I had studio 100's in the front and the 40's in the rear . Can't remember the centre , but it wasn't the biggest in the V2 series .
So I wanted 100's for the rear to , but they changed the drivers somewhat , so I sold all my V-2 generation speakers , tand bought the last generation studios made , I think V-5 or V6's?
Anyways, I now have 4 Studio 100's ,and a CC690 centre .
I have an older Paradigm sub , the PW 2200 I believe it is , a 12" woofer . Wish I had ordered two of Paradigms matching piano black subs to match the other studios , but to late .
I am driving these with a Marrantz av7005 prepro and a Marrantz MM7055 amplifier .
Recently , I was going to purchase the Anthem AVM60 and a P5 amplifier , but I have lost interest in the Anthem prepro after hearing about so many Ethernet connection issues .
I do really like having a built in music client on my prepro also , as opposed to using my iPad to access my NAS music drive .
I like the way my harmony remote interfaces with everything right now , and it's going to be hard to accept change .
I wanted the bigger amp , as I believe the studios deserve better lol .
The Marrantz is said to 140 watts per channel . I suspect that's two channels driven when lightning strikes . The Marrantz draws 660 watts peak , where as the Anthem P5 draws a max of 3600 watts . Quite a significant difference.
I was also looking at Arcam amps , but not sure of that decision either . Seem way to pricey for what you get .
Was debating to keep my Marrantz prepro for now and buy Anthems A5 instead of the P5 .
I figure 225 watts per channel will probably give me tighter midbass etc , than my Marrantz amp .
I'm open to suggestions. Btw , I'm pissed they quit making the Studios