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Paradigm Micros good for surround duty?


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#1 of 3 OFFLINE   Justin Ward

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Posted December 28 2002 - 11:30 AM

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 of 3 OFFLINE   John Garcia

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Posted December 28 2002 - 01:31 PM

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.
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#3 of 3 OFFLINE   Kachi Khatri

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Posted December 30 2002 - 05:05 AM

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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