.
Im interested in what you think of going from Ref 7 to the Studio 100's. Are these the newer Ref 7-II's?
Looking at the specs, 32 WPC should get you to ref level at 1 meter. So I guess it really depends how far you listen from your speakers, room size, and how loud you listen to music/movies.
Going from 200 WPC to 300 WPC will only gain about 1-1/2 dB. Doesn't seem worth the cost to me.

Sensitivity Room / Anechoic
92 dB / 89 dB
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Compatible with 8 ohms
Suitable Amplifier Power Range
15 - 350 watts
Maximum Input Power
230 watts


1 watt 92 dB
2 watts 95 dB
4 watts 98 dB
8 watts 101 dB
16 watts 104 dB
32 watts 107 dB
64 watts 110 dB
128 watts 113 dB
256 watts 116 dB


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Thanks for the quick responses.

I have the original or classic RF-7, RC-7 front stage with RS-62 sides and RB-35 rears. Heard the Studio 100 sustem at CEDIA EXPO the year they released v5 and said that is a system that i would replace my Klipsch system for.

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I am moving up to Studio 100's, CC690, ADP590 from Klipsch Reference 7 system. My question regards power needed. I have an Emotiva MPS-1 7x200 wpc amp and suddenly everyone i know who is familiar with Paradigm Studio line says I need at least 300 wpc to the front stage. The specs do not seem to support this. Looking for some feedback from experienced owners.

Thanks in advance.
200 watts is plenty for the Studios. They are pretty sensitive
And an easy load. With the Emotiva you will have ample
Amount of reserves. This is applicable as long as you do
Not reside in the Superdome!

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Thanks, I can honestly say i have only seen the inside of the Superdome on tv

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I am moving up to Studio 100's, CC690, ADP590 from Klipsch Reference 7 system. My question regards power needed. I have an Emotiva MPS-1 7x200 wpc amp and suddenly everyone i know who is familiar with Paradigm Studio line says I need at least 300 wpc to the front stage. The specs do not seem to support this. Looking for some feedback from experienced owners.

Thanks in advance.
I had the XPA-3 with Paradigm Sigs and found the resulting sound too bright and harsh. Emotiva can be a bad combo with Paradigm, I've read other owners who found the same. Anthem, Paradigm's sister company, has a different approach than Emotiva, and it's a good synergy. But being that you already had Klipsch, I expect you'll not find the sound distracting.
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200 watts is plenty for the Studios. They are pretty sensitive
And an easy load. With the Emotiva you will have ample
Amount of reserves. This is applicable as long as you do
Not reside in the Superdome!
Agreed. XPA-5 was plenty of power to push my v5 100s,690,and 590s as loud as I wanted in a 14x20 room.
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I had the XPA-3 with Paradigm Sigs and found the resulting sound too bright and harsh. Emotiva can be a bad combo with Paradigm, I've read other owners who found the same. Anthem, Paradigm's sister company, has a different approach than Emotiva, and it's a good synergy. But being that you already had Klipsch, I expect you'll not find the sound distracting.
Interesting. I thought my XPA-5 and later added XPA-2 sounded great with my old Studio setup and still think they sound great with the upgrade to S8s/C5.
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