Have you lisned to the Paradigm Studio 40s and if so, how do you feel the Diva 4.1 match up?
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6/20/01 at 1:57pm
|Originally posted by Ben Henry:
Thanks so much for the info! After following your HT adventure for a while I trust your opinions a lot. You made the decision to try these beauts out a lot easier. I keep hearing rumors Swan is coming out with a center and surrounds for the Diva line. I'm checking into that today. I'll post my findings later.
|Originally posted by pmf:
Mark & John:
Thanks for taking time out from your busy schedules to join in on the Diva talk.http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif
John, Ed on HTF is driving his 6.1's with a tube amp, I believe but what do you think about a tube preamp and a SS amp such as the Line 3 & 7B?
Mark, is PanYu City where the HiVi factory is? You mention the C3 & R3, are they the existing or upcoming models? I am about to get the 6.1's but am waiting to find out more on matching center & surrounds before placing my order. The midrange driver of the center speaker doesn't seem to match the Kelvar midrange of the 6.1's and how about the center & surround woofer sizes? Will they match those in the 6.1's?
Btw, I now have a new wish on my P-1A and that is for it to be able to hold the SOCS for both of my speakers.http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif
|Originally posted by Ben Henry:
Ok, I should check my email more often. Steve Ozmai, who is affiliated with Perpetual Technologies/AV123, emailed me more info on the Divas. Of course I didn't read it until after I posted last. Here it is:
"Just to give you some further information per our earlier conversation, the Diva centers and surrounds (by the way, the big center will be called the C3 and the smaller will be called the C2...the rears will be the R3) will be arriving in port around the 29th of July. Because we QC every pair of speakers, both in China before they ship, and in the factory after they've arrived (we do both cosmetic checks as well as frequency, phase, and amplitude checks), these speakers will most likely begin shipping the first week in August. We are currently taking orders for the speakers (no money is taken until the product has shipped), and customers will be shipped in the order their orders are received."
Sales Support Coordinator
Perpetual Technologies, LLC www.perpetualtechnologies.com
|It's just that when you take re-sale of some better known speakers into consideration....the Internet only speakers are less a bargain.|
|I am in the planning stages right now for my next project, which is to build 3 satellites to compliment the incredible HE 15 subs. If all goes as planned, my speaker system should be as good as any system costing $50,000 or more, and will again only cost a fraction of the price.|
|By building an uncompromised satellite/woofer system, I believe I can achieve results comparable to $100,000 speaker systems, and for a fraction of the price (and space requirements).
|Even my first speaker project, the Dynaudio Gemini kits, were an absolute snap, and to get similar performance in a prebuilt design (from Dynaudio), cost at least 3 times as much as I spent on the kits.
|If you could afford $1060 for the speakers, I would highly recommend the Dynaudio Gemini kits from Madisound, which sound better than most $3000 speakers.
|My entire system, which consists of 3 Gemini's, 3 Vifa A/V's, a DIY Shiva sub, and an Ashly 1375 watt amp to pwer the sub, cost me under $3000 total, and I would gladly put it up against ANY
|I just don't have an extra $2000+ to spend on a half way decent sub, so building a 22" cube that I believe will out perform ANY commercial design available at any price, for around $800 (including the 1375 watt amp I already bought for it) seems like the right thing to do.|
|Would you feel better if I were to get equally excited about lesser products?|
|I have tried hard not to put down Paradigm speakers, but owners still feel the need to try to discredit my enthusiasm for the Divas.|
|I apologize if I somehow rained on your Paradigm parade.|
|Have you heard either of these speakers?|
|You never responded to my comment above about your listening level preferences hehehe...|
|In fact I consider following you into the hobby someday largely based on your enthusiasm.|
|I buy equipment because it is the best value I can afford at the time, and if the day comes that I can afford something better, then I don't particularly care what my old equipment is worth.|
|Originally posted by Bob Sorel:
Mark, I am really glad to see your presence here. This is the kind of company and the you are the kind of person that represent the ideal model of integrity, consumer care and communication, and quality control that separates you from the bunch. After personally hearing and seeing the Diva 4.1's at the New York show, I wouldn't hesitate to buy any model in your entire line. Kudos for a job well done!
Hmmm....I guess if I had bought the Paradigm's, I would also be concerned about their resale value. http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/biggrin.gif Enough said.