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    Bookshelves with a sub vs. Floor stand speakers

    i was on the bookshelf + sub camp before but now went with the floorstander + sub. for music, the full range floorstander gives better performance and saves you the task of properly integrating the main and sub. for HT, even at the 80hz main-sub crossover freq., the floorstander gives a better...
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    Who can claim to be the "biggest and baddest" sub?

    i think this one will qualify for the biggest and baddest sub. http://www.royaldevice.com/custom3.htm this has been posted before. efficiency is 110db/1w/1m
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    Seperates vs. receiver

    i have the HK5500 receiver (75w/ch). A friend offered me his 18 year old 60w/ch. class A technics amp (2 ch. only) and tested it using the pre outs of the receiver. There is a big difference in sound in favor of the separate amp. BTW, the HK is a very good receiver compared to all within its...
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    Paradigm Atoms

    pdr12 is a good sub to go with the atoms if you want to stick with all paradigm setup. the atoms are really great speakers and i still keep them as surround even though i upgraded my front and center speakers.
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    Titans vs. Studio for strictly HT...

    sound is very subjective so the best thing to do is to listen for yourself. i started with paradigm performance series then the reference series and now with proacs. these are musical speakers but is still prefer them over the paradigm studio speakers in ht.
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    Titans vs. Studio for strictly HT...

    the studio20 is better than the titans even in ht. i compared these speakers before and ended up with the 20's.
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    Surrounds to match my Paradigm Studio 20's??

    i had the studio20 before and atoms as surround. the atoms can hold their own as surround. as for overpowering them, it will depend on your listening preferences but on my experience, they can go very loud before you reach their peaks.
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    Paradigm Reference Servo-15

    it is hard to verify that the pw2200 will outgun the servo15 as there is no newer comparison of the 2. the review of T.N was a few years back and different condition and the last that i read, paradigm has improved the driver in the servo15 (now servo15a - something like allowing the driver for a...
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    DVD-Audio and receivers, questions abound...

    regarding speakers, if your player or receiver doesn't have the bass (analog) management for dvda, you need full range speakers all around or you can stick with your current speakers and add an external bass management equipment like the outlaw icbm.
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    Paradigm Subwoofers

    I think that you can go for larger sub in your room depending on your preferences. i had the pdr12 and it is a musical sub in its price range. Eventually i moved up to the servo15. my room is just a bit bigger than your's.
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    What Paradigms for a 11.5x14 size room

    if you really want paradigm, go for the studio 20.
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    Trade in Bagend Infra-18 for Paradigm Servo-15.

    i am not sure if it is the servo15a but according to paradigm, the driver update was in the late 90's. the surround for the driver was increased from 5/8" to 1" allowing for a greater excursion.
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    Trade in Bagend Infra-18 for Paradigm Servo-15.

    the review of TN if i can remember is sometime in 1996 or 97? the servo15 had a major driver upgrade in the late 90's (got this info from AVS guest forum) so the performance of the newer made subs are much better.
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    What amp/pre-pro/receiver for a "brighter" sound with Paradigm Reference?

    to have a "brighter" sound, try to look around your room. there might be too much high-freq. sound absorbing materials around. this maybe a cheaper alternative.
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    tower vs bookshelf

    you definitely will get more quality with a higher end bookshelf speaker than the lower level floorstander. a good sub will take care of the low freq. however, this is dependent on the size of the room and how loud you want to listen. generally, towers can handle more power therefore can play...