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post #14881 of 30059
well, i actually have bought the Signature S4 and Signature C3 but i realise that it makes no sense buying the signature line for surrounds because they have so little material coming through them so i see that as a waste of money. but i will wait to hear some more suggestions.
post #14882 of 30059
The signature speakers are cool.....
post #14883 of 30059
I've read some recent posts about corner loading surrounds with the couch against the back wall. I know that placing the listening position against the back wall is no good, but sometimes its just a design constraint that we have to work around. I have got some really great feedback if you look over on page 475 of this forum. That being said its still hard to make a decision on purchasing direct radiators or bipole/dipole surrounds. Then their is the issue of placement. I'm still open for more suggestions, and have attached a floor plan this time if anyone is up to taking a look and providing more feedback.
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post #14884 of 30059
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Originally Posted by klasley590 View Post

Hello all. I'm upgrading my receiver to the new Onkyo 807 and am trying to decide between the Paradigm Titans and the Studio 20 speaker systems. I'm leaning more towards the Studio series but do you think I should/will need an amp to help power them? Room size is 12x23x8. I can't decide if the studios are worth twice the price, especially if I will need to buy an amp as well. Thanks for any advice.

Yes, the Studio 20's are worth the price, especially if you like the sound better. Also, you should be alright with just the Onkyo AVR. Get the best speakers you can now, they're the most important.
post #14885 of 30059
What type of speaker wire should I use for my LRC S6's and C5. I have my wall torn out and getting to run the wire for the speakers that should be here in a couple of weeks.
post #14886 of 30059
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Originally Posted by rnrgagne View Post

I love how Paradigm says that, it's confusing, but truthful I guess since speakers don't really have a fixed impedance from what I understand.

I think it's safe to say that it should be of no concern.

LOL..........agreed!!

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Originally Posted by wnl View Post

I'm driving studio 60's, a CC-590, and four ADP-590 speakers with an Integra 8.9. I have no issues. In fact, the setup sounds great! I have the speaker impedance set to "6 ohms" which is what the manual recommends for any speaker from 6 to 16 ohms.

wnl....you've been a big help.we will have the same setup unless I go with the 100's,C690 and the sub 15.
I cant wait to get my paradigms to let you know how they perform!!
post #14887 of 30059
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Originally Posted by ToBeFrank View Post

So I'm officially a paradigm owner! I listened to the Monitor 9, SE1 and SE3. The Monitor 9 sounded really great but the SE3 had more detail. I also liked that the SE3 are smaller since I don't have a lot of space for them. I bought the SE3 and the SE Center and they should be here in a couple weeks. Can't wait!

congrats on your purchase!!looking forward to your review!!
post #14888 of 30059
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Originally Posted by zwalls View Post

quick question for you experts!!

the Paradigm studio 60's and 100's are quoted as being "Compatible with 8 ohms". I was told that they were 6 ohm speakers.

does this mean you can power them with an 8ohm only reciever?

thanks

I'm not an expert, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express.
post #14889 of 30059
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Originally Posted by jamulian View Post

What type of speaker wire should I use for my LRC S6's and C5. I have my wall torn out and getting to run the wire for the speakers that should be here in a couple of weeks.

I'd run Blue Jeans Cable 12g (5000UE).

http://www.bluejeanscable.com/store/speaker/index.htm
post #14890 of 30059
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Originally Posted by ayrton View Post

I'm not an expert, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express.

maybe that's what I need to do....
post #14891 of 30059
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Originally Posted by bakerandshaker View Post

I've read some recent posts about corner loading surrounds with the couch against the back wall. I know that placing the listening position against the back wall is no good, but sometimes its just a design constraint that we have to work around. I have got some really great feedback if you look over on page 475 of this forum. That being said its still hard to make a decision on purchasing direct radiators or bipole/dipole surrounds. Then their is the issue of placement. I'm still open for more suggestions, and have attached a floor plan this time if anyone is up to taking a look and providing more feedback.

In my experience, putting the ADPs in the corners didn't work well at all. I ended up putting them on the back wall up high above seated ear level. Putting them in the corner resulted in a null right in the middle or the couch. If you didn't see the ADPs in my living room, you would be hard pressed to "locate" them during a movie.
post #14892 of 30059
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Originally Posted by ToBeFrank View Post

So I'm officially a paradigm owner! I listened to the Monitor 9, SE1 and SE3. The Monitor 9 sounded really great but the SE3 had more detail. I also liked that the SE3 are smaller since I don't have a lot of space for them. I bought the SE3 and the SE Center and they should be here in a couple weeks. Can't wait!

Welcome to the Special Edition club.
post #14893 of 30059
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Originally Posted by jamulian View Post

What type of speaker wire should I use for my LRC S6's and C5. I have my wall torn out and getting to run the wire for the speakers that should be here in a couple of weeks.

Get in-wall rated wire at Home Depot, 12g x2 twisted. That's what I used for pre-wire. It's in a green jacket, pretty much the same as the Blue Jeans mentioned below except the price. I think this stuff is like a buck a yard.
post #14894 of 30059
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Originally Posted by rnrgagne View Post

Get in-wall rated wire at Home Depot, 12g x2 twisted. That's what I used for pre-wire. It's in a green jacket, pretty much the same as the Blue Jeans mentioned below except the price. I think this stuff is like a buck a yard.

Blue Jeans 12g is only $0.52/ft, and much better quality than the Home Depot wire.

I think his Signature Series speakers are worth the extra $0.19/ft.
post #14895 of 30059
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Originally Posted by BTT917 View Post

Blue Jeans 12g is only $0.52/ft, and much better quality than the Home Depot wire.

I think his Signature Series speakers are worth the extra $0.19/ft.

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post #14896 of 30059
Paradigm DSP 3100 or 3200 anyone have one? Like or dislike it? I want to pair it with monitor 7's, adp, mathcing cc. Can you please tell me your thoughts on this sub. Looking to spend under $500, its for my dad and he is thinking about the DSP 3100 because of cost and size and can match the color. 70% music 30% tv/dvd 14x14x9ft high room. He listens at lower levels and just wants something nice to compliment the speakers. THoughts? Advice? Help... thanks
post #14897 of 30059
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Originally Posted by BTT917 View Post

Blue Jeans 12g is only $0.52/ft, and much better quality than the Home Depot wire.

I think his Signature Series speakers are worth the extra $0.19/ft.

Monoprice is less than half the price, and the same quality. Copper is copper.

I'll never understand this logic of "it's worth spending $xxx more on wire for these speakers!"...
post #14898 of 30059
Bluejeanscable does give you the option of selecting which type of wire you like. Although the performance difference is unlikely to be noticed except in longer runs or with really bad interference in the house with the better shielded wiring. Also the jackets they use are very durable, rather than buying bare wire.
post #14899 of 30059
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Originally Posted by astrallite View Post

Bluejeanscable does give you the option of selecting which type of wire you like. Although the performance difference is unlikely to be noticed except in longer runs or with really bad interference in the house with the better shielded wiring. Also the jackets they use are very durable, rather than buying bare wire.

Copper is copper... 12AWG will handle runs that exceed the length of anyone's house.
post #14900 of 30059
I'm looking at a used Signature center speaker but not sure what to do. I was planning on getting Studios but if I can get Sigs for a decent price, why not? However, if I end up getting a Singature center but can't swing the the Signatures for the left and right, how would the Signature center work with Studio left and rights? And on a side note, would it be possible to type 'signature' and 'studio' any more times than I just did in the last three sentances?

Thanks,

Matt
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Originally Posted by SimpleTheater View Post

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post #14902 of 30059
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Originally Posted by snmhanson View Post

I'm looking at a used Signature center speaker but not sure what to do. I was planning on getting Studios but if I can get Sigs for a decent price, why not? However, if I end up getting a Singature center but can't swing the the Signatures for the left and right, how would the Signature center work with Studio left and rights? And on a side note, would it be possible to type 'signature' and 'studio' any more times than I just did in the last three sentances?

Thanks,

Matt

they blend well together
post #14903 of 30059
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Originally Posted by AbMagFab View Post

Copper is copper... 12AWG will handle runs that exceed the length of anyone's house.

I agree with you 100% that copper is cooper, but if your speaker wire is not hidden one may be willing to pay more for a nicer looking wrapper.
post #14904 of 30059
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Originally Posted by AbMagFab View Post

Monoprice is less than half the price, and the same quality. Copper is copper.

I'll never understand this logic of "it's worth spending $xxx more on wire for these speakers!"...

I can't imagine anyone saying Blue Jeans Cable is overpriced, by any measure.
post #14905 of 30059
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Originally Posted by JohnGZ28 View Post

I agree with you 100% that copper is cooper, but if your speaker wire is not hidden one may be willing to pay more for a nicer looking wrapper.

there are more things to consider. the amount of strands, alloy blend, insulation ect.
post #14906 of 30059
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Originally Posted by BTT917 View Post

I can't imagine anyone saying Blue Jeans Cable is overpriced, by any measure.

its just belden cable you could probally get it cheaper elsewhere.
post #14907 of 30059
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Originally Posted by osofast240sx View Post

they blend well together

Thanks!
post #14908 of 30059
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Originally Posted by Kimwyn View Post

ok so here is my situation (i.e my bedroom):

Option 1:
The green circles are the areas where i originally wanted to put the ADP-590s but as you can see the rectangle is my listening position so the speakers are directly above my head. is that fine?

Option 2:
The other red ovals are the areas i "could" put them also BUT the problem with this is that one of the positions (the one by the window) is like 10 ft from the LP and also like 5 ft above ear level while the other will be like 4 ft from the LP. so my question is would this be a problem?


what is the best option for me rather than what you guys can see i have it now with the energy speakers on stands.

anyone??? please refer to actual post for the pics of the room and possible placement.
post #14909 of 30059
Any in-ceiling Paradigm owners browsing this thread using them for home theater? What range are you using? I've always been a Paradigm guy but am having a hard time finding info and not able to audition them really... sucks.

Any input appreciated!
post #14910 of 30059
Hey all,
I'll make this quick......
I'm considering the Signature C1 center speaker to go with Studio 60's and the Sub 12. The reason for this basically is size limitations in my AV stand and uncertainty over the CC-490 center speaker.
Has anyone ever mixed series, and what are the negative, if any, consequences of doing this? In MY mind moving up a level for the center can only be good......??
I'm also trying to learn what the important spec's are to pay attention to when considering a certain speaker. I know drivers are important but I'm not sure how to interpret the spec's and understand which one's I should pay attention to.
Currently have Monitor 9, CC-290, DSP-3400.
Thanks.
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