Paradigm Studio Series.

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  1. Anthony Sa

    Anthony Sa Agent

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    Hey everyone, this is my first post after many months of reading this board. I will be listening to a pair of Paradigm Studio 40's tomorrow at a local shop. Hopefully they will have the Studio CC and tha Studio/ADP's setup to listen to as well. Now, I have checked out many other speakers in this price range (B&W, JBL Studio series are the most recent) and am looking for a reliable (and hopefully not too expensive) place online to buy the Paradigm speakers (assuming I like them better than the B&W's). I am going to be running these through a Denon 3802 reciever and a Adire Audio Tempest subwoofer (custom 6.5ft^3 box tuned to 18hz). So if anyone could help me find a relativly inexpensive place online to buy the paradigm studio 40/cc/ADP I would very much appreciate it. I am hoping to not pay more than $1500 including shipping, but that seems a bit optimistic, but hey, its worth a shot!

    Thanks, This is a great board!

    Anthony
     
  2. aaron campbell

    aaron campbell Second Unit

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    Welcome to the forum Anthony , sorry, but Paradigm's are only sold thru authorized dealers. No internet sales.

    Aaron
     
  3. Anthony Sa

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    Yep, thats what I was afraid of! I would hate to have to go with a speaker that doesnt perform as good as I would like just for cost reasons, but thats the way it might have to be. I will check out the Studio 20's as well. Hopefully, the 20's and 40's are close. I have heard people talk about the 40's and have never heard a single complaint.
     
  4. Howard_S

    Howard_S Supporting Actor

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    That price will certainly not get you all three. Paradigms are a great value though and it's definately worth spending the money for it. I would go with the 60s and up if I could but the 20s and 40s will definately serve you well. In fact you might actually find the smaller speakers to sound better but I believe that's only a false perception. It depends on your room size and what you are using it for. I suspect you'll be using it for your HT? I would go with the 40s if you can.
     
  5. Luke_Y

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    You can buy Paradigm on line at 6th Ave
     
  6. aaron campbell

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    You can purchase Paradigm's at an AUTHORIZED DEALER cheaper than 6th Ave.

    Aaron
     
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    Wow, 6th ave isn't cheap. My dealer will sell the studio 100 v2s for $1600.00. 6th ave wants $1898.00.
     
  8. Daniel Martin

    Daniel Martin Auditioning

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    Anthony,

    If you are living near Canada, you might want to make a trip to a dealer there.

    You can usually save 30-40% off the the same equipement sold in the US. There are no duty fees, and the sales tax is refundable (the GST).

    I do own a pair of Studio 40's. They are very good speakers in their price range. I selected them after a few hours listening to the 20's, 40's and 60's.

    Hope this helps,

    Daniel.
     
  9. Luke_Y

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    Aaron, 6th Ave. IS an authorized dealer.
    No, I never said the price was good. [​IMG] Anthony asked for a place to buy Paradigm on line and this is the only source I know of.
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  10. Evan H

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    Anthony.... I'm a proud owner of Studio 20's as my mains. When I was buying my stereo, I only had enough money floating around to purchase them, and have never regretted my decision. I did one day, just for kicks, audition a set of 40's side by side w/ a set of 20's. I felt that as good as the 20's are, the 40's absolutely floored them in performance down low (Upper base). Once I graduate college and get into the real world, I plan to move my 20's to the rear, and replace them with 40's up front.
    I guess what i'm getting at is if money is a constraint have no fear about stepping back your purchase to the 20's as they will be excellent performers for the money, and when mated with a quality sub, you won't be missing out on anything at all.
    But then again what do i know, i'm just a starving college senior trying to find a job [​IMG]
    Good luck on your purchase!!!
     

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