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03-25-2007, 12:35 PM
Im adding a 15x20 addition in my basement,I want to limit my audio components and speakers to 10-15k$ I want big speakers big sound but the choices are endless so are prices.I dont want to spend thousands on a cd player or dvd player. I listened to paradigm signature series( 8s,4s,2s I think) and Anthem processor and amplifiers I was very impressed but I dont know squat about hi end audio! This pairing was pricey, 20k I think?
Does anyone have any comments on paradigm and anthem I would greatly appreciate it also any other recommendations too.

Mr Peabody
03-25-2007, 02:47 PM
I didn't think Anthem/Paradigm would be $20k expensive. You might try the same Processor and amp with the Studio series. Anthem in my opinion is a decent product, it's better than what I'd call mid-fi brands like Adcom, Rotel or NAD but not quite as good as brands like Krell, Levinson or Bryston. I thought an Anthem processor was around $3k to $3.5k and a multi-channel amp for less. I'm not an expert on Paradigm but the Signature series may be more than what you need.

Arcam has a very good processor for $2.5k and their FMJ amp line is also very good. This could be n option to check out. In speakers bigger is not always better. Give a listen to Dynaudio. If you will have plenty of room for he speakers check out Martin Logan. They are very nice electrostatic design. They have a few pair with built in amplification for the bass modules. Those sound very good. For the best sound, you are on the right track with separate amp and processor.

03-25-2007, 05:26 PM
thank u mr peabody

03-25-2007, 09:38 PM
On a $15,000 budget, here is a 7.1 home theater system I would consider building:

Fronts: Paradigm Studio 100
Center: Paradigm Studio CC-570
Surrounds: Paradigm Studio ADP-470
Rear Surrounds: Paradigm Studio ADP-470
Subwoofer: Paradigm Servo-15

Total: $7,000

Preamp/Processor: Anthem AVM 50
Poweramp: Anthem PVA 7

Total: $6,000

HD Players: Toshiba HD-A2 and Sony PlayStation 3
Universal Remote: Logitech Harmony 890
Cabling: 3 HDMI cables, 7 interconnects, speaker cabling, subwoofer cable
Surge Protector: Belkin SurgeMaster

Total: $2,000

GRAND TOTAL: $15,000

03-25-2007, 10:03 PM

PSB Platinum T8's (fronts)
PSB Platinum C4 (center)
PSB Platinum M2 (surrounds)
PSB Subseris 10 (sub)

Total: $7,500

Parasound Halo A52 (amp)
Parasound Halo C2 (processor)

Total: $6,000

Denon 3910 (DVD player)

Total $1,500

GRAND TOTAL: $15,000