Originally Posted by Smigro
I think you may have misunderstood me. My application is for movies and I really do not want go without a center channel, as you said there is way to much info from movies that come from that speaker not to be having it. My only issue is finding one, and to make it more difficult since I heard the V1's CC has some kind of tweeter issue seeing if a newer version will still be timbre matched. I was just telling you my other speakers so you knew everything that was being run from the AVR.
If I was doing 2CH music listening I would jump all over these, but since my useage is ~ 80% movies/TV/games and 20% music finding a center channel would be a top priority for me. I would hate to buy these and not be able to find a good matching center channel. I really do not have the room under my TV for another tower, but a bookshelf speaker may work if rework the riser I am using for my current center.
The thing with Center Channels and large Tower Speakers is that the CC will never really be a true Timbre Match. It is advantageous to have identical Tweeters like you would in the Studio CC, but I would think that a newer Paradigm CC that is much larger and uses a similar Tweeter would do quite well.
So you are simply contemplating purchasing the Studio 100's? If possible, I would look for the V2's which to this day remain my favorites of the Studio Series. I have a close friend who is a Paradigm Salesmen and he still is using his V2 Studio 100's (Front and Surround), Studio CC, Studio ADP's (Surround Backs) with Dual Servo 15's along with the latest Anthem Processor and top of the line Anthem Amplifiers and it sounds magnificent.
After hearing his setup this time in a dedicated Theater Room, I kinda had sellers remorse for selling my V2 HT when I switched to an all ESL HT. The V3's weighed a decent bit less than the V2's. I think the V1's weighed about the same as the V2's, but the V2's used upgraded Drivers and more Cabinet Bracing if memory serves. It has been many years since I have thought about early Paradigm Studio's. So if a bit off about the V1's, mea culpa. I am 98% about the V3 Studio 100's losing about 20 Pounds compared to the V2's.
All I know is that the 100 V2's weigh more when equipped with the Hardwood Sidepanels than the Flagship Signature S8's. My friend actually has a pair of these as well being used in a 2 Channel Setup and the Beryllium Tweeter in the S8 is sublime.