Paradigm Monitor 5's or 7's

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  1. Terry Flink

    Terry Flink Stunt Coordinator

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    A friend is in the process of upgrading his HT setup. Power is supplied by a Denon 1802 and he recently got the CC370 center speaker with the intention of Pardigm all around. Just looking on some thoughts about the Monitor 5's vs. 7's. Bookshelf/floorstanding is not really an issue and bass will be handled by an SVS sub.
     
  2. BrianWoerndle

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    They are both almost the same. The only difference is the size of the cabinet, which will affect the sound characteristics somewhat. I think it will come down to personal preference. I perfer bookshelf speakers. I like the sound better and feel they are easier to work with. You may have room for floorstanding speakers now, but you may not always.
     
  3. Dave Schofield

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    The question between the 5's and 7's comes down to this: Does he have kids? I personally cringed every time someone walked by my old Monitor 3's that I had placed on stands.

    I now have a pair of Monitor 7's and can, with out any reservation, recommend them to anyone.
     
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    For what it's worth, the monitor 5's-plus-stands cost almost as much as the 7's which do not require stands.
     
  5. Dave Schofield

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    Also FWIW, the 7's are front ported, while the 5's are rear ported. I don't know how much difference that makes to you (and, in all honesty, I don't know how much difference it makes to me [​IMG] ).
     

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