Paradigm Reference Owners, a question

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  1. Clark Rozier

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    Hey guys/gals,
    I know that Paradigm is well represented on this board so, I would like to ask you all a "simple" question. [​IMG]
    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
     
  2. Greg Haynes

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    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 :)
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  3. Marty M

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    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.
     
  4. Mike L-field

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    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.
     
  5. Steven Simon

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    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.....
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  6. JerryE

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    Studio 40s (front) - Audioquest Bedrock/bi-wired
    Studio CC - Audioquest CV-4
    Studio 20s (surrounds) - 16 gauge in-wall generic
     
  7. ChristopherS

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    Five Studio 40's with Home Depot 12GA.
    Chris
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  8. Massimo N

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    4 x Reference 40s v.2 & Reference CC v.2 all bi-wired with 14GA.
     
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  10. Clark Rozier

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    Thanks everyone! [​IMG]
    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 [​IMG], any differences.
    Keep em' coming [​IMG]
    Clark
    P.S. It looks like I should be bi-wiring the 20's
     
  11. Andy Bell

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    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)
     
  12. Trevor Schell

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    Acoustic Research 12 guage with gold banana clips all around.
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  13. Mike OConnell

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    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
     
  14. DustinDavis

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    Tributaries 12awg with Monster gold banana plugs all around.
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  15. Graeme Shiomi

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    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
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  16. JeffMuller

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    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).
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  17. DavidY

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    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
     
  18. Jay Mitchosky

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    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).
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    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.
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  20. Clark Rozier

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    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
     

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