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post #26491 of 30062
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Actually The studio 20s should be match with the CC-490.
studio 60s should be match with the CC-590.
studio 100s should be match with the CC-690.
I found the CC-590v5 to be disappointing because, although the dedicated 4-1/2" midrange driver added clarity to the mids, it also overly-"localized" dialogue (and mids in general). I haven't heard the CC-490 - which has a 3-1/2" midrange driver - but I suspect that it would fare no better.

The 690 has a 4-1/2" midrange driver - so you get the same sort of clarity as with the 590 - but it is flanked by 7" midbass drivers, which "broaden" the midrange soundstage, while also adding a nice weight to dialogue. The 690 provides the kind of "broader" CC sound that I enjoyed with my older CC-370 and Studio/CC v2, but with the added benefit of more clear / precise mids.

The CC-690v5 is a very well-balanced CC speaker. It blends perfectly with my Studio 60v4s. I have no doubt it would blend perfectly with Studio 20v5s.

IMHO only, of course, and YMMV. smile.gif
post #26492 of 30062
Hi all,

I am looking to mount a pair of adp-390's for surround placement in an L shaped den. Didn't want to simply place then on rear wall. I have some bt-77 speaker mounts and wanted to 45 degree them from the back wall to the sides of the rear listening position.

Any advice?

Thanks in advance.
post #26493 of 30062
Eye candy shot of my Sig2v3.
post #26494 of 30062
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Originally Posted by CHASLS2 View Post

Eye candy shot of my Sig2v3.

Very nice CHASLS2!!

I thought I would share some Signature eye candy as well - S4/C3 v2
post #26495 of 30062
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Originally Posted by 519audiofan View Post

Very nice CHASLS2!!

I thought I would share some Signature eye candy as well - S4/C3 v2

Hot looking, I need to find a used C3.
post #26496 of 30062
They put a smile on my face every day.
post #26497 of 30062
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Originally Posted by 519audiofan View Post

They put a smile on my face every day.


I agree. I love to look a them as much as hearing them.
post #26498 of 30062
Hello, First time poster looking for some advice . Curtanly in market for home theater speakers budget $2500 to $3000. I visited a Few local audio shops and personally. I like the paradigm speakers best so far . i compared to the klipsch and kef speakers i herd so far. The one shop was going to sell me a se package with the se3 towers, 2 se bookshelf speakers ,se sub, se center For $2600. Good price? Best bang for my $ or can I put a better sounding system together in my price range?. I am mostly going to be using as home theater use. Thanks look forward to your suggestions.
post #26499 of 30062
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Curtanly in market for home theater speakers budget $2500 to $3000. ... one shop was going to sell me a se package ... For $2600. Good price? Best bang for my $ or can I put a better sounding system together in my price range?
For new Paradigm, it's probably a good price, but you can get significantly better bang-for-buck shopping gently-used for your speakers, and adding an SVS, PSA or other ID sub (which will most likely out-perform the SE sub).

(Shopping gently-used can demand patience, but IMO it's worth it for the chance to get great gear at great prices.)
post #26500 of 30062
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Originally Posted by wbraunlein View Post


Are you sure you can't bargain with them? My dealer's prices were (a little) high, but they quickly dropped when he realized my intentions/budget...

Yeah, my only actually local dealer sells Paradigm as a side business because the company owner likes Paradigm - they have nothing in stock...their main business is audio for concerts. The next closest dealer is an hour away and does not sell the Signature line (but does sell the lower two). frown.gif
post #26501 of 30062
There nothing wrong with paradigm reference lineup I have the studio 20v5 for fronts the CC-490 for center channel and a pw2200 for a sub.
The rear speakers and rear surrounds are in ceiling speakers the SA-10. And the receivers is the Integra 50.4 I had the Integra 40.4 for a couples of days and decided to move up.
Also the Integra 50.4 sound as good as the Anthem 500.
post #26502 of 30062
Hey guys. Do you think the Sig 2 bookshelf speakers would blend nicely with a cc-690? I was looking at getting the studio 100s but I like the idea of getting better sound quality with the sigs for less. I'll be getting this for my HT though and I spend most of my time watching movies and playing games. thanks.
post #26503 of 30062
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Originally Posted by tboe77 View Post

Is there anybody in this thread in the vicinity of southern Saskatchewan who is looking to sell a pair of Studio 40 v4?

I just thought I'd ask, as they're hard to come by in this neck of the woods.

Success!!! biggrin.gif

I've closed a deal on a pair of Studio 40 v4! They will be my front L/R in my 5.1 system. My recently acquired pair of Studio 20 v4 will be moved to surround duty. Along with the CC-490 v5 that I also acquired recently, my upgrade from Monitor series to Studio series is complete! smile.gif
post #26504 of 30062
Congrats on the upgrade to Studios! cool.gif
post #26505 of 30062
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Originally Posted by BentZero View Post

Hey guys. Do you think the Sig 2 bookshelf speakers would blend nicely with a cc-690? I was looking at getting the studio 100s but I like the idea of getting better sound quality with the sigs for less. I'll be getting this for my HT though and I spend most of my time watching movies and playing games. thanks.

I asked this thread the identical question just a few posts up. I use my setup mostly for watching movies and playing games. I have the 690v5 and am in the same boat as far as deciding to buy 100s or S2. I was answered that they should blend together. I still want to hear the S2, but my local Paradigm doesn't have them for demoing. I may have to travel to listen to them but I think it will be worth it. It will hopefully help my wife understand why a bookshelf costs the same (Piano Black) as a floorstander.
post #26506 of 30062
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Originally Posted by eljaycanuck View Post

Congrats on the upgrade to Studios! cool.gif

Thanks, eljay!

I guess now its time to start thinking about a subwoofer upgrade!
Edited by tboe77 - 1/28/13 at 5:00pm
post #26507 of 30062
So...where are the pics? Someone needs to take on all that Sig-series speaker-porn...errr...eye candy that's being posted. wink.gif
post #26508 of 30062
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Originally Posted by BentZero View Post

Hey guys. Do you think the Sig 2 bookshelf speakers would blend nicely with a cc-690? I was looking at getting the studio 100s but I like the idea of getting better sound quality with the sigs for less. I'll be getting this for my HT though and I spend most of my time watching movies and playing games. thanks.

My SIg2's blend very good with my 490cc in my bedroom. For a bigger room i would think the 690cc would blend well. Or pay $2600 for a C3 center.
post #26509 of 30062
I don't have the 40s yet. They are en route, scheduled to arrive on Thursday! I'll post a pic or two after I've got them set up.
post #26510 of 30062
Cool... smile.gif
post #26511 of 30062
Greetings,

Rookie poster here . . . I've only had my Paradigms since Sept 2012. However, when I purchased them I was clearly instructed to use the top set of binding posts; but when I see other's setups . .. (not necessarily Paradigms) . . . I notice many folks using the bottom set of posts . . . is this something that varies by speaker brands? Did I receive misinformation?

Thanks in advance for any replies.

Shek
post #26512 of 30062
With the jumpers in place, it shouldn't matter which set of binding posts you use. The powered signal will go to the crossover just the same.
post #26513 of 30062
Eljaycanuck,

That seems to make sense to me . . . but I just couldn't figure out why they were so emphatic about using the top ones . . . (they seemed pretty knowledgeable as it was pretty high-end boutique store; not like those employees of a big box store, if you know what I mean)

In any case, thanks for the reply.

Shek
post #26514 of 30062
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Originally Posted by tboe77 View Post

Success!!! biggrin.gif

Congrats! For me, still a looong way to go frown.gif
post #26515 of 30062
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Originally Posted by eljaycanuck View Post

With the jumpers in place, it shouldn't matter which set of binding posts you use. The powered signal will go to the crossover just the same.

True, i have used the top and bottom, it's all the same.
post #26516 of 30062
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... (they seemed pretty knowledgeable as it was pretty high-end boutique store; not like those employees of a big box store, if you know what I mean) ...
I get what you're trying to say, but working in a boutique shop does not guarantee knowledge or the lack of an agenda. I've dealt with enough "experts" to know this to be true. smile.gif
post #26517 of 30062
This will inevitably be a tired question but bear with me.

How does the Studio 20s V2 compare to the later models? Has there been tremendous progress since, or maybe even a regression (component quality downgrade to save cost for example)?

I have heard and love the v2s and found a used set but I am willing to hold out for v5s in the future if its worth it (huge price difference though). And lastly, is the studio CC v2 the matching center for those bookshelf's? Whats a fair price for a used model?

Thank you in advance, I'm hoping to join the Paradigm family soon.
post #26518 of 30062
Im posting this one from my phone; so, not sure if I'll be successful. . .

In any case, i wanted to share the response i received from the sales person that sold me the speakers. . . Is his reply a load of c***!!


It is best to use the top binding post because the jumper is typically of low quality and reduces the resolution of the midrange and high frequencies. If you want the best connection you should purchase a set of Transparent bi-wire adapters.

Thanks again, BTW: im not doubting u guys; just trying to reconcile the info in my AV educational journey. Peace.
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Originally Posted by CHASLS2 View Post

True, i have used the top and bottom, it's all the same.

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Originally Posted by eljaycanuck View Post

I get what you're trying to say, but working in a boutique shop does not guarantee knowledge or the lack of an agenda. I've dealt with enough "experts" to know this to be true. smile.gif

Very well then; it's settled in my mind . .. thhank you gentlemen . . .
Edited by Shek5150 - 1/29/13 at 9:55am
post #26519 of 30062
New here, and just looking for some advice.

I have a pair of Paradigm Monitor 9's, assuming they are v1 as i bought them back in 1996 when i was in college. I matched them with the paradigm cc-3703 v3 some years later and have have been happy with my little system. Both are pushed by a Denon avr 1082/3802 amp (http://reviews.cnet.com/av-receivers/denon-avr-1082/4507-6466_7-20017381.html).

I've ben considering jumping up to the refrence/studio series and ran across an opportunity to buy a pair of Paradigm Studio 60's v.2 and a Paradigm CC-450. The deal on the table is $700 for all three speakers.

My question is will there be a definate upgrade from the monitor 9's to the studio 60's v.2 ?? Also, considering these speakers are 10 years old, would you consider $700 a fair price for the 60's and the cc, or has the technology advanced so much i'm better off buying them new??

Also, i've read that the studio series requires lots of power to get the best results. Is my Denon amp up to the task??

Thanks in advance.......
post #26520 of 30062
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How does the Studio 20s V2 compare to the later models?
Here's an old AVS post that highlights v2 to v3 changes.
Here's an old Audioholics post that highlights v3 to v4 changes.
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I have heard and love the v2s and found a used set but I am willing to hold out for v5s in the future if its worth it (huge price difference though). And lastly, is the studio CC v2 the matching center for those bookshelf's?
The Studio/CC v2 would be the right match for v2s. I believe the CC-470 would be the right match for v3s-v4s. Personally, I'd hold out for a pair of gently-used Studio 20v4s, which you should be able to get for ~$550.
Edited by eljaycanuck - 1/29/13 at 4:50am
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