I like Salamander because it's modular. If you upgrade or add components, you can add to your cabinet.
I'm very happy with mine..
Hi guys, I'm new to the Paradigm owners thread, as I don't currently own this brand but I hope to soon.
I was calling around to Paradigm dealers in my state and found a store (a couple hundred miles away, I live in a big state lol) with a set of brand new S8 V3 in Piano Black for a great price. One of the towers has what they call a slight blemish or scratches that can be only seen from a foot away. I think the price is too good to let go. Am I allowed to post prices here or is that a no no?
Anyhow, let me briefly discuss my back story. I used to have a dedicated front PJ HT room with Axiom speakers. M60, VP180, 4x QS8, and EP500. I powered these with a Denon 4311ci. So, I got married and will be moving out of my town home with the HT room. My wife understands my "hobby" and we're talking about building a new HT room by adding a room to her house, or selling and buying a new house. We also agreed I can do the speaker upgrade that I have been wanting to do for a LONG time, lol. Origionally I was going to wait to buy speakers until we finished a new room, but this deal is too good to ignore, in my opinion. I also plan on getting the C5 v3 and 2x SVS PB13-Ultra to complete my speaker upgrade. I will be keeping the 4x QS8. I want to buy the C5 used or find another deal like with a blemished unit.
My main question is will I be satisfied using my Denon 4311 with no external amp? Or should I consider something like the Emotiva XPA-2 300Wx2 for powering the towers, and using the Denon to power the center and surround? I will be using the room 50-50 for movies and music. For movies, center speaker quality is my highest priority so I wonder if I should have an external amp on that channel too.
In the mean time, before we build our new HT room, I plan using the S8 towers (assuming a buy them) for 2 channel music. From all the reviews I have read, I think I can get by with out using a sub. I'll give the Denon a shot to see how the S8 towers sound, but I probably wouldn't know if I'm missing out on sound unless I did a comparison with and without an external amp.
Anyhow, that's all I have for now.
Hi Dougie im big paradigm fan.. I would strongly recommend external amps for s 8 for your enhanced enjoyment! in the range of 500 watts plus.. and yes power on the centre and all the other speakers as well.. you can never have enough power in a great system..