Paradigm Studio 100, 80, or 60 Owners

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  1. Mat_M

    Mat_M Stunt Coordinator

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    How many of you run your mains as large?

    If you do, where do you put the cutoff frequency (if allowable on the pre/pro)?

    If your answer was yes, do you also run a sub?


    If your answer was no, at what frequency do you cutoff the mains? 80Hz? 60Hz?

    Thanks
     
  2. Wayne_T

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    Small / 80Hz
     
  3. Chas_T

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    Sub/Small/80Hz...

    Mat,

    I've tried various settings on the 100's and this one sounds best.
     
  4. Jason Brent

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    I have the 60's, and have tried all sorts of different settings.

    What I've settled on for most situations is this on my HK 525:

    mains: small x-over 40Hz
    center and surrounds: small and 60 Hz
    sub (PW2200): 40 Hz

    Every once in a while when I really want to push it to the max, I set everything to 80 Hz, to give a little bit more protection to the speakers, but it does sound a little bit more boomy like this.
     
  5. chrisden

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    With my 60's, I also use 80 hz crossover with an SVS sub. Killer combo.
     
  6. BrunoPC

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    Studio 60s small, 50Hz crossover, Servo-15 sub.
     
  7. Steve Marsh

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    Bruno
    Same speakers and same setup
    Studio 60s small, 50Hz crossover, Servo-15 sub
     
  8. Jim_Lan

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    100's sub.. Most of time run large no sub..
     
  9. Brian Fitterman

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    I run the 100's as large. The rest as small cut off at 80Hz. I picked 80 due to all the discusions about BM in the AVM-20 thread.
     
  10. Levesque

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    I use my Studio-100 as small, crossover at 80 with a Servo-15, when listening to HT.

    For music, I crossover at 60, and sometimes put them use them as large.
     
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    Studio 100's set small / Crossover at 65 / DIY Tumult Sealed Sub
     
  13. Christopher Lyn

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    Studio 100's set small. Crossover at 60Hz with a Servo-15 sub.
     
  14. AllenP

    AllenP Auditioning

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    I have NHT 2.9 for my mains and a vs-2 for the center with a pair of superzeros for surrounds and a SVS 16-46 for my sub. After reading the article above I went back and set my mains to small and then watch PH bomb sences. I thought it sounded good. Then I put the mains back to large and I noticed and Improvement. I felt like the music was a little warmer and fuller. I will keep my mains to Large. I like the paradigms and I am looking at them for my next speaker upgrade but I will be getting the 100's with the 40 for surrounds and their big center channel speaker to match the 100's.
    Allen
     
  15. Michael Yung

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    Hey! Why is 40's excluded from this thread??? I have 40's as my front speakers and I currently have it set as small at 80Hz with SVSubwoofer. For my small room this helps elimate a lot of booming bass effect because I have the speakers too closed to the wall. However, when this was set up in a much larger living room with cathedral ceil, I had set the 40's up as large and with sub and it sounded great.

    This is an interesting thread. I never thought so many people would set their floor standing speakers as small. But I guess it all comes down to a matter of personal preference.
     

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