Paradigm setup questions

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by Blaine P, Feb 23, 2004.

  1. Blaine P

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    I have decided to go with the following HT setup which fit my home decor (thus smaller fronts) and budget (same):

    1. Paradigm Atoms fronts
    2. Paradigm CC-170 center
    3. Paradigm PDR-8 sub (will likely upgrade to PDR-10 next year with the 100% credit offered).
    4. Paradigm CS-50R in-ceiling surrounds (3 total) (yes, I know, in-ceiling is not ideal, but is a requirement unfortunately).

    Total Price: $855

    My questions:

    1. What receiver (under $500) matches best with this setup? (thinking either yamaha or panasonic xt45)
    2. The Atoms recommended amp range is up to 80 watts with max input power at 50 watts. Is 100 watt per channel too much or causing trouble?
    3. Does this price seem right or too high?

    Thanks again.
     
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    douglas-b Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm running my Atoms as surrounds with a Denon 1804,90 watts per channel and I don't have a problem.
    I'm also using the CC-170 as my back surround...with no problems.
     
  3. Blaine P

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    Thanks for the info. I want to ensure that I have enough power to hear them in all their glory, yet not risk damaging them. I am assuming these speakers are fairly efficient.
     
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    They are decently efficient, and don't worry about too much power. Too little power is more likely to cause damage through clipping than having more power available. Overdriving speakers is difficult to do unless you have earplugs on and are standing outside and turn it up all the way. Doing this is more likely to cause damage with underpowered amps anyway. The atoms are nice, a decent receiver should be fine, all the regulars would work

    denon, hk, marantz, outlaw, pioneer elite, sony es, integra/onkyo, yamaha, etc etc etc
     
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    Thanks. I am also wondering about the Panasonic XR-45 (or coming XR70) because of its good reviews.
     

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