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View Poll Results: What Speakers do you own?
Paradigm 152 54.48%
Paradigm Reference 101 36.20%
Combination of both Paradigm/Paradigm Reference 26 9.32%
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Old 03-30-2009, 02:30 PM   #41
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Yeah,No doubt.For 500 that's not a bad deal.I like that sub


http://www.paradigm.com/en/paradigm/...-5-10.paradigm
I sold the center and rears, and picked up cc-350 and monitor 3v4's, hoping it sounds good together!
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Old 03-31-2009, 04:43 AM   #42
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Never my friend, My speakers are exactly where i want them.

Iam not saying the 20's wouldn't sound good up front but at the same token i don't think you ever heard M-5si's with a OMC-c2 center It took me almost a year if not more to get my center i don't think iam ever going to give up my fronts LOL.Iam happier then a pig in sh*t with my speaker setup

I never thought i would say this but iam totally satisfied with all my speakers today . There all keepers in all the right places
Ozzman do me a favor and crank some Black Sabbath "Crazy Train" for me. That'll get you pumped up.
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Old 03-31-2009, 04:51 AM   #43
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I sold the center and rears, and picked up cc-350 and monitor 3v4's, hoping it sounds good together!
Nice score, let us know how that works for you.
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Old 03-31-2009, 05:50 AM   #44
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Should sound great
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Old 03-31-2009, 11:04 AM   #45
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Ozzman do me a favor and crank some Black Sabbath "Crazy Train" for me. That'll get you pumped up.
I guess I'll make the correction.
Crazy Train is a Ozzy Osbourne song, original lead singer of BS.
It is not a BS song.
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Old 03-31-2009, 12:48 PM   #46
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I guess I'll make the correction.
Crazy Train is a Ozzy Osbourne song, original lead singer of BS.
It is not a BS song.

You guy`s are the Best.

Lately I have to say pretty much anything i play sounds amazing to me (Doing a lot of H.I.M this week).And i think that's what its all about.
When you come home and you turn on your system,lay back and know your system is were you want it for speakers.
It`s Bliss

Paradigm can give you this,There`s no doubt in my head.
I could of went Mirage for my backs in rears but iam selfish.I wanted Paradigm.

The way i look at it is with Mirage and Paradigm i got the Best of Both worlds

For the Record I will crank Crazy train just for you Guy`s (Album-Blizzard of Ozz)

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Old 03-31-2009, 03:53 PM   #47
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I guess I'll make the correction.
Crazy Train is a Ozzy Osbourne song, original lead singer of BS.
It is not a BS song.

Woops...Thanks for the correction.

I had a momentary lapse of reason.
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Old 04-04-2009, 02:07 AM   #48
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Anyone have a pair of Phantom V4's? Just wondering if I can get some feed back on them? I might be able to pick these up for a steal.
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Old 04-04-2009, 02:37 AM   #49
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Yeah,No doubt.For 500 that's not a bad deal.I like that sub


http://www.paradigm.com/en/paradigm/...-5-10.paradigm
I have this sub. Does a great job in a less than ideal location. Fills sound out when it needs to and shakes room when it call for it. If I move it it shoulod be even better.

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Old 04-10-2009, 04:08 AM   #50
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I've read this thread a few times and thought I'd finally jump in.... after going through a few sets of speakers I've finally settled on Paradigms, and am slowly building together a theatre system... currently have a pair of Atoms to go with a polk 5 channel system (the atoms are the mains), and am trying to decide between a monitor 9/cc-290 setup or jumping into the studio line with 60s/cc490, both having the Atoms as rears....

Sorry, question... anyone know where I might be able to find any of the studio V4 lineup still, especially in cherry?? I am in London, Ontario, but am willing to drive most of southern Ontario... thanks!!!
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Old 04-10-2009, 05:45 AM   #51
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Just over a year ago I was a complete newbie to home theatre. I went to my local high-end AV dealer (after doing my pricing research) and told them, "I've got $10K, make me happy." I wanted to spend top dollar on my TV and AVR and then spend the rest on the speakers. I knew which TV I wanted and the Yamaha AVR was perfect for my needs. I really needed to trust them on the speakers, since I litterally knew nothng about them. What I ended up with you can see below in my sig. I really am enjoying the Paradigms. The one upgrade I recently did was to replace the ADP 190s with 390s. I think this was a good call.

If I could do it all again I would pony up the extra $$ and get the Monitor 11s. At the time, I didn't know they existed.

Ignorance is bliss... I've been on the Paradigm web page and of course I have spent too much time admiring the Signature series. Has/does anyone own the S6 or S8 fronts and can torture us with a description of what they sound like? Okay, I'll step it down a notch. How about the Studio 100s? I'm thinking of robbing a bank, but I need a bit more motivation!

Last thing. I'm considering adding two more speakers to bring me up to 7.1 channels. The ADP 390s are behind me so I'm looking for the left and right surrounds. If you look at my gallery shot you can see that my "studio" is my living room. I'd probable have to put the new speakers near ceiling level. A concern I have with going to dipolars again is that one of the speakers would be sandwiched between two bookshelves above a window. Each being about 2.5 feet away from where I would place the speaker. The bookshelves come out just over a foot. I'm afraid that the bookshelves would "trap" the sound from the dipolar if that makes any sence. Perhaps a "regular" speaker pointing towards the "sweet spot" would be better. Any advice here would be appreciated.

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Old 04-10-2009, 06:48 AM   #52
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Just over a year ago I was a complete newbie to home theatre. I went to my local high-end AV dealer (after doing my pricing research) and told them, "I've got $10K, make me happy." I wanted to spend top dollar on my TV and AVR and then spend the rest on the speakers. I knew which TV I wanted and the Yamaha AVR was perfect for my needs. I really needed to trust them on the speakers, since I litterally knew nothng about them. What I ended up with you can see below in my sig. I really am enjoying the Paradigms. The one upgrade I recently did was to replace the ADP 190s with 390s. I think this was a good call.

If I could do it all again I would pony up the extra $$ and get the Monitor 11s. At the time, I didn't know they existed.

Ignorance is bliss... I've been on the Paradigm web page and of course I have spent too much time admiring the Signature series. Has/does anyone own the S6 or S8 fronts and can torture us with a description of what they sound like? Okay, I'll step it down a notch. How about the Studio 100s? I'm thinking of robbing a bank, but I need a bit more motivation!

Last thing. I'm considering adding two more speakers to bring me up to 7.1 channels. The ADP 390s are behind me so I'm looking for the left and right surrounds. If you look at my gallery shot you can see that my "studio" is my living room. I'd probable have to put the new speakers near ceiling level. A concern I have with going to dipolars again is that one of the speakers would be sandwiched between two bookshelves above a window. Each being about 2.5 feet away from where I would place the speaker. The bookshelves come out just over a foot. I'm afraid that the bookshelves would "trap" the sound from the dipolar if that makes any sence. Perhaps a "regular" speaker pointing towards the "sweet spot" would be better. Any advice here would be appreciated.

Cheers!
BluCheez, I have auditioned the Studio 100s extensively in fact I almost bought them. They(Paradigm) are what I call rock and roll speakers. The great thing about the studios 100 is that it is not too critical, harsh and unforgiving of bad recordings. They have a lot of slam but not bright I found them to be fatiguing to listen to at times. They do make bad recordings bearable. Just because they have a 8 ohm rating it doesn't mean they're fairly easy to drive. You're gonna need a decent amp though.

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Old 04-10-2009, 03:47 PM   #53
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BluCheez, I have auditioned the Studio 100s extensively in fact I almost bought them. They(Paradigm) are what I call rock and roll speakers. The great thing about the studios 100 is that it is not too critical, harsh and unforgiving of bad recordings. They have a lot of slam but not bright I found them to be fatiguing to listen to at times. They do make bad recordings bearable. Just because they have a 8 ohm rating it doesn't mean they're fairly easy to drive. You're gonna need a decent amp though.
Interesting... I wonder if you went up to the Signature series if you would get some of the "brightness" you were looking for.
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Old 04-10-2009, 04:35 PM   #54
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BluCheez, I have auditioned the Studio 100s extensively in fact I almost bought them. They(Paradigm) are what I call rock and roll speakers. The great thing about the studios 100 is that it is not too critical, harsh and unforgiving of bad recordings. They have a lot of slam but not bright I found them to be fatiguing to listen to at times. They do make bad recordings bearable. Just because they have a 8 ohm rating it doesn't mean they're fairly easy to drive. You're gonna need a decent amp though.

Nice backhanded compliments for a speaker.
Not sure what you're saying here?
How does a speaker make a bad recording sound bearable?

I'll say this about the 100v2.
If it's in the source material, you're hearing it. Be it jazz, prog rock, classical.....etc, it's all good! If it's crap, you'll hear it as such. Keep in mind that a good country recording will still sound like crap
I've never been fatigued by them(perhaps when lifting their 110lb weight) and they continue to thrill me.
I'll agree that they require a respectable amp to perform their best.

As for the later versions of the 100's, it seems I can only find reviews that praise them.
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Ignorance is bliss... I've been on the Paradigm web page and of course I have spent too much time admiring the Signature series. Has/does anyone own the S6 or S8 fronts and can torture us with a description of what they sound like? Okay, I'll step it down a notch. How about the Studio 100s? I'm thinking of robbing a bank, but I need a bit more motivation!
I know what you're saying! I have the Monitor 11's and really love them but all I read online from reviews is that the Studios are a whole lot better. My local dealer only sells Paradigm so unless I move or drive 300kms then that's the only thing I would buy for warranty purposes since it would be a hassle if something were to happen. Of course I'll go to the city and demo them to see if they are really as good as people say since my dealer doesn't carry them but can special order them - then I'll decide if it is worth the upgrade.

I was also lookin at the B&W CM9's in the Black gloss finish - that's a bit closer at 200kms and my wife likes the way they look but we'll see what sounds better. If I'm happy with the sound Ill most likely getting Studio 100 v5's but that won't be for awhile.
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I've auditioned the new Studio 100's and all i can say is WOW, they will blow your mind, the detail is incredible and the low end is insane, best speaker i have ever listened to in the $3000 range. I hope to upgrade to them in the next year with the 690 and studio 10's as rears.
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Nice backhanded compliments for a speaker.
Not sure what you're saying here?
How does a speaker make a bad recording sound bearable?
I'll say this about the 100v2.
If it's in the source material, you're hearing it. Be it jazz, prog rock, classical.....etc, it's all good! If it's crap, you'll hear it as such. Keep in mind that a good country recording will still sound like crap
I've never been fatigued by them(perhaps when lifting their 110lb weight) and they continue to thrill me.
I'll agree that they require a respectable amp to perform their best.

As for the later versions of the 100's, it seems I can only find reviews that praise them.

Oh. The studio 100s are very forgiving of bad records meaning they do not expose all the frequencies of bad recordings so listening sessions are enjoyable and pleasurable. The thing with true HI-Fi speakers is that the better the speakers are the more unforgiving they are of records. So you figure how bad recordings will sound on the signature series. Unfortunately, I do find Paradigms fatiguing due to their forward presentation,its just me as well all hear and perceive differently.

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Interesting... I wonder if you went up to the Signature series if you would get some of the "brightness" you were looking for.
Go and have a listen to them. The Berrylium tweeters are in a league of their own. And while you're auditioning, you might as well play the field and check out other speakers brands.
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I've never been fatigued by them(perhaps when lifting their 110lb weight) and they continue to thrill me.
I'll agree that they require a respectable amp to perform their best.
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Ill have to agree the studio line from what i remember, had a strong presence with detailed accuracy. I agree the Studio 100's will require a solid amp to utilize their maximum potential.

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Oh. The studio 100s are very forgiving of bad records meaning they do not expose all the frequencies of bad recordings so listening sessions are enjoyable and pleasurable. The thing with true HI-Fi speakers is that the better the speakers are the more unforgiving they are of records. So you figure how bad recordings will sound on the signature series. Unfortunately, I do find Paradigms fatiguing due to their forward presentation,its just me as well all hear and perceive differently.
On the contrary, My personal experience with the Pardigm line has been extremely enjoyable. From the audition, the Studio line were very detailed and accurate with a strong embracing sound. Not so much in your face(what I consider fatiguing) I could listen to the Paradigm sound, literally all day.
A good desciption, I have used in the past, Paradigm's can be described as "laid back" similar to listening to a concert from the middle of the floor vs. "Bright" listening to a concert in the first row. Bright is very loud and tiresome to the ears "fatiguing". Describing Paradigm as Bright would be unfair.

Forgiving??? I say detailed and accurate.

I do agree that sound has a lot to do with perception and the indiviuals taste.
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I never said they were bright but rather I felt they were up
Front and forward. Totally different. Brightwould be klipsch
Btw forgiving is A very good thing no negative connotations what so ever
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