Paradigm Tribute 30th Anniversary Speaker Video Preview

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  1. admin Audioholics Robot Staff Member

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    The Paradigm Tribute floorstanding and Inspiration bookshelf 30th Anniversary speakers are truly collector editions. With numbered plaques and a limited run, once they are sold, there will be no more made. While the Tribute seems to be an entirely new speaker for Paradigm, the Inspiration seems to be an upgraded Signature S2. This is not a knock against the speaker. We believe that the new 30th Anniversary speakers from Paradigm will be very popular and will likely sell out quickly. If you are a lover of Paradigm and have $6000 (Tribute) or $3000 (Inspiration) to burn, you'd better reserve your pair with your local dealer.


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  2. STRONGBADF1 Audioholic Spartan

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    Nice to see some more Paradigm coverage.:cool: That finish looks nice.

    Hopefully Paradigm will send review samples...any model would be appreciated by the many people that read AH!:) They have so many different speakers. I'd be interested in some of their on-wall, "lifestyle" and outdoor speakers just for something different. I'm sure many here have not had the chance to audition them as compared to their traditional bookshelf and floor standing designs.

    If Paradigm is listening, anything would be greatly appreciated.
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    Focal also offers pure Beryllium tweeters in this price range with their Electra Be 2 line of speakers ;)
  4. Funboy Audioholic Intern

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    It's a downgrade from their Signature series

    Paradigm posted on September 6th on their facebook page: "Yes, these fall between Studio and Signature for performance but have some very special touches that are not available anywhere else in the Paradigm line as it stands." I hope at some point they do release an upgrade / new version of their signature series as I would love to buy the S1's but cannot tolerate a dust cap that is trying to look like a phase plug.
  5. CHASLS2 Audioholic Intern

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    I already put 50% down on the Inspirations at my local dealer last week.
  6. whasaaaab Junior Audioholic

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    They are doing an upgrade for the signature line, there coming out with a line thats more higher end. It will retail according to the sales rep at the high end audio store i went to between $13K to $15K.

    It is supposed to be even better than the signature line aiming at the bigger guys, he did not have much info as yet but he will let me know once he gets more info on them.

    I will be at the Taves show today here in toronto and paradigm will be there i will be asking them of this new line of high end speaker.
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  7. gene Audioholics Master Chief Administrator

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    Yea that is unfortunate they did that, although it doesn't mean the speakers perform poorly as a result. I rather like what I heard at CEDIA in their demo.

    However, I much prefer either a dust cap or a real phase plug. Maybe their higher end series will go back to real phase plugs.
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  8. whasaaaab Junior Audioholic

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    I assume their going at B&W 800, KEF207/2 and probably Klipsch Palladium. It was long over do for a new range of speaker
  9. CHASLS2 Audioholic Intern

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    I called Paradigm yesterday and talked to a tech. As soon i asked about the Inspirations his mood changed very fast and had nothing to say about them other than they were just one off speakers and were not a mix of Studio and Sigs.

    Guess i will have to wait a good 6 weeks or so before i get mine.
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    So i went to the Taves show yesterday and today and wow soooo many speaker brands out that sound astonishing i am in love with a few of them.

    Now back to the paradigm aniversary edition well there is not much to say :eek: I am a paradigm fan but they did nothing for me, they are inbetween the studios and the signature line that is for sure.

    If you cannot afford the signature then these are for you, again they sounded good but nothing special, the new Bryston speakers yep bryston came out with their own and sounded a bit better. HUGE speakers the bryston

    Rooms were small for a lot of the speaker brands which i am sure made some sound great and some just there in the middle. I had conversation with the paradigm rep about the new line and he confirmed it.

    he said they will be out next year, they will be bigger then the signature line and will blow me away he said. especially if i liked the sound of the sig8. So hold on to the $$$ if you want the new line again the price range for now is in bwteen the 13K to 15K as i mentioned earlier or could be he said cheaper.

    The finish was superb, they looked gorgeous again something was missing i was waiting for something to happen and it never did
  11. CHASLS2 Audioholic Intern

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    Guess i will find out how the Inspiration's sound once i get them. Gonna be a long wait.
  12. whasaaaab Junior Audioholic

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    Im sure you will like them, there better than the studios
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    I went from the big Klipsch 5.1 RF7 setup to the Studio 10v5's for my bedroom setup. I just don't want to go back to big towers.
  14. whasaaaab Junior Audioholic

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    There a good size not too big or small and the finish is inpecable their gorgeous thats for sure.
  15. CHASLS2 Audioholic Intern

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    They do look nice in the pics. I will post up some pics once i get them.
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    Still no info yet when the Inspirations will ship. Nothing on the Paradigm site about them as well.

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