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My System
Speakers
Fronts: Paradigm Studio 20 v3
Center: Paradigm CC570 v3
Surrounds: Paradigm Mini Monitor v6
Subwoofers: 2 JBL Northridge E250Ps

Receiver: Denon 3311
BluRay: Panasonic DMP-BDT110
Game: PS3
TV: Panasonic TC-55ST30
Streaming: AppleTV

UPDATE 6/1/11: Ok I returned the 50ST30 for the 55ST30 and got the free Panasonic bluray player. I love the 55. I only sit 7 to 8 feet from the TV depending on how much I recline and the 55 gives more of that movie experience. I got 2 12 inch JBL subs off craigslist and they are sweet. The bass is so much deeper and you can really feel it in your chest. Here are the new Pics.

55ST30

Here is a comparision with the 50 and the 55 inch.

50ST30


Grills Off


Side Pic


Other side pic


Components


Denon 3310


Old School Marantz 2226B


Blurays


Right Surround


Left Surround


The Greatest of All Time


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I took these pics of the 50ST30 and since the picture quality is pretty much the same I didn't take any new ones yet.


I just got a new TV so I figured I would start a new thread. I love the Panasonic and it's a huge improvement over my Samsung LN-40A630. I've only had it for 10 days and I'm considering taking it back and getting the 55 inch. I love my sound. The paradigms are the best speakers I've ever owned and I cant see myself replacing them anytime soon. I would like to try some ADPs for surrounds. I have a second setup with some Paradigm monitors. Here is sorry pic I took with my Iphone.


Here is a pic of my setup with the Samsung
post #2 of 67
wow your setup is amazing!!!
post #3 of 67
Very nice. I am a big Paradigm fan (had them for over 10 years until I switched set-ups just recently). Whats up with the Marantz 8 track player.. I kid...I kid
post #4 of 67
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Thanks guys

Frolich, I love your super clean setup. That NAD looks like a beast. I got the Marantz receiver out a few weeks ago to listen to some music. It's not hooked up now but I love the look of it. I will be selling it soon. The 7005 looks pretty sweet as well. I think I've seen your paradigms on here before. Didn't you have some 20s and a cc590?
post #5 of 67
I like how your surrounds are up out of the way. I just accidently kicked one of my surrounnds and the speaker stand and it fell to the ground.

Does having them that hight off the ground affect the sound you get from them, or do you just turn the surrounds up higher?
post #6 of 67
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They are a little higher up then I would like but the effect is still really good. I would prefer them about 2 feet above seated ear height but that was not an option in my room. In the monitor system I have in living room the surrounds are just slightly above seated ear level and it is not quite as realistic for things that should be up in the air. For example, if a helicopter is flying in it sounds more realistic to have the speakers up higher. Another example would be in the first Borne movie when they are out in the field and you can hear ducks quacking behind you it sounds like they are really flying in the air. I'm hoping to have a dedicated theater room in the next year so if that happens I will probably put them 1 to 2 feet above seated ear level. I want to try out some Paradigm ADPs and see what affect they have. I had to get a new TV first so that will probably be my next upgrade followed by trying to make a DIY subwoofer.
post #7 of 67
Very nice, thanks for sharing. Really like the color scheme of your room and artwork.
post #8 of 67
Very nice setup. I was curious about the height of your stand and your vertical viewing angle. From the pics it looks like the mid-point of the TV's screen is fairly high up. There were some concerns (probably overblown as usual) about the ST's panel and filters having some impact on this though. Can we assume that you've seen no loss of image?
post #9 of 67
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Very nice, thanks for sharing. Really like the color scheme of your room and artwork.

Thanks. Your setup looks great as well.
post #10 of 67
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Originally Posted by Cal1981 View Post

Very nice setup. I was curious about the height of your stand and your vertical viewing angle. From the pics it looks like the mid-point of the TV's screen is fairly high up. There were some concerns (probably overblown as usual) about the ST's panel and filters having some impact on this though. Can we assume that you've seen no loss of image?

Thanks
Yea, I like to look up at the TV when I’m sitting in my recliner. When I sit in my recliner, my eyes are even with the bottom of the TV stand. The picture looks the same as it does when viewing from the middle. I have seen no image loss.
post #11 of 67
Very nice setup, everything seems so tidy. Where did you get your paradigm etched glass?
post #12 of 67
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Thanks man. I love your huge projector. That was the dirrection I wanted to go but I couldn't make it work in the room I'm using now. I got the paradigm sign from eBay. There were some lighted signs as well but I didn't want the cord hanging down so I just went with the glass.
post #13 of 67
Very nice setup, classic and modern look looks great. how are the dual subs working out for you even though they're different brands? Are they different size speakers as well?
post #14 of 67
PM me if you decide to sell the Marantz ..

Nice setup .. very clean ..
post #15 of 67
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Very nice setup, classic and modern look looks great. how are the dual subs working out for you even though they're different brands? Are they different size speakers as well?

Thanks. I love the dual subs. I was worried about them being different brands but they work quite well together. They are both 10 inch but the def tech gets quite a bit lower than the Klipsch. I used a spl meter to get them to same level and then ran audyssey. I know 2 new sub's would be nice but I got both of these off craigslist for 100$ a peice so it was nice to save some money.

Your setup is great as well. Just wondering what effects the mat under the subwoofer has. I had seen them on amazon but I wasn't sure if I should get them.
post #16 of 67
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PM me if you decide to sell the Marantz ..

Nice setup .. very clean ..

Thanks. I'll let you know if I decide to sell it. Im thinking about it.
post #17 of 67
Get the 55". I've never seen anyone regret getting a larger screen, but have seen many regret keeping the smaller one.
post #18 of 67
Really nice set up!
post #19 of 67
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Get the 55". I've never seen anyone regret getting a larger screen, but have seen many regret keeping the smaller one.

Yea, I wanted to return it last night but we had some thunderstorms so I have to wait till it clears up some. I will get the 55 this week.
post #20 of 67
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Really nice set up!

Thanks
post #21 of 67
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Thanks. I love the dual subs. I was worried about them being different brands but they work quite well together. They are both 10 inch but the def tech gets quite a bit lower than the Klipsch. I used a spl meter to get them to same level and then ran audyssey. I know 2 new sub's would be nice but I got both of these off craigslist for 100$ a peice so it was nice to save some money.

Your setup is great as well. Just wondering what effects the mat under the subwoofer has. I had seen them on amazon but I wasn't sure if I should get them.


The mat is actually an ioslation pad meant to decouple the sub from floor. It reduces rattle resonance. It also gives my sub a more stable bass.
post #22 of 67
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The mat is actually an ioslation pad meant to decouple the sub from floor. It reduces rattle resonance. It also gives my sub a more stable bass.

Cool, I was wondering if there would be an improvement if I got a couple. I might have to try them out.
post #23 of 67
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Just got 2 JBL 12 inch subwoofers off craigslist for a sweet deal. Here are some pics.


post #24 of 67
Where'd you get the Jordan statue?
post #25 of 67
I used to have that sub. My wife hated it because mine squeaked pretty loud when the amp turned on. But once on I thought it definitely sounded good.
post #26 of 67
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Where'd you get the Jordan statue?

I got it at the mall a few years ago. They have them on eBay as well. It's a Michael Jordan upper deck figure.
post #27 of 67
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I used to have that sub. My wife hated it because mine squeaked pretty loud when the amp turned on. But once on I thought it definitely sounded good.

Yea they both have the standard JBL squeak/burp. I though there was something wrong with it the first time I heard it. After doing some research online I found out it is normal.
post #28 of 67
^ google translator?
post #29 of 67
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^ google translator?

I just thought Yoda liked my system.
post #30 of 67
lol
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