Paradigm Speakers + Integra Receiver

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  1. chris.big.money

    chris.big.money Stunt Coordinator

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    Okay so i'm planning on upgrading my receiver a little while prior to upgrading my speakers. But now i have to know what speakers to look at. I have looked into Fluance and am very impressed so will probably go with those. However, i wanted to know what you guys think of Paradigm. I've read on here that they go very well with Harmon Kardon receivers, but i want an Integra receiver. Anyone know how this will turn out? There are no B&M stores around to listen to them, so i'm relying on your opinions.
     
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    I always suggest listening before buying but I can tell you that Paradigm makes excellent speakers. I have been using an all Paradigm lineup for about 10 years now. Monitor 9s for mains, a CC-350 center, ADP-170 surrounds and a Servo 15 sub.
     
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    I've heard the combo together at a store and was impressed enough to consider an Integra receiver for my Paradigms. We spent more than I anticipated on some furniture recently, so I have to delay my receiver upgrade for awhile, but I can tell you it's well worth your consideration. I wouldn't buy anything without an audition first, though.
    These speakers sound beautiful with movies and music alike. I think I'm most impressed with the clarity of the mids. Works wonders for movie scores and classical music with lots of brass.
    And that servo 15 rocks!
     
  4. chris.big.money

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    Alright this was tons of help guys! It makes me seriously consider spending the huge premium over the Fluance and i'll have to figure out a way to test them out before buying. Thanks!
     
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    you could always find a reputable dealer that will let you buy them to audition in your home, and return if you don't like them.
     
  6. chris.big.money

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    Craig, my problem seems to be that i don't have any good dealers in the area. Otherwise, i'd be over there testing them out myself! haha. nothing beats self-testing, especially if you can get them to let you try them out in your home.
     
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    I've always been a fan of Paradigm, I auditioned them before when I was thinking about getting rid of my NHTs - it would be worth a drive if you can find a dealer around your surrounding area. They have a very well balanced sound - accurate and clean
     

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