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I currently have 4 Paradigm Atoms and a CC-170 for my 5.1 setup (also have a Yamaha powered sub). I am considereing starting to upgrade to the Monitor series. Starting with 2 Mini Monitors and possibly also the CC-370. Just wondered how much of a difference I will hear between the two series. Receiver is a Denon AVR-2800 if that helps.


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Barring any strange things, the improvement you hear in the showroom, will translate well into your listening room....The atoms and the CC-170 are solid speakers for their price range, as are teh mini-monitors and the CC-370...only YOU can decide how big a difference YOU hear. It wont be night and day as the atoms and 170 sound nice....Its all about how much you are willing to spend for the improvements you hear....
 

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I suspect more clarity and tighter bass however CCarncross is right, Audition and see what your Ears tell you. I beleive the Monitors most likely have better cabinets (Less Resonance), heavier Speakers magnets, and better crossovers.
 

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I currently have 4 Paradigm Atoms and a CC-170 for my 5.1 setup (also have a Yamaha powered sub). I am considereing starting to upgrade to the Monitor series. Starting with 2 Mini Monitors and possibly also the CC-370. Just wondered how much of a difference I will hear between the two series. Receiver is a Denon AVR-2800 if that helps.


Thanks in advance...
So the upgrade bug has hit :cool: One of the biggest drawbacks for this hobby and the wallet. :D Your choice of the Mini Monitors/CC370 is excellent. As you know Paradigm make excellent speakers for the money and the monitor line fits that bill. Clarity, larger soundstage and tighter bass should be a couple of things your notice. I would also assume at higher volumes the mini's would be better up to the challenge. May I suggest if your happy with your Atom setup right now, continue saving for a few more months and get into the Studio line up if possible. :)
 

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Thanks for the responses. I will audition them probably next week. I was just looking for general feelings about the upgrade. As far as the Studios go, that is probably more than I will ever be able to spend for speakers. I will see how much they are and maybe listen to them. I am also looking to upgrade to a Denon AVR-3805 too, so money will be tight.
 

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Thanks for the responses. I will audition them probably next week. I was just looking for general feelings about the upgrade. As far as the Studios go, that is probably more than I will ever be able to spend for speakers. I will see how much they are and maybe listen to them. I am also looking to upgrade to a Denon AVR-3805 too, so money will be tight.
Speakers last alot longer in a HT setup than a receiver. If your setup is mainly 5.1 then stick with you 2800 and use the money towards the Studio line. Then down the road upgrade the receiver. Just my 2cents
 

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Thanks for the responses. I will audition them probably next week. I was just looking for general feelings about the upgrade. As far as the Studios go, that is probably more than I will ever be able to spend for speakers. I will see how much they are and maybe listen to them. I am also looking to upgrade to a Denon AVR-3805 too, so money will be tight.
BTW I have a Denon AVR-3805 and it's great, I use it to power the following with no problems:


2 x Paradigm Monitor 11's Mains

2 x Paradigm Monitor 7's Surrounds

1 x Paradigm CC-370 Center
 

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Thanks Kevin and Snarl, that is another possiblity I have to consider. I feel like with TV watching I'm missing out without DPLII. That is my main reason for upgrading (besides the itch).
 
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