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Old 09-17-2016, 09:03 PM
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Default Paradigm Persona Series--New Flagship Models!

Link to specs, photos and short review of the Paradigm Persona Series--new top of the line with beryllium tweeter, new beryllium midrange, and active amplification and advanced equalization for the woofers in the floor standers.

Paradigm Persona Series Loudspeakers Preview & Demo | Audioholics



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Old 09-18-2016, 11:28 PM
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Wow, never liked Paradigm looks. But, the above looks splendid. IMO.
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Old 10-01-2016, 01:39 PM
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I got to hear the TOL speaker the first day it was out, so it wasn't nearly broken in. They were very nice and have the chance to be outstanding,but at this price point there are a ton of competitors from Vandersteen to Wilson to (fill in the name). I posted thoughts on the other thread about this speaker. The only hybrid powered sub is the largest one. the other floor standers are passive. I'm excited to hear the hybrid again soon after it's fully broken in. It's not the typical Paradigm sound that's for sure and personally I feel thats a good thing. I have owned Paradigm speakers in the past and have given a pair to my daughter who loves them.
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Heard the 9H .Awesome!!!
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Old 03-11-2017, 12:16 AM
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I just auditioned the Paradigm Persona 7F and B Models. I love this series. Impressive. Paradigm is in the game.

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Old 03-11-2017, 12:31 PM
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I auditioned the 9h's again for a few hours. They are nice sounding speakers, but honestly I don't get the cost. I realize it's a Paradigm thread, but I honestly feel my Quatro's are much better overall. More revealing, more natural highs, clearer overall, more realistic sound stage. The 9's do have outstanding bass. I think they've done a great job there. I'm not the biggest fan of the room correction either. I heard it smooth out many parts of the spectrum. They were very noticeable, however I also feel it puts a spec of a veil on the sound and as this price point, that should be the opposite for me. Was it the best speaker in his store? Yes, it was. It was better than the top of the line Meridian (also not a favorite of mine) and it blew away all the Focal Sopra's and again, it wasn't even close. I'd like to hear it agains the 20k Legacy and the Vandersteen Quatro (14k) and Vandersteen 5ct at 30k or so.

Again, it's a wonderful speaker and those who get it will be very very happy. I just listen to a ton of stuff out there and didn't fall in love for the cost. It does have much more detail than the similarly priced Wilsons (which to me lack true inner detail compared to most high end speakers).
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Old 03-17-2017, 02:51 PM
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Heard the 7Fs last month. They are truly an amazing speaker.

Until the experience faded from memory, my Signature S6s were a bit disappointing.
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I making future plans to pair a set of 5Fs with a McIntosh MC452 power amp
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Vince - did you ever get the opportunity to do the 5F/MC452 listening? Am thinking I might seek out a pair of 3Fs to throw into the mix for my next speakers. Compared to the other smallish towers I'm looking at they are quite price competitive.
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The new Paradigm Persona speakers are excellent, many choices, and they pair well with Mac. Interested in your experiences. I recently moved from the Signature 8Sv3 to the 7Fs and have been delighted with the change. IMG_2792.JPG
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