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So it's going to cost $625 to replace the S2 V3 tweeter, and I spend only $750 for the pair. Total cost is going to be $1375 for a fully functional pair. So it comes down whether or not I will replace the tweeter, and if not I'll just sell the pair as is get myself something else.
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I went to listen to the new Persona and my jaw dropped!

The speakers disappear and the artists appear right in front of you like a private concert in the room with you!

http://persona.paradigm.com/persona/

I heard the http://persona.paradigm.com/persona/...del=persona-3f

and the http://persona.paradigm.com/persona/...odel=persona-b

I heard the 7Fs a few weeks ago. I had a similar reaction. Truly amazing midrange clarity.

It took about a week for the sound to disappear from my memory so I could enjoy my S6s again.

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I went to listen to the new Persona and my jaw dropped!

The speakers disappear and the artists appear right in front of you like a private concert in the room with you!

http://persona.paradigm.com/persona/

I heard the http://persona.paradigm.com/persona/...del=persona-3f

and the http://persona.paradigm.com/persona/...odel=persona-b

How do the Persona B sound like? Best bookshelf speaker you ever heard? How does it compare to the larger 3F in sound quality besides the bass?
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Hello everyone,


Happy for all the Paradigm Studio and higher level speaker owners here...but they are not within my budget.


Is it considered going from Monitor 9-v.5 to Monitor 11-series 7 a lateral move and not an upgrade?


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Hello everyone,


Happy for all the Paradigm Studio and higher level speaker owners here...but they are not within my budget.


Is it considered going from Monitor 9-v.5 to Monitor 11-series 7 a lateral move and not an upgrade?


Thanks
I started out with the Monitor Series v5. I will answer your question
With another question. Do you have a 'nice' subwoofer???
If you do, in my opinion it would be a lateral move. If you don't
Have a good sub or can't use a good sub then it 'might' be a
Good upgrade but not night and day.

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I started out with the Monitor Series v5. I will answer your question
With another question. Do you have a 'nice' subwoofer???
If you do, in my opinion it would be a lateral move. If you don't
Have a good sub or can't use a good sub then it 'might' be a
Good upgrade but not night and day.

My opinion.
Thanks grasshoppers for your response. In answer to your question, I have a Seismic 10 subwoofer and if it makes any difference a CC-390 v.6 for my center channel speaker.

Here in Canada I see that the monitor 11 speakers come way down in price around Christmas/Boxing day and go way back up afterwards. Trying to see if its worth it saving up for them or not for next Christmas. Sales in Canada, especially for electronics is hard to come by. Its not like the United States pricing structure where there is more flexibility.

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Thanks grasshoppers for your response. In answer to your question, I have a Seismic 10 subwoofer and if it makes any difference a CC-390 v.6 for my center channel speaker.

Here in Canada I see that the monitor 11 speakers come way down in price around Christmas/Boxing day and go way back up afterwards. Trying to see if its worth it saving up for them or not for next Christmas. Sales in Canada, especially for electronics is hard to come by. Its not like the United States pricing structure where there is more flexibility.

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I'm not sure that it is all that different. I just heard the paradigm speakers last week and really liked them (over several other well regarded lines). The monitor 11's are under consideration for me if I decide not to spend on the Prestige line.. However, the interest is not strong enough to pay the difference between current prices and the holiday prices. I'm content to wait. I can never make myself pay "X" dollars for something when I know that has been sold for "X- Y" dollars.My wife insists that I am "cheap" or a "tightwad". I much prefer the term 'frugal". Or even "prudent".Meanwhile, I have several other speakers I want to hear as well during the interval..
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Thanks grasshoppers for your response. In answer to your question, I have a Seismic 10 subwoofer and if it makes any difference a CC-390 v.6 for my center channel speaker.

Here in Canada I see that the monitor 11 speakers come way down in price around Christmas/Boxing day and go way back up afterwards. Trying to see if its worth it saving up for them or not for next Christmas. Sales in Canada, especially for electronics is hard to come by. Its not like the United States pricing structure where there is more flexibility.

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Yeah, the Seismic 10 is a great little sub. If you are crossing over
Your 9's at 60hz or 80hz I think it would be more of a lateral move.
The only exception would be if your listening area is very large
And/or if you are sitting pretty far away from the front speakers.
Then, the increased output of the 11's *might* be beneficial.

By the way nice center channel speaker too.
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How do the Persona B sound like? Best bookshelf speaker you ever heard? How does it compare to the larger 3F in sound quality besides the bass?
The B are absolutely unreal.

They're very unique in that the mid-woofer seems to be more focused on doing the midrange job well, and they didn't give it too much low bass. It cuts off around 60hz. Perfect for use with a good sub and crossing over around 80hz-100hz. They sound amazing without, but definitely something that is a world beater with a good sub.

So impressed with these speakers.
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