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I had the opposite experience. Listened to the Prestige 95 F but preferred the S6.

Prestige series sound too harsh to me so I went with the S6 and couldn't be happier.

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I had the same experience as you. I went from Studio 100v5 to the Signature S8v3 and I just love how my S8s disappear into the room.
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Hi All,
Seeking some advice around powering my new speakers and how to finish my setup.
Currently I have 5.1 setup with 85F fronts, 55C center and Studio ADP590 rears.
I looking to buy a Yamaha A3060 receiver and either set up 5.1.4 or 5.1.2 and bi-amp the fronts.

My Movie room is small approx. 16 x 12 x 8.5 feet.
My rears are setup around 6 foot high or about 3 feet above listening height when seated.
Will I get much benefit by bi-amping the front speakers?
The A3060 seems like it would be enough to power the fronts without Bi-amping but a friend has suggested it?

In a smaller room would 5.1.4 be much of an improvement over 5.1.2?

Thanks for reading and responding.

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Is there any value or demand for my old Paradigm speakers? I have some 18 year old Mini-Monitors, CC-350, and Atoms. That was my original "5" in the 5.1 setup, that is being replaced. Everything works great, I just wonder if I should try selling them somewhere or throw them in the attic. Any thoughts?

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Depending on price they'll sell. Put them on E-Bay, Audiogon, US Audio Mart and/or this forum's classifieds. Shipping is always a concern, especially if you don't have the boxes.
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Depending on price they'll sell. Put them on E-Bay, Audiogon, US Audio Mart and/or this forum's classifieds. Shipping is always a concern, especially if you don't have the boxes.
Thank you. I'll check those out. I don't have the original boxes, but I ship a lot of computer stuff and know how to pack electronics. Should I just look for similar items on ebay for a price?
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Should I just look for similar items on ebay for a price?
To get prices:

Do a search on ebay for your model speakers. Look on the left-side menu and check the Sold Listings checkbox. Or you could check the Completed Listings to see the prices that didn't sell.

On hifishark.com, search for your speakers. Then choose the Sold/Expired Listings tab.
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To get prices:

Do a search on ebay for your model speakers. Look on the left-side menu and check the Sold Listings checkbox. Or you could check the Completed Listings to see the prices that didn't sell.

On hifishark.com, search for your speakers. Then choose the Sold/Expired Listings tab.
Awesome. Thank you so much for your help.
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Ok guys, so I've been wanting to upgrade my bookshelves speakers to some Paradigm bookshelves speakers ever since I got an Anthem MRX 300 in my room. I was thinking of just spending $700 for a new pair of Studio 10s V5 or wait a couple of months and get the Prestige 15B. Would it be worth the extra $600-$800 to get the Prestige 15B instead? Has anybody went from the latest Studios to the Prestige and notice a big difference in sound quality?
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There are so many options at $20k. My next pair will be $20k or greater so they will be added to the speakers I will be testing.


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There are so many options at $20k. My next pair will be $20k or greater so they will be added to the speakers I will be testing.
Do they need to be 20K+?
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Do they need to be 20K+?


Hell no! Lol I am saving up for a pair of some Wilson Audio Sasha series 2 speakers so I want something pretty special for next next pair of speakers. I will be listening to speakers at all different price ranges but I have always wanted some Wilson Audio speakers.


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Paradigm Signature S6 vs Signature S2 for dedicated 2.1 system

I have a dedicated stereo system in a small/mid size (~13'× 17') room with a Paradigm Seismic 110 sub with PBK.

I have Paradigm Sig S2s in my HT and I've been so impressed with them, I'm wanting to put Paradigm Sig in my 2.1 channel music first system. I currently have B&W original N805, and I find myself listening to music much more in the HT than the dedicated 2.1.

Should I go with Paradigm Sig S2 or Sig S6. Both are in the budget and have similar footprint. I will cross over S2 at 80 Hz and the S6 at either 60 or 80 Hz with the PBK 110. There is no question S6 has better bass extension and is much more full range, but which speaker sounds better 80Hz - 20Khz. Is the S6 worth the premium over the S2? The S8 is out of the question as it too large for the room.

Also, does Paradigm have plans to replace the Sig v3 series or raise prices anytime soon? If so I want to pull the trigger before any price hikes or they become discontinued.

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Also, does Paradigm have plans to replace the Sig v3 series or raise prices anytime soon? If so I want to pull the trigger before any price hikes or they become discontinued.
The signature v3 have already been discontinued. The new persona line will be the new flagship but the pricing is much higher than the current signature ($9K -$35K). A replacement for the signature line has not been announced as of yet.
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The signature v3 have already been discontinued. The new persona line will be the new flagship but the pricing is much higher than the current signature ($9K -$35K). A replacement for the signature line has not been announced as of yet.
WTF?? Paradigm is still showing them available. If the Sig v3 is discontinued, I will be beyond livid!! I will call my dealer ASAP and get this going.

The sonic signature of the Sig v3 is perfect for me and I can actually afford it. Quite frankly I think the new Prestige line flat out sucks and is a terrible value for what it is. The Studio line was so much better than the Prestige and the Tribute puts the Prestige to bed.

The new line is obscenely overpriced, and I could never hope to afford that unless my salary doubles, and even if I could, it would almost certainly not be a good value for what it is. Sig v3 was the sweet spot for me.
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You have a more than capable sub. If you plan to cross @ 60Hz I would stick with the S2 and save the $. I own both the S2 & S6 and to me they sound identical except for the bass extension. If you had a less capable sub you might find it embarrassed by either speaker.

Someone may tell you how much better the midrange is on the S6 because it's not handling the bass frequencies, but I really can't tell the difference. My guess would be you aren't supposed to be able to easily tell the difference.

In regards to the footprint, the S2 on the stand is the same height as the S6. They are both front ported and have about the same spacing constraints.

As others have said, yes no more Signature Series very soon. Not sure if they will ever be replaced or the new flagship line is all they will offer.

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Quite frankly I think the new Prestige line flat out sucks and is a terrible value for what it is. The Studio line was so much better than the Prestige and the Tribute puts the Prestige to bed.
Wow, well I wouldn't say they flat out suck! I'm quite happy with my Prestige speakers, especially the 55C for dialogue. Granted, could never compare to the Sigs since no local dealer here sells/demos them (one that did discontinued due to lack of interest, big KEF dealer....). But within the price range of what I compared (B&W, KEF, Golden Ear, Totem) they were better than all of the other local offerings, save the Totems. But went with these over the Totem Forests for their stronger bass for HT reasons. (Wish I could have auditioned Revels.)
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WTF?? Paradigm is still showing them available. If the Sig v3 is discontinued, I will be beyond livid!! I will call my dealer ASAP and get this going.

The sonic signature of the Sig v3 is perfect for me and I can actually afford it. Quite frankly I think the new Prestige line flat out sucks and is a terrible value for what it is. The Studio line was so much better than the Prestige and the Tribute puts the Prestige to bed.

The new line is obscenely overpriced, and I could never hope to afford that unless my salary doubles, and even if I could, it would almost certainly not be a good value for what it is. Sig v3 was the sweet spot for me.
You should still be able to get Signature products but not for much longer.

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New Persona Series Update

Hi all. Just came from my local Paradigm dealer earlier and got some cool new details on Paradigm's upcoming Persona lineup. Apparently dealers are now able to order their showroom models with expected arrival in mid-late September. In fact, my dealer had a full Persona brochure that was only for the retailer and not customers as of yet (since the series hasn't been officially announced). The brochure included everything you would expect: pictures, specs, price etc. First the full Personal lineup is as follows:

9H FloorStander (flagship) - Four 8.5" powered woofers, one 7" Beryllium midrange, one 1" Berylllium tweeter
7H FloorStander - Two 8.5" passive woofers, one 7" Beryllium midrange, one 1" Berylllium tweeter
5H FloorStander - Three 7" passive woofers, one 7" Beryllium midrange, one 1" Berylllium tweeter
3H FloorStander - Two 7" passive woofers, one 7" Beryllium midrange, one 1" Berylllium tweeter
Center Channel - 3.5 way speaker configured like a C5 signature but couldn't see full details
B29 Bookshelf - 2 way speaker with one 7" Beryllium midrange, one 1" Berylllium tweeter

Again, I couldn't see the full brochure with ALL the details but here are some of the details I was able to get:
  • The entry price for the B29 is lower than expected at $7000/pair (previously said to be ~$9000/pair)
  • The center channel speaker is of the large CC690/C5 type and features 6 drivers in total. Price is $7500 per speaker
  • The 3H Floorstander is definitely the sweet spot and best value in the line. It will be $10000 (roughly the same as a Signature S8 v.3) but has deeper bass response than the S8 and looks to be between the S6 and S8 in physical size. -2db low freq response is 35hz!! (S8 is only 39hz at -2db)
  • The 5H Floorstander is priced at about $15000 and 7H at about $22000
  • The pricing of the Persona line explain why there is no Signature follow up. Since the Prestige series tops out at $5000 and the Persona starts at $7000 for the bookshelf there is no room for a speaker line in between the two.
  • Several of the folks that heard the speakers at a recent dealer event said the midrange was the absolutely best they've ever heard. The clarity, air, and accuracy coming from the beryllium midrange is the real deal and competes with anything on the market

Take that info for what it's worth but we'll all know soon as Paradigm will be showing the full line at Cedia next month. I for one am keeping a keen eye on that 3H Floorstander and should be able to hear it at my dealer in a few weeks.
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The 3H Floorstander is definitely the sweet spot and best value in the line. It will be $10000 (roughly the same as a Signature S8 v.3) but has deeper bass response than the S8 and looks to be between the S6 and S8 in physical size. -2db low freq response is 35hz!! (S8 is only 39hz at -2db)
Great post! I currently have the S6, so I would probably lean towards the 3H floorstander myself as well. I'm not sure I would walk up that price chain to get larger/more woofers.

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The center channel speaker is of the large CC690/C5 type and features 6 drivers in total. Price is $7500 per speaker
I am keeping my fingers crossed they make a smaller center similar to the C3. I'd be tempted to pair that with the 3H or the smaller B29 bookshelves.

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The pricing of the Persona line explain why there is no Signature follow up. Since the Prestige series tops out at $5000 and the Persona starts at $7000 for the bookshelf there is no room for a speaker line in between the two.
I can understand this, but previously the Studio/Prestige line and the Signature line had a significant price overlap. It was possible to configure a smaller Signature system for the price of a larger Studio system. That no longer appears possible with the mutually exclusive price ranges.
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Hi All,
Seeking some advice around powering my new speakers and how to finish my setup.
Currently I have 5.1 setup with 85F fronts, 55C center and Studio ADP590 rears.
I looking to buy a Yamaha A3060 receiver and either set up 5.1.4 or 5.1.2 and bi-amp the fronts.

My Movie room is small approx. 16 x 12 x 8.5 feet.
My rears are setup around 6 foot high or about 3 feet above listening height when seated.
Will I get much benefit by bi-amping the front speakers?
The A3060 seems like it would be enough to power the fronts without Bi-amping but a friend has suggested it?

In a smaller room would 5.1.4 be much of an improvement over 5.1.2?

Thanks for reading and responding.

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I had my Studio 100's bi-amped. To be honest, I did not really notice a difference.
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Hi all. Just came from my local Paradigm dealer earlier and got some cool new details on Paradigm's upcoming Persona lineup. Apparently dealers are now able to order their showroom models with expected arrival in mid-late September. In fact, my dealer had a full Persona brochure that was only for the retailer and not customers as of yet (since the series hasn't been officially announced). The brochure included everything you would expect: pictures, specs, price etc. First the full Personal lineup is as follows:

9H FloorStander (flagship) - Four 8.5" powered woofers, one 7" Beryllium midrange, one 1" Berylllium tweeter
7H FloorStander - Two 8.5" passive woofers, one 7" Beryllium midrange, one 1" Berylllium tweeter
5H FloorStander - Three 7" passive woofers, one 7" Beryllium midrange, one 1" Berylllium tweeter
3H FloorStander - Two 7" passive woofers, one 7" Beryllium midrange, one 1" Berylllium tweeter
Center Channel - 3.5 way speaker configured like a C5 signature but couldn't see full details
B29 Bookshelf - 2 way speaker with one 7" Beryllium midrange, one 1" Berylllium tweeter

Again, I couldn't see the full brochure with ALL the details but here are some of the details I was able to get:
  • The entry price for the B29 is lower than expected at $7000/pair (previously said to be ~$9000/pair)
  • The center channel speaker is of the large CC690/C5 type and features 6 drivers in total. Price is $7500 per speaker
  • The 3H Floorstander is definitely the sweet spot and best value in the line. It will be $10000 (roughly the same as a Signature S8 v.3) but has deeper bass response than the S8 and looks to be between the S6 and S8 in physical size. -2db low freq response is 35hz!! (S8 is only 39hz at -2db)
  • The 5H Floorstander is priced at about $15000 and 7H at about $22000
  • The pricing of the Persona line explain why there is no Signature follow up. Since the Prestige series tops out at $5000 and the Persona starts at $7000 for the bookshelf there is no room for a speaker line in between the two.
  • Several of the folks that heard the speakers at a recent dealer event said the midrange was the absolutely best they've ever heard. The clarity, air, and accuracy coming from the beryllium midrange is the real deal and competes with anything on the market

Take that info for what it's worth but we'll all know soon as Paradigm will be showing the full line at Cedia next month. I for one am keeping a keen eye on that 3H Floorstander and should be able to hear it at my dealer in a few weeks.
Thank you for sharing. I'll want to listen to the 3H.
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Hi all. Just came from my local Paradigm dealer earlier and got some cool new details on Paradigm's upcoming Persona lineup. Apparently dealers are now able to order their showroom models with expected arrival in mid-late September. In fact, my dealer had a full Persona brochure that was only for the retailer and not customers as of yet (since the series hasn't been officially announced). The brochure included everything you would expect: pictures, specs, price etc. First the full Personal lineup is as follows:

9H FloorStander (flagship) - Four 8.5" powered woofers, one 7" Beryllium midrange, one 1" Berylllium tweeter
7H FloorStander - Two 8.5" passive woofers, one 7" Beryllium midrange, one 1" Berylllium tweeter
5H FloorStander - Three 7" passive woofers, one 7" Beryllium midrange, one 1" Berylllium tweeter
3H FloorStander - Two 7" passive woofers, one 7" Beryllium midrange, one 1" Berylllium tweeter
Center Channel - 3.5 way speaker configured like a C5 signature but couldn't see full details
B29 Bookshelf - 2 way speaker with one 7" Beryllium midrange, one 1" Berylllium tweeter

Again, I couldn't see the full brochure with ALL the details but here are some of the details I was able to get:
  • The entry price for the B29 is lower than expected at $7000/pair (previously said to be ~$9000/pair)
  • The center channel speaker is of the large CC690/C5 type and features 6 drivers in total. Price is $7500 per speaker
  • The 3H Floorstander is definitely the sweet spot and best value in the line. It will be $10000 (roughly the same as a Signature S8 v.3) but has deeper bass response than the S8 and looks to be between the S6 and S8 in physical size. -2db low freq response is 35hz!! (S8 is only 39hz at -2db)
  • The 5H Floorstander is priced at about $15000 and 7H at about $22000
  • The pricing of the Persona line explain why there is no Signature follow up. Since the Prestige series tops out at $5000 and the Persona starts at $7000 for the bookshelf there is no room for a speaker line in between the two.
  • Several of the folks that heard the speakers at a recent dealer event said the midrange was the absolutely best they've ever heard. The clarity, air, and accuracy coming from the beryllium midrange is the real deal and competes with anything on the market

Take that info for what it's worth but we'll all know soon as Paradigm will be showing the full line at Cedia next month. I for one am keeping a keen eye on that 3H Floorstander and should be able to hear it at my dealer in a few weeks.
Thanks for sharing.
I presume this is US pricing.....

My dealer (in Canada) told me a couple of weeks ago that the bookshelves were 10k and then the rest go up from there.

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Persona sweet spot looks to be 3H paired with the Signature Sub 1. 3H still relatively 'affordable' but not the others.
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With Persona, the 3H are the only product I'd be interested in. The S2 at $3.4k before discount were good value. The Persona bookshelf are not good value.

For 2 channel stereo, $10k for 3H with similar specs as an S8 is something I can stomach as the S8 were $9-10k. The big question is how does it sound? How does it compare to S6 or S8? Reason is that I thought the Studio series was better sounding than the new Prestige, except for bass extension. I would hope the Personas sound better than the Signatures, but only time will tell.

I'll try to grab a used or demo S6 or S8 at a discount while I can and wait for the dust to settle on the 3H.

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I had my Studio 100's bi-amped. To be honest, I did not really notice a difference.
What were you driving them with?

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Persona sweet spot looks to be 3H paired with the Signature Sub 1. 3H still relatively 'affordable' but not the others.
My dealer mentioned that the Sub 1/2 will disappear by the end of the year. Replacements will be Persona subs.

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