Last piece(s) to the puzzle......for now.......help?

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by AlanZ, May 13, 2003.

  1. AlanZ

    AlanZ Screenwriter

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    Okay.....my upgrade-itis is nearly cured (for the time being), but I really need some help figuring out the last decision or two.

    I just placed an order for a Paradigm studio cc and studio/100's, so this is where my current system stands:

    Mains: Studio/100's (on the way)
    Center: Studio CC (on the way)
    Rears: Mini-monitors v.2
    Surrounds: Mini-monitors v.2
    Sub: SVS 20-39 Pci
    Outlaw M200 monoblocks x3 (fronts and center)
    Parasound HCA-855 (rears and surrounds)
    Outlaw 950 pre/pro

    The last decision I need to make is whether to stick with my mini-monitors x4 in the back, or upgrade them to Studio/20's. I can only afford to upgrade one pair for the time being, so that means I have to go with either 1)a pair of 20's for the surrounds and a pair of minis for the rears, or 2) the 20's for surrounds and stay with 5.1 until I can get another pair for the rears and go to 7.1.

    I guess what it boils down to is, will the minis stick out like a sore thumb when running the studios in front? Or are they likely going to be adequate for the back? I won't have the center and mains for about 7 days, so some preliminary feedback from HTF members would be wonderful. I've really appreciated all that I've learned by coming here.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Alex Prosak

    Alex Prosak Supporting Actor

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    Alan,

    I think they minis will stick out too much. A friend of mine has B&W Nautilus speakers (802, HTM1) across the front and is using 602s and a DCS6 for his rear. It isn't completely seemless but it still sounds pretty darn good. I'd go with the Studio 20s for surrounds with a pair of minis in the back.

    If you listen to DVD-A or SACD at all, having the 20s for surrounds will be excellent.

    Alex
     

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