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Studio 100 v2 setup for you owners

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Bobpaul, May 7, 2003.

  1. Bobpaul

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    Hi:

    First i enjoy learning from your posts. This forum has helped me more than any books or magazines.

    I have a question on the Paradgm Reference Studio 100 v2
    setup (just got these off the floor at AudioVisions in Canton for $900).

    Should i passively biamp these throgh my Sherbourn 5/1500A or just run them on one channel?

    If you guys did biwiring, did U see a difference?

    Also, ran Polk RT800s on same setup before w/o any hissing, now with Paradigm at high volumes i get a faint hissing. Any ideas on this? Will biwiring take this out. I know it is not ground looping cause everything runs from one outlet through the power conditioner.

    Thank you so much for your help.

    Bob
     
  2. Evan H

    Evan H Stunt Coordinator

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    Bob,

    I don't have much to add to your question, as I only own the 20's, but I am quite jealous of the price you paid for those speakers!!!!! Cograts on a great price [​IMG]
     
  3. Jamey F

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    WOW...nice price. Passively bi-amp?

    I wouldn't bridge channels to run on one speaker wire. I would bi-amp/bi-wire. If not, I would just use one channel. The 100's are touted as needing lots of current. Bi-amping/bi-wiring should be the best for hte 100's. Of course, you may get more noise (hissing) introduced this way. Try to keep your speaker wires away from power lines, and your signal cables clear of other wires.
     
  4. Bobpaul

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    Thank you guys.

    Yeah, living in farm country helps cut down prices on equipment [​IMG]

    Exactly, i meant biamp/biwire and i'll try it, just have to get my lazy butt to soldering the terminations on the new set or wires.

    I removed a power cable running parallel to one of the speaker cables and the hissing decresed (Tesla must have figured that one right 100 yrs. ago...EMI).

    Have fun. Home theater wifes will not get many diamonds with the spring upgraditis around [​IMG]))))))))))))))))))

    Bob
     
  5. Jamey F

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  6. Paul Gere

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    I have the 100's and noticed a small benefit to bi-wiring at short runs. Then, I moved and had very long speaker runs (40+ feet). I'm presently bi-wiring off amp terminals to hi and low posts on speakers (think that's called shotgunning) with excellent results.

    Just one guy's experience.
    -Paul
     
  7. Heywood

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  8. Bobpaul

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    Hi:

    Simply because i deal with an honest dealer and it was a floor sample/ trade-in. They gave me full warranty and all drivers were replaced prior to the sale with full warranty in effect. Is it so hard to believe?

    You also have to look at this from a location perspective. Life in Ohio is cheaper.

    Zip it next time will ya?

    Bob
     
  9. Heywood

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    Thank you for the kind reply Bob[​IMG]....I didnt realize they were used....no mention of that in your 1st post. As for the location perspective, do you really believe that Paradigm sells their speakers to distributors for less money because you live in Ohio? And as far as zipping it, well, this a forum. Any idea what that means? [​IMG]
     
  10. Bobpaul

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    Hi Heywood:

    Thank for reply. No zipping, its a forum. The best solutions come out of arguments sometimes.

    Looking forward to chatting with you

    Bob
     

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