Almost a year ago, I upgraded my crappy Pioneer amp to the wonderful NAD T752.
So far, I have been using a combination of 4 paradigm titans, a CC 170 and a Dbox sub for speakrs. Everything is hooked up trough Accoustic research Master series (really nice cables for the price).
I am now quitting Futureshop and am wondering if its worth the upgrade (going from Titans as front to Athena AS F2) ? I obviously get great price reduction at staff purchase and so, this is a one time deal for me now.
I wouldn't switch from Paradigm's to Athena but would instead upgrade your Titan mains to a higher Paradigm speaker, whatever your budget allows. Athena mains with a Paradigm center doesn't make sense to me. Keep your system all Paradigm.
Thanks for the inputs. Well this is stricly a budget releated question. I don't feel like I need to upgrade my HT right now, it's just that at the price I'd grab the Athena (something like 350 $ Can, 280 $ US for the pair) it might have been worth it. I really love the sound of the Athenas (listened to them connected to an HK 525).
It depends really on how you prefer your sound. I hesitate to call it an improvement as the Titans are great speakers. I'm leaning towards different rather than improvement. Only thing I didn't like with the Titan is the construction.
I have the asf-2's and the hk525 and really enjoy them. I highly recommend them to anybody who asks. However, I haven't heard the Titans. I have heard the Paradigm Atom speakers, and they sound really good. However, I prefer the crisp sound of the Athena's tweeters. You really need to compare them and decide for yourself. If would be great if you could try them out on the same reciever in your house. Now that would be the ulitmate test. Could you take them home and try them out?
Out of curiosity, what is it you don't prefer with the Titan construction? I'm new and learning!