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Receiver for Paradigm speakers

 

New member
Username: Ibre34

Post Number: 1
Registered: Jan-05
Hi

I have Paradigm Monitor 3 and Paradigm CC-370 speakers.

Which receiver will match my speakers better?

Marantz, Denon, Yamaha? I go 80% music and 20% movies

Any help will be apreciated
 

Bronze Member
Username: Dloweman

Post Number: 67
Registered: Nov-04
The denon and yamaha are a better match with paradigm than marantz. If you want for mostly music I would suggest you look at NAD and rotel as well as they are both excellent for music and match well with paradigm.
 

New member
Username: Ibre34

Post Number: 2
Registered: Jan-05
I have read about some problems with NAD receivers. Do you know anything about it?
 

Gold Member
Username: Project6

Post Number: 2625
Registered: Dec-03
What is your budget? Very important when making recommendations.

About the NAD. I personally do not know of any person having problems with their respective unit. I see it on this forum, though, be aware that this is not indicative of the entire run. You will hear mostly problems as the owner of units that have no problems are not too vocal about their praise.

The internet just amplifies (sorry for the pun) these problems. NAD support is excellent so, no worries! If you like it, get it!

cheers
 

New member
Username: Ibre34

Post Number: 3
Registered: Jan-05
I don't live in the US but my budget is about US$1000. What do you recomend?

Thanks a lot !
 

Gold Member
Username: Project6

Post Number: 2627
Registered: Dec-03
Denon 3805
 

New member
Username: Ibre34

Post Number: 4
Registered: Jan-05
Denon 3805 is not THX certified.

Has anyone tested the Onkyo TX-SR702 with Paradigm Monitor 3 speakers?

Thanks again!
 

Silver Member
Username: Riches1

Atlanta, GA US

Post Number: 132
Registered: Apr-04
Isaac:

I concur with Berny and dlowe, get the Denon 3805.

THX select certification on the Onkyo 702 doesn't mean that it sounds better. My last reciever was the Onkyo 701 (also THX select certified) and I now have the Denon 3805. I prefer the 3805 for both music and movies. ( I also used to own some Paradigm Mini Monitors)

If your use is 90% music, why are concerned with THX certification?
 

New member
Username: Ibre34

Post Number: 5
Registered: Jan-05
Thanks for your advice. I'm going to the store to "test drive" the Denon :-)

I owns a Kenwood VR-6070 but I am not very happy with it
 

Gold Member
Username: Project6

Post Number: 2633
Registered: Dec-03
I thought the 6070 is THX certified?
 

New member
Username: Ibre34

Post Number: 6
Registered: Jan-05
Yeah...the 6070 is good for movies but not very good for music .... I got the message
 

Bronze Member
Username: Dloweman

Post Number: 71
Registered: Nov-04
Isaac, while you are out trying the 3805 you should listen to a yamaha, either the 1500 or 2500. Some like them better than denon, some prefer denon. I have paradigm and have listened to them both with paradigm and am not really sure which i prefer, but the yamaha might save you some money as they are a little cheaper than the denon.
 

Bronze Member
Username: Dloweman

Post Number: 72
Registered: Nov-04
oh, and by the way I also have a kenwood with my paradigms (705) and know how you feel, does the job for movies and is lacking for music. I will be getting a denon or yamaha as soon as I get a job!!!!
 

New member
Username: Ibre34

Post Number: 7
Registered: Jan-05
Ohhh....Good luck !
 

New member
Username: Ibre34

Post Number: 8
Registered: Jan-05
BTW my Kenwood gets very hot when I am using THX or DTS. I cound easily cook my diner on it while watching-

Anyone else have this problem?
 

Gold Member
Username: Project6

Post Number: 2636
Registered: Dec-03
Yes, the 6070 had that problem on power hungry speakers, that's why they came out with the 7080 and it is much better.
 

New member
Username: Ibre34

Post Number: 9
Registered: Jan-05
Another reazon for upgrade.

And a last question. What receiver would you recommend between $500 and $800 range?
 

Bronze Member
Username: Dloweman

Post Number: 75
Registered: Nov-04
Yamaha rxv1500 or 2500, not sure of the pricing in the US
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