paradigm?

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  1. Stephen_Rob

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    I am new to home theater and I am looking at a set of paradigm atoms. I am a student and on a limited budget. Are they any good or are there better for the price. also I am looking at a Paradigm pwd 10 (i think that's what it is called)

    Any help would be greatly appreciated
     
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    help please
     
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    HI Stephen,
    I am no audio pro or anything, but I haven't heard the Paradigm atoms, just the Paradigm studio series and they sound very nice to me.
    I know this might be way out of your budget, but you may have to put more info on what you plan to do with your speakers, movies, music.
    how big is your room, your total budget, etc
    sometimes you may get recommendations, sometimes you may not.
    I wish I could help you out more but the only advise I have is to go and audition yourself to what you like after reading on the forum about different speakers.[​IMG]
     
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    thanx for the advise

    i have no idea how large my room is. I also need a reciver.
    My system will be used for music more than movies but I do have a denon DVD player.and a zenith 32" TV
     
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    What would be a good DIY speaker system?
     
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    Can anyone help
     
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    Stephen:
    I actually just upgraded my system from a pair of Atoms and a PDR-10 sub. For the money, I can highly recommend the Atoms. I hated to let them go, even though I upgraded to the Paradigm Monitor (5's) line. I would keep an eye on Ebay for some Atoms, but also consider a pair of used mini-monitors. You can sometimes find them on Ebay for the same price as a new pair of Atoms. As for the sub, I paid $349 for the PDR-10, and it wasn't a bad piece. BUT....and this is a big but....if I were you I'd seriously consider going without a sub until you can spend another $150 or so and get an SVS. The difference is absolutely astonishing. Even though I was already used to having a sub in my set-up, when I upgraded to the SVS our movie watching became quite an amazing experience. I have the PCi20-39, and ever since I made the purchase I've prayed I'll never have to watch another movie without it. It makes THAT much of a difference. Lastly, as for the receiver, I don't know what you want to spend. I can tell you that I was quite happy with my entry level Denon 1601 (you could find this on Ebay for about $200), but I upgraded to an Outlaw 1050 ($499) a few months ago and was really surprised at the difference. I compared them side by side and the Outlaw was clearly superior. If you are spending less than five bills, though, I'd check out the latest from Onkyo, Denon, and maybe even Kenwood.

    Good luck!
     
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    thanks

    So going with a denon reciver would be a good Idea?
    als is DIY a good Idea?
    I have alot of carpentry experience so I don't think i'd have a problem with the enclosure.
     
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    DIY is an awesome idea then. If you got the skills and tools nothing can come remotely close to the price/performance ratio of DIY.
    I recommended a GR-Research AV1+ and Shiva or Tempest based sub in the DIY area.
    Another good speaker option for music only would be the Adire HE10.1. Styke is also coming out with a new AV series of subwoofer drivers that look interesting.
    Here are some links to get you started:
    http://www.acoustic-visions.com/
    http://www.adireaudio.com/
    http://www.gr-research.com
    http://www.stryke.com/
    http://members.tripod.com/~terrycthe...um/page12.html
    http://www.partsexpress.com/
    Do some searches in the DIY Advanced section on kits and drivers you see in those links and that should give a good idea of what is what. Anything you can't find ask away about in the DIY section.
     

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