First Post (questions about paradigm & axiom)

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Mike McDermott, Nov 21, 2002.

  1. Mike McDermott

    Mike McDermott Auditioning

    Nov 19, 2002
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    Hello all,
    First post after lurking for a while... Looking to buy our first "good" set of speakers & HT equip around the new year for our finished basement "HT room". I work for an airline so I have the ability to travel for nothing or next to nothing & am looking at making a trip to Canada. I've been able to listen to some Paradigms in Appleton & liked what I've heard but also heard raves about Axiom (haven't heard them yet though).
    Leaning towards:
    Paradigm Monitor 7's - Mini-monitors - CC370
    or, if I can land a GREAT deal
    Axiom M60ti, M3ti, VP150
    Paradigm Studio 60, 20, CC -or- maybe 4 x 20's & CC
    I am not one to shy away from used speakers or scratches/nicks/bumps, if they sound the same I really don't mind. Still kicking myself for not being the first to offer on a pair of Axiom M60ti's & VP150 for an unbelievable $375 on Audiogon [​IMG] I would've been just about set if I landed that deal...
    Now a couple questions:
    1. Axiom & Paradigm are both based in Ottawa, ON right? Do they have B-stock or nick & bump outlets in or near their hdq/factory?
    2. If above doesn't work, the BEST cities in Canada to buy in & dealers to buy from? Wouldn't hate going to Vancouver again, one of my favorite places on the planet.
    3. Besides here, Audiogon & E-bay are there any other good places to by used equipment?
    Thanks for any & all replies,
  2. Tom Alves

    Tom Alves Auditioning

    Nov 20, 2002
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    If you're wanted to shop in Canada, Vancouver & Toronto are probably your best bets, followed by Montreal. A good Canadian marketplace is here --> Canuck Audio Mart A good friend of mine just bought a flawless pair of Mirage M3's this week through this website.
    I have recently had the good fortune of finding quality used equipment at Toronto-area stores. Most have a consignment/used equipment sales area. Two stores I have used in the recent past are as follows:
    Audio One
    Brack Home Entertainment
  3. Marc H

    Marc H Second Unit

    Aug 22, 2001
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    Hi Mike,
    Welcome to the forum!
    If you do make it to Ottawa, please check out our shop on Bank Street, the Audioshop.
    We have Axiom, Dahlquist, Energy, Martin Logan and Totem loudspeakers. We just stopped selling the Paradigm brand but they are readily available in Ottawa through a chain store.
    Please give me a shout if you make the journey.

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