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Hey guys, I am totally unsure of the quailty of the bookshelf speakers...
All I know is that they are made by Paradigm (good company?) and are the Theater 70 v2 models

Here is the specs for the others
Design Acoustics Point Source by Audio-Technica model PS-55
Freq. Response: 65-20,000Hz
Amp Power: 10-75 watts/channel
Sensitivity: 88 dB SPL/W/m
Impedance: 8 ohms

I already know the loudspeakers are of high quality.. but unsure on this so-called "Paradigm" set
Edited by raidmaxGuy - 2/18/11 at 2:09pm
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Haha sounds like an old paradigm mini....that impedance is incredibly low! ipods have an output of 16 ohms nowadays. Why don't you plug it in, tell us how it sounds! Maybe a picture would be cool.
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Haha sounds like an old paradigm mini....that impedance is incredibly low! ipods have an output of 16 ohms nowadays. Why don't you plug it in, tell us how it sounds! Maybe a picture would be cool.
I will be glad to share some pics,just gotta dig out my OLD canon because my brand new Sony dSLR is messed up ..... the Paradigms sound crisp, but to get them to a decent volume level, the mid range jumps pretty hard...

as for the design acoustics, I did NOT do the tweeter replacement on these... my dad did a long time ago, they are Kenwood KFC-I101 i think... but regardless of the low impedance, these things pack some power!, of course my poor 360w stereo is at about volume 20 out of 30

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eww those pics came out horrid
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Quote:
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Haha sounds like an old paradigm mini....that impedance is incredibly low! ipods have an output of 16 ohms nowadays. Why don't you plug it in, tell us how it sounds! Maybe a picture would be cool.
The majority of speakers have an impedance rating of 4, 6 or 8 Ohms. Headphones are completely different and can be anywhere between 16 and 600 Ohms.
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Neither of those are really suitable for mains, the design acoustics speakers could be used as a bedroom system with sub.

What are you using now?
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Paradigm is a great speaker company, most(if not all) of their speakers are considered hi-fi, but I don't know if that goes the same for their older speakers.
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Yeah, speakers always have low ohms compared to headphones. Also, they don't look that old, I was expecting some wooden 1970s ones.
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Yeah, speakers always have low ohms compared to headphones. Also, they don't look that old, I was expecting some wooden 1970s ones.
hah i saw some old Sony speakers with the 18" drivers in the thrift store... too bad whoever owned em last totally ruined them
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Neither of those are really suitable for mains, the design acoustics speakers could be used as a bedroom system with sub.

What are you using now?
Im using crappy Altec Lansing AVS300's and I have a 50w Aiwa 8" sub that I am going to pair the Design Acoustics with, so that really isnt a concern, what I probably plan on doing when i get a new desk is putting the tv on the desk and have the system hooked up to both the tv and the computer
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