How Do I Shop For Speakers?

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  1. JustinP

    JustinP Stunt Coordinator

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    After doing various research on this forum and going into stores to audition speakers, I've finally decided to buy a pair of either the Paradigm Studio 40's or 60's, most likely next week. Problem is, I'm not sure what would be a good price for these speakers, nor am I sure what negotiating tactics would work to get a dealer to further lower his prices. I was wondering what those of you who bought the 40's or 60's (in the US) paid for your speakers (laminate prices, preferably), what would constitute a good deal, and how did you get the dealer to come down on his price?

    Thanks,

    Justin
     
  2. Dan Seliger

    Dan Seliger Stunt Coordinator

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    I've always just shopped on the internet, print off a couple of price sheets that are the lowest and take them to a local dealer and ask them how close they can come to these prices. You'll probably pay a little more still but not having to ship them off in the event of a failure is a nice thing...
    I bought a set of Klipsch Reference series and i'm more than happy with them [​IMG]
     
  3. Mark Paquette

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    When possible, pay with cash. That will usually get you a discount if you ask.
     
  4. Greg_R

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    It depends on the product you're purchasing & the salesperson you're dealing with. In my experience, it's rare to get more than 10% off on Paradigm equipment.
     
  5. Chris Tsutsui

    Chris Tsutsui Screenwriter

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    For $775-800 you can get the Paradigm Studio 40 v2

    $1000-1100 would be the cheapest you can get the Paradigm Studio 60 v2. (A more realistic price is 1400-1500)

    If you went used, you could maybe knock off $100 or so from the lowest price I listed above.
     

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