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B&W 703 vs. Paradigm Studio 100 - Your Thoughts?

As an avid listener of jazz, I am interested in upgrading my home stereo system. Although I have several questions, I will break them down into seperate posts.

Quick background: I enjoying listening to jazz, choir & other "technical" music at moderate levels. My primary criteria in speakers is accurate reproduction.

I am considering both the B&W 703 and the Paradigm Studio 100 main speakers. Although I realize that the final decision lies with my ears, I would appreciate your thoughts on these selections. Thank you very much.

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Re: B&W 703 vs. Paradigm Studio 100 - Your Thoughts?

Perhaps I'm the wrong person to make this suggestion, but I have not encountered a B&W speaker that I like. I find B&W to be dry and lifeless. I don't know if you'd consider that "accurate", but if I had my pick, Paradigm Studio 100 is an easy choice.

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Re: B&W 703 vs. Paradigm Studio 100 - Your Thoughts?

I'd have to seriously look at and hear the Vandersteen 2Ce Signature IIs. http://www.stereophile.com/floorloudspeakers/107vandy/

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Re: B&W 703 vs. Paradigm Studio 100 - Your Thoughts?

I recently purchased the Vandersteen 2Ce Signature II speakers after comparing them with both the Paradigm Studio 100 and the B&W 804. It was an easy choice. Hunt down the Vandersteens and give them a listen.

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Re: B&W 703 vs. Paradigm Studio 100 - Your Thoughts?

I tend to agree with AlexO about B&W. I've been a Paradigm fan for years. I haven't heard the Vandersteens, but will likewise recommend an audition, since they are a tried-and-true design that is very highly regarded.

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Re: B&W 703 vs. Paradigm Studio 100 - Your Thoughts?

I sure like my Vandersteens, and would recommend them. I've heard the B&W's long ago (that model, I think) and liked them fine, but preferred the Vandy's. No personal exper. w Paradigms tho.

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