Poll - Paradigm or Def Tech?

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  1. Kelly

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    I am about to purchase all new speaker package and was wondering what everyone who have heard both Def Tech and Paradigm prefer. I am thinking about Def Tech 30 / CLR2000 / BP2x or Paradigm (undetermined). I have heard a lot about the Paradigm monitors and the local dealer recommends the Studio series. This will be mostly for television / HT viewing, but also quite a bit of music. I know the two are quite different and really do not have a preference in the type of speaker as long as they sound good to me. What do you like best and why?
     
  2. Camp

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    It would certainly help if you had specific Paradigm speakers in mind.

    I think the DefTech BP-30 is one of the best speakers one can buy (for a fairly reasonable price). I have a pair (along with the excellent CLR-2000 & a pair of BP -2000tl's).

    If the application is mainly music I'd say give Paradigm's Studio line a hard listen...however, in your case the DefTech's ought to be superior (IMO). I love that bipolar sound for HT use.
     
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    Kelly,

    I cannot comment on the speakers but for a Subwoofer from these two companies. I definately preferred the Paradigm Servo-15 over any of the DTech subs I listened to at the B&W dealer(Also a deftech dealer).

    Good Luck!!
     
  4. Dave Ma

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    Paradigm Studios[​IMG] But let your own ears be the judge!
     
  5. DonJ

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    I much prefer the Paradigm Monitors to Def Tec, but I would listen to both.
     
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    I find the Paradigm's a little more laid back compared to the DefTech. I would vote for the Paradigm.
     
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    MY vote is for the Def Techs, I love mine. But let your ears decide..
     
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    Paradigm
     
  9. Yohan Pamudji

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    When I was speaker shopping I listened to both and preferred Paradigm. The Deftechs sounded too diffuse for my taste and application, which is roughly 50/50 music/movies, so I went with Paradigm Monitor series all around. I have since upgraded to Paradigm Studio series all around except for my PW-2200 sub, which still serves my purposes quite nicely.

    As usual, do your own listening and let your ears decide.
     
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    I recently bought a pair of Def Techs Pro Tower 400's. I didn't like the bi-polar sound of the other Def Techs. The bass on these things hits tight, which is what I like, and the mids and highs are very nice.
     
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    Kelly, as you can see both speakers have a loyal following. Go listen to see which sound you like best.

    I frequently see references to Def Techs needing to be quite aways off of walls for their best sound. Maybe someone can address this.
     
  12. John Royster

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    The DTs should be at least three feet away from the wall. More is better.
     
  13. Camp

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    Assuming we're talking about the bipolar DefTechs. The ProMonitor series, for example, won't require this sort of space.
     
  14. James Gallup

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    I've had DefTech speakers in various forms since 1995 and I agree that the further you can get them from walls etc... is good advice. They can be placed close to a wall with good success. I currently have BP30's that are 1 foot from the back wall, 15 inches from the side wall and 6 inches fron the "TALL" oak entertainment center that surrounds the TV. I was able to tame the bass using the individual crossover settings of my preamp and I still get the advantages/dis-advantages(depending on your point of view) of bipolar. Deftech speakers are great for me, but definitaley have a trial in your home.
     
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    I compared Paradigm and Def Tech. I want to listen music with my HT system, and the choice is a no brainer. Paradigm Reference Studio.
     
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    I also preferred the Paradigm Studios over the def techs. Actually, I preferred the Monitor Paradigms over the Def Tech.

    However, let your ears be your guide.
     
  17. Matt Odegard

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    Paradigm Studio's, can't go wrong. But again, let your ears decide.
     

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