Originally Posted by JasonColeman
I don't think that this is an inappropirate question...and as the starter of the thread who doesn't even own or immediately plan to buy the Sierras, I'm a little surprised that you would give this poster sh*t for a pretty reasonable question. They're not antagonizingly looking to compare and contrast ID brands nor are they flaming for one brand or another. They're simply looking for construcive comparison between two fairly well-regarded brands of speakers. I don't see the harm in that question being raised here (as it IS a Sierra thread), and I can only assume that many other posters (myself included) have either owned or auditioned the speaker in question (Paradigm Studio 20) and might have some constructive feedback to offer. I'm not quite sure why you started this thread, as somebody who doesn't even plan to buy the Sierra speaker, but I'm further confused as to why you feel the need to respond to a really good question in such a conftontational and dismissive way. I've been trying to build a 2-channel system in our home office with a pair of Studio 20's for a few years now, and when I finally found the right pair at the right price, UPS lost one of the speakers in the mail. I sought for a replacement, to no avail, for about 7 months before finally being able to instead sell the single Studio 20 that I did receive. I've been in love with the Studio 20 for years now, but instead decided to put $800 towards the Sierra with the hopes that it will be an even superior bookshelf. I can't comment on the performance in comparison to the Studio 20 because I haven't had the priviledge of owning both at the same time, much less a complete pair of Studio 20's. However, I certainly think that the comparison and opinion is beyond worthwhile and that prospective owners that are contemplating the Sierra speakers should be able to ask how they possibly stack up against other manufacturers' offerings...not that you would know. This is obviously not to say that I want this to turn into another infamous AVS "A-Speaker vs. B-Speaker" thread, but I don't think there's anything wrong with a little constructive conversation.
Constructive conversation when it comes to speaker comparisons typically becomes destructive conversation which then leads to thread closings. If the poster wants a comparison, he can start a comparison thread that can get closed. If you look at any of the so called "Official" threads, they only become contentious when comparisons begin.
In the context of this thread, I do think it is inappropriate. And given the fact we're "discussing" it here, kind of proves my point.
As to why I started this thread: well, there were several Sierra threads that were started and closed or deleted. I am interested in Dave F's work and am interested in reading people's opinions of the sound. I thought that it would be good to get this all under one roof so to speak as an official thread.