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post #26161 of 30058
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True a nice dinner would prob do he trick and I would get some good food as well along with the speakers.
That's the spirit! biggrin.gif

Kidding aside, best of luck with your upgrade, and I hope you enjoy whichever speakers you end up buying. smile.gif
post #26162 of 30058
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Originally Posted by avsforumsdsd View Post

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.

Dipoles are a purchase only if you have the right room configuration. The salesman should have told you that at the time.
post #26163 of 30058
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Originally Posted by eljaycanuck View Post

That's the spirit! biggrin.gif
Kidding aside, best of luck with your upgrade, and I hope you enjoy whichever speakers you end up buying. smile.gif

Thanks this is my first speaker purchase and I hope to make the right one but just getting into it and all the choices make it hard. The forum has been great with all the help.
post #26164 of 30058
Just finished building my Paradigm Studio Ht (studio 100 v5,cc 690 v5, adp 590 v5 and xv-15). I'm loving the paradigms so far but don't think my marantz 7007 are doing them justice. I'm going to order a xpa-5 tomorrow because everything i've read on avs so far say the studio's are power hungry. I was having problems with my setup in the beginning and finally realized my mid range on my cc 690 was defective. Called paradigm and they shipped me a new midrange that arrived in 1 day no questions asked. Amazing customer service. Happy holidays!







Edited by Lebreeze - 12/25/12 at 9:37pm
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Even my little Studio 10v5 woke up when i added a 200w amp. My signature 2's really love the power.
post #26166 of 30058
I just upgraded my system. I used to have Titan Monitor fronts, CC-290, and Atom Monitor surrounds (all v5). I was driving these with a Denon 3808CI.

Now I have Studio 20 v4 for fronts, a Studio CC-490 v5, and a pair of Mini Monitor v3 for surrounds. I also added an Emotiva XPA-5. I'm using the Denon as a pre-pro.

I am loving the Studios! So much more detail without the harshness in the high-end that my Monitors had.


Edited by tboe77 - 12/24/12 at 5:14am
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Nice lebreeze and tebo. Rooms are looking great. Congrats. I'm so pumped to get mine all setup. Just gonna take some time. Gotta get thru Xmas here
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Hey Breeze, You aren't going to regret the XPA-5. BTW: Beautiful HT

Merry Christmas all! smile.gif
post #26169 of 30058
Bought a new house and it's now clearly time to upgrade our family room. I am looking at the Studio 20s (L/R), CC-590, and SA In-Ceilings (Rear). I was going to power them with a UPA-500 (80W/channel). Is there a benefit to going to XPA-5 with these? I don't want to risk damaging the speakers, but do want plenty of power to drive them well..
post #26170 of 30058
Look at the CC690 center instead as that has been mentioned numerous times thruout this thread.

As far as the amp goes, its always nice to have headroom and the output when you need it.
A good, well powered amplifier are usually a one time purchase and altho other components are changed/upgraded over time, that amp can always go along for the ride.
post #26171 of 30058
Well crap. It looks like I may have blown the midrange driver or tweeter on my Paradigm Monitor 9 v3 speaker. I have the dreaded high midrange buzzing that I experienced in my CC-290 when it had a faulty midrange.

I've had this speaker since 2002 I think, and some stupid classical song "broke" it. Volume was at -15 on the Marantz SR5005, the only thing I can think of is to why this happened is there is a loud and very sudden dynamic start to the song. It's Joshua Bell Essentials disc 1 track 1.

Wonder if it's even possible to fix this speaker, seeing as how the drivers are probably NLA, and how much it might cost. It's annoying because it's just certain frequencies that reveal this issue.
post #26172 of 30058
Probably best to contact Paradigm and see if a replacement driver is available.

I recently replaced the tweeters in my V2 Studio 100's so for your V3 Monitors, I would think they should have something.
post #26173 of 30058
Does anyone know if there are generic binding post jumpers that I can buy for my Monitor 9s? I'm not sure which version they are, but I bought them used back in 2002.
post #26174 of 30058
Unless you need the jumpers for aesthetics reasons, two short lengths of speaker wire per speaker will work as well as any jumpers.
post #26175 of 30058
Ok, I'm asking vague pricing information(not specific) just to make sure I'm in the right ballpark of expectations.

I had intended on purchasing this stuff a year ago and had a little setback that made me nervous about employment. Now with the current gun price craziness, I unloaded a small amount of equipment for absolutely ABSURD prices, and have completely financed my delayed purchase of a front stage lol.

I have a Denon AVR 3310CI. Main interest is a set of Studio 60's. I've seen enough posts to indicate I'll only eventually resent any option other than a CC-690 so let's just assume that'll be the center.

I have no sub right now and from my listening session a year ago, I'm tempted to bump to the Studio 100's if the price is right.

My issue is limited dealers local and none were willing to come off MSRP more than like $200 last time. My understanding is Studio 60's go for around 2k normally and Studio 100's are about $2900? Can't recall the 690's price.

All I'm trying to confirm is if these local dealers(3 to choose from, all really are oriented towards Home Theater installations, not reselling for Paradigm) are taking me to the cleaners. I can drive a little over 2 hours and there's a few more dealers in the Columbus area, but since no one gives price quotes over the phone, I'd rather not make the drive if I'm expecting a price that I'm just not going to get.

Is my pricing expectation totally skewed?
post #26176 of 30058
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Originally Posted by tullnd View Post

Ok, I'm asking vague pricing information(not specific) just to make sure I'm in the right ballpark of expectations.
I had intended on purchasing this stuff a year ago and had a little setback that made me nervous about employment. Now with the current gun price craziness, I unloaded a small amount of equipment for absolutely ABSURD prices, and have completely financed my delayed purchase of a front stage lol.
I have a Denon AVR 3310CI. Main interest is a set of Studio 60's. I've seen enough posts to indicate I'll only eventually resent any option other than a CC-690 so let's just assume that'll be the center.
I have no sub right now and from my listening session a year ago, I'm tempted to bump to the Studio 100's if the price is right.
My issue is limited dealers local and none were willing to come off MSRP more than like $200 last time. My understanding is Studio 60's go for around 2k normally and Studio 100's are about $2900? Can't recall the 690's price.
All I'm trying to confirm is if these local dealers(3 to choose from, all really are oriented towards Home Theater installations, not reselling for Paradigm) are taking me to the cleaners. I can drive a little over 2 hours and there's a few more dealers in the Columbus area, but since no one gives price quotes over the phone, I'd rather not make the drive if I'm expecting a price that I'm just not going to get.
Is my pricing expectation totally skewed?

PM Sent
post #26177 of 30058
The Studio 100's are like $3900 now.
post #26178 of 30058
For about the same money: I'd recommend Signature S2 + Sub over Studio 100.
post #26179 of 30058
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Main interest is a set of Studio 60's. I've seen enough posts to indicate I'll only eventually resent any option other than a CC-690 so let's just assume that'll be the center.
I have Studio 60 v4s w/ a CC-690 v5. Great combo. cool.gif And, you're right, you will resent any option other than a CC-690. wink.gifsmile.gif
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My understanding is Studio 60's go for around 2k normally and Studio 100's are about $2900? Can't recall the 690's price.
This is why I advocate for buying speakers gently-used. With a bit of patience, you should be able to snag yourself a pair of minty-mint Studio 60 v4s for ~$1K, and a CC-690 v5 for ~$1,300 (w/ a v4 running a couple hundred or so less).
post #26180 of 30058
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Originally Posted by CHASLS2 View Post

The Studio 100's are like $3900 now.

That's what I'm getting from a few messages that were sent. I guess prices went up a bit on the 100's.
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Originally Posted by eljaycanuck View Post

This is why I advocate for buying speakers gently-used. With a bit of patience, you should be able to snag yourself a pair of minty-mint Studio 60 v4s for ~$1K, and a CC-690 v5 for ~$1,300 (w/ a v4 running a couple hundred or so less).

Well I'm being quoted about $1200-1300 for a brand new set of Studio 60's as the going price. So for that much, I think I'd just buy new if those prices are actually obtainable.
post #26181 of 30058
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Originally Posted by tullnd View Post


That's what I'm getting from a few messages that were sent. I guess prices went up a bit on the 100's.
Well I'm being quoted about $1200-1300 for a brand new set of Studio 60's as the going price. So for that much, I think I'd just buy new if those prices are actually obtainable.

Pricing for the Studio 60's is more like $1200-$1300 each. If you can find a new pair for that price jump all over them as quick as you can, doubtful that's going to happen though.

post #26182 of 30058
So I feel a bit foolish posting about used Monitors in the middle of a Studio/Signature conversation, but it's the Paradigm thread so here goes....

I just got a pair of Monitor 9 (no V on the back so I'm assuming V1) to replace my 7SE's as fronts. I'm currently using one of the 7's as a center channel until I can find a used CC370 on the market.

My question is whether or not the 370 is in fact the center I should be searching for, or if a CC270 would work. There's a 270 on craigslist right now for $100....would that be a better stop gap center than the 7se until a 370 surfaces?

I've loved every Paradigm speaker I've listened to or heard, but damn do I hate how they name their products. Makes it very hard to find data on older gear when they use the same/very similar names over and over.
post #26183 of 30058
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Well I'm being quoted about $1200-1300 for a brand new set of Studio 60's as the going price. So for that much, I think I'd just buy new if those prices are actually obtainable.
Wow, I'd be all over a new pair of S60s at that price, too! eek.gif
post #26184 of 30058
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I just got a pair of Monitor 9 (no V on the back so I'm assuming V1) to replace my 7SE's as fronts. I'm currently using one of the 7's as a center channel until I can find a used CC370 on the market.
My question is whether or not the 370 is in fact the center I should be searching for, or if a CC270 would work.
I'd pair the Monitor 9 with either a CC-350 or a CC-370v1/v2. You should be able to get a gently-used one for $150 or less.

The CC-270 has metal drivers, similar to the ones used in the Phantom line, IIRC. I wouldn't pair it with the M9.
post #26185 of 30058
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Originally Posted by JerryLove View Post

For about the same money: I'd recommend Signature S2 + Sub over Studio 100.

That is why i went with the SIG2's, they cost me just under $3200 with taxes at my local dealer. Now i need to find a good used C3 center for a good price.
post #26186 of 30058
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Originally Posted by weird 23 View Post

Pricing for the Studio 60's is more like $1200-$1300 each. If you can find a new pair for that price jump all over them as quick as you can, doubtful that's going to happen though.

I agree. The 60's will cost around $2600 a pair.
post #26187 of 30058
Just got my studio 100's and 690 hooked up. Sounds like tweeter is blown. Called dealer said I can swap it out but just sucks. That's a beast to deal with moving around and repackage. Or I could just wait for a new tweeter. Just can believe my 1600 speaker is messed up and I never even got to use it. Massive bummer. Oh well it will get worked out.
post #26188 of 30058
At least it the center. Still got the wonderful two channel audio!!
post #26189 of 30058
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Originally Posted by keith k View Post

Just got my studio 100's and 690 hooked up. Sounds like tweeter is blown. Called dealer said I can swap it out but just sucks. That's a beast to deal with moving around and repackage. Or I could just wait for a new tweeter. Just can believe my 1600 speaker is messed up and I never even got to use it. Massive bummer. Oh well it will get worked out.

Keith I got the same setup as you last month and had the same problem. My midrange tweeter on my cc690 was messed up also. Paradigm sent me a new one that arrived the next day. All is good now smile.gif
post #26190 of 30058
I have a pair of ADP-590's (v4) and need replacement wall mounting brackets. Does anyone know the Paradigm part number for these to order? I'm having a heck of a time finding these brackets. Or is there an aftermarket solution that works better?
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