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That's funny that they will smoke a speaker that hasn't been released yet! Or that nobody has ever heard before!!
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Yeah so uhh.... some people have heard them.


Also, focal electra be speakers are a step above the paradigm elite in wall stuff. It's pretty plain to see if you actually look at the pricing.
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Yeah so uhh.... some people have heard them.


Also, focal electra be speakers are a step above the paradigm elite in wall stuff. It's pretty plain to see if you actually look at the pricing.
Where's the pricing? I didn't see it on their website associated with the individual products. I assume they are pricier??
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Yeah so uhh.... some people have heard them.


Also, focal electra be speakers are a step above the paradigm elite in wall stuff. It's pretty plain to see if you actually look at the pricing.
I really do not understand why people think that because something costs more than something else means that the item that costs more is better than the item that costs less.

It is certainly not that way with speaker cable, and reviewers have been saying for years that Paradigm models sound better than speakers costing far more. For example though I am sure there are those out there that will say that reviewer did not know what he was talking about.
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Any of you guys know of an authorized Paradigm signature dealer with good prices or that could give a good package price on many speakers? You can also PM, thanks.
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Paradigm has strict policies on shipping product, it would be better to use their locator on the website and find dealers near you. All dealers can get the signature series even if they don't feature them, so you don't have to search for dealers that feature the signatures. Also, while the custom install dealers don't typically have showrooms they can order the Signature's for you. So if you don't need a demo they are worth giving a call too. It might be a good time to get Signatures at a discount as they are about to be discontinued.
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Does someone know where I can find the connectors to repair this? I'm not really sure how it broke but it's causing all sorts of problems with sound out of my center.


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Amazon is a good place to get those or Monoprice

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Amazon is a good place to get those or Monoprice
I need 8 connectors, I am leaning towards the Audioquest SureGrip #100 Series Gold Bananas 8 pack but the GLS Audio Safe-Connect "Generation 4" Gold Connector Banana Plugs Banana Clips look like they could be an option too. I cannot tell the difference between the two but I guess I would trust audioquest more.

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I need 8 connectors, I am leaning towards the Audioquest SureGrip #100 Series Gold Bananas 8 pack but the GLS Audio Safe-Connect "Generation 4" Gold Connector Banana Plugs Banana Clips look like they could be an option too. I cannot tell the difference between the two but I guess I would trust audioquest more.
I purchased mine from monoprice. Here's a link to what I purchased.
http://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=9436
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I am a newbie trying to set up a surround system in my family room (15x18 ft). Frankly I have not had much exposure to Paradigm speakers until few months ago.
Due to the layout I have opted for mounting new 65" tv on fireplace with some changes to mantel etc. Going for a mid range or lower budget under 2k for 5.1 speakers. I have been shopping around for speakers and mightily confused by feedback from different vendors and forums.
Ruled out in-wall speakers based on the level of sound compromise and structural issues of cabling and install around fire place.


Did any of you try the Cinema 400 or Millenia series (XP and LP)? Any thoughts on the quality or pricing?
Any vendors or e-com portals you guys recommend in particular for my shopping of speakers ?
What are my alternatives in floor standing speakers without a huge foot print and good looks in the family room for a clean install. Thanks for your time and feed back.
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I need 8 connectors, I am leaning towards the Audioquest SureGrip #100 Series Gold Bananas 8 pack but the GLS Audio Safe-Connect "Generation 4" Gold Connector Banana Plugs Banana Clips look like they could be an option too. I cannot tell the difference between the two but I guess I would trust audioquest more.
If you're on the fence about them, these caught my attention for quality and price.
https://www.amazon.com/GLS-Audio-Loc...ds=GLS+locking
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This is a good option too.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0072KOHQ4?psc=1
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Thanks everyone for the suggestions. After replacing the connectors I realized that a piece broke off inside of the plug and I have no way of getting it out? I'm guessing it's a bad idea to try to drill it out. I actually tried needle nose pliers to put out but couldn't get it out. Err.


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Thanks everyone for the suggestions. After replacing the connectors I realized that a piece broke off inside of the plug and I have no way of getting it out? I'm guessing it's a bad idea to try to drill it out. I actually tried needle nose pliers to put out but couldn't get it out. Err.


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Try maybe bending a paperclip? Small flat head screw driver? You can probably take off the twist cover on the terminal and see if you can approach it that way.
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Try maybe bending a paperclip? Small flat head screw driver? You can probably take off the twist cover on the terminal and see if you can approach it that way.


I wasn't sure if I would break it off if I continued to turn it all the way off?I tried the paperclip and I have a very small screwdriver set that I use for changing my watchbands but neither was able to get it out. This is so frustrating. It's to my center speaker.


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I wasn't sure if I would break it off if I continued to turn it all the way off?I tried the paperclip and I have a very small screwdriver set that I use for changing my watchbands but neither was able to get it out. This is so frustrating. It's to my center speaker.


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Maybe a bigger screw driver for more leverage.
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Thanks everyone for the suggestions. After replacing the connectors I realized that a piece broke off inside of the plug and I have no way of getting it out? I'm guessing it's a bad idea to try to drill it out. I actually tried needle nose pliers to put out but couldn't get it out. Err.
Maybe an Easyout?
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Will the piece that screws down on the post come all the way off?
Maybe you can grab a piece sticking up that way.

Or go to spade lugs and call it a day.
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Any update on release / pricing of the new Persona series?
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Any update on release / pricing of the new Persona series?
Here is what my dealer has told me.

Bookshelves: $10K
Small floor stander's: $14K
Powered floor stander': $22K
Flagship : $35K

These are Canadian prices.
The release date is likely late fall or early 2017.



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Here is what my dealer has told me.

Bookshelves: $10K
Small floor stander's: $14K
Powered floor stander': $22K
Flagship : $35K

These are Canadian prices.
The release date is likely late fall or early 2017.



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Thank you for sharing. I assume they will also have a matching centre.

They will be interesting to hear.... it'll need to be amazing to justify that price range.
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Any pictures of the non-flagship models?
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Hi owners i went from Prestige F75 to Signature S6 and am disappointing. I found the S6 have less bass and sound a bit lazy compared to the F75.

Anyone did the same? What are your findings?
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Here is what my dealer has told me.

Bookshelves: $10K
Small floor stander's: $14K
Powered floor stander': $22K
Flagship : $35K ...
It's insanity... ...but I have no doubt that "audiophiles" exist who will indulge in it.
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I need 8 connectors, I am leaning towards the Audioquest SureGrip #100 Series Gold Bananas 8 pack but the GLS Audio Safe-Connect "Generation 4" Gold Connector Banana Plugs Banana Clips look like they could be an option too. I cannot tell the difference between the two but I guess I would trust audioquest more.
Personally, I think brands other than Audioquest are a better value.
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Any pictures of the non-flagship models?
Can't get a link to a picture of them, but you can see the smallest persona bookshelves (in blue) along with the near final version of the flagship towers at this video link:
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Can't get a link to a picture of them, but you can see the smallest persona bookshelves (in blue) along with the near final version of the flagship towers at this video link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBhIvtdJ9Us
Oh nevermind. Found a picture of the new Persona B29 bookshelf. Still can't find anything on the smaller towers.



Also, Q-Audio has the final production versions on their retail floor for demos. You can check out their facebook page to see more pics. Looks pretty sweet!!




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It's insanity... ...but I have no doubt that "audiophiles" exist who will indulge in it.
Yep 20+ K is out of my range as well. I'm looking forward to hearing them though.

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Hi owners i went from Prestige F75 to Signature S6 and am disappointing. I found the S6 have less bass and sound a bit lazy compared to the F75.

Anyone did the same? What are your findings?
I had the opposite experience. Listened to the Prestige 95 F but preferred the S6.

Prestige series sound too harsh to me so I went with the S6 and couldn't be happier.

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There is something mesmerizing about that tweeter and mid-woofer (?) grille.....
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