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Paradigm Speakers

Kirk munsell
04-07-2006, 08:43 AM
I have a small TV room (11 X 15). I like easy listening music, (like Sinatra) played at resonable levels and DVDs/ HD films also played at reasonable levels. I have Bose 301s now and am considering upgrading to a Paradigm cinema 70 or 90 surround system with a sub. Two questions. Do owners of either system like them along with pros and cons? Can anyone recommend a Prardigm dealer on Florida's west coast or Orlando where I could hear/buy them? Many thanks!

daleb
04-07-2006, 12:01 PM
Should be list of dealers on the Paradigm website for the whole country.
Fine choice!

Kirk munsell
04-07-2006, 06:28 PM
Should be list of dealers on the Paradigm website for the whole country.
Fine choice!
I tried that. The Paradigm website has you put in your ZIP code and then gave me one dealer that is a very high end home theater specialist. I also Emailed Paradigm with no answer yet. Thanks for trying!

SLedford
04-07-2006, 10:01 PM
I chose Paradigm speakers for my home theater, and they come from a high end theater store. Couldn't find them anywhere else. They seemed the perfect speakers for my mix of classical music & DVD movies.

The store graded Paradigm speakers as being in the bottom third of high end speakers, really a good bargain for the quality you are getting. I kept my Sony sub rather than buy the Paradigm sub.

Think you will enjoy your Paradigm speakers.

u235power
04-08-2006, 09:52 AM
I got my Paradigm speakers six years ago and love them.... I listened to various speakers for about 2 months before getting my Paradigm setup... They were the last speakers I listened to and were perfect for what I wanted.

A quick story... I bought a new TV a while back from a store that sells all high end A/V equipment. I wasn't home when they delivered it, but my wife told me the delivery guys were very impressed with my setup and the sound quality of the Paradigms, comparing them to B&W. For the money I don't think you can beat Paradigm...

My setup is Mini-Monitors (F), CC-50 (center [needs upgrade to CC-370]), Atom (R), and PDR-10 (Sub) with a Harmon Kardon ARV430 receiver.

daleb
04-08-2006, 11:13 AM
I tried that. The Paradigm website has you put in your ZIP code and then gave me one dealer that is a very high end home theater specialist. I also Emailed Paradigm with no answer yet. Thanks for trying!

Go listen to them at the high end dealer. Some are snobs but most are just fine. At least see if you can hear what you are interested in.
You can always order the same online, etc
Call first, see if they carry systems you are interested in.

bmwcyle
04-09-2006, 12:00 PM
I have a small TV room (11 X 15). I like easy listening music, (like Sinatra) played at resonable levels and DVDs/ HD films also played at reasonable levels. I have Bose 301s now and am considering upgrading to a Paradigm cinema 70 or 90 surround system with a sub. Two questions. Do owners of either system like them along with pros and cons? Can anyone recommend a Prardigm dealer on Florida's west coast or Orlando where I could hear/buy them? Many thanks!


They are a good choice. The speaker always gets good reviews. If you are looking in that range there is a more choices than just them. Dump the Bose for sure. :cool:

Camdogg
04-14-2006, 12:16 AM
Paradigm are great speakers and an excellent value. They are similar to the other Canadian made brands of speakers that use the same philosphy and design such as PSB. You will not be dissapointed. Add an SVS sub and you have one of the best speaker packages available without spending an ungodly amount. At a similar price the only other speaker (that I've heard) which I'd consider would be DynAudio (they are more $) or PSB.

Don't worry about going to a high-end ht store. Paradigm only sells at certain dealers of quality. You won't pay more because they are in that store. Paradigm sets the price. I believe the Studio 20's (which is my personal fave for the $) are now at $845 per pair. If you're doing 5.1 or 7.1 (and not 2.1) then see if the dealer will let you buy an extra 20 for the center. You'll get much better results. Don't feel like going into why right now, but look up lobing and the problems associated with the traditional horizontal mid-tweeter-mid cc configuration. If you're trying to save a bit, I've heard the studio monitors and they are also great, could even use these as the surrounds and 20's as fronts and center.

I have to repeat this because this may be the best ht advice you ever get...BUY THE SVS SUB. I'm so jealous.

iserum
04-14-2006, 05:53 AM
you can not go wrong with paradigm, and when u will get rid of BOSE you will realize what u were missing, there are sound range which bose speakers could not produce. i would suggest to get their sub also.

Kirk munsell
04-15-2006, 08:40 AM
Appreciate all of the suggestions! I found a dealer in Tampa, Sensuous Sound, that carries a full range of Paradigm products. I will go listen with a Sinatra and a Barbara S. CD in tow. Now if I can get electric out here in the woods---

daleb
04-15-2006, 03:53 PM
Now if I can get electric out here in the woods---

What are you typing on? Solar laptop? Or using a 'squirrel cage' generator? :D

jba
04-20-2006, 03:08 PM
If you are closer to Orlando-check out Absolute Sound. I got all my stuff from there...they will help you out.