Recent content by Todd_RIC

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    would this work to get 7.1 from 6.1 receiver?

    Tommy, that should work just fine using a y-splitter and a 2 channel amp. Good luck.
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    Outlaw 1050 or Denon AVR-1803?

    At the $500 retail price point, I would choose either the Denon AVR-1803 or the Onkyo TX-SR600. Very similar features and specs. Both offer 6.1 processing and power. The Onkyo offers a learning remote if that is an issue for you. Go give both a listen...
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    Outlaw 1050 or Denon AVR-1803?

    As far as "looks" go, I guess that is a subjective thing... but my opinion is that BOTH of them are ugly. If you want something strictly for its looks, go with a Pioneer Elite. Anyway, between the two receivers you've listed, I would go for the Denon 1803. I wouldn't personally recommend...
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    Best System ? $5,000

    Paradigm Studio 100s ($1,900/pair) for the mains. Paradigm Studio 20s ($650/pair) for the surrounds. Paradigm Studio CC($500) for the center. Paradigm Servo-15($1,500) for the sub. Total: $4,550 Result: One extremely impressive system for music or HT. I auditioned the Servo-15 using T2, and...
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    Paradigm Studio 100 owners

    James, Thanks for the honest response. I think I'll go with the 20's for surrounds. Anthony, It should be noted that your references are SIMULATIONS and NOT actual data. I don't expect the average Joe (or James in this instance) to have professional measuring equipment laying around...
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    Paradigm Studio 100 owners

    James, Thanks so much for sharing your experience and going through the trouble of trying out this little experiment. Looking at the Paradigm specs, the Studio 40 and the Studio 100 have the exact same sensitivity rating and voice coil size. Looks like I'll go with a Studio 40 (aligned...
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    Paradigm Studio 100 owners

    James, I'd be real interested in hearing about using a Studio 40 standing upright and angled up slightly towards the primary listening position. See if you can tell any difference from various seating positions. If all this "speaker engineering" discussion is accurate, then you should be able...
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    Paradigm Studio 100 owners

    Actually, I'm buying a pair of 100s, two pairs of 20s, and some form of center channel... he'll still b*tch about it until the cash register goes "ding"... ;-)
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    7.1 versus 5.1

    Well, I think I've pretty well decided to go with the Outlaw 950/770 package. The only thing I've got left to decide now is the center channel speaker... a Paradigm Studio 100 on its side, a Studio 40 standing vertically, or a Studio CC. I'm gonna audition all three different set-ups and decide...
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    Paradigm Studio 100 owners

    Thanks for the info and comments. These speakers are going into a theater room with a front projector, so I don't care if the speaker is on its side, standing straight up, or twisted backwards on its head... I just want the best sound. I can't use a Studio 100 standing up vertically because it's...
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    Paradigm Studio 100 owners

    Hi again Brian, Thanks for the reply... it really got me thinking and researching. Again, this is no jab at you, because the only thing I know for certain is that I don't know much. The site you referenced and what I understand of what you have told me sum up to this... that almost every...
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    Paradigm Studio 100 owners

    Hmmm, I'm ignorant about this, so don't think this is a challenge, but some things don't make sense to me. In most standard center channel speakers, the drivers are positioned horizontally... usually with a woofer on each side of the speaker and a tweeter in the center. Based on that, plus the...
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    Paradigm Studio 100 owners

    Alright Brian, Educate me... unlike many here, I profess to be an expert at nothing. I just like watching movies and am trying to figure out what to put in my theater room that will be built in a few months. What is comb filtering and why is it so terrible to lay a speaker on its side?
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    Paradigm Studio 100 owners

    No, I didn't... that would be hard to define. I'm going to listen to this set-up and then make my final decision. Honestly, though, I don't see why it wouldn't sound a lot better. All of the drivers in the Studio 100 will be aimed directly at the listening area... should be awesome. I'll give it...
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    Parasound Halo or Outlaw

    Congrats... you've definitely got some sweet equipment coming. I really hope everything works out for you.