Paradigm studio 40's as surrounds?

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  1. greggor

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    I already have a studio reference set up with studio 60's as my mains. I was using Atoms for surrounds until one finally died after using them for about 7 years. I can get a great deal on a pair of V2 studio 40's, but I'm wondering if they would be overkill for surround speakers. Comments?

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    Yes, they are a bit of overkill, but they will also make excellent surrounds. When I bought my new speakers, I put my Monitor 5s in back for surround duty and they sounded great. 20s would likely be more appropriate, but if the deal is good on the 40s, I don't see why not.
     
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    Thats what I figured. Originally I wanted 20's, but I know the studio 40's will sound better and the deal is to good to pass up. I just hate to waste such a great speaker on surround sound duty, perhaps they will make great mains for my bedroom setup someday. [​IMG]

    Thanks for the response,

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    I bet they would really shine while listening to SACD/DVD-A. I also agree that you shouldn't notice that much of a difference on movies unless you don't have a sub or the rears crossed below 80 for more emphasis on bass.

    They are truly remarkable speakers, I loved both the Studio 20's and 40's during an audition I had last year.
     
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    As Matt mentioned above, they'll shine if you run them "LARGE" for SACD or DVD-Audio. For home theater I cross everything over at 60Hz anyway so I never feel that I'm wasting my 100's up front or 20's in the rear.

    If you can score some 40's for the price of 20's I say go for it!

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    I'm a huge fan of SACD/DVD audio so the sound improvement over my old Atoms set up is a definate motivating factor for wanting to go with the 40's for the price I can get them for. The 20's would probably be a more logical choice for surrounds if it weren't for the extenuating circumstances. Thanks for the replies.

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    It all depends on the price you can get, if the difference is not that much it makes logical sense especially since you are a fan of SACD/DVD-A.
     

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