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Def Tech promonitor100's vs. Paradigm minimonitors, opinions/suggestions?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by jeff lam, Nov 13, 2001.

  1. jeff lam

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    Two systems, same price. which to go with for the front soundstage? Definitive Technology Promonitor100's w/procenter C2(larger/better matching center), or Paradigm MiniMonitors w/CC-370 center?
    Receiver:Yamaha RX-V620 100Wx5
    70% HT, 30% Music
    I know speaker sound is subjective, but I like both and haven't been able to A/B compare them. No dealer around here carries both anymore.
    Which would you get?
     
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    I have found Yamaha to be an excellent match with Def Tech...I think you will be satisfied with this combination.
     
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    That's a very tough decision. For small speaker systems I was very impressed w/ both of them. You have to figure a way to test them sibe by side. Try borowing a pair of the Paradigm minimonitors and A/B them. That would be the best option.
     
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    Anyone else have any oppinions/comparisons between these two set-ups?
     
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    If it helps any the mini's (and Paradigm in general) are more popular in the audio/HT community. If I couldn't audition them, I would go with that as a last resort.
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    I don't know which is more popular. Impossible to say. DT sells a ton of speakers. So they're very popular. But both are very good. By what sounds best to you after carefully listening to each.
    [Edited last by Hubert on November 14, 2001 at 12:07 PM]
     
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    I used to have the DefTech's, C2 center (which I loved) and the Pro200's up front. The pro100's just weren't enough for front speakers, the 200's are very nice.
     
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    I agree...if you can go with the 200's do it.
     
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    The 200's are not an option. It's either the mini's/CC370 or promonitor100's W/C2 center.
     
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    Oh ok. I suspect that the Def Tech will match better with the Yamaha...go with your gut instinct Jeff. Good luck!
     
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    I preferred the 100's. I thought the sound was significantly tighter and clearer. The low-end can be filled in w/ a sub later. It takes a while to get over the must have large front speakers mentality. I still don't think I'm over it.
     

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