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Help me Pick a New Pair of Paradigm Fronts - Studio 40's????


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#1 of 7 thomPSDW

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Posted March 09 2009 - 02:17 PM

I currently have Titon fronts, ADP-470 dipole rears, and atom back speakers with the CC-370 center. I just purchased a PDR-12 sub. I have always like the paradigm sound, so hence the system I have put together. My problem is that my fronts don't pack the punch I need for the size room I have. I was wondering if someone could suggest a new set of fronts that are somewhat timbre matched to my system.

One set I was looking at was Paradigm Studio 40 V.3. Suggestions?

#2 of 7 dragonetti

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Posted March 09 2009 - 08:33 PM

You need to stay with the Monitor line if you are keeping the 370. I run a pair of 7's up front in a large room and they do surprisingly well, so I recommend 7's or 9's. How big is your room and what are you currently powering with?

#3 of 7 Stephen Hopkins

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Posted March 10 2009 - 02:27 AM

There could very well be some deals on the older versions of the Monitors... I'd say 7s or 9s are a good place to start... even 3s or 5s are surprisingly efficient if you're looking for a large bookshelf.

#4 of 7 thomPSDW

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Posted March 10 2009 - 02:48 AM

Would there be a notable difference between the current Titans and a Monitor 5?????

#5 of 7 Stephen Hopkins

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Posted March 10 2009 - 02:50 AM

Current as in the Titans you have now, or current as in the Monitor V5 Titans you would see today in a Paradigm showroom? They are completely different animals...

#6 of 7 thomPSDW

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Posted March 10 2009 - 03:07 AM

The ones that I have now. They are v3 Titans. I guess what I am trying to contrast is the v3 Titans to a bookshelf like the 5s?

Finally, would the 7s simply outstage all the above? Just trying to get a feel from the experts on how much spend is really worth it.

#7 of 7 Stephen Hopkins

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Posted March 10 2009 - 03:12 AM

I would say the Monitor 7s would be of more benefit if/when you do 2ch music listening without a subwoofer, as well as possibly allowing you to use a lower crossover setting and take some midbass strain of of your subwoofer. I'd probably let your movie/music balance be the deciding factor, along with what deals you can find on the used market.