Martin Logan Motion 15 vs Paradigm Studio 10 vs Monitor Audio Silver 1
Hey guys! This is my first post here and I hope you can help me!
I just bought a Marrantz SR6009 and OMG, what a receiver compared to my Onkyo TX-NR709! This is a much more musical A/V and movies are more immersive than before!
I'm now looking to upgrade my Energy speakers. I have a small room so I can't fit any floorstanding speakers, I must use bookshelves to build a 7.1 system. I'm working in an audio/video store, so I can have good prices on brands we carry. I need help to choose between Martin Logan Motion 15, Paradigm Studio 10 and Monitor Audio Silver 1. I tested the ML Motion 20 (floorstanding version of the Motion 15), I really like them, but the ribbon tweeters are fussy, I mean you MUST be in the sweet spot to really enjoy them and they are not good for all music types (techno and pop don't sound as awesome as jazz and classical). I also tested the MA Silver 6 (floorstanding version of the Silver 1) and I didn't like them when they were brand new, they REALLY need to break-in to shine, and now they are much much better with time, but I still find them a bit cold/bright, the Motion 20 produce a warmer sound. So none of them convinced me at 100%. Now I did some research and heard about the Paradigm Reference Studio 10, they say they are not too cold and not too warm, more neutral and more punchy with pop music. The center that match them, the CC-490 seems awesome too, because it's a 3 ways, so I guess the dialogues will be more realistic and clean. I also like our in-store Paradigm Monitor series kit for movies and sound staging which is VERY important to me, because I use my system 75% for movies/gaming and 25% for music.
So, ML Motion 15, MA Silver 1 or Paradigm Studio 10? What are your thoughts/experiences with them? Motion 15 and Silver 1 are about the same price, but the Studio 10 are a bit more expensive.
Does the upgrade worth it over the Energy kit I'm actually using?
I'll probably keep my sub, cause it performs better than Paradigm Monitor 10 and Ultracube 10 I tested. Both were PBK calibrated.
Any other thoughts and suggestions are welcome!
Thank you so much guys!
Vizio P50-C1 Full Array Local Dimming 50" 4K HDR UHD TV, Marantz SR7011 Receiver
4x Monitor Audio Gold 50 (Left, Right, Surround Left, Surround Right)
1x Monitor Audio Gold C150 (Center)
2x Monitor Audio Gold FX (Surround Back Left, Surround Back Right)
1x Energy Veritas V-SW10 10" 300W RMS, 1200W Peak (Subwoofer)