You are here

Log in or register to post comments
scarpi
scarpi's picture
Offline
Last seen: Never ago
Joined: Mar 22 2007 - 3:57pm
Paradigm Studio 100 ver. 5

Hi all, was wondering if anyone has heard the new version five of Paradigm's Studio 100 speaker. I curently own the version two which have been great for about nine years in my system and was wondering if the new changes were worthy of upgrading to the version five. It seems the new speakers have curved enclosures, and the midrange driver went from a 6.5 inch to a 7 inch aluminum driver. They also decreased the size of the woofers from 8.5 inches in the version two to seven inches in the new speaker but they added one more driver so there is three 7 inch woofers instead of two 8.5 inchers. The bass drivers are still made of polyproylene. Is Stereophile going to review these speakers? My version two speakers were always on the Stereophile recommended component list. In my opinion, they always have performed well on music and movies and for $2000/pair in 2001 were hard to beat. They're for us audiophiles that can't afford spending $15k or more on speakers but still want high quality sound. Anyone have any experience with the new ones?

Editor
Editor's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 years 7 months ago
Joined: Sep 1 2005 - 8:56am
Re: Paradigm Studio 100 ver. 5


Quote:
Hi all, was wondering if anyone has heard the new version five of Paradigm's Studio 100 speaker.

Not yet. :-(


Quote:
Is Stereophile going to review these speakers?

Kal Rubinson just reviewed the v.5 version of the Studio 60 -- see http://www.stereophile.com/floorloudspeakers/paradigm_reference_studio_60_v5_loudspeaker/ -- and you should be able to get an idea of the improvements made to the '100 from his review of the '60.

John Atkinson
Editor, Stereophile

scarpi
scarpi's picture
Offline
Last seen: Never ago
Joined: Mar 22 2007 - 3:57pm
Re: Paradigm Studio 100 ver. 5

Thanks John for the link to the review. I'll also dig out that magazine. I would imagine that the 100 has the same general characteristics as the 60 but would provide deeper bass response.

KBK
KBK's picture
Offline
Last seen: Never ago
Joined: Sep 30 2007 - 12:30pm
Re: Paradigm Studio 100 ver. 5

I'm wondering what influence from me bud Najeeb will be left in it. He did the originals and such.

Najeeb's non-competition clause is running out soon.....

(I'm guessing it's there, it's standard practice in all industries, and I know that Najeeb does like making speakers. So we shall see, won't we?)

scarpi
scarpi's picture
Offline
Last seen: Never ago
Joined: Mar 22 2007 - 3:57pm
Re: Paradigm Studio 100 ver. 5


Quote:
I'm wondering what influence from me bud Najeeb will be left in it. He did the originals and such.

Najeeb's non-competition clause is running out soon.....

(I'm guessing it's there, it's standard practice in all industries, and I know that Najeeb does like making speakers. So we shall see, won't we?)

Huh?? I don't get the connection to my original post.

KBK
KBK's picture
Offline
Last seen: Never ago
Joined: Sep 30 2007 - 12:30pm
Re: Paradigm Studio 100 ver. 5

There isn't one. It's one of my usual non-sequiters. What I'm saying is:

A friend of mine, named Najeeb, designed your speaker, IIRC. Your post reminded me.

He worked for Paradigm. He stopped working for them after 9.5 years of design work. He's now on to something else, but still likes to design speakers. Now, when someone signs a contract for employment in many sorts of technical work areas, there can be and usually is a 'non competition' clause in the contract. That time period where you cannot work in the field after your ending of association, can be a period of about 5 years. So it's been nearly 5 years, or now over 5 years, so Najeeb can now design and sell/etc speakers without violating his prior agreements, if that sort of clause was in the agreement. If he decides he wants to, that is.

scarpi
scarpi's picture
Offline
Last seen: Never ago
Joined: Mar 22 2007 - 3:57pm
Re: Paradigm Studio 100 ver. 5

Well KBK he designed a great speaker. I'm not so sure I want to replace them. They're still sounding great!

  • X
    Enter your Stereophile.com username.
    Enter the password that accompanies your username.
    Loading