Anyone compare the V.2 to the V.3 Paradigm reference series.

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  1. Frank La Rocca

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    After about 2 Years in a smaller apartment with most of my home theater in boxes, I am now in a bigger apartment. Once I'm done work on the living room I plan on setting up my home theater again. This is what I currently have..

    Studio 60 v.2 Fronts
    Studio CC v.2 Center
    Studio ADP v.2 Surrounds
    Studio 20 v.2 Rears
    PW-2200 Subwoofer

    My question is has anybody compared the new V.3 reference series with the V.2's. I have a bad case of upgradeitus and I really love that new sycamore (light oak) finish for the V.3. I've heard that they have a similar timbre so I can uprgrade piece meal instead of all at once. I was just wondering if the sound has really improved to justify the extra cost. Otherwise I'll just unpack what I have and enjoy them.
     
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    Do a search (I know board is slow), there are at least 2 threads already discussing this extensively.
     
  3. Jason Brent

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    Keep what you have. The weakest link in there is the PW2200.

    Upgrading the sub would give you a noticeable improvement IMHO. If you want to stay with Paradigm, they have a new version of the Servo 15 coming out soon.
     
  4. Jason GT

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    As stated there is plenty of discussion on this.

    And yes, the Sycamore finish is gorgeous [​IMG] (I have a pair)

    That said, you already have a complete speaker set. If you're really intent on upgrading, demo the speakers head to head and go from there -- IMO reviews should point you in a general direction, rather than at a specific choice.

    IMO again, you're better off doing a true upgrade (higher up in the speaker foodchain) rather than what I think is pretty close to a lateral move.
     
  5. Frank La Rocca

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    Jason I see your point about the lateral move but two things come to mind. 1) Going to the 100 V.3's and Servo 15 would be an improvement and 2) If I do go even higher up on the food chain then I'd also have to upgrade the electronics, i.e separates instead of my Denon AVR4802 and the upgrades would never end.
    I guess that I should audition the V.3's and figure out how much I could get for my current speakers and how much the V'3s would cost and see if the difference is worth it.
     
  6. Chas_T

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    Frank,

    IMHO, your logic makes sense if the price difference is not overwhelming to move to the ver 3 100's and you hear a noticable improvement.

    The only thing I would suggest whatever your decision, if you are not happy with the sub even WITHOUT upgrading the main's, the sub would be a worthy consideration.
     

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