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post #26131 of 30056
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Originally Posted by eljaycanuck View Post

I have it sitting securely on a Plateau ST-CC-17 stand. (Click on my sig, below, to see some pics.)
Visually, the stand may appear slightly overmatched by the CC-690, but it's rated to hold up to 100lbs and it's actually very stable. The top plate is wide enough to accomodate the speaker's "feet", and some grippy shelf liner (like this) prevents slippage.
A quick Google shows it currently selling for ~$100.

Thats a nice stand, however my reciever sits in the middle of the lower shelf on my entertainment center and the stand would be blocking the faceplate. That's why I would like to use 2 stands, one on the right and left side. But I see the speaker's cabinet is curved to the back so I dont know if it would balance out or not.
post #26132 of 30056
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... That's why I would like to use 2 stands, one on the right and left side. But I see the speaker's cabinet is curved to the back so I dont know if it would balance out or not.
It shouldn't be too hard to stabilize the speaker on two stands placed at either end of it, but I'd check with Paradigm to see whether or not there might be any "structural" issues to be concerned about. I doubt it, but it doesn't hurt to check.
post #26133 of 30056
Anyone using in-wall Paradigms? Thoughts? Or maybe pics of your setup?
post #26134 of 30056
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Originally Posted by vovan80 View Post

Thanks to all!
Yeah, I liked the speakers - but I noticed that the highs were a little harsh.
If Klipsch RF-62 ii are even more harsh than these monitors 7, then I'm definitely making a good choice!
Did anyone else notice 7s being harsh in the HF range?
I have monitor 9's V6 and they can be harsh, but not like klipsch which I demo'd. Also like was previously stated, they don't masks poor source music. With good source music my 9's sound fantastic in two channel even without my sub.
post #26135 of 30056
I got a nice quote for the studio 100's and cc590 I am looking at buying. I just thought about the idea of going with the studio 60's and cc590 and putting the savings into one to two subs for added base. What are the thoughts on what would be a better choice?
post #26136 of 30056
Hey guys,

Unfortunately, push has come to shove and I have to sell off my Sig S8's and C5 (all v3, Cherry Finish). Check the classifieds here or on AudiogoN if anyone is looking for a killer deal.

Bummer for me, I know.
post #26137 of 30056
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Originally Posted by BigCoolJesus View Post

Hey guys,
Unfortunately, push has come to shove and I have to sell off my Sig S8's and C5 (all v3, Cherry Finish). Check the classifieds here or on AudiogoN if anyone is looking for a killer deal.
Bummer for me, I know.

I bet they sound insane. I have the Sig2 v3's and love them.
post #26138 of 30056
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Originally Posted by vovan80 View Post

Thanks to all!
Yeah, I liked the speakers - but I noticed that the highs were a little harsh.
If Klipsch RF-62 ii are even more harsh than these monitors 7, then I'm definitely making a good choice!
Did anyone else notice 7s being harsh in the HF range?

I don't have the towers, but I have a 5.1 system, with all Monitor series v5 speakers (CC-290, Titans, & Atoms). I am in the process of upgrading to Studio series, precisely because I've found the Monitors to be a bit harsh sounding, especially in th HF range. To me, this is most noticeable with music. Less so with movies.
post #26139 of 30056
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Originally Posted by BigCoolJesus View Post

Hey guys,
Unfortunately, push has come to shove and I have to sell off my Sig S8's and C5 (all v3, Cherry Finish). Check the classifieds here or on AudiogoN if anyone is looking for a killer deal.
Bummer for me, I know.

Wow, that's an insane deal. I wish I had the room for them! :-(
post #26140 of 30056
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Originally Posted by CHASLS2 View Post

The prices are about dead on at my local Paradigm dealer. You can always try to buy used.

I also had an Onkyo HTiB set-up and wanted to upgrade everything. Knowing I wanted Paradigm but unwilling to pay new prices (I'm incurably cheap) I started watching Craigslist a few months back, if you are diligent and persistent in checking your city and a few within 100 miles (how far I had to go) or so you will likely score. What really surprised me were the smoking deals to be had on the Monitor Series, on the other hand Paradigm Subwoofers for me were very tough to come by.
Edited by coreseller - 12/22/12 at 6:04am
post #26141 of 30056
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I got a nice quote for the studio 100's and cc590 I am looking at buying. I just thought about the idea of going with the studio 60's and cc590 and putting the savings into one to two subs for added base. What are the thoughts on what would be a better choice?
The Studio 60s will not dig as deep on their own as will the Studio 100s, but if you're factoring subs into the equation, then the S100s' advantage is diminished (unless you expect to run your speakers in a "pure direct"-type mode).

As for the CC speaker, I'd take some of the savings of going from the S100s to the S60s and upgrade the CC-590 to a CC-690. It is, IMO, a much better-sounding speaker.

(When I was upgrading to my Studio set-up, I purchased a gently-used CC-590 on-line. The day I picked it up, I had the chance to A/B it against my buddy's CC-690. Right after we finished the demo, we drove to his local Paradigm retailer, I bought myself a CC-690, and the CC-590 went up for sale.)
post #26142 of 30056
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Originally Posted by eljaycanuck View Post

The Studio 60s will not dig as deep on their own as will the Studio 100s, but if you're factoring subs into the equation, then the S100s' advantage is diminished (unless you expect to run your speakers in a "pure direct"-type mode).
As for the CC speaker, I'd take some of the savings of going from the S100s to the S60s and upgrade the CC-590 to a CC-690. It is, IMO, a much better-sounding speaker.
(When I was upgrading to my Studio set-up, I purchased a gently-used CC-590 on-line. The day I picked it up, I had the chance to A/B it against my buddy's CC-690. Right after we finished the demo, we drove to his local Paradigm retailer, I bought myself a CC-690, and the CC-590 went up for sale.)
When I listen to music I usually do 2 channel on my receiver not pure direct. If I could do 2 channel with a sub I think I would be good.
post #26143 of 30056
I run my S60s w/ my subs, and the combination works very well. That being said, the S60s on their own also sound pretty good, even if they don't dig quite as deep as w/ subs, or as the S100s.
Edited by eljaycanuck - 12/22/12 at 6:08am
post #26144 of 30056
I would love the cc690 but im not sure if I could put it anywhere.
post #26145 of 30056
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I would love the cc690 but im not sure if I could put it anywhere.
Curious: In an earlier post, you said you were planning to buy a CC-590. That speaker's over 2' wide and weighs ~40lbs. Where were you going to put that one?
post #26146 of 30056
I have the room for the 590 on a shelve above the TV I was going to have made. I will have to remeasure to the 690. Also my girlfriend isn't a fan of how big the 690 would be.
post #26147 of 30056
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Originally Posted by bcarroll01 View Post

I have the room for the 590 on a shelve above the TV I was going to have made. I will have to remeasure to the 690. Also my girlfriend isn't a fan of how big the 690 would be.

Until she's your wife...who cares!
post #26148 of 30056
Hey old school Paradigm PS-1000 owners, have you tried plugging 1 or 2 or the 3 ports to try and re-tune the sub? I emailed Paradigm to see if this would damage the sub and although they mentioned that plugging the ports may tighten up the bass, they never answered if it will damage the sub unfortunately.

Paradigm tech mentioned that this sub in the best possible room should be strong until 25Hz. Just did a test in my movie room and the PS-1000 is strong to about 29Hz. Falls off quickly below this. Using Audyssey to calibrate the system and setting fronts to Small + 80Hz x-over really help to bring music to life with this sub.

Anyways, anyone tried plugging any of the 3 ports in the PS-1000? I know some sub companies let you plug ports to re-tune the sub. Will this over heat or damage the PS-1000 in anyway?
post #26149 of 30056
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Originally Posted by bowmah View Post

Hey old school Paradigm PS-1000 owners, have you tried plugging 1 or 2 or the 3 ports to try and re-tune the sub? I emailed Paradigm to see if this would damage the sub and although they mentioned that plugging the ports may tighten up the bass, they never answered if it will damage the sub unfortunately.
Paradigm tech mentioned that this sub in the best possible room should be strong until 25Hz. Just did a test in my movie room and the PS-1000 is strong to about 29Hz. Falls off quickly below this. Using Audyssey to calibrate the system and setting fronts to Small + 80Hz x-over really help to bring music to life with this sub.
Anyways, anyone tried plugging any of the 3 ports in the PS-1000? I know some sub companies let you plug ports to re-tune the sub. Will this over heat or damage the PS-1000 in anyway?

I know the SVS subs will come with port plugs and no harm is done. I would guess you should be ok.
post #26150 of 30056
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Originally Posted by CHASLS2 View Post

I know the SVS subs will come with port plugs and no harm is done. I would guess you should be ok.

I am hoping that is the case. The PS-1000 spec sheet shows that this sub uses a proprietary airflow ventilation cooling in the base of the driver. See spec sheet.

http://www.paradigm.com/index.php?option=com_joomdoc&task=doc_download&gid=464&Itemid=8

This leads me to believe that heat may be an issue? Or perhaps its normal heat? Or maybe it's because this is a bandpass design (also see spec sheet).

Now, if it's safe to plug the ports, there are 3. I would try with 1 then 2. What sort of material can I use to plug it? Don't want to drop anything inside the box!
post #26151 of 30056
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Originally Posted by bowmah View Post

I am hoping that is the case. The PS-1000 spec sheet shows that this sub uses a proprietary airflow ventilation cooling in the base of the driver. See spec sheet.
http://www.paradigm.com/index.php?option=com_joomdoc&task=doc_download&gid=464&Itemid=8
This leads me to believe that heat may be an issue? Or perhaps its normal heat? Or maybe it's because this is a bandpass design (also see spec sheet).
Now, if it's safe to plug the ports, there are 3. I would try with 1 then 2. What sort of material can I use to plug it? Don't want to drop anything inside the box!

I think you can buy foam inserts in diff sizes. I guess try a search and see what comes up.
post #26152 of 30056
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Originally Posted by globalgreg View Post

Until she's your wife...who cares!
It might be close till she is closer to wife. I could always just buy it and worry about it later.
post #26153 of 30056
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I could always just buy it and worry about it later.
Well, they do say that it's easier to ask forgiveness than it is to ask for permission... wink.gif

FWIW, the CC-590 didn't sound bad...it's just that the CC-690 sounded MUCH better. Bigger, fuller, better balanced.

IMHO only, of course, and YMMV. smile.gif
post #26154 of 30056
^
What he said.

I had a 590 and later upgraded to a 690. Big improvement!
post #26155 of 30056
I have a set of Studio 60's version 2 hooked up to a brand new Pioneer Elite SC-68 AV receiver. One of my studio 60's sounds a lot less "vibrant" than the other one.

I switched them around and still same results. I also tried them on friends system with same results. I did buy these speakers as a floor model but they have worked well for past 5 years.

Does anybody know if Paradigm can evaluate and then repair back to original factory specs? I don't see any physical damage to drivers or speakers at all.
post #26156 of 30056
Ok will try plugging ports this holiday. On a side note, a friend is building his system. Local hifi store recommended Martin Logan Dynamo 700w. I then asked for a level higher on his behalf and the rep said the Seismic 110. I have not kept up with Parsdigm gear. What level is this sub at? I used to know Servo-15, pw2200, ps series, pdr. Where does the seismic sit and what Paradigm equivalent sub should he check out? He is Canada, can't get HSU or other popular brands mentioned on this forum.
post #26157 of 30056
True a nice dinner would prob do he trick and I would get some good food as well along with the speakers.
post #26158 of 30056
Just listed my C5. That makes my S8's and C5 now up for sale.

*sigh* .......I'll live on I suppose frown.gif
post #26159 of 30056
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Originally Posted by BigCoolJesus View Post

Just listed my C5. That makes my S8's and C5 now up for sale.
*sigh* .......I'll live on I suppose frown.gif

How much for the C5?
post #26160 of 30056
EskimoPie & redlin65: I was in the same position earlier this year. Bought 60 v3's, CC470, and ADP470s. My couch is against a partial wall with the dinette open behind. I did not like the sound of the ADP470's as surrounds. I experimented in many ways (placement, height, loudness, etc), but still could not get them to my liking. I exchanged them for 20's on speaker stands. In my opinion, the 20's were a big improvement. Others here swear by the ADP470's, so I would suggest to go do some critical comparisons. The 20's on stands are about the same cost as the ADP470's; both less than $1K/pair.
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