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post #991 of 30468 Old 02-06-2006, 05:09 PM
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I am considering thease speakers for music listening and also home theather. I just found out though that they are not video shielded
Anybody using thease towers for video? Any problems? I have a Sony 50 " LCD RPTV


Local dealer told me this is only a problem with regular "tube type" tvs. It does not affect LCD, DLP, etc.
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I'm new here, is this Paradigm thread still going, if so where do I get the latest entries. Well I'm here, is there really a lot of difference between studio 60s v2 VS 60s v3? And, what would be better 60s v3 fronts with surrounds being s20v2 or s60v2? Or would 60s v2 be overkill for the surrounds? And finally if I got an amp later any suggestions on wpc, dual or multi, and brand? I realize a lot of this is subjective but we all have opinions.
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I am in the process of building a new HT in the basement

Equipment will be;

Denon 3805 7.1 Receiver
Denon 2910 DVD/SACD
61" Samsung DLP TV
Comcast (motorola 6412 DVR)
Sony CD Changer



I have on order for the new HT

Monitor 40 mains
CC-470
Seismic 10 sub
sa-25 in wall surrounds

My dilema is whether to go 5.1 or 7.1 in the basement. If I go 5.1 I can bi-amp the 40s from the Denon.

I am going to wire for 7.1, but am thinking that I would need a seperate amp to drive the 40s if I do go 7.1 or will the Denon handle the whole 7.1 system? Another pair of SA-25s for the rear surround? ( I need to go in-wall (or ceiling) for WAF ) or can I get away with lesser rear surround speakers.

In case you haven't decided yet, I'd go 7.1 without a doubt. The addition of two speakers will make such a tremendous difference compared with biamping (especially in an HT environment) it's a no-contest in my opinion.

Your Denon will be just fine for the 40s; consider that your other surround speakers will require less power, thus lightening up the load to allow a bit more headroom for the fronts.
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Where can you get prices of Paradigm speakers??

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Where can you get prices of Paradigm speakers??

Search this thread. The link has been posted several times.

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Can anyone expand on the differences between the Studio 60 v2 and v3s? I have the chance to pick up some V2s but want to know a bit more before I jump. Also, what would be a good sub and center to match with them for HT?
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Obviously I meant studio 40s in my post above. If I do go 7.1 any recommendations for rears? Do I need to match up with reference line or given lesser use of rears, perhaps drop down a level? Anyone tried ams-350?
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Can anyone expand on the differences between the Studio 60 v2 and v3s? I have the chance to pick up some V2s but want to know a bit more before I jump. Also, what would be a good sub and center to match with them for HT?

Similar to Sendero BUT I'm also interested in the difference between the price of the S60v3 now and when the s60 v2 was selling . I heard the price for the v3 went sky high. I know this is subjective but are they worth the extra cost for v3 from those of you who have heard both. So what would a fair price be for v2 in US or Cdn $$s.
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Heres a link for some prices,

http://www.bradfordshifi.com/prices.htm

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Heres a link for some prices,

http://www.bradfordshifi.com/prices.htm

What were the prices on the Studio 60 v2s? I didn't realize there was a price increase from v2 to v3. Glad I asked now but I'm still curious to know the differences.
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Just joining this thread as I picked mine up (Studio 60s, v3) and have had them for a whole night . In love, just a pity how many recordings aren't up to snuff . However, I have heard a few things in recordings that went previously unnoticed.

So...now I have two new agendas:

1) Find a sub to compliment them

2) Find a surround and center that will match but won't cost as much as the Studio surrounds. I don't listen to movies often enough or at high enough volumes to warrant spending more on the Studio center and surrounds than I did on the towers themselves.

So...any suggestions?
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Just joining this thread as I picked mine up (Studio 60s, v3) and have had them for a whole night . In love, just a pity how many recordings aren't up to snuff . However, I have heard a few things in recordings that went previously unnoticed.

So...now I have two new agendas:

1) Find a sub to compliment them

2) Find a surround and center that will match but won't cost as much as the Studio surrounds. I don't listen to movies often enough or at high enough volumes to warrant spending more on the Studio center and surrounds than I did on the towers themselves.



So...any suggestions?

DreamWarrior: Maybe you can answer the questions Sendero and I have about S60s
Do U know the differences between the 60 v2 and the 60 v3 both musically and price difference.

I know the v3 price list between 1900 Cdn and 1700US but retail far less but do not know fair market value.
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Equipment:

Paradigm:
Studio-V100 V3
CC 570 V3
Studio-V40 V3
Servo 15

Electronics:
Aragon Stage1
Aragon 3002
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DreamWarrior: Maybe you can answer the questions Sendero and I have about S60s
Do U know the differences between the 60 v2 and the 60 v3 both musically and price difference.

I know the v3 price list between 1900 Cdn and 1700US but retail far less but do not know fair market value.

As you might surmise, the V3 is a refinement of the technology in the V2. The biggest difference between the two versions is the midrange driver, which is a completely new design in the V3. As to whether or not you think the V3 is better than the V2 can only be decided by you and your ears. They are both highly regarded speakers.

Here's some reviews that may help with your questions about the differences between the V2 and V3.

http://www.stereophile.com/loudspeak.../1204paradigm/
http://www.stereophile.com/loudspeak...s/105paradigm/

About price. Paradigm only distributes through authorized dealers, so you're not likely to get more than 5-10% off if you barter. Buying a speaker package helps give you leverage.
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Equipment:

Paradigm:
Studio-V100 V3
CC 570 V3
Studio-V40 V3
Servo 15

Electronics:
Aragon Stage1
Aragon 3002
Aragon 3005
Elite 59Avi

Things sound good in San Diego

Nice set up.

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I am going to check out some Paradigms this week, as I have never seen/heard them. I guess this will be my first "real" set of home theater speakers. I have hear great things about Paradigm, but I have a couple questions....

Will I be able to find a set of Paradigms that fit my budget of around $2k? I need the complete 7.1 setup, including floorstanding fronts. Is this possible?

Should I go with a Paradigm sub, assuming I get Paradigm for the other speakers? Or, is there another brand of subs that is better?

Thanks for the advice,
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I am going to check out some Paradigms this week, as I have never seen/heard them. I guess this will be my first "real" set of home theater speakers. I have hear great things about Paradigm, but I have a couple questions....

Will I be able to find a set of Paradigms that fit my budget of around $2k? I need the complete 7.1 setup, including floorstanding fronts. Is this possible?

Should I go with a Paradigm sub, assuming I get Paradigm for the other speakers? Or, is there another brand of subs that is better?

Thanks for the advice,
Andy

You may want to visit the Paradigm website and look at the packages for the Monitor series. I think doing this will help you get a better overview of the packages and what's within your budget. Assuming, your fixed on floorstanders for the fronts, you may want to start there and add a center to start, then work your way to the surrounds.

Depending on your sub budget, most on this forum will start to echo SVS and Hsu for best value/performance for the money - I think they're right. I feel Paradigm also makes some good subs. Their website will us give you an overview.
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You may want to visit the Paradigm website and look at the packages for the Monitor series. I think doing this will help you get a better overview of the packages and what's within your budget. Assuming, your fixed on floorstanders for the fronts, you may want to start there and add a center to start, then work your way to the surrounds.

Depending on your sub budget, most on this forum will start to echo SVS and Hsu for best value/performance for the money - I think they're right. I feel Paradigm also makes some good subs. Their website will us give you an overview.

I didn't notice any prices on their website, but maybe I just missed them. I have to return some speaker wire to the shop anyways, so I'll check into the Paradigms while I am there.

Thanks.
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Paradigm Loudspeakers
CC-70 Center
Atom V.2 Main
ADP-170 Surrounds

Other Vendor Speakers
Phase Technology Power 12 Sub Woofer

Electronics
Sherwood RVD-9090 Receiver
Pioneer CLD-59 Laserdisc and RFD-1 Demodulator
JVC HRS-5902 VCR
R-10 DirecTivo
Philips 27PT830H 27" HDTV Monitor

I purchased the loudspeakers and receiver between 1997 and 1999 when I worked at the Stereo Trading Outlet in Jenkintown. All the tweeters match but the woofers in the CC-70 are a little smaller than the Atom woofers. I know there is some sort of timbre mismatch but I can't detect it watching every television.

It's a nice system then when permitted fills my living room with plenty of sound. These days the hardest workout it gets is a nice surround effect from "Baby Einsteins" on the Disney channel.

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I didn't notice any prices on their website, but maybe I just missed them. I have to return some speaker wire to the shop anyways, so I'll check into the Paradigms while I am there.

Thanks.

Oh yes sajandrew, sorry about that, they don't post prices there (I was thinking of something else in terms of prices).

While you are there, listen to some bookshelf speakers (monitors and studios series) with a sub and see if you like the sound. Some folks are fully satisfied with that type of set-up, and don't require floorstanding front speakers. Have fun.
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I have:

Front: Studio 40's
Back: Studio 20's
Center: LCR 450
Back C: Cinema 90

I am looking to upgrade from my old crappy sub to a Paradigm.
I am looking at a Seismic 10, but is the difference in the 12 worth it?
Unfortunatelly my dealer does not have any in stock for me to hear.
Also is the Servo 15 too much for my room?
Money is not the issue.

Thanks for any advice.
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How come so few are using the ADP surrounds? Is it really that better to use studio 20's and 40's for the back speakers?
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How come so few are using the ADP surrounds? Is it really that better to use studio 20's and 40's for the back speakers?

Depending on tastes, many choose direct radiators vs dipoles. ALot could also depend on room constraints as well...Personally my HT doubles as my M/C music setup as well, and for 5.1 music I highly prefer direct radiators to polars....
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[quote=TVDaveR]I have:

Front: Studio 40's
Back: Studio 20's
Center: LCR 450
Back C: Cinema 90

I am looking to upgrade from my old crappy sub to a Paradigm.
I am looking at a Seismic 10, but is the difference in the 12 worth it?
Unfortunatelly my dealer does not have any in stock for me to hear.
Also is the Servo 15 too much for my room?
Money is not the issue.

Dave: Just a friendly tip...think about the question you just asked "...too much for my room?" So your room is a 10X12 bedroom...or your room is a ballroom in a formal room with crystal chandeliers and is 30'X 80'. We have no idea about this room, so how can we even start to give a credible recommendation?
Please try back. A close estimate would even be good...is it open...closed...heavy furniture or bare floors and walls?
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Fronts: Monitor 9 v4
Center: CC370 v4
Surround: ADP350
Sub: PS1200
Receiver: Denon 2805
Room: 22 feet X 14 feet
Front speakers are bi-wired.

Sound: Awesome
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Ya your right

My room is 13 X20 with a fireplace on one end and the stairs going up on the other side. My system is on the side wall.
The walls are drywall over concrete and carpet on the concrete with no underlay.

I know it is not ideal but it is all I have at this time.
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Dave-

Your room is not that big, though some of the "openings" are not ideal. If you listen to >60% music, then I'd go with the Seismic 10 (a great choice IMHO), but if you are doing >60% movies and LIKE "boom-boom," then you would be smilin' big, I'm sure, with the Seismic 12. I think the Seismic 12 is going to be loud and low in your application.
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Dave-

Your room is not that big, though some of the "openings" are not ideal. If you listen to >60% music, then I'd go with the Seismic 10 (a great choice IMHO), but if you are doing >60% movies and LIKE "boom-boom," then you would be smilin' big, I'm sure, with the Seismic 12. I think the Seismic 12 is going to be loud and low in your application.

What are you driving your system with?

I would lean toward the 12.

The 15 would be too much unless you want your HT to sound like a Civic with 3 15" subs in the hatch.

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The 15 would be too much unless you want your HT to sound like a Civic with 3 15" subs in the hatch.

I fail to understand the reasoning behind this statement. Properly calibrated, the Servo 15 will sound like a lesser subwoofer, except it will go a lot lower and will play more loudly before compression.

If the room gain from a smaller room is overly accentuating very low frequencies, a high quality parametric EQ can be purchased for ~$300 to adjust the sound accordingly. This will give even more headroom in a smaller room!

If you are in a TINY room, then yes, you can get too large of a subwoofer. In any normal room, I wouldn't worry about subwoofer overkill...
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