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post #25081 of 30097
After months of research on different speakers, and from initially considering the Acoustech 5.1 system, the wife and I went and auditioned some speakers at one of our local stores and ended up getting a good deal on a set of the Paradigm Monitor 9 V.6 towers, CC-290 V.6 Center and a set of the Monitor Surround 1's for the rear's.

All I can say is what a difference they've made over the old sony bookshelves I've had for the last 15ish years.
post #25082 of 30097
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Originally Posted by Fguy View Post

After months of research on different speakers, and from initially considering the Acoustech 5.1 system, the wife and I went and auditioned some speakers at one of our local stores and ended up getting a good deal on a set of the Paradigm Monitor 9 V.6 towers, CC-290 V.6 Center and a set of the Monitor Surround 1's for the rear's.
All I can say is what a difference they've made over the old sony bookshelves I've had for the last 15ish years.

Congrats on your purchase! I've had mine for 14+yrs and they are still going strong. Don't think you will need to upgrade for many years to come!

Jeff
post #25083 of 30097
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Originally Posted by pronghorn/az View Post

Congrats on your purchase! I've had mine for 14+yrs and they are still going strong. Don't think you will need to upgrade for many years to come!
Jeff

That's one of the main reasons I decided to spend more money on a better speaker than I was initially planning on spending for the other speakers. I would rather spend the money up front on something that I want, and have them for years to come, than save a bit now and be wanting better in a few years!
post #25084 of 30097
Does anyone have the measurement of Paradigm J-23 speaker stand TOP PLATE dimensions? I understand it's not square or rectangle, but I'd like the approximates. Most speaker stands I look at, average top plate size is 6.5" x 6.5", which I think is small for above average size monitors. I plan to use with blu-tack, so I think bigger top plate size helps. No, I won't be able to screw-lock the monitor speaker to the stand as the monitor is not Paradigm. frown.gif

Is it even okay to use Paradigm speaker stand with non-Paradigm monitor?? I have never used monitor speaker with stand, so any suggestion is greatly appreciated.
post #25085 of 30097
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Originally Posted by kzhtoo View Post

Does anyone have the measurement of Paradigm J-23 speaker stand TOP PLATE dimensions? I understand it's not square or rectangle, but I'd like the approximates. Most speaker stands I look at, average top plate size is 6.5" x 6.5", which I think is small for above average size monitors. I plan to use with blu-tack, so I think bigger top plate size helps. No, I won't be able to screw-lock the monitor speaker to the stand as the monitor is not Paradigm. frown.gif
Is it even okay to use Paradigm speaker stand with non-Paradigm monitor?? I have never used monitor speaker with stand, so any suggestion is greatly appreciated.

There are two types of top plates. One for the ADP3 (square and does not bolt down) and the other the for the S2, a longer rectangle. Sorry I don't have dimensions.
post #25086 of 30097
Upgrade advice.

Current setup:
Paradigm Monitor 9's (v5)
Paradigm CC390 Centre (v5)
Paradigm ADP390 Rears(v5)
Pw2100 Sub (v2)

Considering:
Paradigm Studio 60's or 100's
Paradigm Studio ADP590 (rears)
Paradigm Studio CC690 (centre)
Studio sub 12

Thoughts? Is it worth the extra dough to step up to the studio line? I am happy with the current setup, just curious about the upgrade since I'm on the market for a new receiver.
post #25087 of 30097
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Originally Posted by 350zbachelor View Post

Upgrade advice.
Current setup:
Paradigm Monitor 9's (v5)
Paradigm CC390 Centre (v5)
Paradigm ADP390 Rears(v5)
Pw2100 Sub (v2)
Considering:
Paradigm Studio 60's or 100's
Paradigm Studio ADP590 (rears)
Paradigm Studio CC690 (centre)
Studio sub 12
Thoughts? Is it worth the extra dough to step up to the studio line? I am happy with the current setup, just curious about the upgrade since I'm on the market for a new receiver.
I would say so. The biggest jump in sound quality is from the Monitor to Studio line. IMO the Studio's are much smoother than the Monitors. I own the 100's, 690 and ADP-590's. I would advise going with the 100's even if you think you don't need them... buyers remorse is a biotch and they're a perfect match for the 690. A good friend with Monitors could tell the difference right away and said he was going to have to upgrade. When I replaced some ADP-390's with ADP-590's I noticed an immediate difference in the sound field, much more transparent.
post #25088 of 30097
I love the Studios i have all V5s 100 690 60 and 20 thay Kick eek.gifcool.gif

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Originally Posted by 350zbachelor View Post

Upgrade advice.
Current setup:
Paradigm Monitor 9's (v5)
Paradigm CC390 Centre (v5)
Paradigm ADP390 Rears(v5)
Pw2100 Sub (v2)
Considering:
Paradigm Studio 60's or 100's
Paradigm Studio ADP590 (rears)
Paradigm Studio CC690 (centre)
Studio sub 12
Thoughts? Is it worth the extra dough to step up to the studio line? I am happy with the current setup, just curious about the upgrade since I'm on the market for a new receiver.
I love the Studios i have all V5s 100 60 and 20 thay Kick eek.gif


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Originally Posted by 350zbachelor View Post

Upgrade advice.
Current setup:
Paradigm Monitor 9's (v5)
Paradigm CC390 Centre (v5)
Paradigm ADP390 Rears(v5)
Pw2100 Sub (v2)
Considering:
Paradigm Studio 60's or 100's
Paradigm Studio ADP590 (rears)
Paradigm Studio CC690 (centre)
Studio sub 12
Thoughts? Is it worth the extra dough to step up to the studio line? I am happy with the current setup, just curious about the upgrade since I'm on the market for a new receiver.
post #25089 of 30097
Guys,
I am one of the Paradigm users from the high end section. I had Signature S6 v2 and C5 v2 and now I added the Signature S8 v3 to use as front and the S6 I moved to the back. My initial impression is bloody brilliant. The pair still needs the break in period but what I heard is a league above the S6.
Why I am saying this? I read a few reviews where the recomendations are to get rather a pair of S6 and to spend the rest of the money on good sub. This probably will be the case if you need to emphasize your low frequencies but what I heard from the S8 is sufficient for me: deep and detailed bass. Paradigm says that can extend to mid 20Hz which should be sufficient for most of the people. The stage also opened more with S8 than with S6 which was great for movies.
I use my system 80:20 movies/ music and I believe that Paradigm Signature are one of the best value you can get for your money...and they don't only sound good, they look amaizing as well...
post #25090 of 30097
I just bought a pair of 60's V5 and a 690 Center V5
Edited by a1usedcomp - 6/19/12 at 7:21am
post #25091 of 30097
Has anyone ever compared Studio 10's or 20's to PSB Synchrony 2B's? Seems like the PSB's would be an upgrade, but curious to hear if anyone has done a direct comparison. I'm finding my Studio 10's to be a bit shrill/harsh/sibilant and wondering if the Synchrony's would be a touch smoother...
post #25092 of 30097
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Originally Posted by 350zbachelor View Post

Upgrade advice.
Current setup:
Paradigm Monitor 9's (v5)
Paradigm CC390 Centre (v5)
Paradigm ADP390 Rears(v5)
Pw2100 Sub (v2)
Considering:
Paradigm Studio 60's or 100's
Paradigm Studio ADP590 (rears)
Paradigm Studio CC690 (centre)
Studio sub 12
Thoughts? Is it worth the extra dough to step up to the studio line? I am happy with the current setup, just curious about the upgrade since I'm on the market for a new receiver.

Ask yourself what your current system doesnt do for you that would make you want to upgrade?

I know for myself I need more audio clarity when watching movies, so upgrading my center channel makes sense. I'm considering the CC690 because I can only make 1 more upgrade and it MUST last for years to come, so rather than stay in the Paradigm line, I know I can afford to move up to the Studios.
post #25093 of 30097
Love my new Studio 10v5's. Just need to add the 490cc.
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post #25094 of 30097
hi guy,

just got my signature series s1(V3-Front)and C1(V3) and PSB Image B25 (Surround) with Rythmik FV15HP Sub so what crossover setting do u guy recommended for my setup and AMP is Denon 3311.

Thanks
post #25095 of 30097
I bought this setup 13 years ago; I believe it is all v2:

Left/Right: Monitor 9's
Center: CC-350
Rear: Mini-Monitor
Sub: PS-1200

Just bought an Onkyo NR-818 and ran Audessy on them and it seemed to help a lot, but i could use some more pop and clarity from the center.

I'd like to upgrade the center as i'm around 80% TV/Movies and maybe 20% music. I'd think the Center-1/Center-3 to be the obvious choices but I'm really unsure. Does anyone have any recommendations here as well as an idea of what I should expect to pay?

Thanks in advance,
Jason
post #25096 of 30097
I would try upping the volume of the center channel to see if that does it for you (use the channel level button on your Denon's remote). I wouldn't necessarily recommend updating the center alone. The C1/C3 won't be timbre-matched to your older Monitor series so there isn't really a reason to stay within the Monitor series if you decide to upgrade.
post #25097 of 30097
Any Paradigm owners had the speaker cloth come loose? I have a Studio 100 v2 that I need to repair; it's just a small area but the cloth is very taught and I'm wondering what kind of glue will hold it because it will be under a good amount of pressure. Should I bother w/ staples or would that cause more of a problem than it solves?
post #25098 of 30097
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Originally Posted by squall12 View Post

hi guy,
just got my signature series s1(V3-Front)and C1(V3) and PSB Image B25 (Surround) with Rythmik FV15HP Sub so what crossover setting do u guy recommended for my setup and AMP is Denon 3311.
Thanks

I've found that my S1s sound best crossed at 80. I tried 60 for a while, but I found that they left a noticeable gap.
post #25099 of 30097
ok thanks obsidians. anyone else using different crossover for s1 beside 80.

Thanks
post #25100 of 30097
Quote:
Originally Posted by squall12 View Post

hi guy,
just got my signature series s1(V3-Front)and C1(V3) and PSB Image B25 (Surround) with Rythmik FV15HP Sub so what crossover setting do u guy recommended for my setup and AMP is Denon 3311.
Thanks

Are you running Audyssey or another room correction? I also have the Rythmik FV15HP sub (love it!). I use Paradigm Studio 100s and cc-690, Studio 20 wides, Studio 20 rear surround (all V5) and mirage omd-5 back surround. I have the Onkyo 5008 receiver. As far as how I have it setup, I use the 80 Hz crossover for all speakers even though Audyssey sets them lower for all of my speakers. My reasoning is, the lower the crossover, the harder the receiver amps are going to work. Now if I had seperate amps, I would probably set them 60hz to check out the sound. You have smaller bookshelf speakers but the specs say 43 Hz (DIN), though I suspect that is under extremely ideal conditions. The reviews of that speaker state to mate it with a capable subwoofer (which you have) so I would say 80 Hz is good for you. In the end, it will matter what your ears think because scientific perfection might not agree with each person's ears. Another thing, how do you have the Rythmik set? Is it set to receiver controlled or sub controlled tuning? Another thing is how you have it set, 14 hz, 20hz, or 28hz with rumble settings.
post #25101 of 30097
Hi Eldiablos,

i did set to received for controlled and my rythmik set to 14hz with low and rumble off and shall tried 80hz for crossover as i heard from my friend for bookshelf speaker is recommended to set the crossover to 100hz.

Thanks
post #25102 of 30097
also i did run Audyssey using my denon multiEQ XT for my room and with dynamic EQ and Volume off.

Thanks
post #25103 of 30097
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Originally Posted by pg_rider View Post

Has anyone ever compared Studio 10's or 20's to PSB Synchrony 2B's? Seems like the PSB's would be an upgrade, but curious to hear if anyone has done a direct comparison. I'm finding my Studio 10's to be a bit shrill/harsh/sibilant and wondering if the Synchrony's would be a touch smoother...

When I first bought my Monitor 9's 14ish yrs ago, the cloth on one of the covers came apart. Took it back to where I bought it (excellent shop in SW FL) and he hot glued it back on and NO problems ever since!

Jeff
post #25104 of 30097
i picked up a pair of paradigm stylus 270 speakers... i don't quite like them as my reference signatures, but in the real world of being outside with cars passing by, birds chirping and not wanting to drown your neighbors (except the one who thinks its okay to listen to c+c music factory), they do pretty well at low volumes — meaning, you can hear detail without cranking it... just wondering what to do about protecting the binding posts and wiring while they stay out for the season — suggestions?
post #25105 of 30097
Hi Paradigm crew,
Heard some Atom v/7 today and really liked them. I'm thinking about pulling the trigger on Paradigm. Is there an alternative V of the Atom you'd recommend?

Also - what would you pair with them as a center and sub?

Thanks!
post #25106 of 30097
How much is a fair value on a pair of Studio 60v5 (piano/gloss black) in almost new/ mint condition? Purchased date is 04/23/2012.
post #25107 of 30097
^I've seen a couple of pairs sell on EBay and Audiogon for something like $1500-$1700, plus shipping.
post #25108 of 30097
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Originally Posted by beaveav View Post

^I've seen a couple of pairs sell on EBay and Audiogon for something like $1500-$1700, plus shipping.

Thanks for the reply.
Bought it for $2598 + CA tax (piano/gloss black finish added $200). It's 2 months old and the best I can do is 35% - 42% loss? I was thinking more like $1800-2000. mad.gif
Edited by kzhtoo - 6/21/12 at 6:10pm
post #25109 of 30097
I just double-checked. The most recent pair (mint) on eBay sold for $1645 plus shipping, here in the US. That's pretty consistent with what I've seen before. You might be able to get more - all it takes is one buyer willing to pay more.
post #25110 of 30097
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Originally Posted by Basements View Post

Hi Paradigm crew,
Heard some Atom v/7 today and really liked them. I'm thinking about pulling the trigger on Paradigm. Is there an alternative V of the Atom you'd recommend?
Also - what would you pair with them as a center and sub?
Thanks!

I won't comment on the sub, but with the center I'd go with the Center 1.

http://www.paradigm.com/index.php?option=com_mtree&task=viewlink&link_id=241&Itemid=2
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