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    Default My new toys

    Paradigm Reference Studio 100's in Piano Finish
    Got them used one yr old, and mint condition for $2000
    They retail for over $4000
    I can say they have made all my music sound like a lot more alive.
    I think I'm going on 24 hrs no sleep, I'm in Love.

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    Rogue Audio 99 Magnum/McCormack DNA 500 and 250,McCormack LD-2 pre,Polk SDA SRS 3.1TL's, Paradigm Studio 100's ,Pro-Ject Xtension 10 TT/Technics SL-1200Mk2,Ortofon Cadenza Red/MIT Speaker cables,Alpha Core Python Speaker cables,MIT interconnects,Van Den Hul interconnects /Yamaha RX-A2000

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    Cool, congrats man, nice pickup.

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    Unique signature you got there J !!!!!!!
    If you can't hear a difference, don't waste your money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyb View Post
    Cool, congrats man, nice pickup.
    Thanks Tonyb
    Rogue Audio 99 Magnum/McCormack DNA 500 and 250,McCormack LD-2 pre,Polk SDA SRS 3.1TL's, Paradigm Studio 100's ,Pro-Ject Xtension 10 TT/Technics SL-1200Mk2,Ortofon Cadenza Red/MIT Speaker cables,Alpha Core Python Speaker cables,MIT interconnects,Van Den Hul interconnects /Yamaha RX-A2000

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    Very nice, congrats.
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    Congrats on your new speakers, very nice.

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    Thanks guys.
    Now I'm on the hunt for a CC-690 Center channel
    Rogue Audio 99 Magnum/McCormack DNA 500 and 250,McCormack LD-2 pre,Polk SDA SRS 3.1TL's, Paradigm Studio 100's ,Pro-Ject Xtension 10 TT/Technics SL-1200Mk2,Ortofon Cadenza Red/MIT Speaker cables,Alpha Core Python Speaker cables,MIT interconnects,Van Den Hul interconnects /Yamaha RX-A2000

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    Well I just ordered my 690 New, got it for $1600 all in..
    Could not wait to find a better bargain than I got.
    Up here it retails for $1900-2000..
    I pick it up next week when they call, I'm SO HAPPY..

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    Well picked it up yesterday, pretty impressive size and weight for a Center channel.
    I know it's not Center but I'm trying to figure out where to put my TT.
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    Nice system Jhayman. I hear ya' with the no sleep thing. Can't tell you how many times I have fallen asleep in the listening chair, waking up right before it's time to go to work. A good system and some good tunes will definitely keep you up and a rockin' much, much later than you should be up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jhayman View Post
    Well picked it up yesterday, pretty impressive size and weight for a Center channel.
    I know it's not Center but I'm trying to figure out where to put my TT.
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    Gorgeous setup J...but does your neck get tired watching tv like that?
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    Thanks Guys..Already lost a number of sleep hours, lol
    I don't know why when I post a pic sometimes it spins it sideways?
    Any suggestions of where I can put a TT?

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    I know they make LP shelves that are wall mounted. That may be something to consider, otherwise a dedicated stand that has some kind of weight to it may help. Perhaps a custom stand that has LP's underneath it to help weigh it down a bit.

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    These damned spammers are enough to make me want to shoot somebody. Anyway, I finally found this thread again. It turns out that the Target stands I was thinking of have been discontinued but I was able to locate one found here >>> http://fatwyre.com/Product/VW1-Pro-1...-for-Turntable Looks like it lists for $179.00

    After reading into it some, you may want to replace the wood within the shelf to help with the isolation and ringing from the hollow steel tubes. It turns out that Rega also has one but I haven't really researched into any of those because I know Target doesn't mess around with build quality. Their speaker stands I have are about as stout as one could get with a speaker stand with a great finish and a high durability factor. FWIW.

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    Thanks very much Tom..
    It looks like a nice shelf I was thinking I would have to go that way as I really don't have any place else to put a TT..
    Small house and that is the olnt way I can have my gear in the basement, any other way and I would be to close to it.
    Cheers...

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    You could mount Tv up higher then put a shelve for the center channel under it.
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    Great speakers. Now all you need is a great amp to take them to another level












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    ^^^^^^S'wat I was thinkin'......^^^^^^^
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    "I'm yet to hear a Polk speaker that merits more than a sentence and 60 seconds discussion."

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    The Studio Monitor 100's are a bit tricky to get to sound right. They are very sensitive to everything behind them and where they are placed. If space allows try to get as close to 3/4 the distance from the seating to one speaker spacing apart. So example is if you sit 10 feet away , the speakers should be 7.5 feet apart. Also point the tweeter behind your head and not directly at your nose or ears. Leave about 2 feet behind you where the 2 tweeter aiming points meet up.
    If you do not follow this setup with them , you will not hear everything they can do. In this setup is where the magic comes in. They really perform their best and you get all that they are out of them.

    Congrads on the find , they look to be in very nice shape.
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    Thanks PolkieMan
    My TV is already almost 6ft, not sure I can go much higher in that area as there is duct work running about another 2ft higher then I would be blocking most of the window and I still would be short on height accommodation for your suggestion..
    Need to keep thinking, but it's Sunday..lol
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    Thanks Mantis..
    I am in the process of fine tuning them like you describe now..
    They really do sound wonderful, Rich, Deep, Great Midrange and very nicesounding Highs, not overly Bright and Harsh at all, no high fatigue here..
    The Emotiva while is really my only experience other than a Rotel really makes them sound nice..
    My vinyl is really singing now..

    As for the Shape, If I was to post them on Audiogooon it would be a 9/10 with the 1/10 because they are out of the box..
    They truly are flawless..
    Not even broken in yet.
    Quote Originally Posted by mantis View Post
    The Studio Monitor 100's are a bit tricky to get to sound right. They are very sensitive to everything behind them and where they are placed. If space allows try to get as close to 3/4 the distance from the seating to one speaker spacing apart. So example is if you sit 10 feet away , the speakers should be 7.5 feet apart. Also point the tweeter behind your head and not directly at your nose or ears. Leave about 2 feet behind you where the 2 tweeter aiming points meet up.
    If you do not follow this setup with them , you will not hear everything they can do. In this setup is where the magic comes in. They really perform their best and you get all that they are out of them.

    Congrads on the find , they look to be in very nice shape.

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    Paradigm makes the coolest looking speaker.
    Looks great, love the center too.

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    Hi jhay, speakers look super cool in that finish congrats on the purchase. How do you find the sound from that center channel? Does the sheer size make a diff in the clarity at low volume?

    Great advice on placement from Dan as he knows his sh*t being a pro

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    Thanks RamZet..
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    Paradigm makes the coolest looking speaker.
    Looks great, love the center too.

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    Thanks polkfarmboy..
    The sheer size of the center allows it to dominate HT viewing which is really cool and the way it should be for HT viewing yopur center plays a Huge part in it.
    Yes even at much lower volumes it is very clear and acurate.
    Now I think i'll try a PC if i can find one out my way for a reasonable cost.

    Quote Originally Posted by polkfarmboy View Post
    Hi jhay, speakers look super cool in that finish congrats on the purchase. How do you find the sound from that center channel? Does the sheer size make a diff in the clarity at low volume?

    Great advice on placement from Dan as he knows his sh*t being a pro

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    Congrats on the great speakers!

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    Thanks Jake..
    They are really unbelievably Great sounding/looking IMO speakers.

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    Congrats on the great speakers!

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    that looks like a nice setup enjoy!

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    Very nice toys, can i play with them!! congrats!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaf09 View Post
    Very nice toys, can i play with them!! congrats!!
    Betcha you use that line in bars too.

    That center channel looks bad ass bro. Has to sound sweet as can be.

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