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post #31 of 1254
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The new 20's perhaps???????

Very nice. Looking forward to some more info.
post #32 of 1254
One quick question, I have just picked up a pair of Studio 60 v4s and was wondering if I should ensure I get the matching 590 before the v5 come out and I am unable to get it since it would be a perfect match OR will the newer V5 center channels be fine.

Keep in mind that I ideally do not want the center right now as my current condo does not have room for it but I would like to get one in the next 1-2 years. However, I just want to ensure that either the V5 centers will match well or if I should grab it in the next few months.
post #33 of 1254
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One quick question, I have just picked up a pair of Studio 60 v4s and was wondering if I should ensure I get the matching 590 before the v5 come out and I am unable to get it since it would be a perfect match OR will the newer V5 center channels be fine.

Keep in mind that I ideally do not want the center right now as my current condo does not have room for it but I would like to get one in the next 1-2 years. However, I just want to ensure that either the V5 centers will match well or if I should grab it in the next few months.

When you need the center then go find a used 590, im sure they will be out there if you spend some time hunting.
post #34 of 1254
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First picture of the Studio v.5 speakers that I have come across from CEDIA.
Picture provided by UltimateAV.com show thread.

whats the ultimate AV show thread?
post #35 of 1254
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whats the ultimate AV show thread?

http://blog.ultimateavmag.com/cedia2008/

Check this one out too:

http://blog.hometheatermag.com/cedia2008/
post #36 of 1254
Any word on pricing of the new Reference v.5 line? Hopefully they don't raise the prices...
post #37 of 1254
Thread Starter 
My contact that gave me the info on these coming out (who has been spot on so far!) also said he expects a 10+% price increase.

IMO, this is a given, and I expect we'll see the new price sheets soon.
post #38 of 1254
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My contact that gave me the info on these coming out (who has been spot on so far!) also said he expects a 10+% price increase.

IMO, this is a given, and I expect we'll see the new price sheets soon.


So, when did he say they're coming out?
post #39 of 1254
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My contact that gave me the info on these coming out (who has been spot on so far!) also said he expects a 10+% price increase.

IMO, this is a given, and I expect we'll see the new price sheets soon.

I really hope there are significant improvements if they are going to increase the price 10+%. IMHO an upgrade to the nice curved cabinets + real wood veneer just isn't worth 10+% price increase.
post #40 of 1254
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I really hope there are significant improvements if they are going to increase the price 10+%. IMHO an upgrade to the nice curved cabinets + real wood veneer just isn't worth 10+% price increase.

Is Paradigm eliminating their lower priced speakers?
post #41 of 1254
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Is Paradigm eliminating their lower priced speakers?

I don't think so because they recently announced the Monitor v.6 line.
post #42 of 1254
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I really hope there are significant improvements if they are going to increase the price 10+%. IMHO an upgrade to the nice curved cabinets + real wood veneer just isn't worth 10+% price increase.

Problem is it would cost them more money (pretty close to 10% I would guess) to put this out. If you're a share holder of "Shore Industries", you'd be pretty pissed off if your stock dropped 10% because of an increase in cost of goods that was not passed on to the consumer.

If you have the .4's, I'd stick with them. IMO - if you want to change out your speakers every time a new 'version' is announced, then the old line wasn't 'good enough' to begin with and probably the new line won't be in a year or two either.
post #43 of 1254
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Supposedly on the 15th... which would be Monday.
post #44 of 1254
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Supposedly on the 15th... which would be Monday.

What is happenning on Monday the 15th?
post #45 of 1254
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What is happenning on Monday the 15th?

I think the price list for the new studio v5's?
post #46 of 1254
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Supposedly on the 15th... which would be Monday.

So what was supposed to happen today anyways?
post #47 of 1254
The new Studio line won't be out for another year or so.

I saw them at CEDIA and I thought they looked cartooney- looking. I didn't look closely enough to see if the wood is veneer or not.

If you are thinking of buying the current version, go ahead. Don't wait for Paradigm. Anybody remember the Diva iPod dock that was supposed to be out forever ago?

EDIT: They will have real wood veneers and the estimated release will be early 2009. Price lists were supposed to be released yesterday (the 15th). I don't know where they are.

New subwoofers will also be released early 2009. They will have the PBK "Perfect Bass Kit" as an option.
post #48 of 1254
In speaking with my local dealer yesterday, he was told to expect v5 Studio line in the first quarter of 2009. Knowing what he knows after four years as a Paradigm rep (he had a Paradigm shirt on), the thinking was that meant late March.

Also, expect a price bump and curvy cabinets.
post #49 of 1254
Any updates?
post #50 of 1254
New subwoofers will also be released early 2009. They will have the PBK "Perfect Bass Kit" as an option.[/quote]

Are there other subs coming out besides the sub 25

Ryan
post #51 of 1254
The version 5 will be out by March. The version 4 are still a good buy because the new price increases did not affect the studio line. Everything else (except in wall) went up 5 to 10%. So its safe to say the version 5 studios will be a least 10% higher from missing this increase and costing more due to real wood cabinet.
post #52 of 1254
My local dealer just put the Studio line on fire sale. Studio 100's down to 1799 and the 60's down to 1299cdn. I think the new line will be out long before march.
post #53 of 1254
$1799 for the Studio 100's today and I just ordered my 2 x 100's at $2050 & 1 x 40 at $450 - $500 can't remember! Maybe seems how I never paid for them yet & they are still in transit, I can talk them into dropping the prices a little more.
post #54 of 1254
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If you have the .4's, I'd stick with them. IMO - if you want to change out your speakers every time a new 'version' is announced, then the old line wasn't 'good enough' to begin with and probably the new line won't be in a year or two either.

IMO, that's Paradigm's problem, they've upgraded their Studio line so soon, an owner feels the need to upgrade constantly, or be stuck with a "obsolete" version. Folks like me, who purchased the V3 model line 3-4 years ago, have little chance of getting any decent resale value after this. Learned my lesson; I'll never buy new Paradigm again.

Good news is there will be someone out there, who although recently paid a premium on a new 690 center, will feel the need to upgrade...Hello Audiogon
post #55 of 1254
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IMO, that's Paradigm's problem, they've upgraded their Studio line so soon, an owner feels the need to upgrade constantly, or be stuck with a "obsolete" version. Folks like me, who purchased the V3 model line 3-4 years ago, have little chance of getting any decent resale value after this. Learned my lesson; I'll never buy new Paradigm again.

Good news is there will be someone out there, who although recently paid a premium on a new 690 center, will feel the need to upgrade...Hello Audiogon

I have the v3's and went to listen to the v4's could not hear a difference to
warrant replacing them maybe in a side by side a/b things might be slightly
different not sure about the v5's have not had a chance to demo them.
post #56 of 1254
ANY updates? prices? when? specs ?
post #57 of 1254
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any updates? Prices? When? Specs ?


+ 1

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post #58 of 1254
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I have the v3's and went to listen to the v4's could not hear a difference to
warrant replacing them maybe in a side by side a/b things might be slightly
different not sure about the v5's have not had a chance to demo them.

I agree with you 100% oz..... When I bought my .v4's from the dealer, I listened to the .v3's and .v4's side by side, but I chose to go with the .v4's just to minimize upgraditus... but honestly the difference was only slight, and not necessarily worth the extra money.

Prices since then have jumped 2 times already but now they are putting the same drivers in a new cabinet. But as I have stated before, I have a feeling that they will be upgrading Sigs very soon. They can't be thinking that they will have both the Studio's and the Signatures running in cabinets that are extremely similar. And the sound for many with an untrained ear, will be very close. How would one be justified by getting the Sigs at all..

I am out of town, and have the opportunity to listen to the Sig S6 & S8 .v2 for the first time in the morning. I have the S4 .v1, and I'm very happy with them, but will be looking to replace the Studio 100's in my great room in time. But I also have no problem waiting to see what the Sigs next iteration will be first....
post #59 of 1254
Thread Starter 
I stumbled upon a high-res version of the v.5 studios on flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/glennqn...08503/sizes/l/

Thought it was worth sharing. I haven't heard any official release dates yet, however.
post #60 of 1254
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Originally Posted by scm6079 View Post

I stumbled upon a high-res version of the v.5 studios on flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/glennqn...08503/sizes/l/

Thought it was worth sharing. I haven't heard any official release dates yet, however.

My dealer told me the release date will be late January. The prices he suspects will be around $2299 canadian for the 60's and $3199 for the 100's. Since the dealer didn't get the price list from paradigm yet the prices are a guess, but the release date is pretty good.
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