Paradigm Monitor 9s vs. B&W DM604 S3 ?

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  1. Antonio

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    How does B&W's DM604 S3 compare to the Paradigm Monitor 9s? Am I comparing two different level products here?

    I have listened to both but cannot come to a conclusion because the store locations were a bit apart (an hour) and different equiptment was used to drive em.

    The B&W dealer used Rotel and Arcam while the Paradigm dealer used a Yamaha receiver (not sure which model..RX6000 maybe?)

    The B&W's sure sounded nice (I visited the Paradigm dealer first) but I think its because my acoustic memory stinks.

    Also, how do the Monitor 7's pair up against the Monitor 9's and 603s? I would like to buy speakers that bring the most bang for the buck (no more than a thousand dollars).

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Arron H

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    The 603s & 604s sound better to me as well but that's my subjective opinion. You should go back and listen to the 7s & 9s one more time to make sure that your ears were telling you what you think you heard regarding the B&Ws sounding better. I would go with the 600 series over the Monitor series but that's just me, a very happy B&W 603 owner [​IMG]
     
  3. Jeff Engel

    Jeff Engel Stunt Coordinator

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    I listened to Paradigm Studio 100's and chose the B&W 604's over the paradigm. My wife and I listened to ths studio 100's, Klipsch RF7's and the B&W's and we both came away thinking the B&W's sounded better. That's what we ended up buying.

    Jeff
     

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