Are these good prices for Paradigm Studio?

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  1. Ed C

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    Without haggling, I was quoted the following:
    Studio/20 CDN$834 US$549 (all prices include Canadian Tax)
    Studio/40 CDN$1093 US$719
    Studio/60 CDN$1495 US$984
    Studio/80 CDN$1898 US$1248
    Studio/CC CDN$633 US$416
    Studio/ADP CDN$1093 US$719
    What prices have you seen out there?
    Thanks.
     
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    Oops!
    [Edited last by Pamela on September 22, 2001 at 10:27 PM]
     
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    They look good to me! I paid $900 (US) for the 40s and $500 (US) for the Studio CC. Bless their hearts, they did eat the tax, but that's about it.
     
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    Ed, what kind of finish is on the speaker? Laminate or wood vaneer? The CC is more than MSRP (unless prices went upsince Jan/Feb this year), the 40s if laminate ... near MSPR, vaneer your getting a fair price. I personally prefer the vaneer. I have the rosewood vaneer on my 40s.
    Don't forget stands for the 20 or 40s. The Premier "J" series goes with the studio line. Expect around $200/pr.
    Cheers;
    Mass
     
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    OOPS!!! I missed the incl. tax part.
    I'll change my responses to:
    CC: still high.
    40s laminate: fair (bit high)
    40s vaneer: great price!
    15% tax [​IMG]
     
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    If these are for the laminate versions only, then I think you can do better, especially if this is quoted without any haggling.
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  7. Ed C

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    Thanks for all the replies.
    The prices are indeed for the laminate. I hadn't factored in the cost of the stands yet. At $200/pair, I see very little reason to go with the Studio 40's - may as well apply the money to buy the 60's.
    And yes, a 15% GST/PST DOES SUCK! [​IMG]
    [Edited last by Ed C on September 23, 2001 at 09:43 AM]
     
  8. DavidY

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    The following are the Canadian MSRP's for the Studio series (they maybe a bit dated):
    Studio/20 CDN$800/pair laminate CDN$1050/pair veneer
    Studio/40 CDN$1100/pair laminate CDN$1350/pair veneer
    Studio/60 CDN$1400/pair laminate CDN$1750/pair veneer
    Studio/80 CDN$1800/pair laminate CDN$2200/pair veneer
    Studio/100 CDN$2250/pair laminate CDN$2700/pair veneer
    Studio/CC CDN$550 each
    Studio/ADP CDN$1050/pair
    Depending on the dealer, you should be able to get at least 15% off these prices, especially if you buy a full speaker system. Maybe as much as 20% or 25% off MSRP. Personally, I have received 20-25% off MSRP at two different Paradigm dealers.
    1 option to consider is to buy the Studio/20 and the Studio/CC for your mains and centre, respectively. Once budget allows, then move the 20's to the rear and get Studio/40 or Studio/60 as your new mains (this is what I did with my system). As for speaker stands, you could always build your own or go with something inexpensive like short wooden stools. Currently, I use 24 inch high wooden stools for my Studio/20 rears. Not ideal, but work pretty good for those on a budget.
    Dave
    [Edited last by DavidY on September 23, 2001 at 10:15 AM]
     
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    Do you have, or know, the MSRP for the Active 40's??? and the Active ADP's ??
    Thx,
    -- John
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    As requested, here is my information on the Canadian MSRP's for the Active series (also may be out of date):
    Active/20 CDN$2000/pair
    Active/40 CDN$2400/pair
    Active/CC CDN$1050 each
    Active/ADP CDN$2100/pair
    Dave
     

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