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#199076 - 03/04/08 07:56 PM Re: Axiom M80 V2 vs. Paradigm Monitor 11 V3 [Re: doormat]
samiam Offline
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Registered: 03/04/08
Posts: 15
Loc: Michgan's UP
Thanks for the read Matt. This is exactly the stuff I'm lookin' for. Man I dig this site....and I don't even have aany home theatre/stereo stuff yet.

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#199095 - 03/04/08 10:50 PM Re: Axiom M80 V2 vs. Paradigm Monitor 11 V3 [Re: samiam]
terzaghi Offline
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Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 4848
Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Before you know it you'll have $10,000 worth of AV equipment and 5000 posts!
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#199159 - 03/05/08 09:41 AM Re: Axiom M80 V2 vs. Paradigm Monitor 11 V3 [Re: samiam]
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Registered: 07/26/06
Posts: 2102
Loc: Hollywood. (Canadian @ <3)
 Originally Posted By: samiam
Thanks for the read Matt. This is exactly the stuff I'm lookin' for. Man I dig this site....and I don't even have aany home theatre/stereo stuff yet.

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#199414 - 03/07/08 02:48 AM Re: Axiom M80 V2 vs. Paradigm Monitor 11 V3 [Re: doormat]
Wiggins Offline
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Registered: 11/18/07
Posts: 57
Loc: Halifax, Nova Scotia
So after about 7 months of searching for my new setup, I finally pulled the trigger on the first phase of my speaker setup. I sold my existing Sony tower surround set that I had since college and picked up the Monitor 11's as well as the CC290. I originally had the bigger 390, but due to WAF and unable to find a good place to put it, went with the 290 and am extremely impressed even though I may have downgraded. I was going to go witht he Axiom m60's and VP150. I also picked up a new TV stand but still in the market for a new LCD/Plasma. I still have my 27" JVC tube tv. Due to the weird configuration of the room, I have not gotten the surround speakers yet until I figure out a good way to hide wires. Before I had a wireless setup for the rear speakers, but it just wasn't my cup of coffee, and I didn't like the fact of having a cheap wireless amplifier paired up with my Onkyo reciever. Nevertheless, it still provided the surround sound but at 10% distortion, I got rid of it. It was a good showdown between Axiom and Paradigm. I preferred the look of the new monitor series. I auditioned many different setups through the course and at one time I was dead set on getting the Axioms due to the hype I read on here, but I got a great deal on my setup and was thoroughly impressed with the sound. I auditioned against many speaker 2-3 times expensive, some I liked, some I thought were not worth the extra grand or more. Unfortunately I never got to audition the Axioms but do not doubt the quality of the speakers reproduction, it drove me crazy on what to go with, including my girlfriend haha. I have some pictures of the setup which is in my apartment which is very well soundproofed, but I don't listen at ridiculous levels. A question I have is would the QS8's go well with the setup I have. The rear speakers for the Monitor Series is around 800-900 dollars for the pair. I am also looking for an 46" LCD tv and have narrowed it down between the Sony XBR or W series, or the new Samsung, Toshiba Regza, or Sharp Aquos series all with 120 hz. So we'll see which way I go there. I spent 1200 on the speakers with tax.

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#199415 - 03/07/08 04:46 AM Re: Axiom M80 V2 vs. Paradigm Monitor 11 V3 [Re: Wiggins]
jakewash Offline
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Registered: 12/26/03
Posts: 10399
Loc: Calgary, Alberta
Good deal on the Monitors. If I hadn't heard Axioms before I heard the Monitor 11s I would have bought them as well. Great sound for the price, just like Axioms.

I think you need to ship(collect through Purolator) me the center so I can do a direct comparison to the VP150 and VP100. I promise to ship it back\:\).

Those Paradigm centers are quite large, I don't think I could even swing one into my HT.

I know thw QS8s will fit in great with the Paradigms, very similar sound.
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#199421 - 03/07/08 07:24 AM Re: Axiom M80 V2 vs. Paradigm Monitor 11 V3 [Re: Wiggins]
davidsch Offline
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Registered: 06/02/03
Posts: 678
Loc: Houston, Texas
Glad to hear that you are enjoying your new speakers. That is what this hobby is all about. I would not hesitate to include QS8s as surrounds in your system as they are exceptional speakers.

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#199461 - 03/07/08 02:38 PM Re: Axiom M80 V2 vs. Paradigm Monitor 11 V3 [Re: davidsch]
doormat Offline
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Registered: 10/28/07
Posts: 395
Loc: Cold Lake, AB
I also have the 11s with ADP-170s and I can tell you my next purchase will be QS8s. I haven't heard the 5 driver ADP-390 but I have heard the QS8s and they are infinitely better than the 170s (which are actually pretty good, and shall be demoted to system 2: M2/PDR10).
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#199493 - 03/07/08 08:15 PM Re: Axiom M80 V2 vs. Paradigm Monitor 11 V3 [Re: doormat]
terzaghi Offline
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Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 4848
Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
I never did like the look of paradigm speakers with the grills off. When I auditioned them the salesmen tried to take the grill off and the black thing shown on the bottom of your speakers came off and he couldn't get it back on.

I thought they sounded good though.

The center channel that matches those speakers is entirely to big for 90% of the HT's I have seen. The one you got looks much better. Glad to hear you like it.
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#199498 - 03/07/08 08:55 PM Re: Axiom M80 V2 vs. Paradigm Monitor 11 V3 [Re: Wiggins]
chesseroo Offline
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Registered: 05/13/02
Posts: 4832
Loc: western canada
 Originally Posted By: Wiggins
So after about 7 months of searching for my new setup, I finally pulled the trigger on the first phase of my speaker setup. I sold my existing Sony tower surround set that I had since college and picked up the Monitor 11's as well as the CC290. I originally had the bigger 390, but due to WAF and unable to find a good place to put it, went with the 290 and am extremely impressed even though I may have downgraded. I was going to go witht he Axiom m60's and VP150. I also picked up a new TV stand but still in the market for a new LCD/Plasma. I still have my 27" JVC tube tv. Due to the weird configuration of the room, I have not gotten the surround speakers yet until I figure out a good way to hide wires. Before I had a wireless setup for the rear speakers, but it just wasn't my cup of coffee, and I didn't like the fact of having a cheap wireless amplifier paired up with my Onkyo reciever. Nevertheless, it still provided the surround sound but at 10% distortion, I got rid of it. It was a good showdown between Axiom and Paradigm. I preferred the look of the new monitor series. I auditioned many different setups through the course and at one time I was dead set on getting the Axioms due to the hype I read on here, but I got a great deal on my setup and was thoroughly impressed with the sound. I auditioned against many speaker 2-3 times expensive, some I liked, some I thought were not worth the extra grand or more. Unfortunately I never got to audition the Axioms but do not doubt the quality of the speakers reproduction, it drove me crazy on what to go with, including my girlfriend haha. I have some pictures of the setup which is in my apartment which is very well soundproofed, but I don't listen at ridiculous levels. A question I have is would the QS8's go well with the setup I have. The rear speakers for the Monitor Series is around 800-900 dollars for the pair. I am also looking for an 46" LCD tv and have narrowed it down between the Sony XBR or W series, or the new Samsung, Toshiba Regza, or Sharp Aquos series all with 120 hz. So we'll see which way I go there. I spent 1200 on the speakers with tax.

Hey you got speakers that are good quality that you like. That is the most important thing.
We'll worry about hanging you by the thumbs after our clocks spring forward.

Consider the Axiom QSx series as surrounds. They will disperse sound in an 'awkward' room far better than you think.
Worry about hiding wires later.
Music first.
;\)
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