Bronze MemberUsername: Thephatp
Post Number: 30
- Better sound in Classical and Jazz (especially imaging)
- Had very good mid-range, which made it sound very full; this is really nice (again, for imaging especially)
- Voices in Rock/Alternative and Country were not as crisp as the Paradigms (surprising, considering how they are considered "brighter")
- Sounded a little bass-heavy in Rock/Alternative and Country; just wasn't quite as tight
- Sounded better in Rock/Alternative and Country b/c the voices sounded very crisp. They were very clear and easier to hear than the Klipsch (the Klipsch sounded more live; Paradigm more like singing through a very crisp mic)
- Had tight bass
- Bass was not as full as the Klipsch, so it sounded like it was lacking there
- Imaging in classical and Jazz just was not as good
Ok, so my wife and I listen to everything, so we can't really pick one geared more towards one genre rather than another because of this.
Any help? Can any of these problems be corrected by the amp?
I was listening to the Klipsch RF-25 and Paradigm Monitor 9's. The Monitor 7s just aren't enough to rival the RF-25s. My budget is around $1200-$1500 for Mains, Center, and Sub.
Man, this is REALLY hard to make a good decision. The only speakers I have melted over have been the RF-25s, but that's only been in ONE setup. The 3 other places I have heard them haven't been as impressive, so I'm not as sold.
PS. I'm going to listen to the Axiom's sometime this next week.
Silver MemberUsername: Edison
Glendale, CA US
Post Number: 669
Try to hear these :
Monitor audio silver
Paradigm studio 20
I like these better than klipsch for sure - klipsch sounds too artificial for me. Some love them, some don't - not all the people like them.
Gold MemberUsername: Jan_b_vigne
Post Number: 4137
Break out the credit card to put a deposit on the two pairs of speakers you prefer. (In case you don't already know, never compare more than two pairs of speakers at one time. Make your decision between those two and then eliminate and add the next to compare against the one pair which stays.) Let the shop know you want to spend the weekend comparing the two pair of speakers on your system, in your room. Make your decision with your wife's input and return the less desireable pair to get your deposit back. Take your wife to dinner and thank her for her assistance. Suggest she did so well you want her to help decide on the new power amplifier you've been looking at.
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