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UGH I have been reading about the hiss as well. It figures that there would be an issue. This would really be the perfect speaker. I emailed the company to see if the hiss issue has been resolved at all and if there are any local stores that sell them so I can check them out first. Genelec's are too expensive for me. They do look nice though.

When I get a response and/or check out these speakers in person I'll let you know how it goes. Till then I'll be looking still.
You'd think a company like Paradigm wouldn't have a common issue as easy to find in QA as a hiss? Maybe that was a bad amp or something... If you end up getting them post back with your thoughts on them.
 
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You'd think a company like Paradigm wouldn't have a common issue as easy to find in QA as a hiss? Maybe that was a bad amp or something... If you end up getting them post back with your thoughts on them.

My OCD won't allow myself to purchase speakers with a very audible hiss. I'll have to try them out in a store before I purchase. If I wasn't planning on using them almost entirely in the near field then it wouldn't be this big of an issue.
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Have you considered Audioengine A5's or Swans M2000MKIII? I know they aren't exactly high end, but they are far better than my old, old Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 ever was.
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Have you considered Audioengine A5's or Swans M2000MKIII? I know they aren't exactly high end, but they are far better than my old, old Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 ever was.
I've been looking at those just today. They seem to fit my needs well, not sure going from a Z2300 to their S8 sub would be a step up or not though considering price? This Logitech sub is pretty hard to beat. I might just move my two Polk 12" PSW505's from living room to my computer though soon when I start my DIY sub. lol
 
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I've been looking at those just today. They seem to fit my needs well, not sure going from a Z2300 to their S8 sub would be a step up or not though considering price? This Logitech sub is pretty hard to beat. I might just move my two Polk 12" PSW505's from living room to my computer though soon when I start my DIY sub. lol

I have never used the S8 subwoofer so I can't comment on its quality. I have however heard the subs for both Z2300 and Z5500, and TBH from a audiophile PoV, they were muddy at best. Sure there was a ton of oomph, but the quality of bass was not there. This is expected however, as they are mainly for usage by the average gamer or consumer and given the price for the entire setup, not a bad deal. I found both my Vedolyne 8" and Klipsch 10" subs were far better in the quality of bass, but they were a lot more expensive too.
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Have you considered Audioengine A5's or Swans M2000MKIII? I know they aren't exactly high end, but they are far better than my old, old Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 ever was.

 

Those are studio monitors, OP wants speakers for more musical enjoyment, not for producing/mixing. But most powered speakers these days are studios...


The Yamaha HS80M are probably one of the best monitors in the 500-600 dollar range, but those are rear ported.

 

Used pair of Adam A7s then?

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I have never used the S8 subwoofer so I can't comment on its quality. I have however heard the subs for both Z2300 and Z5500, and TBH from a audiophile PoV, they were muddy at best. Sure there was a ton of oomph, but the quality of bass was not there. This is expected however, as they are mainly for usage by the average gamer or consumer and given the price for the entire setup, not a bad deal. I found both my Vedolyne 8" and Klipsch 10" subs were far better in the quality of bass, but they were a lot more expensive too.

Quality of bass to me is how much stuff in my house I can rattle, I came from huge car stereos though so that is probably why I am the way i am lol. For gaming, you cannot tell they are muddy as I barely ever game loud enough with them. You are totally correct in they are cheap and muddy for louder music though and that is why i am looking to get a full replacement setup. My computer is in the same room as my weightlifting equipment and I like loud music for motivation. Are the Audioengine's capable of filling the entire house with music? I already have access to a receiver so for the $400+ I'd spend on though plus a subwoofer i could actually get higher quality bookshelf units and a sub. Thoughts?
 
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Those are studio monitors, OP wants speakers for more musical enjoyment, not for producing/mixing. But most powered speakers these days are studios...


The Yamaha HS80M are probably one of the best monitors in the 500-600 dollar range, but those are rear ported.

Used pair of Adam A7s then?

I understand they are still monitors, but they are far more musical than most monitor speakers I have heard. So is he looking for actual tower speakers?
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Quality of bass to me is how much stuff in my house I can rattle, I came from huge car stereos though so that is probably why I am the way i am lol. For gaming, you cannot tell they are muddy as I barely ever game loud enough with them. You are totally correct in they are cheap and muddy for louder music though and that is why i am looking to get a full replacement setup. My computer is in the same room as my weightlifting equipment and I like loud music for motivation. Are the Audioengine's capable of filling the entire house with music? I already have access to a receiver so for the $400+ I'd spend on though plus a subwoofer i could actually get higher quality bookshelf units and a sub. Thoughts?

If you already have a receiver, you really just need bookshelf speakers and a sub. The A5's can definitely rock a medium sized room. To literally rock the space of a house (gaming room, living room, any big room really), I am not sure they can output enough volume to fill up the entire area.
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I know its probably not the best setup, but I absolutely love my Polk monitor 40's and my jbl 12 sub. I have them running through an onkyo receiver and I love the sound of them!
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