What's new

Paradigm Reference Owners, a question (1 Viewer)

Clark Rozier

Agent
Joined
Apr 10, 2000
Messages
40
Hey guys/gals,
I know that Paradigm is well represented on this board so, I would like to ask you all a "simple" question.
eek.gif

I don't want to start a "Holy Wire War" but, I would like to know what type/kind (brand) of speaker wire you guys are using with your Studios.
Thanks
Clark
 

Greg Haynes

Supporting Actor
Joined
Oct 22, 1998
Messages
577
For my Paradigm 60's & CC I am using Bettercables Bi-Wire Speaker cable. It cost me about $260 for all 3 wires, but well worth it. If you go with Paradigm make sure you biwire them babies :)
------------------
Haynes HomeTheater
 

Marty M

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Dec 6, 1998
Messages
2,919
I don't have Studios, but I have Monitor 7's and I am using Nordost Super-flatline bi-wired cables. These cables made a huge difference in the sound, according to my wife and I. The cost is about $250/3 meter pair.
 

Mike L-field

Agent
Joined
Aug 2, 1998
Messages
28
I'm using 12 guage wire bought at the shop where I purchased the speakers (Monster I think) for the fronts and 14 guage for the rears. Sounds fine to me.
 

Steven Simon

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Sep 14, 1998
Messages
3,313
Real Name
Steven Simon
For the Main theater (Studio 100,CC)I'm using 12GA. Monster Cable, and 12 GA In Wall Wire from Home Depot....
For the Bedroom(Studio 40's and CC), I'm using Better Cable BiWire 14 GA....
Studio 20's with Home Depot 12GA.....
------------------
Thanks,
Steven R. Simon
HTF Administrator
Theater Pics Updated 6-11-2001
Send Email: [email protected]
 

JerryE

Agent
Joined
Apr 2, 2001
Messages
30
Studio 40s (front) - Audioquest Bedrock/bi-wired
Studio CC - Audioquest CV-4
Studio 20s (surrounds) - 16 gauge in-wall generic
 

Clark Rozier

Agent
Joined
Apr 10, 2000
Messages
40
Thanks everyone!
biggrin.gif

Wide, wide range in here!
Oh, by the way...
I'm using 2 8ft runs of Kimber Kable 4VS for my Studio 20's.
I was contemplating changing cables to see if I hear, heaven forbid
eek.gif
, any differences.
Keep em' coming :)
Clark
P.S. It looks like I should be bi-wiring the 20's
 

Andy Bell

Stunt Coordinator
Joined
Sep 29, 2000
Messages
75
For my Studio 100s I use Better Cables bi-wire cable, single wire Better Cable wire for the Studio CC & Radio Shack 16 gauge for my surrrounds,Studio ADPs & Studio 20s (EX setup)
 

Trevor Schell

Supporting Actor
Joined
Jan 6, 1999
Messages
511
Acoustic Research 12 guage with gold banana clips all around.
------------------
Trevor
Link Removed Sonically Enhanced
Updated new digital pictures!
June 12,2001
 

Mike OConnell

Second Unit
Joined
Jun 14, 1999
Messages
489
Location
Overland Park KS
Real Name
Mike
I am using a home terminated set of Acoustic Reasearch Pro Series 14/4 ga in-wall rated wire for bi-wiring my 60's and CC. (From AudioAdvisor.com) Radio shack locking bananas on the receiver end (Denon 5800) and RCA banana's on the speaker ends that I got from Home Depot. I am using the same wire in-wall (CL-3 rated) for an effective 11 ga to my ADP surrounds and SA-10R rears, with the RCA bananas at the reciever and at the wall plate and bare wire terminations at back of the wall plates and at the speakers.
See my review of the comparison of this set-up to Bettercable's bi-wires for the fronts and center at this link:
http://www.hometheaterforum.com/uub/...ML/040460.html
Mike
 

Graeme Shiomi

Stunt Coordinator
Joined
Jan 7, 2001
Messages
70
Paradigm Studio 60s and Studio CC all Bi-Wired with Audioquest Slate. My surrounds are wired with Monster 16 Ga, but I will be replacing those eventually with either Audioquest CV-4 or Type 4.
Graeme
------------------
 

JeffMuller

Stunt Coordinator
Joined
Apr 18, 2000
Messages
183
Studio 100s wired with old Monster (looks bigger than 12 ga. Mus be ~10 ga). The Studio/CC & ADPs wired with Home Depot 12 ga (which I would just have easily used with the 100s, but I had the other cable lying around).
------------------
JTM
 

DavidY

Supporting Actor
Joined
Mar 19, 1999
Messages
510
Studio/60 V.1 mains, Ultralink Reference Series, 14ga.
Studio/20 V.1 rears, Monster XP, 14ga.
CC-450 centre, Ultralink Reference Series, 14ga.
Dave
 

Jay Mitchosky

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Sep 6, 1998
Messages
3,729
Studio 60 mains are bi-wired with IXOS 6003 Gamma, 13awg, and terminated with bananas at the amp end and spades at the speaker end.
CC450 center is bi-wired with IXOS 6002 Super Gamma 7, 13/15awg and terminated the same as the mains.
ADP450 surrounds are single wired with basic 12awg zip cord terminated with bananas at the amp and bare wire at the speaker (not much room for connectors as flush against the wall - what do others use here).
------------------
--Jay
"No one can hear when you're screaming in digital."
My Home Theatre Pictures...
"You're no mesiah. You're, you're a movie of the week. You're a ... t-shirt, at best."
 

Matthew Anderson

Second Unit
Joined
Sep 24, 2000
Messages
281
Location
Garland,Tx.
Real Name
Matthew Anderson
For my Studio 20's I am using DH Labs Silver Sonic T-14 birwired for the fronts and surrounds. I also have the same on my Studio CC.
------------------
 

Clark Rozier

Agent
Joined
Apr 10, 2000
Messages
40
Once again... thanks everyone!
Mike,
I read your review. Very interesting and I might have to look into this. Thanks a million.
Jay,
How do you like the IXOS cables? How would you characterize their sound (if that's possible)?
All of you guys have some kick ass systems. I'm thrilled to be in such company (Paradigm Owners especially Reference Line).
Clark
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Forum statistics

Threads
356,522
Messages
5,115,069
Members
144,106
Latest member
linda19798888
Recent bookmarks
0
Top