Axiom M3ti or Paradigm monitor 3 for surrounds

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  1. zied

    zied Auditioning

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    Hi everyone,
    I would like to buy a pair of surround speakers for my HT system and I am wondering which of the Axiom M3ti or Paradigm monitor 3 would be a better choice for my setting. I use my system 70% for music and 30 % for movies. Here are the details of my setup:

    Receiver HK AVR 325
    Amp Bryston 3BST
    Mains Paradigm Reference 60 V.2
    Sub Paradigm Servo 15
    DVD/CD Player DVD25
    Center Don't have one yet.
    Room size 12x15x12

    Thank you in advance for your advice and recommandations.
    Zied
     
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    John Garcia Executive Producer

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    Actually, I feel the Mini is a better speaker than the 3, but with 60s up front, 20s would be your best surrounds.

    Having said that, the M3, while lacking the bass of any of the Paradigms, is a cleaner speaker and will actually still blend quite well as surrounds for the 60s. It actually sounds nearer to the 60s than the Minis or 3s (but obviously not the 20s).
     
  3. JamieS

    JamieS Stunt Coordinator

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    You obviously will spend some $ if you have Bryston and the Servo 15.

    You can pick up a set of used Studio 20s for around $400 on Audiogon. Get the matching surrounds and be [​IMG] . I have a Paridigm Monitor 7 Mini stetup and I liked the Minis better than the 3s also for what it is worth.
     

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