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I have a pair of Paradigms from 1998 (I believe but am not certain this is the year). I need help identifying the model. They are a two-way ported system, with a 6" Phantom WF v1 woofer. Apart from the Paradigm logo on the fixed grilles, and the Paradigm name on the woofer, there is no model or serial number at all. The speaker dimensions are 18.75 " (h) x 9.5" (w) x 12" (d). Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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post #23163 of 30095
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Originally Posted by DreamCatcher View Post

Hi,
I have an opportunity to pick up a pair of Signature S6s v.3 in piano black and in perfect condition........ my price $2500.
What do you guys think? Is this a deal to good to pass up?
The deal is from a local friend so NO shipping is involved.
Thanks for your input.....

DreamCatcher

That's a good price that is hard to beat. Don't miss it!
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Hi,
I have an opportunity to pick up a pair of Signature S6s v.3 in piano black and in perfect condition........ my price $2500.
What do you guys think? Is this a deal to good to pass up?
The deal is from a local friend so NO shipping is involved.
Thanks for your input.....

DreamCatcher

If you dont take that I will lol
post #23165 of 30095
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Originally Posted by Ben-R View Post

No one seems to be mentioning Marantz, any reason for that? I was looking at the 7005 - http://marantz.co.uk/uk/Products/Pag...oductId=SR7005

Has anyone auditioned a few receivers with their Paradigm speakers before making a decision or have you guys selected the receiver brand you have always used and prefer?

The speakers I have are Paradigm MilleniaOne, they will be mainly used for films and music will be a close second. I have been told that Yamaha is the next best thing to Anthems when pairing these speakers to a receiver, is this true?

Due to my location no one locally has or is willing to get these speakers so I will be buying them without the option of auditioning them with various receivers.

The room they will be used in is only small in size being, 4.58 (W) x 4.30 (L) x 2.44 (H). If my calculations are correct that works out at roughly 1697.58 cu.ft.

I would recommend an Anthem MRX receiver with the MilleniaOne. The room correction is fantastic. I am using an MRX300 as a pre with a Marantz MM7055 5-channel amp. You shouldn't need to worry about a separate amp. If you are worried about streaming features difference between the Marantz / Yamaha and the Anthem, I would add an Apple TV (or equiv.) to the MRX for $99.

I am also using Marantz in my 2-channel system and am quite pleased with the result. People stating they are under powered may be obsessed with wattage specification sheets and not real world performance.
post #23166 of 30095
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I would recommend an Anthem MRX receiver with the MilleniaOne. The room correction is fantastic. I am using an MRX300 as a pre with a Marantz MM7055 5-channel amp. You shouldn't need to worry about a separate amp. If you are worried about streaming features difference between the Marantz / Yamaha and the Anthem, I would add an Apple TV (or equiv.) to the MRX for $99.

I am also using Marantz in my 2-channel system and am quite pleased with the result. People stating they are under powered may be obsessed with wattage specification sheets and not real world performance.

I don't look at spec sheets... I make decisions based on what equipment sounds like to my ears. When an aventage Yamaha sounds better than a marantz connected to studio 100s, I think it's fair to point the blame to the electronics, not the speakers. Four different marantz models gave four poor listening sessions... The anthem was very impressive but was out of the budget. Same goes for the high end denons with the top of the line audyssey. The Yamaha rx3010 has filled the void but i will be adding a emotiva 5 channel amp next year to drive the front stage.

I feel marantz is just glorified like Bose used to be. Denon has much better sounding gear, so perhaps they should save their merged company money and shut down the marantz side of the business. The Denon equipment sounds superb next to a marantz unit. This is my personal opinion based off actually auditioning gear. Since the studio 100s reach a solid 93db, it doesn't take stout gear to drive them.
post #23167 of 30095
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Hey all.

Finally getting past my djing days and have sold all my Dj equipment for a decent entry level bookshelf speakers. I live in a small apt so I don't need a loud or bass heavy system and trying to keep the cost below $1000. I already purchased a NAD c 316bee and probably going to pick up a v-dac to play music through the laptop or cd player. I sampled the atom v7 at the local dealer and really liked them. They did not have the se or the studio 10, however.

My questions are:
1. has anyone compare these? (atom vs SE vs studio 10)
2. Is it worth it given the nad c 316bee is only rated at 45 watt per channel and I won't be cranking the volume that high?

I've listened to the atoms and they are a fine speaker. They are quite small though and do require a oittle bit of wattage. I think the studio 10s would give you much better staging and considering they are not much more than atoms, they would be my choice. You would also enjoy the tweeters in the studio 10s. I have a pair on my rear channels and they sound great in 2ch mode with music. They don't need much amplifier to sound great either. They showed their muscle with some sacd listening last week
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Originally Posted by Ben-R View Post

I'm confused, back in 2002 Denon and Marantz merged to form D&M Holdings.

Are their amps really that dissimilar?

To me it appears that way. Marantz sounds very flat and boring to me. Denon is very lively and pop to life. Not sure why a person would even consider a marantz 5 channel amp when they could walk away with an emotiva for less with a better sound stage. I can only make this statement for those with paradigm studio speakers as I've heard with my own ears. Maybe with focal or b&w the marantz come to life. Who knows
post #23169 of 30095
Paradigm Cinema 70ct for sale on the local craigslist:

http://miami.craigslist.org/brw/ele/2768227114.html
post #23170 of 30095
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Originally Posted by Venomous View Post

To me it appears that way. Marantz sounds very flat and boring to me. Denon is very lively and pop to life. Not sure why a person would even consider a marantz 5 channel amp when they could walk away with an emotiva for less with a better sound stage. I can only make this statement for those with paradigm studio speakers as I've heard with my own ears. Maybe with focal or b&w the marantz come to life. Who knows


I feel the same way about Marantz equipment. I have listened to probably 5or 6 different Marantz setups and never once have I liked the sound.
post #23171 of 30095
Anyone here know how well the millennium LP compare to the monitors. I love the space saving on the LP. But want to know how the center monitor would compare.

Thanks
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I have paradigm stuio 100, 690, adp 590. I read that front high give better sound than back surround. I also have only two feet space back of the walls. Is it worth to have front high?

What is recommended for front high? Somebody recommended Monitor SE1. Appreciate your help.
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is the general consensus that the CC-570 is not a good center channel? Looking to buy this one to go with some studio 20 v3s.
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I have paradigm stuio 100, 690, adp 590. I read that front high give better sound than back surround. I also have only two feet space back of the walls. Is it worth to have front high?

What is recommended for front high? Somebody recommended Monitor SE1. Appreciate your help.

Are your 590s on the back wall or on the side? It's best to just try front high and see if you like how it sounds. This will also depend on the type of avr you're running. Right now I run a 9.2 setup with mirage omd5s in the front high position. Below is the 690 center and a pair of studio 100s. Nearly at the 11 and 2 o'clock position are a pair of studio 20s. Back rear and back presence are studio 10s rounding it all out. I run a Yamaha avr and put it into sic-fi dsp mode for surround. All 9 channels come out and sounds awesome. The mirage are turned off when I listen to any music.

I'll be adding a 5 channel amp by spring to take the load off the avr. The mirage are 6ohm so the receiver is working harder at reference levels right now. Your ears are the true test. I find the omd5s work well with the studio speakers with movies. I'm tempted to try a pair of omd-r next. I don't have the ability to put side speakers in my area, so front high and rear high seem to fill the void for me.
post #23175 of 30095
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Originally Posted by levy07 View Post

is the general consensus that the CC-570 is not a good center channel? Looking to buy this one to go with some studio 20 v3s.

If you were using studio 60s or 100s then probably. With studio 20s they will be fine. There's even people here running one more studio 20 as a center with no problems.

I have v5s and the cc590 couldn't keep up with the 100s while auditioning. They said usually people don't spend 1200-1700 for a center so they buy the 590 and usually studio 60s. I purchased a 690 to match the 100s and may be overkill for many.
post #23176 of 30095
Hey guys.

One of my Monitor 90P's amplifier circuits seems to have died. The fuse is intact and nothing looks "fried" on the board.

Any recommendations for things to check? Or if a service manual exists? (Can't seem to find one online)

Or alternatively - does Paradigm still have spare parts for these if I wanted to replace the whole board? I'd hate to have to replace my two fronts because one of them has a fried amp.

Thanks
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Venomous give me a recommendation for a receiver in the $650 to $700 range. I am going to purchase Monitor 9's and a Center 3 and need a decent surround sound amp. I would like the receiver to have Audyssey MultEQ XT. These are a few that I have been looking at Denon
AVR-2112CI, Marantz sr5006, and a few others. Guys give me your thoughts on what will work best with these speakers. I am also planning on getting an Epik sub. My main consern is for the best sound. I am not conserned about the video options.
post #23178 of 30095
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Originally Posted by Venomous View Post

If you were using studio 60s or 100s then probably. With studio 20s they will be fine. There's even people here running one more studio 20 as a center with no problems.

I have v5s and the cc590 couldn't keep up with the 100s while auditioning. They said usually people don't spend 1200-1700 for a center so they buy the 590 and usually studio 60s. I purchased a 690 to match the 100s and may be overkill for many.

Searching this forum some mentioned it being boxy sounding or just not that good. Anyone else happy with this center?
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Originally Posted by Venomous View Post

Are your 590s on the back wall or on the side? It's best to just try front high and see if you like how it sounds. This will also depend on the type of avr you're running. Right now I run a 9.2 setup with mirage omd5s in the front high position. Below is the 690 center and a pair of studio 100s. Nearly at the 11 and 2 o'clock position are a pair of studio 20s. Back rear and back presence are studio 10s rounding it all out. I run a Yamaha avr and put it into sic-fi dsp mode for surround. All 9 channels come out and sounds awesome. The mirage are turned off when I listen to any music.

I'll be adding a 5 channel amp by spring to take the load off the avr. The mirage are 6ohm so the receiver is working harder at reference levels right now. Your ears are the true test. I find the omd5s work well with the studio speakers with movies. I'm tempted to try a pair of omd-r next. I don't have the ability to put side speakers in my area, so front high and rear high seem to fill the void for me.

Appreciate for reply. I am using Anthem mrx 700 receiver. So, I only can have 7.1 speakers.I am using side speakers. How do you feel the sound coming from front highs? My room is 21 feet long. I sit at around 19 feet and have only 2feet to the back wall. I read in forums that front high have more effect than back surround. Please share your experience. It would help if you can share photos when you get a chance. Here is few screen shots. I did not take in the back. I will do next time.
https://plus.google.com/photos/10781...CN6d6dWG-ISPYA
post #23180 of 30095
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Originally Posted by space2001 View Post

Anyone here know how well the millennium LP compare to the monitors. I love the space saving on the LP. But want to know how the center monitor would compare.

Thanks

Anyone
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any ever listen to the studio 60's and be disappointed in the bass produced? i'm very much on the fence between the 100s and 60s, but am unable to audition the 60s. any thoughts appreciated. thanks.
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I would add a sub with either one. In my opinion, any speaker that doesn't go low enough (specs.) should have a sub added.
post #23183 of 30095
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Originally Posted by rushwj View Post

any ever listen to the studio 60's and be disappointed in the bass produced? i'm very much on the fence between the 100s and 60s, but am unable to audition the 60s. any thoughts appreciated. thanks.

I am. I only got the 60's based on the size of the room they were going in and where I sit in comparison to them. I've already been debating if I want to upgrade those to either the 100's or take the next jump to the Sig's. It will prob be done last cause I need to replace my bedroom setup and I'm already upgrading my computer setup to something I think is insane but I'm doing it anyway.
post #23184 of 30095
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Originally Posted by levy07 View Post

is the general consensus that the CC-570 is not a good center channel? Looking to buy this one to go with some studio 20 v3s.

have the cc490, I have had a few centers, aerial, revel, definitive, I have found that the 490 is the most natural sounding center that I have owned.
post #23185 of 30095
Asking these questions for a buddy....How do the Studio 20 v.2 & v.3 sound & differ compared to the new versions? How do the Signature 1 v.1 & v.2 sound & differ from the new versions?

Are the Signature 1's a pretty big step up from the Studio 20's or Studio 40's?
post #23186 of 30095
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Originally Posted by Kensmith48 View Post

I would add a sub with either one. In my opinion, any speaker that doesn't go low enough (specs.) should have a sub added.

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Originally Posted by TeRRoRiFiC35 View Post

I am. I only got the 60's based on the size of the room they were going in and where I sit in comparison to them. I've already been debating if I want to upgrade those to either the 100's or take the next jump to the Sig's. It will prob be done last cause I need to replace my bedroom setup and I'm already upgrading my computer setup to something I think is insane but I'm doing it anyway.

Thanks for the quick responses. part of my debate is that i would be using a sub either way, and thought of using the savings from a 100 to 60 for either a second sub or upgraded sub (currently have a HSU VTF-HO). Terrorific, how big is the room you're using them in? do you use a sub with them? why would you upgrade to 100's? lastly, when you talk about the sigs, are you thinking s6 or s8? thanks! this is great info.
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PM'd u back
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Posted this in the main speaker forum until i noticed this Owners Thread. Sorry for the double post.


Currently run the Paradigm Monitor 7 V.6 as my fronts with Titan rears. My sub is a PDR-10. I have a Paradigm CC-170 v.2 (older) and I find the center channel lacking in my system. I have the chance to pick up a new paradigm Center 1 for $210.00 would this help with the vocals on my system? I want to keep with the Paradigm line. Any advice from some paradigm owners?
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Originally Posted by VFRLuke View Post

I believe that the difference between the v.5 and v.6 monitors is slightly different crossovers and the grills are supposed to be "more transparent" and they attach with magnets rather than pegs.

That's it? So If I have v.5 Titans and get a v.6 center they should play nice together?
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Originally Posted by nat120 View Post

Venomous give me a recommendation for a receiver in the $650 to $700 range. I am going to purchase Monitor 9's and a Center 3 and need a decent surround sound amp. I would like the receiver to have Audyssey MultEQ XT. These are a few that I have been looking at Denon
AVR-2112CI, Marantz sr5006, and a few others. Guys give me your thoughts on what will work best with these speakers. I am also planning on getting an Epik sub. My main consern is for the best sound. I am not conserned about the video options.

I'd look at the better Onkyo's, like the TX-NR809 (here's a refurb for $650), or the Denon 3312.

Re the Denon, call Electronics Expo to get a better price over the phone than they can publish online, and you might get the 3312 (or at least the 2312) in your price range. The main advantage to the 3312 (since you're not interested in video) is a little more power, and as important, pre-outs, so you can add an outboard amp at some point if you feel you want one.
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