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OK, I just can't hold this in. I need to tell someone who cares, because my wife is not nearly excited enough about this...


I just got a new pair of Paradigm Studio 100s V.3 for $1,000!


[URL='http:/attach//654376-ParadigmStudio100s.jpg%5B/IMG']http://www.***************.com/attach//654376-ParadigmStudio100s.jpg[/IMG[/URL] ]



My HT rep had to write off a lot of his inventory after the hurricane and he promised me the 100s for $1,000 before realizing that there was ABSOLUTELY NO DAMAGE from the storm. He's a great guy and kept his word. I don't have a replacement receiver for the living room yet, so I can't listen to them, but I herad them in the store and there is certainly nothing wrong with the way they sound! Actually, even if I HAD a receiver in there, we are still using generator for power and it couldn't handle it. It's a little like having a beautiful naked women in your bed and you can look, but not touch!


I am considering the Marantz SR5400 for a replacement receiver and will probably just get a separate power amp for the 100s, and run it through the 5400 pre outs. These puppies are screaming for power and I plan to give them every watt they can handle!


They are a little overkill for my living room, so I'll probably move them upstairs when we finish the dedicated HT room. Obviously, that is now delayed with all the problems from the hurricane.


This is one of my little silver linings around the black cloud of the aftermath of hurricane Ivan.
 

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I was thinking of just getting a Marantz SR5400 since this is for about 90% music, and running a separate power amp through the pre outs for the mains. Something like a Behringer or Crest with 1,200 to 1,800 watts.
http://www.zzounds.com/cat--Power-Amps--2747


I am wanting a lot of power in a small area (4" height, max) with a minimal cost (less than $400). This is only a temporary arrangement until we move some of this stuff upstairs to our dedicated HT in about a year, so getting WAF is starting to become somewhat of an issue.


Any suggestions?
 

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That's a lot of drivers! Congrats and best of luck coping with all your problems right now. It's great to have something good happen at a time like this.
 

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Thanks all, but I still have a problem...


OK. Here's what I have to work with:

http://www.geocities.com/artisn1/LivingRoomHT.jpg


The space between the small shelves is 7 1/2". I built this before I knew I might need more space in there and it is not possible to change the shelf heights. The big area is for a monitor and the top shelf is where the center channel will go.


I'll be using a Marantz SR5400 to drive the surrounds, rears, center and sub.


I need more power to drive the Studio 100 mains.


I checked out the Parasound Halo models and found the following sizes:


A-51 - 7 5/8" - 250 Watts

A-52 - 5 7/8" - 125 Watts

A-21 - 7 5/8" - 250 Watts

A-23 - 4 1/8" - 125 Watts


So would the A-52 or A-23 have enough room to breath in the 7 1/2" space and would 125 watts be enough for the Studio 100s?


OR, do I need to get the A-51 or A-21 and build a stand for it below the shelves.


I don't see MSRP listed on their site, so I have no idea what I am getting myself into cost wise.


Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 
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