Would This Paradigm Setup Work Well with a Marantz 7500?

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  1. Slade

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    I would appreciate any advice on my thinking here. I'm planning to get a Marantz 7500 (105w/channel). I'm planning to listen to some Paradigms at a store. Here's what I'm wondering...

    Could I go with:

    (2) Studio 60s up front

    (1) CC370 or CC470 Center

    (2) ADP370 or ADP470s for side/rear

    And skip a sub for now? I could add a sub in a few months, but may want to put off the extra money for now.

    By the way, the Marantz 7500 is $800. Is the Marantz 8500 (for $1350) going to sound a lot better with this setup or is the 7500 a great idea?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Slade

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    Well, now I'm thinking about doing this:

    1. Get (2) Studio 100s right now.

    2. Get the Marantz 8500 right now.



    Then in a few months, get:

    (1) CC-579 Center
    (2) ADP-470s for side/rear
    (1) Sub (maybe the PW2100 or PW2200)

    Will this work? Will the Studio 100s have enough bass to work for a few months?

    Thanks again.
     
  3. ChrisWiggles

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    Definitely. IMo you've landed on the best option of patience and gathering the best system possible over a longer time period. I would seriously consider Signature series speakers, even the bookshelves, instead of the studio 100s though, if you haven't listened to them. I'm a fan of a superior bookshelf at the same price over a full floorstander, so that's my bias, but you may want to consider that at the same price.
     
  4. mackie

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    The marantz receiver will work with the 60s or 100s, but I recommend adding an outboard amp if you're not going to use a sub and run them full bandwidth. I would go with 20s or 40s and use the difference between them and the 100s to get a Hsu or SVS sub.
     
  5. Slade

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    Thanks for the replies. I went to the shop and listened. Here's my plan, now:

    Marantz 8500

    (2) Studio 100s

    (1) CC570 Center

    (2) ADP470 Surrounds

    I'll wait on the sub. I really liked the Servo-15, but may opt for the smaller Seismic-12. I'll probably get that in a few months. I may even wait on the center and surrounds and just start with the 100s. I was AMAZED at how a pair of 100s FILLED the room at the shop. Of course, the room is engineered accoustically, but they were not directional when I listened. The sound seemed to envelope the room like a mist. It was the most pleasant thing.

    By the way, would it be crazy to go with (4) 100s and skip the surrounds? I don't have a place to mount the surrounds, but I do have space to place them on the floor. Would that disrupt a proper surround sound? The guy at the shop indicated that usually people just put the surrounds in the back.

    Thanks again,
    Slade
     
  6. Slade

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    Okay, I just read in another post, that using towers for the rears is not the best thing to do.

    My only option for mounting the rears, is if I mount them 9 feet high, about 1 foot back, when we sit. Not good, is it?

    Thanks.
     
  7. ChrisHeflen

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    Slade, how big is the room these are going in?
    If it's not huge I would recommend the 60's with a sub. Yes the 100's might put out more bass, but the point will be moot when you get a sub. The 100's really benefit from an amp and so if you're not thinking about one, then the 60's might be a little better with that receiver as well.
    If you're not up against the back wall you could put the ADP's on the back wall. I just did that for a friend in a huge room and they sound great. As long as there are reflective surfaces for them to work with.
    Depending on how high your ceilings are, 9 feet is a little high. Generaly a few feet above ear height when seated is best.

    By the way where are you located?
     

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