Polk vs. Paradigm

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  1. Eric_Philips

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    Fronts Center Srnd Subwoofer
    Paradigm Titan CC-170 ADP-170 PDR-10/PDR-12 $1166/$1236

    Polk R50 CSi20 R20 PSW350/PSW450 $1469/$1579

    I need to buy twice as many speaker stands for the Paradigm setup and I can get the R20s for free through a special offer... therefore the end price will be nearly even.

    Which would you get, or would you get something completely different?

    Thanks
    Eric
     
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    If you went with the Paradigm monitor line I would say in my opinion the Paradigm's are better value for the money. I was looking at a various speakers including Klipsch, Boston Accoustics, Polk and Paradigm when I was buying speakers. The Paradigms seemed to sound the best to me.

    I bought my Monitor 9's, CC370 and ADP 170's for $1200. So if you can spend a little extra for the sub I think the Monitors might be a better choice. But you shouldn't have someone else decide what you are going to buy, you should convince yourself what to buy.
     
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    I would buy paradigm over the polk. When I was buying speakers (Picked Klipsch RF3's) Polk sounded the most boring and dull to me.
     
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    Ditto,

    I SERIOUSLY compared (where do I start...?)

    JBL, Tannoy, DefTech, Polk, Energy, Mordaunt Short, and ended up with the deciding between Klipsch RF vs Paradigm Monitors.

    I ended this journey in deciding that Paradigm was a GREAT sounding speaker and for the price could not be beat.
     
  5. Eric_Philips

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    Did you get Paradigm LR C Surronds and a Sub, and if so, which?

    He estimated (not quoted):
    Monitor3 $400
    cc370/170 $330/270
    ADP370/170 $700/400

    That's $1070-$1430 before I even get to a sub.

    Do those prices seem about right/good?
     
  6. Frank Zimkas

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    The paradigms are a goood sound ing speaker but I prefer the Polk Audio line up. Is it possible for you to do a direct comparison between the systems? That would really simplify the decision making process.
     
  7. Robert Ma

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    Depends on the frequencies your ears like. Too me, Polk are bight and Paradigm are better in the mids. Then again, I must be really sensitive because every time I hear B&W speakers they give me a headache cause of their brightness.
    Try to get into the Paradigm Monitor is my advice.
    CC-370 - $325
    Monitor 7's - $500
    ADP-170s - $250
    and add a SVS 25-31PCi Subwoofer if you can [​IMG] - $500
    Thats pretty much my setup and I love it.
     
  8. James Tg

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    My recommendation goes to Paradigm. Paradigm is good for music as well as home theater. I bought Paradigm reference speakers, and I am very satisfied with them.

    James
     

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