Studio 40's or [email protected] 750's?

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  1. Demas

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    Hi guys, i found out that theres a special going that puts the paradigm studio 40's at the same price as the [email protected] 750 thx front speakers, and need to know which is better sounding.Has anyone heard either of these speakers, and could you please give advice as to which speaker to choose.I'm looking for very good midrange and high freqencies.Bass is not much of a problem, and i know that the 750 speakers will definitely need a subwoofer,as well as the studio 40. Help please, i hope somebody up there still likes me.

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  2. Tony Genovese

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    They're both good sounding speakers. I would buy the ones that sound better to you. You can't go wrong with either.
     
  3. Demas

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    Thanks, but of the two speakers in question-which is overall better, do you know?
     
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    I love my 40's but speakers have such listener preference problems - you'll just have to pull your hair out and decide for yourself!

    Mike
     
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  6. Demas

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    I have found, that almost everyone on this site has given the most honest and most meaning advice whether its technical or purchasing.

    At this time, i cannot demo either speaker, and need advice from everyone that has delt with these speakers.I have heard the 750's once, and they sounded incredibly clean.So can anyone give their views?
     
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    Demas,

    Just some thoughts I'd like to share. I own the 40's, but have never auditioned the M & K 750's you are considering.

    One of the items you might think about is Paradigm sells its product line through a very structured dealer network. If you are buying these products on the grey market, you would need to consider warranty issues, hoping of course that issue would never occur.

    The 40's are clean and very, very nice speakers in the Studio lineup. Bass is adequete, but I would recommend a sub if you listen to music. You don't state if you are using these for HT, Music or both. Four 40's with a CC center, a sub and components that compliment this choice produces a wonderful sounding system in its price range.

    I've always found it difficult to buy speakers on someone else's advise or experience. Everyone hears differently. For example, there are some who think Paradigm is a bright sounding speaker. Others do not think/hear this way. The balance of other components that are in the mix, such as receiver/amps/SSP, room treatments, etc. are all contributing factors. You could take either approach on the fence of the Paradigm sound.

    Therefore, you've heard the 750's and your comment of "I have heard the 750's once, and they sounded incredibly clean," suggests to me that you should buy these instead of the 40 series by Paradigm.

    You know what you are buying, you would be happy with your purchase according to your words and there will never be that question of "What if," once you have them in your room and you listen to them on a daily basis.

    I don't think anyone here is skirting the issue of which one to choose. It's just that the posters have a bunch of experience and know that speakers like most things in life are very subjective and speakers are truly in this category more so then most audio equipment IMHO.

    If I was a brand loyal zealot, I'd say, BUY THOSE PARADIGM'S as they are the best out there. However, my brand loyalty runs as deep as my ears can decipher and I would suggest to you, buy the M&K's as you know what you are buying.

    As Tony G. writes, "Or do you want some anonymous person on the Home Theater Forum to tell you what to buy?"

    Much Luck!!!
    Charles
     
  9. Tony Genovese

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    Hey, Charles.

    Amen[​IMG] !
     
  10. Demas

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    Thankyou for the suggestions.I know that paradigm are probably one if not *the* best speaker company for the money, but then again i know that [email protected] are very well known with a very good track record.

    The 750's are THX select and do indeed sound very good.But based on the results from this speaker, does in no way imply that i know which speaker i will get, which is why paradigm studio 40's came as a consideration.I've heard some sites proclaim the 40's to be one of the best speakers at 3 times the price(in price range).Basically every review of the 40's has been positive.Is this type of decision a no-brainer?Would the difference between these speakers be so great as to make a blind choice?
     
  11. Tony Genovese

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    Demas:

    You've heard the 750s, you like the 750s. You haven't heard the Paradigms (not sure why you can't, is there no dealer by you?), so you don't know whether you'll like them. I think it is a no brainer: get the 750s unless you are able to hear the Paradigms and decide you like them better. Speaker choices are personal: one man's nirvana is another man's headache. Only you and your ears can determine your nirvana. Sorry, but that's the way it is. We are not inside your brain or posssess your ears. Only you can say which sound you prefer.
     
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    Demas.. What part of the world to you live?? It's a pet peeve of mine on here when people do not put their geographial location by state or country. Sometimes it's needed information not to be intrusive, but to offer advise on a question.

    Charles
     
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    Demas..

    Here is a prime example of why you are not getting a gun to the head answer on either the MK or Paradigm speaker. Also, I knew in the beginning that Tony is a proud owner of M&K S150's.

    Tony, (M&K owner) and Greg and I (Both owners of 40's) will not take a stance and tell you what to buy. They are both great speakers for the $$$'s.

    We all know from experience that you need to listen when comparing two different brand speakers for a purchase. If you have the opportunity to buy the Paradigms and can return them WITHOUT losing money IF you DO NOT like them, that is a viable option. You've listened to the M&K's and liked them a lot. If you can't listen to the Paradigm's, I'd still suggest the M&K's.

    We are not trying to give you a hard time about your question. We are only trying to help you.
     
  17. John A. Casler

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    I won't tell you which one to buy either but I have heard both and "in a nutshell" the M&K are more neutral and will play slightly louder. The 40s are a bit sweeter, and warm.

    If I were "only" intereste in HT use, I would "lean" toward the THX speaker.

    If I had even a small interest in music, it then becomes a harder choice. Not because the 750s are less musical, but because each speaker has it's own "voice" which you need to hear if music is a consideration.

    And as a dealer in speakers, I would also caution you about "great deals" until throroughly checked out.

    All the best

    John
     
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    Demas:

    I suspected you were not in North America for some unknown reason. I did a search on Paradigms web site and found this information.

    Distributor Capitol Electronics / Audio Specialists
    Contact Kim Gibbings
    Phone 27 031 701 9022
    Fax 27 031 701 9022
    Email [email protected]
    Website n/a

    You may have already gone through the gyrations of contacting this person from your geographical location. If you haven't, perhaps you could arrange a pair of demo speakers? It never hurts to pose such a question.

    Much Luck Demas and I hope this works out for you.
    Charles
     
  20. Matt Odegard

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    /pokes head in

    Love my 40's

    /Runs away
     

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