Originally Posted by MIkeDuke
Esox50, true that the other lines seem to have a few more options. Even more towers. Time will tell if they bring out a 1017Be. If they did, I wonder what it would be like?
I could see the 1027Be getting a price increase to $7,998 (or even $8,498), and them releasing a 1017Be at around $5,998-6,498 (especially now that Paradigm just announced the Signature S6 with a Beryllium tweeter for $5,500).
What would it be like? Hmmm.
1-1" Pure Be IAL tweeter
1-6.5" W cone Midrange, 32mm voice coil (same as the Profile 918)
1-6.5" W cone Woofer, 40mm voice coil (same as the Profile 918)
And it would be maybe 2-3" shorter.
Just a thought, not saying it's going to happen. There just seems to be a gap there in the Electra range. I guess in that price range ($5,500) you got the Profile 928 but it does not have the Be tweeter (BTW, I haven't heard the 928 but it looks very stupendous in that new Diamond Black). The "gap" I speak of though is that every other line has a model that could be considered a "small tower", except the Electra Be line.
To be honest, I only thought of this because I'm not sure for a home theater that I need the bass extension of the 1027Be, since I'll most likely be installing two 15 subwoofers. Figured I could save a little dough with a 1017Be, if there were such a thing.
I bet it would sell really well though, don't you guys think?