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post #32341 of 32352 Old 08-15-2015, 04:18 PM
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Could it be that rather than clarity you experienced, it was more like the sound was brighter and forward which some can mistaken for clarity and the Prestige's sound had more fullness, warm side of neutral, and slightly laid back which could be mistaken as lacking clarity.

However, system synergy, room layout, and speaker positioning plays a big part in how the speakers sound.
no but everyone has a different listening taste, what heard good is not good to other. its different story on sound. base on the clarity of the music and over all listening. what i heard studio is my choice. that's my thoughts. evryone has their own thought. for you prestige is much better that your thought, will not interfere your choice. im happy on my studio v5 system. thanks
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Dam that's a gorgeous speaker. The 590 is just too small in comparison.

Edit: Dam it, even the 590 would still be too high. SOAB
hi, nice system, but it look they are close together, the power amp need more space for ventilation. my power amp has 4 inch more for ventalating. well thanks
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How do the Millennia ADP compare the 590's? I have Studio 100's(v3) and CC-690 upfront. Currently running Studio 40's(v3) in rear. Because of the size of room and placement I'm thinking a pair of ADP's would be a better fit. 40's are just to close to seating area. 590 ADP's I can get for about $1k, Millennia for $800. Figure the Studio 40's are worth $800 with the J series stands they are on. Thanks for you feedback.
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Just a heads-up to anyone looking for an entry level Paradigm sub: my PDR-80 is listed in the classifieds.
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Better front upgrade value? Monitor 7 v6 for $200 or Monitor 9 v6 for $550 + $1

I have a 5.1 system with Titans v6 up front, Center 3 v7, Mini Monitors v7 in rear. Also a Hsu Research VTF-3 MK5 HP—15” sub w/ Onkyo TX-SR508 7.1 receiver.

I’m looking to upgrade the fronts, primarily to improve music quality and soundstage.

I found the two options listed above:
Monitor 7 v6 for $200 and local pickup
Monitor 9 v6 for $650 and shipping

I’m inclined to go with the cheaper option—the Monitor 7--to minimize overall spend (wife) and they're so cheap I figure I can't go wrong; could always resell. Plus, I'm thinking the sub should cover any difference in the lows.

What do you think? Is there enough of a difference between the 7 and 9 that it justifies the difference in price? Will the Monitor 7 be that much better from the Titans?

Any immediate input appreciated as I have the chance to pick them up today.

Alternatively, both these options for the front would be v6 along w/ a Center 3 v7. Is there enough of a difference between v6 and v7 that I should hold out to find v7 towers? I’m considering these now b/c they both seem like good deals.

Use: about 60/40 music / home theater
Me: I like good sound and appreciate good sound quality in general terms. I’m not an audiophile and can’t distinguish subtle differences easily.

Many thanks.
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There are some sweet Paradigm Reference Studio 100 v5 speakers in the classifieds if anyone is looking to upgrade for a big cut in price! Accompanied by a cc-690 as well if anyone is interested!

These have been some wonderful speakers, and whether your looking to buy now or later, I would certainly consider them. Very smooth sound. Careful on first impressions if you hear some that are relatively new, I must say after a while of listening, the sound becomes much better. Difficult to verbalize how speakers sound, isn't it?
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Looking to upgrade my sound as now in my new house the room is significantly bigger. The listening area takes up one portion of a large open concept basement that is ~50x20-30x7-8', of which the listening area is about 14x18x7-8'.

My current 9 year old audio setup is as follows:
Paradigm Monitor 7 v4s
Paradigm CC-370
Paradigm ADP-370
SVS PB10-ND
Marantz 7005 AVR

For video, I have a Panasonic 65VT60 at a 12.5' viewing distance.

I know that my main focus should likely be to get rid of the SVS PB10-ND and replace it with a dual and larger subwoofer setup. That is likely to then leave me with about $4500 for upgrading other items.

What would provide a significant boost for my 70% HT/ 30% music listening habits?
Woudl moving to Monitor 11 v7s be that significant of a boost or would I only reach it with a 75F set? What about the centre?
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Center Speaker Above or Below TV?

Looking at installing some Paradigm CI Elite E80-IW speakers for a office setup. I'm having built in cabinets put below and don't really have any control over the height.

Everything I've heard and read states I should put the center on the bottom. This leaves the TV very far up the wall. There is no way I will get all three tweeters perfectly align, even rotating the side speakers with the tweeter on the bottom. What do you guys think? Would it be bad to move the TV down and put the center on the top?
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Looking at installing some Paradigm CI Elite E80-IW speakers for a office setup. I'm having built in cabinets put below and don't really have any control over the height.

Everything I've heard and read states I should put the center on the bottom. This leaves the TV very far up the wall. There is no way I will get all three tweeters perfectly align, even rotating the side speakers with the tweeter on the bottom. What do you guys think? Would it be bad to move the TV down and put the center on the top?
New layout out shows how it would look with the TV shifted down. Would try to angle the center down in this case.
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New layout out shows how it would look with the TV shifted down. Would try to angle the center down in this case.
I would lower the TV to the perfect viewing height (mid-point of TV should be at your eye-level when seated). Then, put the center channel speaker above the TV and tilt it so that it points to your head.

1. Having the TV too high will ruin your viewing experience and give you a crick in the neck. It also increases the chance of reflections from room lights.
2. Putting the center speaker below the TV will reduce sound fidelity by increasing sound reflections from the floor and furniture.

I have tried both placements and found that the 'above TV' placement provided more 'open' sound and more clarity. When the center channel speaker was placed below the TV, it sounded congested and muddled.

I would not worry about getting all three LCR tweeters at the same height. It is an 'ideal' that cannot realized without the use of a projector and an acoustically transparent screen.

Tilting the center speaker so that it points at your head (when seated) is a good approximation of that ideal. It is much more important to get the left and right tweeters at your ear level.

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New layout out shows how it would look with the TV shifted down. Would try to angle the center down in this case.
Why not choose on wall speakers, so that you can adjust the angle of the speakers to hit the appropriate seating arrangement using an adjustable bracket? Very hard to do with most in-wall speakers without movable drivers.

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I would lower the TV to the perfect viewing height (mid-point of TV should be at your eye-level when seated). Then, put the center channel speaker above the TV and tilt it so that it points to your head.

1. Having the TV too high will ruin your viewing experience and give you a crick in the neck. It also increases the chance of reflections from room lights.
2. Putting the center speaker below the TV will reduce sound fidelity by increasing sound reflections from the floor and furniture.

I have tried both placements and found that the 'above TV' placement provided more 'open' sound and more clarity. When the center channel speaker was placed below the TV, it sounded congested and muddled.

I would not worry about getting all three LCR tweeters at the same height. It is an 'ideal' that cannot realized without the use of a projector and an acoustically transparent screen.

Tilting the center speaker so that it points at your head (when seated) is a good approximation of that ideal. It is much more important to get the left and right tweeters at your ear level.
Thanks for the replies. I'm heavily leaning towards center speaker above and the TV at eye-level. I don't know why I'd want to sacrifice the entire viewing of the screen to have the speaker in a more ideal position. The top of the TV is only like a foot from the ceiling --basically high-fireplace like mounting.

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Why not choose on wall speakers, so that you can adjust the angle of the speakers to hit the appropriate seating arrangement using an adjustable bracket? Very hard to do with most in-wall speakers without movable drivers.
Speakers were already chosen. I've generally found that better speakers still sound better, even off axis. I guess I could have gone with the Millenia on-wall, but when I ordered I was going for as flush as possible to not crowd the room.
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