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Paradigm performance pricing

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Jonathan:H, Dec 15, 2003.

  1. Jonathan:H

    Jonathan:H Auditioning

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    Does this sound like a good deal to everyone?

    Pair Titans
    Pair Atoms
    CC-270 center
    PDR-10 subwoofer

    For $988 U.S? or $668 w/o sub.

    Is it high, low, or average? Thanks!
     
  2. John Garcia

    John Garcia Executive Producer

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    It is not especially low, but is not a bad deal. Looks like about 10% off ($668), and I would say worth while. I'd recommend Titans all the way around though, for just a little more. I had this setup about 2 yrs ago, and it was quite good for what I spent - right about what you are being quoted.

    If you can stretch the budget a bit, the Adire Rava will likely give you better performance than the PDR-10.
     
  3. cabreau

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    I had 4 Atoms, a CC-170, and a PDR-10 for about $800 in all. That sounds like a good deal if you are getting the CC-270 and two Titans instead.
     
  4. CaseyLS

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    I think the CC-170 is the matching center for Titans and you could use the money you save to upgrade the rears to Titans. Btw, what will you be using for your reviever.

    CLS
     
  5. Jonathan:H

    Jonathan:H Auditioning

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    I think I will be using the H/K AVR-230. OK match? I think I would rather have a bigger and badder center than better rears, since more stuff comes from the center channel.
     
  6. cabreau

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    The CC-270 and 170 are both timbre matched for ANY of the performance line. It won't matter which one you get, the CC-270 will go a tad bit deeper. I'd go Titans and CC-270 for the fronts and center. Then just use Atoms for surround. The PDR-10 is a great sub for those speakers too, and you can stay under $1000.
     
  7. John Garcia

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    Technically, the Titans and Atoms match the 170 and the Focus goes with the 270, but I've owned all of them except the Focus and they do all match well enough that timbre is not a problem. The 270 is a noticably better center than the 170.

    Yes, that recevier will be a good match. I agree, I would spend more on the main 3 than the rears, but the difference between Atoms and Titans is only about $30 (locally anyway).
     
  8. James C

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    So, would Titans in the front and Atoms in the rear be a good combo....or would 4 Atoms be better.
     
  9. Chris Quinn

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    Titans go deeper and can handle more power. The question is if your using a 80 or 100Hz crossover on your receiver will you ever send a signal to the Titans that the Atoms wouldn't be able to reproduce?

    Also, many think the Atoms have better clarity than Titans. I suggest that you can only make this decision for yourself by listening to each.

    The 270 has a 1" tweeter whereas the 170 has the same 3/4" tweet that the Titans and Atoms have.

    If you're not oppose to other suggestions or buying net direct I'd check out the Rocket ELTs in that price range.
     
  10. Dan Halchak

    Dan Halchak Stunt Coordinator

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    I'd save the money on the sub, and buy an SVS or HSu one for a little bit more, you'll be a lot happier. Either one will perform a lot better for you. [​IMG]
     
  11. Frank Carter

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    I would do 4 Atoms and the CC170 since it has uses the same woofer and tweeter as the Atoms and use the extra money for a beefier sub. If you were to get Atoms or Titans it would be best to set them to small on your receiver so the extra extension the Titans have over the Atoms won't be that big a deal. I think most would agree that going with Atoms and a better sub would make a bigger difference than the PDR10 and Titans.

    Look into Hsu, SVS, and Adire Audio for subwoofers, the entry level offerings from these companies would be a much better choice than the PDR-10. If you do want to stick with Paradigm for the sub then the PW2200 is a hell of a subwoofer.
     
  12. cabreau

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    Yep, I agree. I KNOW that the Atoms and the CC-170 sound good together...really good. They are right about the sub, just get an SVS instead of the PDR.
     
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    Where did you get the info that they are -3dB at 70Hz? I looked online and I can't find it.
     
  15. John Garcia

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    Sorry, they list it as -3 @ 55Hz (+/-2dB from 70-20K was the spec I remembered), but I can tell you it is much higher than that when they run out of extension. Both my current bedroom speakers, Mordaunt Short 902s (in the exact same setup I had the Atoms in), and my A/V-2s are -3 @ 55Hz also, and they both go much lower.
     
  16. Jonathan:H

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    How much would 4 atoms and a CC170 run me in U.S. $??? Anybody know?

    Any opinions on SVS vs. HSU subs? One their cheapest models...
     
  17. Chris Quinn

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    You should be able to find that for under $600.

    SVS vs. Hsu is a case were you can't lose. Both are very good. I believe Hsu may have the best value right now with the STF-2 for $399 and free shipping.
     
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    4 Atoms, a CC-170, and a PDR-10 cost me $850 dollars last year. These are all version 3.
     
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  20. cabreau

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    Let me know how the 270 stacks up against the 370 and the 170 if you get a chance.
     

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