After several months of stalking boards like this one and auditioning equipment, I've finally decided to pull the trigger on the Studio 100's & 570 center. I'm going to hold off on the rear/surround (can't decide between the 20's and the ADP's). I also just ordered a Velodyne SPL 1200 II (closeout price...trying not to blow the budget). Now I just need to decide what to power this all with. Any input? I'd like to get a Denon 3805 or Yamaha 2500 (because either is about $1000) for now and add an amp later, but I'm not sure from what I've read that this would adequately power the 100's. I've also been considering the Outlaw 770/990 combo, but I'm a little hesitant to buy w/o seeing, touching, etc. first. Sorry if this has all been beaten into the ground several times over, I'm just excited that I finally found the system I've been looking for.
It was quite a pain in the a$$ for me to choose Paradigm. I live in Las Vegas, and there is no Paradigm dealer here. So I drove to my nearest dealer in St. George, UT, (2 hours) but they only display/stock the Studio 20. I asked the 12 year old salesman to get me a price on the entire Studio setup...he said he would call me the next day with the information (he never did). Not being willing to buy w/o fist listening, I drove to Phoenix (5 hours) to listen to the 100's and really liked them and I liked the salesperson. The St. George store beat the Phoenix store's price by about $500, but I can't get the kid to call me back! I guess I'll have to figure this one out myself.