Sounds like your dealer needs to sit down and listen again.. Far superior?..Nooo way!...maybe he sells more Polk than paradigm ...not knockn Polk...but to my ears paradigm speakers monitor/studio/sigs are incredible!
I believe you have the latest firmware..I am also using the 300 as a preamp and have not ever had any pops in any speaker..I did have to send it in for a new power supply...but I know the pops was a problem with some users out thereMaybe someone could chime in and let you know how they cured this issue.The mrx and arc truly give my speakers the best quality audio they have ever received!
I think the cables really have to be a good match for the speaker/amp...I also tryed AQ type 4..better than the reg. Monster I was using,but after Three days of break-in ,they just did not gel with my setup..the music seemed disected.. all over the place...replaced them with straight wire crescendos...and THOSE will Neva be replaced!Guess its just trial and error..you really need too try 4-8 sets of cables in different price ranges to see what works the best.
That sounds like a awesome setup..im sure it sounds amazing with ARC setup!Yes parasound halo amps very clean,detailed..and transparent ...add anthem ARC and paradigm.I do not think it could get more realistic ...that combo just draws you into the source...and at times its very scary real!.... with top notch source materiali have never heard better in all my 30yrs in A/V!
Grasshoppers observations are100% correct!
Grasshopper very wise....you do not need the monitor 11s with a sub....i had the monitor 7s
using a velodyne spl-1000 sub...now i have studio 60s....and yes..your anthem is state of the art gear
...i have the mrx300 using as a preamp with parasound halo amps.
This is a taboo subject!A heated topic on this is all over these forumsi would enjoy them for now...save your money..for now....get those adp1s...and then do alot of reading and research on speaker wire...and then make a decision.....everyone thats using paradigm speakersall have different opinions...