or Connect
AVS › AVS Forum › Audio › Speakers › Paradigm Owners Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Paradigm Owners Thread - Page 905

post #27121 of 30073
Quote:
Originally Posted by zuluwalker View Post

My Studio 10's were working perfectly, then the left channel seemed to faulter at moments of intense music. I checked the speaker and it was okay. Then I checked the wire, I noticed the jumper bar on the Negative had come slightly loose, and could slip around. I tightened it up and then the sound was perfect. Very happy using these puppies in my two channel system. I hope others are enjoying theirs too.

love my new 100s...

got about 170 hrs on em just breaking in i guess..

cheers
post #27122 of 30073
Hey, gang. Just wondering if most of you follow Paradigm's recommendations regarding toe-in. Do you have them positioned such that lines running from the centre of your mains would intersect just behind the listening positions? Or, do you have them set up with more or less than this?
post #27123 of 30073
Quote:
Originally Posted by tboe77 View Post

Hey, gang. Just wondering if most of you follow Paradigm's recommendations regarding toe-in. Do you have them positioned such that lines running from the centre of your mains would intersect just behind the listening positions? Or, do you have them set up with more or less than this?
I do. My 100's are toed in to 3' behind the main LP. Separation between the fronts is 2/3 the distance from the main LP to each speaker. Seems to work good to me but I haven't really tried much of anything different.
post #27124 of 30073
Quote:
Originally Posted by tboe77 View Post

Hey, gang. Just wondering if most of you follow Paradigm's recommendations regarding toe-in. Do you have them positioned such that lines running from the centre of your mains would intersect just behind the listening positions? Or, do you have them set up with more or less than this?

i use the toe in and x factor measurements as recommended.. distance to listener X... speakers distance apart not less than 3/4 X and not more than X


some recording the sound comes from behind my head i dont know how but its cool.. the lines should cross just behind the listeners head..

in your room for good room acoustics you should try to set up your listening position at the fibonacci ratios of either .382 or .618 of the length.. premium room acoustic at these points

so a 20 x 12 room (always have sound stage set up firing down the length of the room too) sit at 12.3 from front wall in center.. speakers set 2 ft off corners.. 2 in 2 out.. 8 ft apart eh

you satistfie x and sounds great.. you have room accoutics in your favour..

cheers..
post #27125 of 30073
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ishniknork View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by tboe77 View Post

Hey, gang. Just wondering if most of you follow Paradigm's recommendations regarding toe-in. Do you have them positioned such that lines running from the centre of your mains would intersect just behind the listening positions? Or, do you have them set up with more or less than this?
I do. My 100's are toed in to 3' behind the main LP. Separation between the fronts is 2/3 the distance from the main LP to each speaker. Seems to work good to me but I haven't really tried much of anything different.

you not set up as recommended by paradigm.. cant be less that 3/4 x apart and your 2/3rds speakers are to close together..

see about post..

read some of ethan winers acoustic articles on the net..

cheers
post #27126 of 30073
^

What he said! wink.gif
post #27127 of 30073
Quote:
Originally Posted by ayrton View Post

^

What he said! wink.gif

hey thanks..

there are other ratios of lp position but those are pretty golden ratios stuff . and yes you can add room treatment to make the room sound even better..

cheers.
post #27128 of 30073
Thanks everyone!
post #27129 of 30073
Quote:
Originally Posted by deltadube View Post

you not set up as recommended by paradigm.. cant be less that 3/4 x apart and your 2/3rds speakers are to close together..

see about post..

read some of ethan winers acoustic articles on the net..

cheers
My bad... I just checked and the fronts are just over 3/4 distance apart of the distance to the main LP.
post #27130 of 30073
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ishniknork View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by deltadube View Post

you not set up as recommended by paradigm.. cant be less that 3/4 x apart and your 2/3rds speakers are to close together..

see about post..

read some of ethan winers acoustic articles on the net..

cheers
My bad... I just checked and the fronts are just over 3/4 distance apart of the distance to the main LP.

this is very good! biggrin.gif

how about your main seat in your room .. in the centre left and right and at .618 % of room length.. ?

cheers
post #27131 of 30073
OK here is my setup studio100v4, parasound p7 preamp, powered by wyred4sound amp,OPPO 93 blueray. And yes they sound great:D
Edited by randybickley - 7/22/13 at 1:41pm
post #27132 of 30073
Quote:
Originally Posted by deltadube View Post

this is very good! biggrin.gif

how about your main seat in your room .. in the centre left and right and at .618 % of room length.. ?

cheers
Yes, it is. And as a matter of fact my main LP is somewhere in that vacinity. I'm absolutely not an expert on the subject, I read a lot more than I post, but over the few years I've been into A/V I've learned quite a bit about speaker setup and optimum viewing distance according to screen size and resolution. At least enough for a novice like me to get good results. Unfortunately I don't have a perfect room to set up in and I have to make do with what I have but for the time being it works pretty well.

Ahhh... Someday... cool.gif
post #27133 of 30073
Short story: Years ago, when I was in high school, I was invited to a friends house to watch a movie and play some vids. It was here that I heard my very first 5.1 home theater setup. My little mind was blown away and my eyes (or should I say ears) were finally opened to the world of AVS. I became really interested in the whole scene which only grew as I got older. So what were the speakers he owned? None other then the Studio 20s. Not having the money to buy anything remotely in the class of the Paradigms, I eventually settled for HTiB speakers from Bestbuy. They were a step up from my tv speakers but nothing close to what I had hoped for. I then decided to save up and buy better speakers and read rave reviews on the Energy line. From there I tried a few tiers of models and settled on the RC10s.

Okay now we are getting somewhere. The refinement in sound compared to what I was use to was pretty significant. I was happy with them but at the same time there was a feeling that they just don't measure up to the Paradigms my friend had, the ones I began to idolize over time. I would occasionally go to his house and the first thing I wanted to do was hear his speakers. It was always short lived but during those moments were true bliss. Paradigm was something special, if I could one day own paradigms I thought that's it, I have my speakers. And that day has finally come. I am now the owner of Paradigm Studio 20s v.5. Now hopefully I can one day buy the center speaker in the next ten years and finish the front stage eek.gif

Ha, sorry for the ramble but I feel like I reached a milestone in my life tongue.gif.

Okay now on to business, I have a question about one of the ports on the 20s. I stole this pic from ebay but as you can see, the port has some sort of screen mesh in front of it.



Well, one of the bookshelfs I have has insulation blocking half of the port, in front of the mesh. The other speaker is perfect but this one seems really odd. I tried putting a little pressure on it but I can't move it in any direction. Since the speakers are still cold, I wont be running them until tomorrow morning for the first time, so I'm not sure if the audio is affected at this point. I'll try and grab a pic of it tomorrow when I get a chance but I guess I wanted to know if this is normal or should I do something about it? I'm a little nervous to run them tomorrow and not have them working properly.

Anyway, just wanted to share that story and say hi to the community. Hopefully everything goes smoothly! Cheers.
post #27134 of 30073
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1080pee View Post

Short story: Years ago, when I was in high school, I was invited to a friends house to watch a movie and play some vids. It was here that I heard my very first 5.1 home theater setup. My little mind was blown away and my eyes (or should I say ears) were finally opened to the world of AVS. I became really interested in the whole scene which only grew as I got older. So what were the speakers he owned? None other then the Studio 20s. Not having the money to buy anything remotely in the class of the Paradigms, I eventually settled for HTiB speakers from Bestbuy. They were a step up from my tv speakers but nothing close to what I had hoped for. I then decided to save up and buy better speakers and read rave reviews on the Energy line. From there I tried a few tiers of models and settled on the RC10s.

Okay now we are getting somewhere. The refinement in sound compared to what I was use to was pretty significant. I was happy with them but at the same time there was a feeling that they just don't measure up to the Paradigms my friend had, the ones I began to idolize over time. I would occasionally go to his house and the first thing I wanted to do was hear his speakers. It was always short lived but during those moments were true bliss. Paradigm was something special, if I could one day own paradigms I thought that's it, I have my speakers. And that day has finally come. I am now the owner of Paradigm Studio 20s v.5. Now hopefully I can one day buy the center speaker in the next ten years and finish the front stage eek.gif

Ha, sorry for the ramble but I feel like I reached a milestone in my life tongue.gif.

Okay now on to business, I have a question about one of the ports on the 20s. I stole this pic from ebay but as you can see, the port has some sort of screen mesh in front of it.



Well, one of the bookshelfs I have has insulation blocking half of the port, in front of the mesh. The other speaker is perfect but this one seems really odd. I tried putting a little pressure on it but I can't move it in any direction. Since the speakers are still cold, I wont be running them until tomorrow morning for the first time, so I'm not sure if the audio is affected at this point. I'll try and grab a pic of it tomorrow when I get a chance but I guess I wanted to know if this is normal or should I do something about it? I'm a little nervous to run them tomorrow and not have them working properly.

Anyway, just wanted to share that story and say hi to the community. Hopefully everything goes smoothly! Cheers.

Nice.

Congrats, they will serve you well
Enjoy
post #27135 of 30073
Okay heres the speaker in question. Its pretty hard not to notice the insulation, but is this normal or should I take action?

post #27136 of 30073
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1080pee View Post

Okay heres the speaker in question. Its pretty hard not to notice the insulation, but is this normal or should I take action?

Maybe it's a prize inside!
post #27137 of 30073
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1080pee View Post

Okay heres the speaker in question. Its pretty hard not to notice the insulation, but is this normal or should I take action?


That is not normal. My Studio 10's never looked like that nor my Sig 2's.
post #27138 of 30073
Quote:
Originally Posted by CHASLS2 View Post

That is not normal. My Studio 10's never looked like that nor my Sig 2's.

Hmm, should I open the port and see whats going on in there or just exchange it? It doesn't void the warranty does it.
post #27139 of 30073
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1080pee View Post

Hmm, should I open the port and see whats going on in there or just exchange it? It doesn't void the warranty does it.
Have you tried contacting Paradigm? Don't open it yourself until you speak with them..
post #27140 of 30073
^

What he said.

1. They would know they messed up and maybe correct it on others.

2. If you work on it and mess something up, you bought it.

Not a big deal. Let Paradigm do it.
post #27141 of 30073
Okay. I emailed them yesterday so I'll probably hear back from them tomorrow. Honestly, I'm thinking I can just take out the insulation because its in front of the mesh so its as if someone just stuffed it in after the speaker was complete. I can't move it anywhere because there is no where for it to go.

The screen filter/mesh is recessed a little as a result though and slightly torn.

Anyway, I'll just be patient for now. Thanks guys.
post #27142 of 30073
Good luck. I hate waiting also..
post #27143 of 30073
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1080pee View Post

Okay. I emailed them yesterday so I'll probably hear back from them tomorrow. Honestly, I'm thinking I can just take out the insulation because its in front of the mesh so its as if someone just stuffed it in after the speaker was complete. I can't move it anywhere because there is no where for it to go.

The screen filter/mesh is recessed a little as a result though and slightly torn.

Anyway, I'll just be patient for now. Thanks guys.

Don't take out the insulation. I would assume the insulation is in there for a reason and pulling it out may effect the sound quality. You paid too much for those speakers to buy it then have to repair it.
post #27144 of 30073
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eldiablos View Post

Don't take out the insulation. I would assume the insulation is in there for a reason and pulling it out may effect the sound quality. You paid too much for those speakers to buy it then have to repair it.
+1 Let paradigm or your dealer correct what appears to be a QC issue. The last thing you want to do is void a warranty or effect the sound quality. Good luck and have some patience, it will be well worth it.
post #27145 of 30073
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1080pee View Post

Okay. I emailed them yesterday so I'll probably hear back from them tomorrow. Honestly, I'm thinking I can just take out the insulation because its in front of the mesh so its as if someone just stuffed it in after the speaker was complete. I can't move it anywhere because there is no where for it to go.

The screen filter/mesh is recessed a little as a result though and slightly torn.

Anyway, I'll just be patient for now. Thanks guys.

If these were some cheap Sony bookshelf speakers I'd probably go in there and perform surgery. But not with Paradigms. You'll be glad it's fixed right in the end.
post #27146 of 30073
Quote:
Originally Posted by ambesolman View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1080pee View Post

Okay heres the speaker in question. Its pretty hard not to notice the insulation, but is this normal or should I take action?

Maybe it's a prize inside!

email pic to paradigm too eh..

im sure they will fix you up.. but want a downer having to wait..

it might be the back packing for the woofer no put in correctly..

cheers..
post #27147 of 30073
Looks like damping material that has come loose. For the price you paid, let Paradigm and your dealer handle it so that your warranty remains intact. Sucks to wait for that to happen right now, but it will be worth it in the long run for the speakers' performance, for your peace of mind, and for re-sale value, should you decide to upgrade at some point in the future.
post #27148 of 30073
Quote:
Originally Posted by tboe77 View Post

Looks like damping material that has come loose. For the price you paid, let Paradigm and your dealer handle it so that your warranty remains intact. Sucks to wait for that to happen right now, but it will be worth it in the long run for the speakers' performance, for your peace of mind, and for re-sale value, should you decide to upgrade at some point in the future.

I've been using them in the meantime while I wait, I don't think it will be much of an issue since Im playing them modestly at best. Hopefully my local dealer can do a quick exchange even though I didn't buy them from that particular store.
post #27149 of 30073
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1080pee View Post

Short story: Years ago, when I was in high school, I was invited to a friends house to watch a movie and play some vids. It was here that I heard my very first 5.1 home theater setup. My little mind was blown away and my eyes (or should I say ears) were finally opened to the world of AVS. I became really interested in the whole scene which only grew as I got older. So what were the speakers he owned? None other then the Studio 20s. Not having the money to buy anything remotely in the class of the Paradigms, I eventually settled for HTiB speakers from Bestbuy. They were a step up from my tv speakers but nothing close to what I had hoped for. I then decided to save up and buy better speakers and read rave reviews on the Energy line. From there I tried a few tiers of models and settled on the RC10s.

Okay now we are getting somewhere. The refinement in sound compared to what I was use to was pretty significant. I was happy with them but at the same time there was a feeling that they just don't measure up to the Paradigms my friend had, the ones I began to idolize over time. I would occasionally go to his house and the first thing I wanted to do was hear his speakers. It was always short lived but during those moments were true bliss. Paradigm was something special, if I could one day own paradigms I thought that's it, I have my speakers. And that day has finally come. I am now the owner of Paradigm Studio 20s v.5. Now hopefully I can one day buy the center speaker in the next ten years and finish the front stage eek.gif

Ha, sorry for the ramble but I feel like I reached a milestone in my life tongue.gif.

Anyway, just wanted to share that story and say hi to the community. Hopefully everything goes smoothly! Cheers.


Great story! I too am in that mode - I heard Studio 100s v5 and was blown away to the extent that I will save long enough to buy with the 690 - before I make the fatal compromise and settle for something less, just because I couldn't pay cash on the spot. In any event, grats and enjoy your killer speakers! I am leaning in the same direction as Deltadube and am considering the Emotiva XPA-3 for the LR & C.
post #27150 of 30073
Quote:
Originally Posted by Saril View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1080pee View Post

Short story: Years ago, when I was in high school, I was invited to a friends house to watch a movie and play some vids. It was here that I heard my very first 5.1 home theater setup. My little mind was blown away and my eyes (or should I say ears) were finally opened to the world of AVS. I became really interested in the whole scene which only grew as I got older. So what were the speakers he owned? None other then the Studio 20s. Not having the money to buy anything remotely in the class of the Paradigms, I eventually settled for HTiB speakers from Bestbuy. They were a step up from my tv speakers but nothing close to what I had hoped for. I then decided to save up and buy better speakers and read rave reviews on the Energy line. From there I tried a few tiers of models and settled on the RC10s.

Okay now we are getting somewhere. The refinement in sound compared to what I was use to was pretty significant. I was happy with them but at the same time there was a feeling that they just don't measure up to the Paradigms my friend had, the ones I began to idolize over time. I would occasionally go to his house and the first thing I wanted to do was hear his speakers. It was always short lived but during those moments were true bliss. Paradigm was something special, if I could one day own paradigms I thought that's it, I have my speakers. And that day has finally come. I am now the owner of Paradigm Studio 20s v.5. Now hopefully I can one day buy the center speaker in the next ten years and finish the front stage eek.gif

Ha, sorry for the ramble but I feel like I reached a milestone in my life tongue.gif.

Anyway, just wanted to share that story and say hi to the community. Hopefully everything goes smoothly! Cheers.


Great story! I too am in that mode - I heard Studio 100s v5 and was blown away to the extent that I will save long enough to buy with the 690 - before I make the fatal compromise and settle for something less, just because I couldn't pay cash on the spot. In any event, grats and enjoy your killer speakers! I am leaning in the same direction as Deltadube and am considering the Emotiva XPA-3 for the LR & C.

im still reall happy with my purchases... biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

if i had a few extra 100 would go xpa 5.. for the 2 more channels.. tell the truth im thinking of adding the xpa 2 or even the xpa 1 mono blocks in the future..better get the subs 1st..

love the 100s.. xpa 3 is working great in the meantime! also they do put the amps on sale from time to time i hear..

cheers
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Speakers
AVS › AVS Forum › Audio › Speakers › Paradigm Owners Thread