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    Default Polk & Paradigm Comparison

    Outside of Polk, the next brand of speakers I would probably consider purchasing would be Paradigm. If anyone out there is familiar with both, what Paradigm line of speakers would be in the same class to do a fair comparison with Polks RTi series?
    Main theater: Paradigm Studio 100's v4 L/R, CC690 Center, ADP 590 x4 Surrounds. Dual Outlaw LFM-EX-1's, Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010 as Processor, Anthem PVA-7 Amp

    Secondary System: Polk RTi 6 L/R, CSi3, Center, FXi3 x4 Surrounds, Def-Tech Supercube II, Pioneer Elite VSX-23 Receiver

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    Monitor series.

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    Thanks Zero
    Main theater: Paradigm Studio 100's v4 L/R, CC690 Center, ADP 590 x4 Surrounds. Dual Outlaw LFM-EX-1's, Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010 as Processor, Anthem PVA-7 Amp

    Secondary System: Polk RTi 6 L/R, CSi3, Center, FXi3 x4 Surrounds, Def-Tech Supercube II, Pioneer Elite VSX-23 Receiver

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    Paradigm has a very good sound quality (like Polk) .. But, i prefeer Polk. Listen carefully...has a little bit clean sound than Paradigms. Try.

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    Going to my local 6th Ave Electronics to listen to some Paradigms now.
    Main theater: Paradigm Studio 100's v4 L/R, CC690 Center, ADP 590 x4 Surrounds. Dual Outlaw LFM-EX-1's, Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010 as Processor, Anthem PVA-7 Amp

    Secondary System: Polk RTi 6 L/R, CSi3, Center, FXi3 x4 Surrounds, Def-Tech Supercube II, Pioneer Elite VSX-23 Receiver

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    Paradigm makes good solid speakers, enjoy your audition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zero
    Monitor series.

    I agree. The next step for me from the R series is going right to some studio 20 or 40's.

    I would consider these a little below the Lsi line. Though I can't afford the power for the Lsi's. =(


    As someone said before. both are great companies and my dad owns a pair of monitor 7's.


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    After my audition I found that the Paradign Monitor 7's do sound very good, but I still prefer the sound of the Polk RTi 8's.

    The Studio series is a step up, and will be a consideration if I look to upgrade my main theater.

    For the home office setup, which is where I was actually thinking of putting the Paradigms, I'll stick with the RTi 6's, 4's, CSi3, and FXis, for now. Thanks for the input.
    Main theater: Paradigm Studio 100's v4 L/R, CC690 Center, ADP 590 x4 Surrounds. Dual Outlaw LFM-EX-1's, Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010 as Processor, Anthem PVA-7 Amp

    Secondary System: Polk RTi 6 L/R, CSi3, Center, FXi3 x4 Surrounds, Def-Tech Supercube II, Pioneer Elite VSX-23 Receiver

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    Other add point to Polk RTi instead the Paradigms..are the finish.

    The RTi's looks far better and pretty than the models of Paradigms :D

    (and the sound too, obviously)

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    I agree with Seby, the RTi have real wood veneers while the Paradigms dont graduate from the vinyl veneers until the Sig series - but then, we're talking post $2000.
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    Martin Logan Vantage (4.75/5)-ML Mosaic (4.25/5)-Onix Ref1 (3.7/5)-Sonus Faber Concerto (3.5/5)-SF Concertino (3/5)-Axiom M22ti (2.75/5)-Polk LSi9 (3.75/5)-LSi7 (3.25/5)-HK AVR330-Rotel RC1070/RB1070/RB1090-SVS 25-31PC+ sub
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    Seby, and Joey, both of you make good points. I will be enjoying my Polks for quite a while.
    Main theater: Paradigm Studio 100's v4 L/R, CC690 Center, ADP 590 x4 Surrounds. Dual Outlaw LFM-EX-1's, Yamaha Aventage RX-A1010 as Processor, Anthem PVA-7 Amp

    Secondary System: Polk RTi 6 L/R, CSi3, Center, FXi3 x4 Surrounds, Def-Tech Supercube II, Pioneer Elite VSX-23 Receiver

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    The Paradigm Studio series v2 had the veneer as an option. I had the rosenut which looked absolutely stellar.

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