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#138221 - 05/12/06 05:26 PM M 60 vs Paradigm Monitor 7
xmgb Offline

Registered: 07/18/04
Posts: 4
Witch speaker would sound the best overall(Home Theater
Music) in a room 17w*21L*8H.Inclosed and have M22 to put on back wall.Pioneer Elite 100 w receiver?

#138222 - 05/12/06 05:34 PM Re: M 60 vs Paradigm Studio 7
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Registered: 05/03/03
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Loc: NoVA
Are you looking at the Paradigm Monitor 7s? There's no Studio 7 in the lineup.

If you're looking at Monitors, the M60s blow them out of the water. One of the board regulars upgraded from Monitor 9s (which are noticeably superior to Monitor 7s) to M22s (the M60's bookshelf counterpart), and the difference was pretty staggering.

The Paradigm Studio line speakers are more comparable to the M60s-I've heard them favorably compared with the Studio 100s, although I'd probably put the comparison with the 80s or 60s just based on the product line.
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#138223 - 05/12/06 05:39 PM Re: M 60 vs Paradigm Studio 7
xmgb Offline

Registered: 07/18/04
Posts: 4
Thanks for the reply.Made a mistake with speaker type.

#138224 - 05/12/06 06:00 PM Re: M 60 vs Paradigm Monitor 7
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Registered: 05/01/02
Posts: 906
Loc: Davenport, Iowa, USA
Hmmm...I just replied to Yates28 post and he said he replaced his Paradigm 7se v2 (I assume this is the same model?) with the M60's. Maybe he can give you more info. about the differences between them. From the looks of it though, he's really happy with his M60's.
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#138225 - 05/12/06 11:59 PM Re: M 60 vs Paradigm Monitor 7
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Registered: 02/04/04
Posts: 1674
Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
This past weekend I went with a friend to listen to speakers because he wanted to upgrade. We listed to the Paradigm's and frankly was amazed at how average they sounded (esp their center channel). Their $500 sub has decent output but zero clarity (all boom). So we headed back to my place and played the same material on my system. I had a feeling he would be able to tell the difference and he did as he now has an order into Axiom for 6 speakers.

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#138226 - 07/20/06 07:19 PM Re: Breaking news! [Re: INANE]
littleb Offline

Registered: 08/03/03
Posts: 1235
Loc: Moorhead, Minnesota/US
The Paradigm studio and monitor series are being discontinued and combined to produce one speaker line, the aluminum sided Millienia line, at least according to my local dealer. At least that's the line they're going to carry. The Dumbing down of Audio movement claims another victory. I again listened to the studio 20s and the monitor 7 & 9s while I was there. I agree that the 7s sound very average. For what it's worth, I still think my M22s are preferable over the studio 20s.

#138227 - 07/20/06 08:12 PM Re: Breaking news! [Re: littleb]
Jordan Offline

Registered: 03/29/06
Posts: 169
Loc: Ottawa, Canada
Agreed. The M60s are much better than the Paradigm 7's and 9's. However, the Monitor 7's can be had for a few hundred $ less than the M60s. The Paradigms were ok. However, they sounded a little hollowed out to me - no mid range.

What are they doing to the Monitor and Studio lines? They are combining them? Aluminum sided? Weird. I've heard good things about the Studio line. Too bad.

#138228 - 07/21/06 08:25 AM Re: Breaking news! [Re: Jordan]
littleb Offline

Registered: 08/03/03
Posts: 1235
Loc: Moorhead, Minnesota/US
I believe my local dealer just isn't going to sell the studios and monitors. He's only going to sell the Millenia line. That's the way they seem to do business out here in the hinterland. That's ok. Then they can't complain too loudly when I make my home audio purchases in Ontario. I don't believe Paradigm is going to dump the reference line.

#138229 - 07/22/06 10:23 AM Re: M 60 vs Paradigm Monitor 7 [Re: xmgb]
bridgman Offline

Registered: 08/25/04
Posts: 5512
Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
My brother in law bought a Paradigm setup including Monitor 7s for his home system. At the time he was sure they would outperform my Axioms.

The Paradigms sound OK (they are still pretty decent speakers, and I'm not sure he could have done better for the $$ from a traditional dealer) but everyone who hears both systems ends up deciding that the M60s are more clear than the Paradigms, particularly for movies.

We have not had time to do an A/B test in the same room but I don't think the room differences are significant in this case.

Edited by bridgman (07/22/06 10:24 AM)

#138230 - 07/24/06 09:42 AM Re: M 60 vs Paradigm Monitor 7 [Re: xmgb]
bflat Offline

Registered: 05/15/06
Posts: 28
Loc: Ontario Canada
I too was comparing Monitor 7's with the M60's. Sound wise, the M60's are far better than the monitors. The best thing about the monitors though is the real wood finish, it looks a lot better than the vinyl. If looks and price mean more than sound quality, go with the monitors.

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