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    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.

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    St. Louis, MO, USA
    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.

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    thank u mr peabody

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    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
    Last edited by elapsed; 03-25-2007 at 11:05 PM.

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    I would build this...


    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

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