Speakers comparable to Paradigm studio line for less $$$$

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  1. Charles J P

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    What are the current online offerings that are comprible to say studio 20s or 40s for less? I know paradigms are considered a great bargin already, and I really like my monitor series, but I was thinking about an upgrade. Problem is, I have lapsed my 1 year upgrade option on the digms, so I'd have to sell the monitor series (maybe on audiogon??) and then see what I have to work with. I'm not apposed to switching my monitor 7s to smaller bookshelves for mains to get smoother response and better imaging. Any thoughts?
     
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    If you are willing to travel to Canada, there aren't any comparables for less money. Simply stated, for the price you will pay for Studios up north (approx 35% off US MSRP), they can't be touched IMHO!

    Oh yeah, if you are looking to sell your monitor series speaks, sell them on ebay. I actually made money on my speakers which were approximately 3 years old, but then again I bought them in Canada.

    JK
     
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    the diva 6.1's have been compared favorably to the paradigm studio line by some. check out www.av123.com
     
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    The PSB Stratus line of speakers are in the same league as the Paradigm Reference Studio series. However, personally I prefer the Stratus line. I found the Stratus Silveri to outperform the Paradigm Studio/60 and Studio/80, but I haven't heard the Studio/100. The Stratus Goldi simply blew away all competition.

    Other speakers I would consider to be in the same league are the Dynaudio Audience series(entry-level Dynaudio, the Contours are quite a bit better, and also more expensive).
     
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    I guess another thought I've had is... what if I ebayed what I have now and put the money into a DIY project like kit 281s from Adire? I think I could probably pay for 3 281s (L/C/R) and 4 81s (surrounds) kits and most of the building materials with what I could get out of my current monitor setup. Are the 281s on par with anything in the studio series (listener preferances not withstanding)?
     
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    Damn you Jack, how dare you point out that my questions make no sense! [​IMG]. OK how do they compare, listener preferances withstanding [​IMG]? I know HTT is a big adire forum. Maybe I should post over there with just the current paradigm monitors upgraded to paradigm studios or adire kits question.
     

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