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paradigm question regarding surround choice

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Mike Wladyka, Oct 30, 2003.

  1. Mike Wladyka

    Mike Wladyka Well-Known Member

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    So here are the questions i would like to be answered..oh yeah and some background info.

    I was set on getting some monitor 7's, but then i saw a deal at the only paradigm store which had some b-stock studio v2's. Of course i just had to check it out because they had some awesome deals...i thought. it turned out that they only had one speaker, not a pair like i hoped. So anyway while i was there i just happen to listen to some studio 60's and damn were they awesome, so long to the monitor 7's and more $$. I haven't bought yet, but will be buying when the christmas bonus comes around. Finally to the questions:

    Do i really need to have studio 20's for the rear? How much info is actually sent to the rears during movies making me need very good speakers back there? I don't listen to multichannel music now, and don't plan to in the future but who knows, i seem to like 2 channel just fine. I am thinking that atoms for surrounds unless i need 20's, do I? and finally do you expect the prices of the v3's to come down anytime soon?, v2 msrp was listed at 1200/pair for 60's but the v3 are 1500/pair

    70% movies/15% xbox/15%music and receiver/amp depends the surround situation

    thanks for you time
    Mike
     
  2. BrianWoerndle

    BrianWoerndle Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't step all the way down to Atoms if you have Studio 60s up front. I would get a pair of Mini Monitors, they have a much smoother response.
     
  3. Kevin. W

    Kevin. W Well-Known Member

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    Mike,

    The prices of the v3 may take some time to come down. You can only try haggling to see what happens. You may want to look at making a trip to Windsor Ontario to pickup your speakers. With exchange rate, taxes returned you should come out ahead. For reference and check with your dealer here's what I paid for my v3 in CDN$$(15% taxes included)

    Studio 40v3: $1400CDN
    Studio 20v3: $1050CDN
    Studio CC470: $700CDN
    PW2100v2 $778CDN

    Total: $3928CDN/$2987US

    Basically I paid 15% of sticker price. I also got 2 sets of premier speaker stands($300 taxes in) for free. If you got a similar deal you would get the above setup for the price shown but at the border and via mail you would recieve the taxes back($513CDN/$390US). So in total the cost of the above setup would be $2593US plus a day driving to and back from Windsor.

    Kevin
     
  4. Mike Wladyka

    Mike Wladyka Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the info guys
     
  5. Marty M

    Marty M Well-Known Member

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    I agree with Mike that you should consider the Mini-Monitors for your surround. You wouldn't be a complete match with the Studio series, but a step closer than the Atoms.
     
  6. Barry BB

    Barry BB Well-Known Member

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    I agree with the others that if it is not a budget breaker then mini monitors are a better speaker than atoms. However you don't necessarily need to discount the atoms for surrounds. When I bought my system I set a strict budget and once I decided on Studio 20's and the Studio CC for my front sound stage I had to go with atoms for surrounds and I am satisfied with the set up.

    Since you are 70% movies the atoms will be OK. For movies surrounds really only take care of background sounds so while the minis are a step up I think that the atoms are fine also.
     
  7. Ron

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    I have the v2 60's and upgraded my atoms to the 20's. With music there's a big diference, but not as big with movies.

    If you can't afford the 20's get the mini monitors and upgrade in the future when you buy a DVD-A/SACD player.
     
  8. Mike Wladyka

    Mike Wladyka Well-Known Member

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    thanks guys...i am just going to have to wait and see what kind of deal i can get and go from there. plus i am getting quite serious about going to canada for the 'digms, i just can't stand the paradigm dealers here...they barely even acknowledge me when i walk in the store
     
  9. michael stro

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    I'm running 60's true biamped with a rotel 1075 wow they sound great ,I also have a pr of titans for the rear surrounds and a pr of atoms for the rear center. they all run on two rotel 1075 amps. great setup hope you get them they are great speakers.
     

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