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Paradigm Cinema 90 V.3 Bookshelf Speakers

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Pros: Compact size, good quality, durable

Cons: Not great for music

Bought these almost 10 years ago. At the time they were very well reviewed. They have held together nicely and still perform admirably. I got them as part of a 5.1 set, and I can't even remember what I paid for it all; I think it was less than $1000 from and authorized dealer - for some reason 800 sticks in my mind. Haven't really had issues with them - they are small and you can only drive so much volume, but with the sub, center, and L/R, it's more than enough for an average-size room. I never really liked them for music much (spoiled by a "fancy" music-only system) but they have been great for HT use. They have survived my four children and a few falls off the TV stand, so durability is IMO quite good. Only the speaker grills could use a refresh, but as of today (5/13/13) you can still get replacements. These were available in black or silver/grey (which was trendy at the time...) ; I got the grey and it wasn't long before they got a little dingy looking. The cabinets clean up fine and still look great, but I need to order some new grills (and may just put the black ones on) if I keep them much longer.

Overall, a very good system at a very good price. My biggest problem at the moment is that I'm trying to find something that sounds BETTER than these for the same money and I'm having a hard time. Also note that paradigm has been very good to deal with and their support seems pretty solid. I mainly posted this so that those looking to buy Paradigm today can have some confidence in looking back 10 years from now and realizing you made a good choice smile.gif
Paradigm Cinema 90 V.3 Bookshelf Speakers
Description:

Technical specifications Design 2-driver, 2-way acoustic suspension, mineral-filled polymer enclosure, MagneShield Crossover(s) 3rd-order electro-acoustic at 2.3 kHz High-Frequency Driver(s) 25-mm (1 in) PTD dome Bass / Midrange Driver(s) 115-mm (4-1/2 in) ICP cone Low-Frequency Extension* 75 Hz (DIN) Frequency Response: On-Axis 2 dB from 110 Hz - 20 kHz 30 Off-Axis 2 dB from 110 Hz - 15 kHz Sensitivity - Room / Anechoic 88 dB / 85 dB Suitable Amplifier Power Range 15 - 100 watts Maximum Input Power 50 watts Impedance Compatible with 8 ohms Internal Volume 1.9 L / 0.07 cu ft Height, Width, Depth 7-3/4 in x 4-5/8 in x 5-3/4 in

Details:
DetailValue
BindingElectronics
BrandParadigm
EAN0809918010084
FeatureBrand new, sealed in box Authorized dealer Full 5-Year Mfg warranty Price per pair Grilles included
LabelParadigm
ManufacturerParadigm
PackageQuantity1
ProductGroupSpeakers
ProductTypeNameSPEAKERS
PublisherParadigm
StudioParadigm
TitleParadigm Cinema 90 V.3 Bookshelf Speakers (Black) - Limited Supply
UPC809918010084
UPCList - UPCListElement809918010084
ModelCinema 90
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