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post #21121 of 30070
Is there any other site to get used paradigm speakers other than audiogon? I found limited choice on ebay.
post #21122 of 30070
What are good floor standing Paradigm replacement from Studio 100's?
I was considering Studio 100s for LCR in a 17 x 25 room.
I will use them behind an acoustic screen.
However 100's are very tall and make it hard to have a good false wall design that does not block any of the drivers of studio 100's.
So I have 2 choices
1. Buy 100's and accept that one of the driver will be partially blocked by a false wall frame.
2. Buy a floor standing speaker that has similar sound and avoid this issue.

I am going to get Sub 15 so bass in not going to be a problem.

My question about floor standing is if they will sound as good and if I will have to pay more for similar sound.
Which model of floor standing speakers are similar in price and performance?

I still want to stay in the Paradigm family.


Thanks
post #21123 of 30070
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Originally Posted by Nibrok View Post


Thanks for all the information guys, I really appreciate it. So now I think I'm leaning towards a pair of 100's, a CC-690 and a Sub15. Can someone recommend what AVR, amp/pre-amp to run all this? I've read the 100's are power hungry and sound better at higher volumes with clean power.

Thanks again

I just purchased the integra dtr 70.2! Extremely pleased with the sound. Listened to with HT and stereo on 100s and 690 center (my planned set-up after summer)- no external amp and sounded fantastic! Of course, it's got pre-outs in case I want to add an amp at any time. Check it out, you may like it.
post #21124 of 30070
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Originally Posted by hehateme View Post

What are good floor standing Paradigm replacement from Studio 100's?
I was considering Studio 100s for LCR in a 17 x 25 room.
I will use them behind an acoustic screen.
However 100's are very tall

I still want to stay in the Paradigm family.

Thanks

Studio 60s still too tall?
post #21125 of 30070
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Originally Posted by Nibrok View Post

Thanks for all the information guys, I really appreciate it. So now I think I'm leaning towards a pair of 100's, a CC-690 and a Sub15. Can someone recommend what AVR, amp/pre-amp to run all this? I've read the 100's are power hungry and sound better at higher volumes with clean power.

Thanks again

Weird 23 has sound advise for ya. i bought his slightly used Studio 100's, CC-690 and ADP-590's. i also picked up some Studio 10's from another member for the 7.2 surround in my 25'x29'x9' basement and am currently pushing everything with the Marantz AV7005 Pre/Pro, MM7055 and MM7025 Amps. they spec at 140wpc and although i was on the fence as to wether they were pushing the Studios enough, after adding 2 subs i'm finding it sounds very nice at -18dB volume only now i have amazing bass.

i wanted 2 Sub 15's for this configuration but a somewhat local shop (and fellow forum member) offered me a price on 2 new Sub 12's and a PBK that i couldn't pass up. i figured i could sell them to recoop my cash and grab some Sub 15's or SubMersive 18.0's (thanks Weird 23) if i didn't like them.

i wasn't astonished with HBO and Stars over Directv but it was much better sounding over all. but last night we put in the BD "Shoot Em' Up" and my wife and dog were running for cover as i think the sectional was actually moving. i had to turn the gain back down to the level i had PBK'd and Audessey'd them (which wasn't much). there were some lower tones that i could feel passing through my inards.....lol.

i'm very pleased for now, and will fine tune things over time as we decorate, etc. i do wonder what 2 Sub 15's or even the SubMersive 18.0's would do, but at this point i'm good.

anyhow, the Marantz setup i have is very economical, supports 3D, has more than enough HDMI inputs and sports 2 outputs........not saying the Studio's wouldn't sound better with a better system like Anthem or Parasound, but even my wife commented how great the movie sounded......good luck!
post #21126 of 30070
Studio 60's are still too tall. It is 40.125 inches tall.
Here is my problem.
The screen is 29.5 inches from the ground.
The horizontal center of my AT screen is at 44.5 Inches.
My goal is to line up the tweeter in the horizontal center of my screen.
Tweeter of Studio 100's is 42.875 high
Tweeter of Studio 60's is 38 Inces high.

In both of these speakers I will have the screen frame and false wall frame in front of one of the driver.

I have been reading up on Signature S2 and they look good on paper. Their stand J29 is 29 inches high. The tweeter will be around 44 Inches so they seem to fit perfectly. None of the drivers will be covered by screen frame or a false wall frame.
post #21127 of 30070
Hi guys,

I just recently bought some Paradigm's for music, movies and gaming. Got myself a CC-290, Titans for the fronts and Atoms for the rears. All only running off a Yamaha RX-V467 for now. I'm fairly new to the HT side of things, so I don't have much to compare them to but I'm really happy with them. I can't help but wonder though how much better they would sound off a better AVR.
post #21128 of 30070
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Originally Posted by video_bit_bucket View Post

Hung mine upside down to get the tweeter hight right. Worked fine.

Am I the only one that saw this post saying you hung your Studio 100s upside down???
post #21129 of 30070
Anyone have any idea why a Paradigm Servo 15 v2 would make a slight popping sound?

Is that more likely a driver issue or amp/servo issue?
post #21130 of 30070
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Originally Posted by sukumar View Post

Is there any other site to get used paradigm speakers other than audiogon? I found limited choice on ebay.

There is a website that can search "all of craigslist" and that might be your best shot.
post #21131 of 30070
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Originally Posted by Luke12390 View Post

Hi guys,

I just recently bought some Paradigm's for music, movies and gaming. Got myself a CC-290, Titans for the fronts and Atoms for the rears. All only running off a Yamaha RX-V467 for now. I'm fairly new to the HT side of things, so I don't have much to compare them to but I'm really happy with them. I can't help but wonder though how much better they would sound off a better AVR.

You need a subwoofer! Check out the DSP series to complete your home theatre.
post #21132 of 30070
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Originally Posted by rushwj View Post
I just purchased the integra dtr 70.2! Extremely pleased with the sound. Listened to with HT and stereo on 100s and 690 center (my planned set-up after summer)- no external amp and sounded fantastic! Of course, it's got pre-outs in case I want to add an amp at any time. Check it out, you may like it.
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Originally Posted by video_bit_bucket View Post
I had the Studio 100 v3, they had a wicked impedance dip that took them down to like 2.8 ohms at the worst. A serious amp that could deliver the current was necessary. The people with more recent versions do not seem to have as much issue with the amp power and there was one quote from a Paradigm SE who stated that the v5 version had tamed that. A good clean amp, yes, will they use lots of clean power if you have it, yes. Is there a good chance that the current v5 version is a much easier speaker to drive, I would say so, but have not tested it myself.
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Originally Posted by 2010SSRS View Post
Weird 23 has sound advise for ya. i bought his slightly used Studio 100's, CC-690 and ADP-590's. i also picked up some Studio 10's from another member for the 7.2 surround in my 25'x29'x9' basement and am currently pushing everything with the Marantz AV7005 Pre/Pro, MM7055 and MM7025 Amps. they spec at 140wpc and although i was on the fence as to wether they were pushing the Studios enough, after adding 2 subs i'm finding it sounds very nice at -18dB volume only now i have amazing bass.

i wanted 2 Sub 15's for this configuration but a somewhat local shop (and fellow forum member) offered me a price on 2 new Sub 12's and a PBK that i couldn't pass up. i figured i could sell them to recoop my cash and grab some Sub 15's or SubMersive 18.0's (thanks Weird 23) if i didn't like them.

i wasn't astonished with HBO and Stars over Directv but it was much better sounding over all. but last night we put in the BD "Shoot Em' Up" and my wife and dog were running for cover as i think the sectional was actually moving. i had to turn the gain back down to the level i had PBK'd and Audessey'd them (which wasn't much). there were some lower tones that i could feel passing through my inards.....lol.

i'm very pleased for now, and will fine tune things over time as we decorate, etc. i do wonder what 2 Sub 15's or even the SubMersive 18.0's would do, but at this point i'm good.

anyhow, the Marantz setup i have is very economical, supports 3D, has more than enough HDMI inputs and sports 2 outputs........not saying the Studio's wouldn't sound better with a better system like Anthem or Parasound, but even my wife commented how great the movie sounded......good luck!
You guys are great, thanks again for all the helpful advise. I will have to say I love Marantz, my current setup consists of 90p's, a CC-150 and mini monitors using an older Marantz SR7300 which has been rock solid for years. I've been eying the SR7005 for a little while now but have heard a lot of great things about the Anthem's, although I know nothing of them. I think for now I'll decide on a good receiver with pre-outs so I can add amps later. I'd like to stay below $2000. Suggestions for a great receiver would be great. Thanks again guys
post #21133 of 30070
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Originally Posted by Nibrok

You guys are great, thanks again for all the helpful advise. I will have to say I love Marantz, my current setup consists of 90p's, a CC-150 and mini monitors using an older Marantz SR7300 which has been rock solid for years. I've been eying the SR7005 for a little while now but have heard a lot of great things about the Anthem's, although I know nothing of them. I think for now I'll decide on a good receiver with pre-outs so I can add amps later. I'd like to stay below $2000. Suggestions for a great receiver would be great. Thanks again guys
I have a denon 3311ci and I love it, the new model is coming out too with airplay included it. I'd also look into mrx500
post #21134 of 30070
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Originally Posted by centauro74

I have a denon 3311ci and I love it, the new model is coming out too with airplay included it. I'd also look into mrx500
Anthem mrx700 too.
post #21135 of 30070
Does anyone have a link to the current Signature Series prices?

I found one from 2009, but the dealer says they have gone up considerable since then, and quote me prices about 20% higher.
post #21136 of 30070
I just popped in my order for Studio 100s for LR and a CC-690 for center today. I can't wait to see/hear these beasts.

I'm holding out to get ADP590s for surrounds for money reasons. For now I'll be using 8-year-old (cringe) Boston Acoustics VR-MXs for sides and rears.

I'll be using a Velodyne Optimum 10 (two eventually) for the low stuff.

All driven by a Pioneer SC-05 which I might couple with 7 Marantz MA-500 monoblocks I have lying around. I'll audition both to see which amps sound better.
post #21137 of 30070
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Originally Posted by Raddle View Post


You need a subwoofer! Check out the DSP series to complete your home theatre.

I'm going to be using an RE XXX 15" that I had in my car. I've got an Ashly Audio KLR-3200 on the way :-) It's still in the enclosure I had in the car for now, so it's bound to sound a bit boomy. We'll see how she goes!
post #21138 of 30070
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Originally Posted by Biship View Post

Does anyone have a link to the current Signature Series prices?

I found one from 2009, but the dealer says they have gone up considerable since then, and quote me prices about 20% higher.

Look back to Apr 29 of this thread. Based on what I paid for my SEs, those prices are on the high side or are straight MSRP.
post #21139 of 30070
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Originally Posted by Biship View Post

Does anyone have a link to the current Signature Series prices?

I found one from 2009, but the dealer says they have gone up considerable since then, and quote me prices about 20% higher.

This site shows the MSRP for Paradigm (I think). I do not know if they are an authorized dealer, but it gives you an idea of pricing. If these prices are MSRP, then you should never pay this much.

http://www.sagaelectronics.com/produ...?c=422&mid=163
post #21140 of 30070
Have the opportunity to purchase used Paradigm S4 v.1's and a C3 v.1, . Can you guys please tell me what you think would be the fair market value of these?
post #21141 of 30070
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Originally Posted by Nibrok View Post


You guys are great, thanks again for all the helpful advise. I will have to say I love Marantz, my current setup consists of 90p's, a CC-150 and mini monitors using an older Marantz SR7300 which has been rock solid for years. I've been eying the SR7005 for a little while now but have heard a lot of great things about the Anthem's, although I know nothing of them. I think for now I'll decide on a good receiver with pre-outs so I can add amps later. I'd like to stay below $2000. Suggestions for a great receiver would be great. Thanks again guys

Onkyo 5008 and 3008 can be had for under $2000 on sale on Amazon. Look on the weekend that's when they go on sale. I like Anthem, but the loosing point is their limited HDMI inputs. I don't like switches so the Anthems are out of the equation for me until they add more inputs.
post #21142 of 30070
So who won the eBay auction today for the CC-590 in rosenut that I was lusting over? Somebody got a nice deal!!!
post #21143 of 30070
I am in the middle of remodling my basement, and have all my audio gear unhooked and put away for the time being. My room project will be done in another month or 2. So in the middle of the remodling i decided to buy a new amp and tower speakers! I was running a yamaha rxv 596, Klipsch KSF 8.5s floorstanding speakers, focal chorus 800v center and rears with a reel 12" sub.
So i replace the yamaha amp with a pioneer elite sc35, and the klipsch fronts with paradigm monitor 7 v4s. Does anyone run the monitors with pioneer elite, if so how do they match up? also has anyone run monitors with focal? how does it sound? I guess in short how is my system going to sound?
Thanks in advance.
post #21144 of 30070
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Originally Posted by Micky 23 View Post

I am in the middle of remodling my basement, and have all my audio gear unhooked and put away for the time being. My room project will be done in another month or 2. So in the middle of the remodling i decided to buy a new amp and tower speakers! I was running a yamaha rxv 596, Klipsch KSF 8.5s floorstanding speakers, focal chorus 800v center and rears with a reel 12" sub.
So i replace the yamaha amp with a pioneer elite sc35, and the klipsch fronts with paradigm monitor 7 v4s. Does anyone run the monitors with pioneer elite, if so how do they match up? also has anyone run monitors with focal? how does it sound? I guess in short how is my system going to sound?
Thanks in advance.

The Pioneer and monitors will doing awesome.
post #21145 of 30070
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Originally Posted by Tooley View Post


The Pioneer and monitors will doing awesome.

Sound awesome not doing I'l learn english soon
post #21146 of 30070
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Originally Posted by Seanbenn View Post

Onkyo 5008 and 3008 can be had for under $2000 on sale on Amazon. Look on the weekend that's when they go on sale. I like Anthem, but the loosing point is their limited HDMI inputs. I don't like switches so the Anthems are out of the equation for me until they add more inputs.

This raises an issue I've wondered about as I have the MRX-700. How effective is an HDMI splitter? Would one expect degradation of say two video devices sharing via a splitter?
post #21147 of 30070
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Originally Posted by Seanbenn View Post


Onkyo 5008 and 3008 can be had for under $2000 on sale on Amazon. Look on the weekend that's when they go on sale. I like Anthem, but the loosing point is their limited HDMI inputs. I don't like switches so the Anthems are out of the equation for me until they add more inputs.

Or he can go for the denon 4311ci, audyssey xt32 and dual subwoofer callibration.
post #21148 of 30070
ok quick question i can either get the studio 100 v4 or the sig 40 v2. I have about 2700 cubic feet in my man cave and already have a nice onkyo 3007 receiver. I listen to about 70% music and 30 percent movies. They both can be had for the same price. Which one would you guys take? Oh BTW i am coming from polk rti a9 speakers as my front channel, with an hsu vtf3 ho sub. I do love to listen to my music in only two channels though. Any suggestions will be really really appreciated.
post #21149 of 30070
Quote:
Originally Posted by Micky 23 View Post

I am in the middle of remodling my basement, and have all my audio gear unhooked and put away for the time being. My room project will be done in another month or 2. So in the middle of the remodling i decided to buy a new amp and tower speakers! I was running a yamaha rxv 596, Klipsch KSF 8.5s floorstanding speakers, focal chorus 800v center and rears with a reel 12" sub.
So i replace the yamaha amp with a pioneer elite sc35, and the klipsch fronts with paradigm monitor 7 v4s. Does anyone run the monitors with pioneer elite, if so how do they match up? also has anyone run monitors with focal? how does it sound? I guess in short how is my system going to sound?
Thanks in advance.

I'm using an Elite 21 with Monitor 11's front, Atoms surround, 290 center and PDR-12 sub...sounds great.
I love the match.
post #21150 of 30070
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Originally Posted by centauro74 View Post


Or he can go for the denon 4311ci, audyssey xt32 and dual subwoofer callibration.

Yup you right that's an option too. There are plenty of options and sales out there if you do your homework.
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