Originally Posted by brickyardz
Its time for a speaker upgrade. When I purchased my Paradigm V5 monitors, I was living in an apartment. I have the titans and cc-290 for my front stage, and I am using mini monitors in the rear stage.Everything is on stands. It was ok for my apartment,but now I am in a house.Basement is finished with full bar and its pretty open. Just got the Arcam AVR 600 also to replace my Onkyo 605. Now I need to find some new Paradigms to go with this. I do not know the dimensions of the basement off hand. Floorstanders this time, and for my rear channel,I am going to get surrounds this time. System is used mostly for watching Blu Rays and Videogaming. What should I take a look at? Thanks for thehelp. John
Are you just replacing your Mains/Front Three??? If only those, I would recomend maybe a tower in the Studio range like 60 or 100 w/matching center. You could probably get away with using the mini monitors as surrounds with upgrading the mains in a theater only situation unless your getting into any multi channel music formats. Although many would argue otherwise I have yet to hear any distractiing sonic results when mixing random speakers in the surround and rear surround channels with non matching Mains.(I don't do multi channel music). I am currently doing this until I can afford some Paradigm in-walls to complete a 7.1 system. I currently have monitor 7 v.6's with a cc190 due to financial constraints.
My first choice upon tons of demoing would have been a studio tower.(that being said Im very happy with the monitor 7's for what they are.) Anyhoo, before I digress, If you are willing to upgrade mains and center only, this could give you more monetary leverage to get the studio 60's or higher with a matching center.
I've had some experiance listening to ID brands too like Aperion and SV Sound. Got family members that have gone that route. Again If money was no issue, Aperion 6T towers are solid competition to the Monitor studio series. Their a little utilitarian with asthetics but they sound damn good.
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