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post #26251 of 30060
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Originally Posted by weird 23 View Post

Yes they are pretty tall and quite heavy but sound really good.

I think Nad is a good choice for the Sigs, gear with a warm sound signature compliments them well IMO. Good to hear your enjoying your speakers, the S4's are the only Sigs I haven't gotten a chance to listen to. Sounds like you got them for a steal as well.

Do you find your Yamaha has trouble pushing them to the levels you want to listen to?
Yes for both movies and music, the Yamaha seems strained at louder volumes. Hopefully the NAD will help.
post #26252 of 30060
Yes. There's no problem mixing lines between the fronts and surrounds.
post #26253 of 30060
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Originally Posted by BentZero View Post

Hey guys. If I decide to go with Paradigms I'm trying to decide if should get Studio 100's and a CC590 or S2 bookshelfs with a C3. My issue is that I'd probably still stay with the studio line for the side and rear surrounds. Would the combo of Signature fronts blend nicely with Studio surrounds or should I just save up longer and get Signature surrounds as well? Thanks.
Oh, this is going in a somewhat large room 24' x 20' and mostly HT. Don't listen to much music aside from whatever music is playing in the movie.
You'll be fine mixing Studio surrounds with Sig fronts.
post #26254 of 30060
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Originally Posted by JerryLove View Post

I've got studio 40's in your area I'll sell.
Or: switch to the dark side. N801's. You know you want them.

You never PM'ed me back with a price.
post #26255 of 30060
Has anyone bought Studio speakers online? I thought they were dealer only speakers but I did find them online at a legitimate looking site. The prices were closer to what I read the msrp should be and about half as much as a local dealer is asking. Any thoughts?
post #26256 of 30060
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Has anyone bought Studio speakers online? I thought they were dealer only speakers but I did find them online at a legitimate looking site.
If they're not listed on Paradigm's "Where to Buy?" page, they're probably not legitimate.
post #26257 of 30060
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Originally Posted by james138 View Post

Has anyone bought Studio speakers online? I thought they were dealer only speakers but I did find them online at a legitimate looking site. The prices were closer to what I read the msrp should be and about half as much as a local dealer is asking. Any thoughts?

Can you tell us what site? Or is that against forum rules? I'm not sure.
post #26258 of 30060
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Originally Posted by tboe77 View Post

Can you tell us what site? Or is that against forum rules? I'm not sure.

I wasn't sure either, that's why I'd didn't post it. But since you asked the site is http://www.newaudiovideo.com/ it's the only place that shows up on google.

I wanted to get an answer straight from the horses mouth so I called Paradigm. They said the do not sell speakers over the Internet.
post #26259 of 30060
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Originally Posted by james138 View Post

I wasn't sure either, that's why I'd didn't post it. But since you asked the site is http://www.newaudiovideo.com/ it's the only place that shows up on google.
I wanted to get an answer straight from the horses mouth so I called Paradigm. They said the do not sell speakers over the Internet.

Do some research on that company. They're no good. The site overall reeks of scam. And then there's this. http://www.scamadviser.com/is-newaudiovideo.com-safe.html
post #26260 of 30060
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Originally Posted by CHASLS2 View Post

You never PM'ed me back with a price.
Many apologies. I was certain I did. I will do so now.
post #26261 of 30060
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Originally Posted by globalgreg View Post

Do some research on that company. They're no good. The site overall reeks of scam. And then there's this. http://www.scamadviser.com/is-newaudiovideo.com-safe.html

Sounds like they'll give you a good deal on some Paradime speakers.
post #26262 of 30060
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Originally Posted by BentZero View Post

Sounds like they'll give you a good deal on some Paradime speakers.
Yeah, sounds like they will send you a pair of dimes. smile.gif
post #26263 of 30060
FYI-- the only time you can snag Paradigm speakers online
With a warranty is when Paradigm changes version #'s upward.

Example-- the Studio series is due to move up to version 6.
You can then pick-up the v5's at a great deal.

This is how I snagged my v2 Signature set-up. When they
Rolled out the v3, the v2 had some great discounts!!!

Sometimes if you are persistent Google the speaker you
Want. Several pages into the search you may be able to
Find dealers who had customers trade in equipment or an
Odd pair of a previous version in the back room.

Check audiogon for dealers too.
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Any rumors about when we'll see v6s? I'd love me some v5 discounting biggrin.gif
post #26265 of 30060
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Originally Posted by Naylia View Post

Any rumors about when we'll see v6s? I'd love me some v5 discounting biggrin.gif

Rumor has it happening sometime this year. wink.gif
post #26266 of 30060
Well, It'll be 3-4 weeks until my new tv stand arrives (which the Studio 20s will sit on). I guess I can use some old Definitive bookshelf's on it in the meantime, and maybe get a new sub and new amp first in preparation.

//keeps one eye on CES

//prepares to throw money at the screen
Edited by Naylia - 1/2/13 at 5:09pm
post #26267 of 30060
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Originally Posted by grasshoppers View Post

FYI-- the only time you can snag Paradigm speakers online
With a warranty is when Paradigm changes version #'s upward.
Example-- the Studio series is due to move up to version 6.
You can then pick-up the v5's at a great deal.
This is how I snagged my v2 Signature set-up. When they
Rolled out the v3, the v2 had some great discounts!!!
Sometimes if you are persistent Google the speaker you
Want. Several pages into the search you may be able to
Find dealers who had customers trade in equipment or an
Odd pair of a previous version in the back room.
Check audiogon for dealers too.

Paradigm does not sell speakers "online" or over the internet....regardless of whether a new version has come out or not.
If you find such a site, they are not an authorized dealer.
post #26268 of 30060
Thanks eljaycanuck,

I have no doubt that the gargantuan cc-690 is the way to go from a pure audio perspective, but I'm ultimately trying to balance a modern visual aesthetic with great audio. The TV will be on a Visualizm AV stand, so the only real place I can put the center channel is inside the 20" door. Here's a rough sketch of what I'm trying to achieve:

Paradigm + XBR + Visualizm.jpg 98k .jpg file

There'll be a white leather sectional sofa on the opposite end of the room. smile.gif With a more minimalist feel to the room, I don't see a 690 in my future... frown.gif

Gerry
post #26269 of 30060
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Originally Posted by tboe77 View Post

Yes! I wanted to upgrade from Monitor to Studio series, but could not justify the cost of buying them new. I scored a near-mint pair of Studio 20 v4 for $450, and a near-mint Studio CC-490 v5 for $500 ($450 + $50 for shipping). That was a huge upgrade to the front stage for me for under a grand.

Nice deal you got. Would you know the difference between Studio 20 v4 and v5? Aesthetically they almost looked the same. I'm also looking for Studio 20, but it seems for my budget, I can only settle for v4. Or a used Studio 10 v5. Thanks.
post #26270 of 30060
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Originally Posted by r0n1n View Post

Nice deal you got. Would you know the difference between Studio 20 v4 and v5? Aesthetically they almost looked the same. I'm also looking for Studio 20, but it seems for my budget, I can only settle for v4. Or a used Studio 10 v5. Thanks.

The v4 have a traditional box-shaped cabinet, while the v5 have the curved cabinet. I think that's the only real difference. Same drvers and crossovers AFAIK. Others here may correct me if I'm wrong about that. So, if you're pinching your pennies, like me, I think v4 is the way to go.

Now, I'm looking for a pair of Studio 40 v4, in black ash. Will move my 20s to surround duty if I find them!
post #26271 of 30060
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I have no doubt that the gargantuan cc-690 is the way to go from a pure audio perspective, but I'm ultimately trying to balance a modern visual aesthetic with great audio. The TV will be on a Visualizm AV stand, so the only real place I can put the center channel is inside the 20" door.
Fair enough, although I'd personally buy a small riser/shelf for the TV that would permit placement of the CC-690 in front of it. But, hey, you gotta do what you gotta do. smile.gif Regardless of what you get, I hope you enjoy your new set-up! smile.gif
post #26272 of 30060
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I'm also looking for Studio 20, but it seems for my budget, I can only settle for v4.
Having to "settle" for Studio 20v4s isn't really as bad as it sounds... wink.gif
post #26273 of 30060
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Originally Posted by Gerry White View Post

Thanks eljaycanuck,
I have no doubt that the gargantuan cc-690 is the way to go from a pure audio perspective, but I'm ultimately trying to balance a modern visual aesthetic with great audio. The TV will be on a Visualizm AV stand, so the only real place I can put the center channel is inside the 20" door. Here's a rough sketch of what I'm trying to achieve:
Paradigm + XBR + Visualizm.jpg 98k .jpg file
There'll be a white leather sectional sofa on the opposite end of the room. smile.gif With a more minimalist feel to the room, I don't see a 690 in my future... frown.gif
Gerry

If you've only got 20-inches of horizontal space for the centre, you'd be stuck with the CC-490. Have you considered going to the C1 instead? It should be around the same price as a CC-590. I've got a similar balance (WAF) system on the go, and I've been very happy with my S1+C1 (3.1) setup. In my case, my centre channel cabinet space is a bit larger, so I could have fit either a 590 or a C1, but not a C3. When I spoke with Paradigm, they said that the C1 would have better audio quality than the 590 (which I suppose it should, being slightly more expensive), despite being a bit smaller. The C1 also looks much nicer in my opinion, especially if you're going for a modern minimalistic kind of look.
post #26274 of 30060
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Originally Posted by eljaycanuck View Post

Having to "settle" for Studio 20v4s isn't really as bad as it sounds... wink.gif

+1 My 20s sound great to me! Don't think of it as "settling". Think of it as getting the same sound for less money!
post #26275 of 30060
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Originally Posted by tboe77 View Post

The v4 have a traditional box-shaped cabinet, while the v5 have the curved cabinet. I think that's the only real difference. Same drvers and crossovers AFAIK. Others here may correct me if I'm wrong about that. So, if you're pinching your pennies, like me, I think v4 is the way to go.
Now, I'm looking for a pair of Studio 40 v4, in black ash. Will move my 20s to surround duty if I find them!

Thanks, I saw an auction in ebay the studio 20 v4 was auctioned $800+ hehe goodluck on your hunt
post #26276 of 30060
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Originally Posted by Gerry White View Post

Thanks eljaycanuck,
I have no doubt that the gargantuan cc-690 is the way to go from a pure audio perspective, but I'm ultimately trying to balance a modern visual aesthetic with great audio. The TV will be on a Visualizm AV stand, so the only real place I can put the center channel is inside the 20" door. Here's a rough sketch of what I'm trying to achieve:
Paradigm + XBR + Visualizm.jpg 98k .jpg file
There'll be a white leather sectional sofa on the opposite end of the room. smile.gif With a more minimalist feel to the room, I don't see a 690 in my future... frown.gif
Gerry
The 20" hole isn't in the middle of the cabinet. Will your tv be in the middle or over the CC? It'd be too distracting for me having the dialogue coming from the side of the tv.
post #26277 of 30060
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Originally Posted by ambesolman View Post

The 20" hole isn't in the middle of the cabinet. Will your tv be in the middle or over the CC? It'd be too distracting for me having the dialogue coming from the side of the tv.
If he's putting in the center compartment, it's only slightly off center... not enough to matter, I'd think.

That said, Gerry, is your plan to open that cabinet door every time you want to watch TV? I'd look at other cabinets, personally, or put the center below the TV or above it on a shelf. If you can wall-mount the TV, just move it up however many inches you need to clear the center channel, and the sky's the limit on choices. Another option could be to replace the center door with an acoustic fabric panel so the speaker fires right through it. I'd hate to have to open a cabinet door every time I want to watch, though... and unless that door opens with full 180 degree hinges, if it's only around 90 degrees open it's going to cause sound to reflect to the side.
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Originally Posted by Yosh70 View Post

Paradigm does not sell speakers "online" or over the internet....regardless of whether a new version has come out or not.
If you find such a site, they are not an authorized dealer.

Sorry for any confusion. I did not buy any of my speakers from Paradigm
Directly. I was able to order from several DEALERS when the new versions
Were released. These dealers offered full Paradigm warranty on the
Speakers I bought.

I had a bad mid-woofer on one such speaker,when I called the dealer that
I purchased them,they sent me out a new mid-woofer at no charge.
I had to install it myself though. This dealer is in Michigan and I'm in
AZ.

Of course Your experience may be different than mine.
post #26279 of 30060
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Originally Posted by eljaycanuck View Post

Having to "settle" for Studio 20v4s isn't really as bad as it sounds... wink.gif

thanks eljaycanuck, any idea how much are the Studio 20v4 is sellling (used) nowadays? Just saw an S1 v2 at ebay! hmmm tongue.gif
post #26280 of 30060
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Originally Posted by kingsvtcobra View Post

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.
Very odd..I also noticed this with my studio 60s vs 3
But..after checking everything I realized my left speaker was setback 2" further than the right speaker..I guess these speakers are very finicky about placement..now there both exactly toe'd in and set in place exactly the same and sounds more even now...but at first it did sound like one was lacking in sound compared to the other..did you find anything out about yours?.. Did you have a problem with a driver? ..just wondering..I bought mine used a few months ago and there vs 3.
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