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#246347 - 02/11/09 03:39 PM QS8 and Paradigm
Hogie Offline
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Hello,
I'm in desperate need of upgrade, the surrounds I'm using now are some real dull Bose acoustimass 5s. My mains are Paradigm studio 100s. Wondering if anyone else is using a mix of Paradigm and Axiom and how well they sound together. the Axiom QS8s' dimensions and optional wall brackets would work much better than the Paradigm surrounds in my room as far as fit goes. Paradigm offers no flexibility with mounting options.
I'd also like to meet someone who has some Axioms in the northern Virginia area so I could hear them. I'll buy the beer.
-Hogie

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#246349 - 02/11/09 03:48 PM Re: QS8 and Paradigm [Re: Hogie]
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That'll be just fine. Studio 100s and Axioms are reputed to sound pretty similar, and you don't really run into as many timbre mismatch problems with surrounds. I've heard of some people in NoVa...
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#246350 - 02/11/09 03:56 PM Re: QS8 and Paradigm [Re: Ken.C]
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 Originally Posted By: kcarlile
I've heard of some people in NoVa...


Nova Scotia?? That's an awful long drive \:\) .

Just noticed that was your first post, so I'm warning you that many of us here have M80-EP 800 syndrome so we might try to talk you into them


Edited by wheelz999 (02/11/09 04:02 PM)
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#246353 - 02/11/09 04:09 PM Re: QS8 and Paradigm [Re: Ya_basta]
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Yeah, I understand. I'm still beside myself with these studio 100s, It'll take a hell of a jedi mind trick to separate me from them. Thanx for the quick responses.

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#246355 - 02/11/09 04:18 PM Re: QS8 and Paradigm [Re: Hogie]
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Those Studio 100s are some nice speakers, Hogie, I looked at some myself. I think the QS8s as noted by Ken, would blend with the 100s quite nicely as they are both very detailed. \:\)
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#246356 - 02/11/09 04:34 PM Re: QS8 and Paradigm [Re: Hogie]
Ya_basta Offline
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 Originally Posted By: Hogie
Yeah, I understand. I'm still beside myself with these studio 100s, It'll take a hell of a jedi mind trick to separate me from them. Thanx for the quick responses.


I was actually joking around, kind of an inside joke. Everyone is extremely helpful here, as they've helped me immensely and continue to.
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#246364 - 02/11/09 06:07 PM Re: QS8 and Paradigm [Re: Ya_basta]
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I agree with Ken and Adrian; the QS8's would be just great with those Paradigms. I heard the QS8's paired with Monitor Audio mains at the home of a former forum regular, and the results were very satisfying.
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#246368 - 02/11/09 09:14 PM Re: QS8 and Paradigm [Re: tomtuttle]
Hogie Offline
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Now that's the kind of stuff I wanna hear! Thanks everyone.
Hey TomTuttle, your signature is a phrase I have been standing by for years. Cheers!

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#246370 - 02/11/09 09:20 PM Re: QS8 and Paradigm [Re: Hogie]
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I think the Q's will blend nicely with the Studios.
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#246386 - 02/12/09 12:42 AM Re: QS8 and Paradigm [Re: Hogie]
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Hogie,

I live in Leesburg, have Axiom M22s, VP100, QS8s, and an EP500. I love beer, too. Send me a PM (click my name to the left and choose Send a PM) if you want to come by some time. \:\)

Caveat: our schedule's a bit tight this week and through the weekend, and my wife has final veto power on the home schedule.
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