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Paradigm millenia 20

Thinking about doing the millenia 20's for the left, center, right. Was kind
of wanting peoples opinions of them, av receiver for them and powered subwoofer that would complement them. The receiver must do 4k pass through and be HDCP 2.2. Any help would be great! My room is pretty big 13 x 17 with part of it open to the next room.
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I have Parandigm Millenia 20's and love them.
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What sub do you use with?
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I am using two subs, cheaper ones due to lack of funds. They are Dayton Audio Sub 1200s.
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When choosing sub be aware that the speakers play Down to only 120hz. Not all subs perform wall all the way up there.
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When choosing sub be aware that the speakers play Down to only 120hz. Not all subs perform wall all the way up there.
One of the reasons I went with the Dayton Audio Sub 1200s - they go up to 140Hz.
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I was thinking about doing the paradigm Monitor Subwoofer sub12. I'm really hung up on finding a receiver that meets my needs and doesn't cost too much.
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I wouldn't choose a Paradigm sub if are planning on it being loud and extend down low for ULF since can get better bang for buck with other brands. I only have experience with two Paradigm subs but they were costly for the amount of spl they provided. The higher end subs are capable of filling a room but at a price and I doubt playing just one would be a good idea up to 120-130hz. If used two, one on left/right, that localization issue wouldn't be as bad.
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I have the Millenia 20 and 30 series, I use the 20's as my surround backs and the 30's for the front soundstage...been overall pretty happy with them.
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I have the Millenia 20 and 30 series, I use the 20's as my surround backs and the 30's for the front soundstage...been overall pretty happy with them.

How are they compared to Def tech Mythos Nine/Ten? Any experience?
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How are they compared to Def tech Mythos Nine/Ten? Any experience?
I no longer use these for the front soundstage, when I went to a dedicated theater space i re-purposed them to surrounds and rear surround duty...i still love them but cannot speak to how they compare to the def techs...although i did demo a pair of def techs quite some time ago i can tell you they were not for me...but that’s just a preference

Now i am running jbl 4722’s in the front

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Thinking about doing the millenia 20's for the left, center, right. Was kind
of wanting peoples opinions of them, av receiver for them and powered subwoofer that would complement them. The receiver must do 4k pass through and be HDCP 2.2. Any help would be great! My room is pretty big 13 x 17 with part of it open to the next room.
I would only do a flat on-wall speaker like the Millenias if I were under draconian WAF pressures (don't let anyone tell you that this type of ultra-compact on-wall speaker does not entail any sound compromises). If not, for wall mounting I would look at compact sealed cabinet speakers like Ascend HTM-200SE or NHT SuperOnes / SuperZeros or (front-ported) RSL CG23 / CG3.

It is NEVER necessary to "match" the brand of your speakers with the brand of the sub. Only the sleaziest of salespeople would even suggest that. For your sub I would look at Hsu, Rythmik, and SVS. In a room of your size and configuration (the open adjacent spaces have to be added in, when shopping for subs) I would go for a ported not sealed sub, and at minimum something like the Hsu VTF-2. Paradigm's subs are mediocre for the money, i.e. overpriced and underperforming, as is typical for the subs produced by speaker-dominant companies just looking to cash in on the brand-matching gullibility of newbies.

For your receiver, look at accessories4less.com where you can often find authorized refurbs at 50% off retail...sometimes these are just excess inventory marked as "authorized refurbs" but are actually brand new. The receiver has a relatively small impact on your system's overall sound quality so I wouldn't spend more than 20-30% of your overall budget on it.

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