Paradigm Micros good for surround duty?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Justin Ward, Dec 28, 2002.

  1. Justin Ward

    Justin Ward Supporting Actor

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    My current setup consists of:
    Pioneer VSX-D510
    RCA RC5240P DVD
    Microsoft XBOX
    Paradigm v2 Titan Mains
    Paradigm v3 CC-170
    Kenwood CRS-159 surrounds
    Ported 192L Tempest subwoofer

    The local Paradigm dealer has Paradigm Micros for $160 CAD and Atoms for $200. I want to use them as surrounds and would cross them over at 100hz to Tempest. Do the Micros extend down to 100 hz well enough? Are the Atoms worth $40 more if they only used for surround? I am leaning towards the Micros due to space constraints and cost but if the Atoms are alot better I may consider them. Thanks.
     
  2. John Garcia

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    I'd get the Atoms. With a 100Hz x-over, I would really be looking at something more like Titans, but the Atoms should be fine. The Micros at just 80hz, will just not have enough punch, even for surrounds. I wouldn't call them a lot better, but better spent $$. I used Atoms as surrounds for a few weeks, and ended up trading them in for Titans.
     
  3. Kachi Khatri

    Kachi Khatri Second Unit

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    I'd second John and get the Atoms. I just bought my set a month ago.

    My Atoms are mounted on the wall. Does the job for my setup!

    Enjoy!
     

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