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Old 02-17-2006, 11:40 AM
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Rahl,
Looks like you made your decision. My two cents on the center (and this is for everyone) - I have had a cc370 for about 3 months now and I already want to upgrade.
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I had the Cinema Center ,than a CC-350 now a CC-450
Fronts went from Atoms to Mini Monitors Now Ref 40's
My rears are still cinemas 70's But need upgrading
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I managed to get a Denon 3805 for $650 since they are clearing them out. It was supposed to be the open box price but the one they sold me was actually still new & sealed.

My setup (on order) is Studio 60s, Mini-monitor rears, and a CC570 center. I'll add on a sub later on. We'll see how long i can hold off on that.

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See, and that's just it. I want to the avoid the "what if?"

So C. sounds like the obvious winner.

Which amp/receiver though? I hear the Denons are good but what can push these speakers for around $300-1000.

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How well do the 60s sound without a sub?

I heard the 11s at my dealer, and they sounded alright, but with the sub it was even better.
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How well do the 60s sound without a sub?

I heard the 11s at my dealer, and they sounded alright, but with the sub it was even better.

They're definitely better with a sub. The seemed workable for HT without one, but just barely.

My original target was $1500 for a set of 5.1. I totally blew that out of the water with just the 5 speakers I'm buying and the sub is about $900 more if I go with the Ultra Cube 10 (a bit less if I do a PS1000 or PS1200). It is definitely not by choice that I'm waiting on it.


Here's a random Q - What gauge of speaker wire should I be looking at for the speakers? 12 ga for LCR and 14-16 for the rears work ok? (Don't mean to start a cabling/quality argument. I've listed to diff ones and find the standard 'speaker cable' works well for me).
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How well do the 60s sound without a sub?

They sound fine as long as you don't listen to the 100s.

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I've pretty much made up my mind to get the Paradigm Cinema 90CT speakers and will be buying a receiver also and wanted to know if any of you have paired them with any of these: 1) Yamaha RXV757; 2) Pioneer VSX-D914-K; 3) Pioneer VSX-915-K; 4) Panasonic SA-XR70S; or 5) Yamaha RX-V550. If so, what are your thoughts? Any receiver that is not on the list that should be? I don't want to spend more than $400 on the receiver.

Pretty much any receiver will power the Cinemas. Compare the features and reliability, etc, of each receiver and don't worry about which would work better with the Cinemas (as they all will). You might want to ask this question in the Amps/Receivers forum.
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They're definitely better with a sub. The seemed workable for HT without one, but just barely.

My original target was $1500 for a set of 5.1. I totally blew that out of the water with just the 5 speakers I'm buying and the sub is about $900 more if I go with the Ultra Cube 10 (a bit less if I do a PS1000 or PS1200). It is definitely not by choice that I'm waiting on it.


Here's a random Q - What gauge of speaker wire should I be looking at for the speakers? 12 ga for LCR and 14-16 for the rears work ok? (Don't mean to start a cabling/quality argument. I've listed to diff ones and find the standard 'speaker cable' works well for me).

You can get cheaper subs, such as SVS and HSU, etc, that will work just as well or better, for less cost (especially if you're over budget already). I'm using an SVS PB-12/ISD for that very reason (Paradigm subs seem a bit expensive, and mostly due to them being smaller for similar "punch".. I'll just have my sub take up more room..)

16 AWG is typically plenty for almost any application as long as it's not tons of power going across insanely long runs. So I'd go with 14 AWG all around and call it good.
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Just thought I'd let you know that I decided i'd get a power amp for the fronts. Ended up finding a private seller who sold me an anthem mca2 power amp to drive the studio 60's. I figured i'll let the marantz reciever power the rest of the system for now. I'll let you all know how the setup is once its all arrived.
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Great - I for one am definitely interested in the comparison. Although it may be difficult to avoid bias after buying a shiny new (to you) piece of equipment.. (I know I find it difficult..)
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Can someone recommend me some Paradigm's for the following?

Denon 4306
50/50 HT/Music

Music is Metal, rock etc

I am budgeting about $3,500 in speakers for a 7.1 setup. Since I listen to metal I need really STRONG and tight bass and mid-bass.
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You can get cheaper subs, such as SVS and HSU, etc, that will work just as well or better, for less cost (especially if you're over budget already). I'm using an SVS PB-12/ISD for that very reason (Paradigm subs seem a bit expensive, and mostly due to them being smaller for similar "punch".. I'll just have my sub take up more room..)

16 AWG is typically plenty for almost any application as long as it's not tons of power going across insanely long runs. So I'd go with 14 AWG all around and call it good.

Thanks for both tips. I'll look into both of those sub options.

And I just ordered the 14 AWG wire from partsexpress along with banana plugs so should be all set when the speakers arrive in another week or so.
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Can someone recommend me some Paradigm's for the following?

Denon 4306
50/50 HT/Music

Music is Metal, rock etc

I am budgeting about $3,500 in speakers for a 7.1 setup. Since I listen to metal I need really STRONG and tight bass and mid-bass.

With that kind of budget, you should be able to get something in the Reference series all around.
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Can someone recommend me some Paradigm's for the following?

Denon 4306
50/50 HT/Music

Music is Metal, rock etc

I am budgeting about $3,500 in speakers for a 7.1 setup. Since I listen to metal I need really STRONG and tight bass and mid-bass.

60s up front 570 center, 20s for side/rear S10 for sub.

Or you could go with 40s and the S15 sub.

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...or the cc470 cc; more than enough with the 40s or even the 60s. That will save you a couple/few hundred dollars.
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Do the Monitor 11's bass and mid range over power the highs? Or does it add to the over all sound?

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Hi guys I am planning on buying Paradigm Monitor 7's for 699 a pair. The Monitor 3's for 236 a pair. the CC370 for 349 and the PS-1000 for 499. Are these good prices that I should be paying from my local Paradigm dealer? Could anyone give me a link to the MSRP or other prices on these speakers? All input on these speakers is much apperiated.
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...or the cc470 cc; more than enough with the 40s or even the 60s. That will save you a couple/few hundred dollars.

The CC470 should save you about $200 over the CC570. May want to read through this thread more though as a number of people have said its definitely worth it to do the upgrade. May be different with the 40s, but with the 60s the choice seemed to be the 570. (Or, maybe I'm just saying this b/c I read this thread and decided to spend the extra for the CC570 myself )
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after demoing several speakers i decided to get
the 100,s a570 and 20,s it sounds great and it
was one of the best experiences of buying audio
gear i had in a long time the people at all star audio
video were great.
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As far as the center channel goes, it depends how much you'll be using your system for home theater purposes (compared to music). If it's significant, then the best money you can spend on your speakers is on the center.
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sorry..
I know it is in here somewhere, but can someone link the " suggested " retail for paradigms or ref the website?
Thanks

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what was the suggested retail or msrp on the :

studio 60's?
cc470
cc570
studio 20's

My local dealer quoted me approx $800.00 for the studio 20's
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Hi guys I am planning on buying Paradigm Monitor 7's for 699 a pair. The Monitor 3's for 236 a pair. the CC370 for 349 and the PS-1000 for 499. Are these good prices that I should be paying from my local Paradigm dealer? Could anyone give me a link to the MSRP or other prices on these speakers? All input on these speakers is much apperiated.



For US prices go to the Paradigm:
http://www.paradigm.com/Website/Site...e/systems.html

Remember, these are list prices.

Got just got my S60s v3 hooked up with S20v2 for surrounds and PS1000. The sub difinitely gives it a punch.I still have to tweak the set-up, any suggestions?
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Hi guys I am planning on buying Paradigm Monitor 7's for 699 a pair. The Monitor 3's for 236 a pair. the CC370 for 349 and the PS-1000 for 499. Are these good prices that I should be paying from my local Paradigm dealer? Could anyone give me a link to the MSRP or other prices on these speakers? All input on these speakers is much apperiated.

I bought Monitor 7's and a cc370 less than 3 months ago and those prices look good. One suggestion though, if you can, get the cc470 or 570. I wish I did. I will upgrade my center as soon as I can. In fact, I made a deal for a slightly used cc570 just yesterday but it fell through. (Anyone got a cc570 for sale?)
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sorry..
I know it is in here somewhere, but can someone link the " suggested " retail for paradigms or ref the website?
Thanks

nm

what was the suggested retail or msrp on the :

studio 60's?
cc470
cc570
studio 20's

My local dealer quoted me approx $800.00 for the studio 20's

Posts #64, #146, #255, #259, #428, #726, #738, and #1001 all contain that information..

A random page selection would probably turn it up, even..
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after demoing several speakers i decided to get
the 100,s a570 and 20,s it sounds great and it
was one of the best experiences of buying audio
gear i had in a long time the people at all star audio
video were great.

Which sub, if any, are you using?

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What do you guys think about Monitor 7's or Monitor 11's?

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Which sub, if any, are you using?

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What do you guys think about Monitor 7's or Monitor 11's?

As I see it, they are basically the same except the 11's have three bass drivers to the 7's one. And the low pass crossover point is set a little different. If you have a good sub go with the 7's. If you want the extra bass (by extra I mean it may be a little louder not lower), go with the 11's.

I bought the 7's due to budget but I do think they sound better than the 11's. I preferred the Monitor 9's over both. Really, as has been said many times befor, it comes down to what sounds best to you.
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As I see it, they are basically the same except the 11's have three bass drivers to the 7's one. And the low pass crossover point is set a little different. If you have a good sub go with the 7's. If you want the extra bass (by extra I mean it may be a little louder not lower), go with the 11's.

I bought the 7's due to budget but I do think they sound better than the 11's. I preferred the Monitor 9's over both. Really, as has been said many times befor, it comes down to what sounds best to you.

the thing that sucks is my Paradigm dealer doesnt have any Monitor 11's for audition. So I wont have a chance to hear them unless someone in the Des Moines, IA are has a pair I could audition. I did like the way the 7's sounded though.

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the thing that sucks is my Paradigm dealer doesnt have any Monitor 11's for audition. So I wont have a chance to hear them unless someone in the Des Moines, IA are has a pair I could audition. I did like the way the 7's sounded though.

I listened to all three and I thought the bass of the 11's over-powered the mids and highs. If I had the money I would have bought the 9's. But I think the 7's sound great and I am very happy with them. If your dealer has a pair of Monitor 9's I would give them a listen.
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