Some people seem to forgoten that. David Nielsen of Stereo Design gave me the run of the house for my evaluation. Boy, what a great combination this turned out to be! The best of Sade sounds incredible,outstanding bass on these speakers,im runnig these speakers with a Marantz,yes thats a Marantz 2252b old school. But I wonder, now knowing, how the equipment matches or in some cases complements each other? There are also several passive floorstanders, a center-channel model, a powered subwoofer, and the subject of this review: the Persona B, a passive bookshelf model. I remember them sounding better to me than some Ohm pyramid things that could come in black laquer for 1000;s more. I probably should have had this done initially! I am not certain to what extent the beryllium cone of the midrange driver is the cause of the terrific midrange sound, and I am more inclined to believe that it is the overall construction and design of the speaker rather than exotic diaphragm material.
How could these small simple looking speakers sound good. For the music or movie lover on a budget, you will be amazed! I've had the same pair of Paradigm Titans for over 10 years now. These were hands down the best sounding speakers I listened to in the listening room for days before purchasing. After running room correction both the scooped vocal range and the treble peak were corrected for. They can get loud and have no problems doing so, and their imaging and soundstage is also terrific. I purchased these in 1988 and a couple years ago I fryed a voice coil again.
It came down to the 7se or the 9se, and I ended up stretching to get the 9se because the 7's seemed to lose a little something down low at higher levels, while the 9se's never faltered. Technology Advances Paradigm has long been known for outfitting its speakers with midrange and bass drive units that are virtually free of unwanted vibrational resonances, cone standing waves and micro distortions. Interestingly, the Studio 20's did not overly impress me but the Studio 40's sure did. Curious of what better read guys think because its been great in my opinion. There are other finishes including light cherry and black ash. That means an immersive, seamless, wired high-fidelity soundstage, wirelessly. I really like the Persona 5F speaker, and that may be obvious to anyone who has read the review up to this point.
I feel lucky to have had the pleasure of having a pair for the last 12 years. Between me and my cat we screwed up my first pair after ten years. What this translates into is a ton of slam on dynamic passages, plus you are able to hear subtle volume changes easier, which pull you more into the performance. Page 1 of 2 Introduction Paradigm is known for building great-sounding speakers that entry-level music and home theater enthusiasts can actually afford and can definitely enjoy. I went into Absolute Sound in Ann Arbor, Michigan, planning to buy something else. My bass concerns evaporated in my first hour of listening—in fact, its bass performance turned out to be one of the Atom's greatest strengths.
On the back are two sets of high-end binding posts to accommodate either bi-wiring or bi-amping options. I love the old Vifa tweeters in this box. My review samples are finished in a laminate called Rosenut. Their cabinets are fairly pedestrian looking wood and the grills don't come off. I haven't auditioned them, but if they're anything like the 9se, you'll love them. I gave up on acquiring something good at the big-box stores and ventured into a local HiFi shop.
As I noted before, their styling is reminiscent of a high-end luxury car. Because I have been a driver and system designer for many years now, it was thought my trained eye might cull some information from the brochure that would be pertinent to a measured evaluation. These speakers are capable of realistic reproduction as their output in decibals can reach levels approaching 120 decibals with the right setup and source material. I chose to leave the substantial jumpers in place, using a single pair of speaker cables for my listening. In contrast, the vast majority of North American speaker manufacturers build their affordable models offshore. The Atom's driver complement is good for a reported frequency response of 86Hz to 22kHz, though low-frequency extension is said to be 50Hz.
Great sound from fairly small and not too expensive towers. These speakers have a traditional look and can be placed out in a room for audiophile-esque positioning or integrated into a more interior designer-friendly environment with ease. Many speakers that can play at these levels cannot reproduce the subtle details that you hear in a more high-performance speaker. We look forward to reviewing these products in the near future. The mini's were a close second nad let me say the mini's kick butt! Prior to that, the Studio 20 big brother to the Studio 10 had been the entry-level model in the series. As good as the rapping sounded, even more surprising was the bass beat, which.
Nothing could touch them on that point. I cannot imagine a loudspeaker with more midrange clarity; in this range the Persona 5F were superb. After auditioning a few sets of speakers, I selected the Titans. It packs a powerful punch for music and home theater. All of the other Persona models feature multiple woofers in addition to their beryllium midrange and tweeter.
The Hookup As with all the speakers taking part in this challenge, I requested that the Atom be finished in black and that I receive five identical speakers - no matching centers or surrounds. I actually picked the Titans over a lot of speakers that were considerably more money. Highs, midrange, soundstage, and yes Bass was excellent. But I have the good fortune to review this against some truly audiophile speakers while driving them with top-quality equipment. I listen to both classical and jazz but what led me and my wife, who was listening too to prefer the Titans was the sound of violins; much warmer on Titans. What a great way to start you out on your home theater journey! They always sound great with all kinds of music and movies--the imaging is impressive as is the clarity and bass response. Design Advances The curved, modern look of the cabinetry in the Studio v.