I just picked up some Paradigms for auditioning, but wanted to get some more info and opinions and I would greatly appreciate if you share your experience, especially since you are Paradigm owners. I have started a separate thread, so sorry for the kinda duplicate opinion.
So I picked up:
And before the end of the week I will be picking up for an audition:
Paradigm 3v7 Center
Paradigm Atom Monitor v7 (for surrounds)
So far I really like what I am hearing from the 11v7s, but the thins is - they are a bit over my budget. I can buy them, but I would break the bank quite a lot. They would cost me 850 for the pair + 520 Euro more for the center + surrounds. So I am considering other options, but I have to decide if I am buying the Paradigms or not till the end of next week.
How would you guys say this Paradigm setup would compare to a Dali Zensor 7 + Zensor Vokal + Zensor 1? The Dali bundle would cost me around 900 Euro in total, maybe even 120 Euro less if I get a second hand (but still in warranty) Zensor 7s.
I can also get a decent deal on Q Acoustics 3050 + 3090c which would cost me around 680 Euros + some more cash for surrounds.
My main usage would be 50% for Movies and Games and 50% for music, but still - I am more picky when it comes to my music sound. The setup will be powered with a Denon X2000, which I would look to upgrade soon to a HDCP 2.2 AVR, prob. X2400. Current sub is an old Yamaha YST-SW315, which would the weak link, but I am not sure when I would be able to upgrade.
Overall would you say the Paradigms would be a higher grade setup, worth the extra buck? Currently I am running a setup of Acoustic Energy Neo 3 fronts + Acoustic Energy Aegis Neo center + JBL E20 surrounds, so I guess any of the mentioned 3 scenrios would be a decent upgrade. Or not?
Any advice would be most welcome, so thank you in advance.