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post #26281 of 30063
Hi ambesolman, Kalani, & eljaycanuck,

I took some of your feedback and updated the layout. This new design provides a wider door space to allow for the cc-590 (still can't make the mental leap to the HUGE 690), while centering the TV and center channel. I'll make sure to have the doors open all the way out - thanks for that tip. It would be great if I could find a remote solution to open them smile.gif

Paradigm + XBR + Visualizm.jpg 90k .jpg file

Now the only issue is seeing whether or not the cabinet manufacturer would do a custom job like this!
Edited by Gerry White - 1/3/13 at 7:24pm
post #26282 of 30063
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Originally Posted by Gerry White View Post

Hi ambesolman, Kalani, & eljaycanuck,
I took some of your feedback and updated the layout. This new design provides a wider door space to allow for the cc-590 (still can't make the mental leap to the HUGE 690), while centering the TV and center channel. I'll make sure to have the doors open all the way out - thanks for that tip. It would be great if I could find a remote solution to open them smile.gif
Paradigm + XBR + Visualizm.jpg 90k .jpg file
Now the only issue is seeing whether or not the cabinet manufacturer would do a custom job like this!
Could check out this site as well, seem like really nice pieces. I just found out about them, but seems everyone else already knew.
http://www.standoutdesigns.com/collections/solid-wood-tv-consoles-tv-stands-media-consoles
post #26283 of 30063
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Originally Posted by Gerry White View Post

Hi ambesolman, Kalani, & eljaycanuck,
I took some of your feedback and updated the layout. This new design provides a wider door space to allow for the cc-590 (still can't make the mental leap to the HUGE 690), while centering the TV and center channel. I'll make sure to have the doors open all the way out - thanks for that tip. It would be great if I could find a remote solution to open them smile.gif
Paradigm + XBR + Visualizm.jpg 90k .jpg file
Now the only issue is seeing whether or not the cabinet manufacturer would do a custom job like this!
Nice. smile.gif

Be sure the doors don't block the IR for any components in there (particularly when open) and you should be good.

They make remote-activated drapes and remote lifts for pedestals, so I'm sure a remote door opener is out there somewhere...
post #26284 of 30063
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thanks eljaycanuck, any idea how much are the Studio 20v4 is sellling (used) nowadays?
I don't know about prices elsewhere in the world, but $550 (or less) for a gently-used pair would be a fair price, IMO.
post #26285 of 30063
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Originally Posted by r0n1n View Post

thanks eljaycanuck, any idea how much are the Studio 20v4 is sellling (used) nowadays? Just saw an S1 v2 at ebay! hmmm tongue.gif

I got mine for $450, which seems to be a little below the current market value for these.
post #26286 of 30063
Would the 490 center work with the 60's
post #26287 of 30063
I tried the CC490 with my 60's v.5 for 2 weeks then I went and traded it in for a CC590. The 590 is alot better. I think the 490 is better suited with the 20's
post #26288 of 30063
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Originally Posted by Kensmith48 View Post

I tried the CC490 with my 60's v.5 for 2 weeks then I went and traded it in for a CC590. The 590 is alot better. I think the 490 is better suited with the 20's

I am using a 490cc with my Sig2 v3's and it seems to work fine. This is for a smaller bedroom.
post #26289 of 30063
Kinda bummed out. Just realized my mid-range on by studio 100 v 5 is defective. I've had my system hooked up for about a month now. I just received a xpa-5 yesterday and the system has been sounding awesome watching bluerays. I now know what the term "taking the blanket off" now means. So after work today I popped in Adele live at the Abby. To check out some vocals.. Sounded awesome in dts master. So I put it in pure dierect and went to -5 DBS on my marantz 7007. And got a obvious distortion out of my midrange. Going to call paradigm on Monday. Kinda sucks because my midrange on my cc690 was already defective. Paradigm was awesome last time and sent a new one next day no problem. Keeping fingers crossed hope it goes as smooth before.
post #26290 of 30063
I've been running a Anthem MRX700 for about a 1.5 years now , If I add a power amp to my system will it improve the sound , as sometimes I find it hard to understand some dialogue through my center speaker , how do I know if I have enough power to drive all my speakers , when I watch movies my volume is about -16 to -12

My speakers are as follows

Fronts studio 60

Center studio C690

Side studio ADP590

Rears studio 20

Sub 3400 x 2

Thanks in advance
post #26291 of 30063
That Anthem 700 is a fine piece of equipment along with your speaker choices.

Sometimes the way the movie is mixed is what causes hard to understand dialogue.

Tom
post #26292 of 30063
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I've been running a Anthem MRX700 for about a 1.5 years now , If I add a power amp to my system will it improve the sound , as sometimes I find it hard to understand some dialogue through my center speaker , how do I know if I have enough power to drive all my speakers ...
According to this review, the MRX700 puts out 71W/ch. into seven channels. That's enough power to drive all your speakers, although you might start to notice some distortion at very loud volumes. (This is why I purchased a UPA-5 to complement my Marantz SR6003 when I was running 7.1 (Studio 60v4, CC-690v5, ADP-590v5 and Studio 20v4) in my ~3,375 cu.ft. HT space.)

The dialogue issue - as stated by Tamas - likely has more to do with the audio mix than the speaker itself. I occasionally also find some dialogue to be hard to hear, but given that 95% of the time it's crystal-clear and sounds great, I know it's not an issue with the speaker or with how my system is calibrated.
post #26293 of 30063
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Originally Posted by Jacks5000 View Post

I've been running a Anthem MRX700 for about a 1.5 years now , If I add a power amp to my system will it improve the sound , as sometimes I find it hard to understand some dialogue through my center speaker , how do I know if I have enough power to drive all my speakers , when I watch movies my volume is about -16 to -12
My speakers are as follows
Fronts studio 60
Center studio C690
Side studio ADP590
Rears studio 20
Sub 3400 x 2
Thanks in advance

You might notice a benefit by adding an external amp especially at higher volume levels but I dont think you will gain anything concerning the CC.
You completed ARC I assume? Speakers properly setup and aimed? Any room treatment added? That alone can make a substantial difference especially concerning dialog from your CC.
post #26294 of 30063
been debating for a while now about my studio 60s put them up sale got some offers decided not to sell them. Is there anyone who would recomment signature 2s and a c3 over studio 60s and a 590?? is it that much of a difference. I basically only watch movies but will be purchasing a sonos system soon, Thanks

Also run a Sub12 (which I love) with an mrx 700
post #26295 of 30063
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Originally Posted by The_Spyder View Post

been debating for a while now about my studio 60s put them up sale got some offers decided not to sell them. Is there anyone who would recomment signature 2s and a c3 over studio 60s and a 590?? is it that much of a difference. I basically only watch movies but will be purchasing a sonos system soon, Thanks
Also run a Sub12 (which I love) with an mrx 700

All i can say is that my Sig2 v3's are the best sounding speakers out of all the others i have owned. I can't say how much better that are compared to the Studio60's since i have never heard the 60's.

My bedroom setup is in my sig below and the Sig2's rock my smaller room The C3 center is a big cetner and is pricey.
post #26296 of 30063
Fronts: Monitor 9 v7

Center: CC-290 v6

Side sur: ADP-390 v6

Sub: DSP 3400
post #26297 of 30063
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Originally Posted by Jacks5000 View Post

I've been running a Anthem MRX700 for about a 1.5 years now , If I add a power amp to my system will it improve the sound , as sometimes I find it hard to understand some dialogue through my center speaker , how do I know if I have enough power to drive all my speakers , when I watch movies my volume is about -16 to -12
My speakers are as follows
Fronts studio 60
Center studio C690
Side studio ADP590
Rears studio 20
Sub 3400 x 2
Thanks in advance

I had a similar setup in a meduim sized room, except for 100s. When I added an amp (200 wpc x 3) for the front 3, it made a big difference. Even at lower levels. My amp was 145 Wpc 2 channels driven.
post #26298 of 30063
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Originally Posted by ayrton View Post

I had a similar setup in a meduim sized room, except for 100s. When I added an amp (200 wpc x 3) for the front 3, it made a big difference. Even at lower levels. My amp was 145 Wpc 2 channels driven.

What brand of amp where you running
post #26299 of 30063
My dealer told me that Paradigm is in the process of pulling all of their manufacturing back to Canada .......when I was demoing the Center 3 and Monitor 11 (V7's). The owner of the same shop told me that Paradigm had some problems in China..I think he meant quality issues. I was mentioning to the salesmen that I did not like how the tweeter mirrors on all three speakers were way off center........he said they were just pads and did not effect the sound quality..........and that only the cabinets for Monitor V7's were made in China.....the other components were .made in Canada. I mentioned to the salesmen that I thought these "pads" should be centered if they were going to be there at all..........he thought that was silly...........
post #26300 of 30063
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Originally Posted by Jacks5000 View Post

What brand of amp where you running

Emotiva XPA-3
post #26301 of 30063
I'm not sure if I just happened to be very unlucky or it's a quality issue. But my midrange on my cc 690 and also on one of my studio 100 were defective. My speakers are only a couple months old. Paradigm has been great so far. They shipped me a replacement for the cc in a day. I emailed paradigm last night and had a reply this morning saying they will be shipping a new midrange for my 100 today. I'm a little disappointed that they were defective in the first place but there customer service has been great.
post #26302 of 30063
This is a concern......I don't want to buy a speaker of this level and quality(?) and have to worry about this happening.......I wonder if the materials are cheaper or what? I had to get a woofer in my Studio 20 (V1.) replaced and the dust cover fell off right away and the woofer died again after 100 hours or so......not pushed at all.
Edited by JKR1963 - 1/7/13 at 12:12pm
post #26303 of 30063
Hello. Would anyone trade me a pr of their Studio 20v5 for a pr of Studio ADP590v5 in immaculate condition? I can add some cash if needed.
post #26304 of 30063
Have any of you paradigm owners that have some v3 speakers been bit by the upgrade bug? If so, I'm looking to add some rear speakers to make a 7.1 setup. Preferably, I'd like to add a pair of Studio 20s, but will also consider ADP470s. I am currently running Studio 40s as mains, CC470, ADP470s as surrounds and a Servo 15. I like the thought of timbre matching the rears, hence the v3 I'm looking for.

thanks,
Jeremy
post #26305 of 30063
Hoping someone could give me some info on a pair of monitor 9 v3's i found locally on craigslist. Best price is $400 and the seller says they are in excellent condition. I need a matching center which i gather is a cx-370 v1 to v4. Does that sound right? Are the 9's worth $400?

Also, ill be powering them with a yamaha v673. Any issues with that?

Thanks.
post #26306 of 30063
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Hoping someone could give me some info on a pair of monitor 9 v3's i found locally on craigslist. Best price is $400 and the seller says they are in excellent condition. ... Are the 9's worth $400?
IMO, yes, if they're in 100% working order and in very good (or better) cosmetic condition. Subtract from that for cosmetic issues.
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I need a matching center which i gather is a cx-370 v1 to v4. Does that sound right?
Nope, it's CC-370. IMO, you're better off with the v1 and v2 versions of the CC-370, or with the CC-350.
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Also, ill be powering them with a yamaha v673. Any issues with that?
Nope.
post #26307 of 30063
Thanks again!
post #26308 of 30063
Received my new Studio 100 midrange today. Arrived from paradigm in one day. Awesome service again. Hopefully it works, can't wait to try it after work.


post #26309 of 30063
Looking to buy a cc690 in GTA area, any dealer recommand.
post #26310 of 30063
Not sure if Mississauga counts as part of the GTA but, if it does, check out Trutone Electronics.
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