Paradigm Reference Active Speakers

Apr 3, 2010
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I have active Paradigms but they are circa 1997 :). They were very unreliable with the vibrations causing speaker terminals to come loose, and another failures on the amp board. I got tired of fixing them.
 
Apr 23, 2016
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I have active Paradigms but they are circa 1997 :). They were very unreliable with the vibrations causing speaker terminals to come loose, and another failures on the amp board. I got tired of fixing them.
What a bummer, what are you using now?
 
Feb 8, 2011
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Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada
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Wow...19.5.1 → If you did not make a mistake with that number (typo) it means nineteen (19) satellite floor (ear level) speakers, five (5) subwoofers, and one (1) overhead (VOG: Voice of God) speaker. ...Or did you mean 19.1.5 ?

Nineteen floor speakers require a large room with several rows of seats, and several subs (you have five according to the number you mentioned), and only one overhead speaker? That can't be...you would need something like eight overhead ceiling speakers for such a larger room, or a minimum of six (and up to ten) above the listener's heads.

I'm all eyes. ears and brain open...and welcome to WBF. :b

Cheers,
 
Apr 23, 2016
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Wow...19.5.1 → If you did not make a mistake with that number (typo) it means nineteen (19) satellite floor (ear level) speakers, five (5) subwoofers, and one (1) overhead (VOG: Voice of God) speaker. ...Or did you mean 19.1.5 ?

Nineteen floor speakers require a large room with several rows of seats, and several subs (you have five according to the number you mentioned), and only one overhead speaker? That can't be...you would need something like eight overhead ceiling speakers for such a larger room, or a minimum of six (and up to ten) above the listener's heads.

I'm all eyes. ears and brain open...and welcome to WBF. :b

Cheers,
My bad that was a typo, that should be 9.1.5. In addition to the traditional 7 channels I have two wide channels which I use for Atmos, DTS Neo X and Audysey DSX. I also have a VOG speaker in addition to front and rear height channels. They are all Paradigm Reference Active series except the VOG.
 
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Feb 8, 2011
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Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada
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Ok, now you said 9.5.1 → the regular seven speakers plus the front wides, but the middle number is the LFE channel, and you have five LFE channels?
And the last number is the overhead speakers, and you only have one? ...Did you mean 9.1.5 with four overheads plus the VOG speaker channel right in the center above?

* What kind of SSP or receiver do you have? All inexpensive ones (below roughly $9,000) can only play twelve channels simultaneously...9.1.2 or 7.1.4
Sure you can setup for more, like 9.1.5 but they won't all play together @ the same time. ...That's three too many.
 

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