I can't honestly tell you how they'd sound without the bi-amp becuase I had the AVR-300 configured for it and the speakers wired for it before I ever put any sound through them. They DO sound great but I will eventually go 7.1 (probably ADPs and studio 20s) and send these back to single amping, hopefully they wont suffer TOO much
2 60v2s in the rear
1 Servo 15
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studio 60's v.2 front
studio Center v.2
studio 40's v.2 surround
studio 20's v.2 back surround
2 servo 15's
Sony Da4es processer
Rotel 1095 amp 5 ch 200x5
B&k (dont remember model #) for mains 350x2
bravo D2 (yup it actually still works)
And I love it all to death, sounds fantastic, looks great and the bass is incredible!!!!
Blasting brown notes for 10 years and counting!
Monitor 7 v4 FL/FR
CC370 v4 Center
ADP-170 v4 Surrounds
Hsu VTF-2 MKII UberSub
H/K AVR 635
Panny RP56 DVD
RCA DTC-100 & DirecTiVo
So far so good! However, with my 17 month year old, I wonder if I'll ever get to leave my sub at its calibrated level after bedtime.
Room Size: 14.5' (w) x 19' (l) x 7.5' (h)
paradigm 370 cc
paradigm cinema 110 rears
paradigm PW2100 sub
Yamaha RX-V 750
Marantz DV-7600 universal dvd
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/attac...id=39922&stc=1 plz ignore date..to lazy to adjust
Studio 40s v.2 for the mains (in cherry veneer) picked up used off Audiogon. Mounted on Studiotech Ultra (cherry) stands (perfect match!).
Studio cc 470 v. 3 (cherry) for the center.
Studio 20s (cherry) for the surrounds, mounted on the walls with Axiom speaker brackets (very unobtrusive). Needed to go small due to WAF - she still thinks they are too big.
Seismic 10 SW. Needed to go small due to WAF - would probably have gone SVS or Hsu otherwise.
Denon 3805 AVR; Denon 2910 DVD/CD/SACD/DVD-A.
Sounds awesome - thanks to all the input I got on these boards.
Got a good deal on the v.3s/Seismic from local dealer - 20% off. Also picked up a Stickley all-cherry credenza to house the AVR/DVD/HD Cable box and to sit the Sammy DLP on, and complete the cherry motif. That is an awesome (albeit pricey)TV stand.
The wife and I both grinned from ear to ear when we first cranked Pink Floyd DOSM SACD all the way through.
Question: on the road to going 5.1, what is the next speaker I should buy: the center or the sub? One problem is that I have a monolithic Sony RPTV, so the center will have to be placed way above ear level (or on a stand in front, but I have an extremely active 15-month-old boy).
Sub: SVS PB-plus/2
QSC-MX-1500a (thx cert.) running the mains
i wanted a whole house sound system, and this does it - lol.
F: Atoms V.3
C: CC-170 V.3
S: ADP-170 V.3
Sub: PDR-10 V.3
Receiver: Pio VSX-1014TX
DVD: Pio DV-578S
Monitor 7 v.4
Pioneer 1014 AVR
LG 7832 DVD player
Does anyone have 7 Signature 8s in their room? My next upgrade will probably be to the Signature series.
Sub: MB Quart D1200si
Receiver: Denon 2400
in a ~18x18 room. I've been very happy, especially considering the price I paid. But I've outgrown them, and sometime this year, it is all going to get upgraded. Likely to either Monitor 3s or 5s with a Denon 2806.
Now I have studio 100's ver 3, 570 , mon 9's are now rears, mini's are now back center rears and 2200 sub. Powered with onkyo 898 reciever all running via HTPC.
I've had paradigm for bout 10 yrs now almost. LOVE the sound quality for the price. All that can really be said I think.
i7 4770K/16 gig 2133/GTX 680 840 PRO SSD
Paradigm Studio 100/570/20's/2200 Sub
Onkyo 809 42" LCD/Panny AE4000
Quote "Also picked up a Stickley all-cherry credenza to house the AVR/DVD/HD Cable box and to sit the Sammy DLP on, and complete the cherry motif. That is an awesome (albeit pricey)TV stand. "
Mike I can relate. My Wife wanted the Stickey cabinet also to put the TV, center channel and electronics in so you can close cabinet when not in use. But I must say Stickley furniture is VERY NICE.
studio 100s v.3 up front
cc 370 center
studio 20s v.3 for back surround
sunfire tru sub eq
Krell TAS 5x200 amp
Krell Showcase surround processor
Sony DVP CX777ES CD/DVD/SACD 400 Disc
Studio 20s Front and Side, Atoms rear surrs, 15" Quattro DIY sub, still with the phantom center.
Powered by Pio 1014.
I'm in love love love.
Center Sig C-3
Side Surrounds Sig S-4's
Back Surrounds Sig S-2's
Receiver Denon 4806
DVD Player Denon 3910
This is where my bonus from work went to.
Center: CC-370 v3
Surround: Mini Monitors v3
AVR: NAD T753
DVD: NAD T533
TV: Toshiba 57H83
XBOX, PS2, Gamecube all through component (Pelican system selector pro)
Pretty much all Monster interconnects, but AudioQuest Bedrock speaker cable on LCR (bi-wired)
Still in need of a CC470, but i'm currently stuck paying off my new laptop. Overall, I'm very pleased with my setup, although my apartment is an acoustical nightmare (vaulted ceilings, open to kitchen, etc.) I'm still in college though, and I know I'm already doing a decent job of spoiling myself, but lurking around this forum stokes my upgrade-itis daily. (Had to chance to demo a full 5.1 Signature setup recently, anchored by S8s... sooo jealous of you sig owners!!) Hopefully my new apartment this fall will be more acoustically friendly. With 15% off all my gear locally, I feel Paradigm is right at the top of the price/quality pile (and I work at Best Buy, where I could get lesser product for pretty deep discounts!!!)
but lurking around this forum stokes my upgrade-itis daily.
Aye. I just got the 4 Studio 20s, and was happy. Then I thought, well, I've got room to just stick the atoms in for 6.1 (no center) and see what I think. Well, I think I like rear surrounds. And I think that the atoms don't work the way another pair of Studio 20s would, occasionally the rear image just collapses. And now my 1014 won't layer IIx over DTS... and all I was trying to do was save up for the center channel.
Son of a.... and I'm forced to pretend that the Sigs don't even exist. Our get a lot more ambitious about life.
Soon to be added:
2 x ADP-470 (sides)
2 x ADP-470 or 2 x 20s (rear) ...any thoughts on which to do here?
Also will probably go to 100s & CC-570 (100% upgrade guarantee at dealer), but need to do within 6 months or so.
Powered by Onkyo TX-SR702, will eventually get separate amp in a couple years most likely.
Pre/Pro: Anthem AVM-30
Amp: Lexicon LX-7 (7x200w)
Fronts: Signature S4's on J-29 stands
Center: Signature C-3
Surrounds: Studio SA-35's (in-walls)
Rears: Studio SA-35's
Sub: SVS PB12 plus/2 (maple)
DVD: Denon 3910s
TV: Sony KDF 60WF655 60in HDTV
Remote: Pronto Pro 6000
The sound from this setup is simply amazing. I find myself listening to whole cd's without a hint of listener fatigue. The Signature speakers are in gorgeous bird's eye maple--exquisite finish! I received a 20% discount from MSRP.
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