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post #151 of 178
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Originally Posted by jkhome View Post

Let us know what you find out. In my area, the dealer that sells Rotel and Anthem, doesn't sell Paradigm.

I find that interesting since Anthem and Paradigm are the same company.

-Eli
post #152 of 178
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Originally Posted by TJEli View Post

I find that interesting since Anthem and Paradigm are the same company.

-Eli

I asked the Paradigm dealer about this, he said it was "political" (whatever that means?)

I have noticed that over the years, the small handful of B&M audio stores in my area have traded off some brands like musical chairs, while at the same time, kept other for as long as I remember. Must be a distributor thing.
post #153 of 178
I have Mcintosh C2200 preamp, MC352 amp and MCD201 CD player for my 2 channel rig.

HT rig is B&K Ref 30, 7250 & 2220 amps and studio or surrounds and center.

I have the Studio 100 v2 and the Signature S8's that I move in and out of my 2 channel system. I move between the two just for something to do sometimes. I prefer the S8's for music over the Studio's, and the Studio's for my HT system.
post #154 of 178
Hi I am running my Studio 60's and CC-570 with a Yamaha RX-V4600.
Very happy with the sound. Non of the 'brightness' some have mentioned.
Regards
Knights of Ni
post #155 of 178
After some work moving the 100's around a bit, I was able to get a little more midbass and the desired sound I wanted. Now I'll just let the subs do there work.
post #156 of 178
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Originally Posted by chad uskfor View Post

After some work moving the 100's around a bit, I was able to get a little more midbass and the desired sound I wanted. Now I'll just let the subs do there work.

Good for you, have you tried some sort of absorbtion at the first reflection points?
Or did your placement changes tame the top end as well?
post #157 of 178
In the "theater" I'm running Sig. S4s, Sig. C3, Sig. Servo and B&W 600S3 rears from a Pioneer 74. I'm considering going to the Sig. ADP for rears since I have two more months to trade up and get exactly what I paid for the B&Ws in credit, I haven't done so yet as they will only be 18" off a back wall so I'm worried about part of the dipole firing into the wall. I'm very content that I went to an AVR as opposed to the far more expensive and large seperates I had for many years.

In the living room I'm running Sig. S2s and a Seismic 12 from a Denon PMA-2000IVR.
post #158 of 178
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Good for you, have you tried some sort of absorbtion at the first reflection points?

No, I just moved them out from the back of the wall about 6 inches and towed them in a bit. I will put it in 2 channel this week and do some more testing.
post #159 of 178
Hi there

I'm running Monitor 7 version 4 and CC-370 for the fronts. Mini-monitor version 3 for the rears. For the receiver, I'm using a NAD T763. All cabling is Van den Hul.
post #160 of 178
Hello all I have a pair ov 40's V.3 & I am driving them with a Denon 3805
I am thinking about adding more power but I am short of rack space
Is anyone using any small digital amps ?
I am looking to bring the lows to life out of my 40's
Thanks
post #161 of 178
i'm running the following:
100's v3
cc 570 v3
adp 470's v3

pioneer vsx-80tvx as a pre pro
parasound hca-1206 6 channel driving the front 3

first i was running a carver tfm-35x but for home theater the center was lacking in power so i dumped it on ebay. the parasound amp is simply amazing. the paradigm's sounded like crap running of of the pioneer for a power source. the carver opened them up very nicely but to me the parasound is light years ahead of the carver. you can't possibly think that running a 75 watt amp to your speakers is going to sound as good as 200-300 clean watts to them. if you don't have enough money to buy a seperate amp don't. but don't try to compare the two it's like night and day. would like to know how much better the halo a51 would sound compared to what i'm running. another huge difference in my book was upgrading to a rotel rcd-991 for my player cds sound like they never have before. worth every nickel of 490 i paid on audigon. take care!
post #162 of 178
As of 6/07:
L/Rs> Studio 60v3s > Aragon 8008BB, 200 wpc @ 8 ohms, 2 channel amp.
Center> Studio CC570v3 > Aragon 8008ST , 200wpc @ 8 ohms, 2 channel amp (vertically bi-amp).
Side surrounds > ADP470v3s > Aragon 8002, 125 wpc @ 8 ohms, 2 channel amp.
Now using a Sony TAP as an analog preamp, DVD player does the decoding.
post #163 of 178
Ant: what small digital amps are you considering?

I just updated my Xr-50 to a Xr-57.
I sold off my sub (getting a seismic, soon), but i tell you, I can get some pretty wild bass off my 40v3's. i think its the dual amp in the Pannie. To me, it indicates the exact direction I want to go in the future. I've kinda been experimenting with digital amps until Rotel updates their line and gets in a 5x200w digital amp + Acceptable Pro/Pro (hdmi + new fandangled decoding etc.).
I'm definitely pleased with the digital amps though. Fits nicely with paradigms.

Paradigm 40/20/470
LG 7832
Panasonic Xr-57
Bev 6100
Optoma H27

P.S. I see rnrgagne has been experimenting with this stuff as well.
I wonder if he's still enjoying the ICEpower stuff. I'd love to bring home a Rotel 1077, but i don't have use for the last 2 channels, and if i bi-amp, i'd kinda like to juice up all 3 fronts. THAT's why i'm waiting for 5x200.
post #164 of 178
I was lookingat the Sunfire Flat Eight BUT it is not avalible & who knows when
Nuforce
Flying mole
the Rotel RMB-1077
post #165 of 178
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Originally Posted by antman27 View Post

Hello all I have a pair ov 40's V.3 & I am driving them with a Denon 3805
I am thinking about adding more power but I am short of rack space
Is anyone using any small digital amps ?
I am looking to bring the lows to life out of my 40's
Thanks

Lifeless lows can be treated by:

1. Adding a sub to your system.

2. If you have a sub already it is not properly integrated into your system.

3. Room treatments.

4. EQ your sub with something like the Behringer FEEDBACK DESTROYER.
http://www.behringer.com/DSP1124P/index.cfm?lang=ENG

5. With all due respect to the other posters and their well meaning intentions it is unlikely that additional amplification would do much compared to the suggestions above.

Good luck, Nick
post #166 of 178
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Originally Posted by Leef DaLucky View Post

Ant: what small digital amps are you considering?

I just updated my Xr-50 to a Xr-57.
I sold off my sub (getting a seismic, soon), but i tell you, I can get some pretty wild bass off my 40v3's. i think its the dual amp in the Pannie. To me, it indicates the exact direction I want to go in the future. I've kinda been experimenting with digital amps until Rotel updates their line and gets in a 5x200w digital amp + Acceptable Pro/Pro (hdmi + new fandangled decoding etc.).
I'm definitely pleased with the digital amps though. Fits nicely with paradigms.

Paradigm 40/20/470
LG 7832
Panasonic Xr-57
Bev 6100
Optoma H27

P.S. I see rnrgagne has been experimenting with this stuff as well.
I wonder if he's still enjoying the ICEpower stuff. I'd love to bring home a Rotel 1077, but i don't have use for the last 2 channels, and if i bi-amp, i'd kinda like to juice up all 3 fronts. THAT's why i'm waiting for 5x200.

Yup, still enjoying my ICEpower amps. I seriously doubt that I will ever change them - they are that good. The only thing I don't like is the cases my amps came in - they are butt ugly but the price was right. I tried the Panny as well back when I had my Studio 100's and while I was impressed with the price-preformance factor I wasn't blown away enough to keep it in my main system. There's no comparing the ICEpower 1000ASP modules to the Panny - IMO - two completely different animals.
post #167 of 178
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Originally Posted by Nick250 View Post

Lifeless lows can be treated by:

1. Adding a sub to your system.

2. If you have a sub already it is not properly integrated into your system.

3. Room treatments.

4. EQ your sub with something like the Behringer FEEDBACK DESTROYER.
http://www.behringer.com/DSP1124P/index.cfm?lang=ENG

5. With all due respect to the other posters and their well meaning intentions it is unlikely that additional amplification would do much compared to the suggestions above.

Good luck, Nick

The Velodyne SMS-1 is another excellent tool for EQ'ing bass and what you wrote above is bang on. Of all the things I've done nothing had a bigger impact on SQ than room acoustics and bass EQ.
post #168 of 178
Hello folks, this is what i run with.... Sig. ADP, C5, will upgrade to S8 and put the B&W Matrix 3, running up front now, to the back channels. Servo 15 with X-30. Staying Canadian, we have the awesome D2 ( I LOVE IT ) A5 power amp. Will add P2 with S8. All hooked up with ULTRALINK cabels, platinum Mkll series. Other gear, SONY 60" SXRD, SONY DVD-S7700, will upgrade to DENON 3910ci, PS2, X-BOX, will upgrade to PS3, and last a custom made A/V stand.. THX
post #169 of 178
Hey everyone i am rebuilding my home theater and just purchased a pair of new monitor 9's($920 total) and a Yamaha htr 5960 ($315!)7.1 channel receiver. Needless to say this set up sounds great and i want to eventually fill out a 7.1 channel system with paradgims new monitor line. I will add the new 10in sub offered from svs. Currently my only source is my xbox 360 which i have hooked up to a 55in mitsubishi rear projection crt that is a couple years old but still has a great 1080i picture i think. I am really interested in super audio cd and dvd audio and i want the cleanest possible sound. Any suggestions for a combo sacd/dvd audio player for $200 or less. thnx!
post #170 of 178
I am new to this thread and found it very helpful and informative. Thank you. I am about to setup my 5.1 (7.1 later) home theatre (HT) and music room (together) in my basement and would like your input and suggestions. The room in my basement is about 14 ft x 20 ft with 8 ft ceiling and I would like to section off an area approx. 12 ft x 12 ft (floor only, no floor to ceiling partition, air space is still 14 ft x 20 ft x 8 ft) using sofa for HT. The basement has ceramic tile floor, drywall walls and suspended ceiling tiles. I intend to buy:
1) Samsung 61 DLP RPTV with LED as light source - HLT6189S
2) Marantz AV Receiver SR 7001 (for good sound).
3) Paradigm Speakers:
i) Millenia 20 as center speaker
ii) Millenia 200 as front speakers
iii) Either Monitor ADP190 or Millenia ADP as surrounds
iv) Either Seismic 10 or UltraCube 10 as subwoofer
I enjoy HD National Geographic programs and DVD movies with surround sound effects. I also enjoy stereo classical music and multichannel DVD Audio. I will be sitting about 10 ft away from the TV screen. My questions are:
1) Should I get the Millenia ADP (expensive!!) to match my Millenia 20 & 200 or the Monitor ADP190 would be adequate because of my small size room? Are there significant surround sound differences in movie and music between these two surround speakers?
2) Should I get the more expensive Seismic 10 or the UltraCube 10 would be adequate?
3) How high should I mount the Monitor ADP190 and the Millenia ADP? At ear level or ?? above ear level?
4) Because the Samsung is a RPTV, the screen will be about 20 inches from the back wall, should I mount the center speaker (Millenia 20) above the TV on the wall (how much higher than the TV and how much lower than the suspended ceiling) or should I put it just below the TV?
5) I heard that the Marantz SR7001 also support Dolby Headphone' which will process the sound into multichannel that can be heard as simulated surround sound through a REGULAR pair of stereo headphone. Has anyone heard the music from such setup? How is it? I have an old pair of AKG K240 and a pair of Bose Quiet Comfort 2, should I get a better pair for superaudio music and Dolby Simulated Surround sound for music?
6) I am considering the Marantz SR 7001 for good audio, Dolby Headphone and auto speaker setup. Any suggestion?
Thank you for helping me to setup my HT and music room.
post #171 of 178
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Originally Posted by robg73 View Post

Hey everyone i am rebuilding my home theater and just purchased a pair of new monitor 9's($920 total) and a Yamaha htr 5960 ($315!)7.1 channel receiver. Needless to say this set up sounds great and i want to eventually fill out a 7.1 channel system with paradgims new monitor line. I will add the new 10in sub offered from svs. Currently my only source is my xbox 360 which i have hooked up to a 55in mitsubishi rear projection crt that is a couple years old but still has a great 1080i picture i think. I am really interested in super audio cd and dvd audio and i want the cleanest possible sound. Any suggestions for a combo sacd/dvd audio player for $200 or less. thnx!

Have you considered the Marantz SR 7001? I t may be better for your expensive Paradigm speakers.
post #172 of 178
Pioneer VSX-84TXSi Receiver
Panny DMP-BD10 Blu Ray
Sony SXRD 50" 1080P
Studio 100s
CC 590
ADP 390
Seismic 10

FYI I am most pleased with my Paradigm Stuff.
post #173 of 178
Yamaha RX-V1600
Harman Kardon Signature 1.5>Monitor 11 v.4
Harman Kardon Signature 2.1>CC370 v.3 in a Monitor 5 sized/tuned enclosure, and 4 Monitor 5 v.3
SVS PB12 Ultra/2
post #174 of 178
AVM 20 V2, MONTIER 11, CC350, AMS300, ADP350, PW2200, Butt kicker LFE, mca 20, mca 50, bps1, xa2, samsung hd receiver, 60xbr2, 222es changer, richard gray power station, tributary XLR cables ,Berkline recliners and sound treatment by auralex panels and sound traps
post #175 of 178
Made some huge improvements to my Paradigm set up.
I looked at the THX webpage for speaker setup. ADP's now 2 feet above my head and rears are higher up. Put in big rug and hung 2 tapestries on wall. Repositioned my 100's so they are better placed away from corner and side walls.

To get HD sound from BluRay, I replaced AnthemAVM20 with Marantz 8002. The Audissey auto setup in the 8002 really works well. The 8002 seems work better than the Anthem as a pre pro. The Audissey does make up for some bad room acoustics.

I replaced my CC570 with the monsterous CC690 at 70 lbs 1 tweeter, 1 x 4" mid range, 2 x 7" midrange, 2x7" woffers. These match the 100s really well.

Marantz 8002
Studio 100's, CC690 Bryston 3 ch 5BST
Studio ADP, Bryston 2 ch 3BST
Small Angstrom rears, amp in the Marantz

I now think that the center channel should match the LR mains in terms of number and size of drivers. It make a very big difference.

I now have really realy good surround sound from my much less than perfect room.

Reccommendations for better Paradigm sound:
1. fix room acoustics with rugs, tapesties and other sound absorbant stuff in the room like parkas for guests and the kids).
2. Correct speaker placement
3. Centre channel should better or match main LR speakers in terms of number and same kind of drivers.
4. Play HD sound from Blu ray movies.

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Originally Posted by Ferdinand77 View Post

seems like bryston and paradigms have a good synergy.

Both are very good Canadian products. The Paradigm and Bryston factories are a quick drive from my dealer, so service, if ever needed, is not a problem - that is great synergy


Denis
post #176 of 178
Pioneer Elite VSX 92 with Paradigm DSP 3400, very nice!
post #177 of 178
I thought I'd update mine.

I'm Now running a Pioneer Elite SC05 with my Studio40's,CC, ADP's,sonance symphony's for the 6 and 7, and a PW2200 for the sub.

My old 45TX is now in my upstairs theater running Paradigm Atoms all around, CC190 for the center and a DevTech Sub. Sounds Nice still.

I really like Pioneer Elite with Paradigms obviously.

Mike
post #178 of 178
any one running studio 100's with a onkyo 706
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