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After much debating, I'm thinking about finally, but slowly changing my Paradigm Studio speakers (consisting of v4 and v5 three-way 100 towers, three-way CC-690 center, and two-way 20's for surrounds) to Triads for a timbre-matched Atmos system as I have been duly impressed every time I have demoed them at CEDIA for their smooth and dynamic sonic skills.
Since the Studio line is no longer made and they weren't built in the time of immersive surround, I've had to use a hodge-podge approach of various speaker brands to round out my Dolby Atmos setup.
Currently, I have an HSU subwoofer for low bass duties and ATI made power amps of around 200 watts for main speaker "juice" and a 120 watt amp for the overheads. I use a Marantz 7702 mkII processor for Atmos.
Does anyone here think moving to Silver LCR's would be a sidestep in performance or an overall improvement for movie and high resolution music (SA-CD, Blu-ray Audio, etc.) enjoyment? I have never been able to, obviously, demo my Paradigms and Triads side-by-side for a direct comparison. I've always seen myself as picky when it comes to audio reproduction... the more realistic, the better.
I don't think I will be in a position of installing speakers in any extremely large living spaces for the time being, so was considering Silver's rather than Bronze's for a bump in SPL output. I might consider starting with Gold LCR's for the front if owners think that would be a more noticeable move up the ladder in terms of audio quality.
Listen up, studios! Dolby Atmos Lite™ print-outs must stop!!