PARADIGM owners - what amp and pre do you use

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  1. Mike_Jo

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    Just wondering what amp and pre do you use with your Paradigms and why.

    Kindly name your speakers too. [​IMG]
     
  2. ChrisHeflen

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    Mike, somebody kinda asked this question over in the speakers etc... section. You might take a look there.
    Just a friendly FYI. [​IMG]
     
  3. Mike_Jo

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    Oh [​IMG] thanks... but can you tell me how to search for it too since i couldn't find it there
     
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    Mike, in the past I've used Yamaha RX-V495 and Denon 1801 recievers. Then I had a Rotel RMB-1066 amp paired with my Denon when I first began my move to seperates. Currently I use a Rotel RMB-1095 which I picked up for $1550CDN with 9yr warranty and Marantz AV560U combo to power my mini monitors/cc350. Sound is awesome.

    Kevin
     
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    Paradigm Studio-cc, Studio 40's powered by a Cinepro 2k5II and a Lexicon DC-1 as a pre/pro..

    Craig
     
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    I use a Bryston 9B THX with my Monitor 11's and CC370. I have a Lexicon MC-1 pre/pro and kept hearing about how good the bryston's were. I was able to pick it up for $1750 used and could not turn it down. Great neutral amp low noise for and very expansive image.
     
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    Parasound all around..... I have used Lexicon MC-1, Outlaw 950, Denon 4800, as well as a HK 525...

    All sounded sweet, in that order.....
     
  8. Michael Yung

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    Reference Studio 40, CC and ADP all v2. Powered by Acurus A125x5 amp and controlled by Outlaw 950. Got the Acurus on sale and Outlaw 950 when it first came out. Love my setup. Very clean and crisp sounding but not too fatiging. Switch the amp w/ B&K once and found the sound much "fuzzier" then w/ the Acurus.
     
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    When I had the Studio 100s, they were hooked up to a Parasound HCA-1200 amp and PHP 850 preamp. The sound was very good for the money.
     
  10. Lee M T

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    ha, wow, does anyone at these forums use any power that's a little more down-to-earth on the Paradigm's? Say, Yamaha-ish. LoL. I've got an RX-V640 and am planning on going with Monitor 5's or 7's as far as my front speakers.
     
  11. Levesque

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    Reference Studio-100, CC, 40, 20 and Servo-15.

    Bryston 4BSST, Rotel RMB-1095, Anthem AVM20.

    Plenty of power. Impossible to clip. Resolution of details. Incredible for HT, more then enough for 2ch.
     
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    Mike: I have Monitor 7's for main, CC 370 center, ADP 170 surround, Polk 35i for rears, powered by Onkyo SR 800 THX 7.1 Getting Parasound Halo 23 2 ch or Rotel 1070 2ch in ner future.. Matt
     
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    Mike..

    All Ver. 2 Studio 100's, 40's, CC center.

    Various combo's of amps and a receiver in order.

    1. Sony STR-DA777ES
    2. Aragon 8002 with the 777ES as pre for fronts (100's)
    3. Anthem AVM-20 with Parasound 855A
    4. Anthem AVM-20 with Aragon 8002 and the Parasound
    5. Anthem AVM-20 with Sherbourn 5/1500A
    6. Anthem AVM-20 with Sherbourn 7/2100

    Have not upgraded the lastest amp in about 6 months. I am a happy guy with the output of cost and performance.
     
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    Chas,

    How would you rate the sound of your 777ES with your 100's compared to your current separates. Is the difference in sound quality drastic?

    I am curently using a 777ES with the studio 60's and am considering making the move to separates. I find my present set up to be a tad bit bright and maybe slightly under powered. What are your thoughts?

    Greg
     
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    Monitor 9 mains, CC-370, ADP-370's, SW-2200. Rear center channel is Klipsch IW-250.
    Right now running Marantz 6200. (105w X 6) Contemplating a move to (3)Crown Macrotech amps at 225x X2 each.
    Steve
     
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    Greg

     
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    Anthem AVM-20 front end.
    60's powered by Bryston 4B-ST.
    Studio CC and ADP's powered by Anthem MCA-3.
    Servo-15.

    In answer to Lee's question, These all used to be powered by a Yamaha RX-V3000. You don't need all the power of the separate amps. The Paradigms just sound better with them. If you start with the receiver, just make sure it has pre-outs so you can migrate to separates at your own pace. That was the route I took, with the AVM-20 as the last purchase.

    BTW, the Yamaha has found a new new role in life as a "zone 2" amp powering outdoor speakers... Paradigm Stylus 350's. Just picked these up last week... they sound great and really make the deck and pool a more pleasant place to be.

    Cheers
     
  18. MikeRP

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    Paradigm Studio 40s,CC, and ADP - v2 - all powered happily with my lowly Pioneer Elite 45TX.

    Overwhelming sound....

    Mike
     
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    Studio 20's, Titans and Studio CC powered by a wonderfully low-priced Parasound HCA-855a. Currently saving money for an Outlaw 950 to replace my Outlaw 1050.
     
  20. Lee M T

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    Thanks Wayne for noticing my post. [​IMG] I have a small room, so I think Mon 5's or 7's are gonna sound great with my Yammie. I just bought the receiver and I made sure whichever one I bought had preamp outputs for all channels, just in case.
     

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