Review from hometheaterreview.com
...Over the years there have been two Paradigm speaker designs that have struck a special chord with me, the Paradigm Mini Monitors and the Reference Studio 20s.... In college I was able to take the next step and scrounge up enough money to upgrade my Mini Monitors to Reference Studio 20s. Fast-forward to today and the pair of Paradigm Reference Studio 20 v.... I loved the previous four incarnations of the Studio 20s but have to admit that v.5 looks to be the best yet.... Clad in your choice of Rosenut, Black Ash, Cherry or High Gloss Piano Black, the Studio 20v.5's have smooth, flowing lines void of any hard angles or edges.... On paper the Studio 20 v.5 has a reported frequency response of 54Hz to 22kHz. The Studio 20 v...»read full review
Review from avguide.com
(11/05/2006)...Rear input terminals are two pairs of very heavyduty gold-plated binding posts, for biamping or bi-wiring.
In evolving from the original Studio 20, the v.... The port moved from back to front, allowing closer placement to walls without inducing boominess.... The contemporary Studio 20 retains the overall look and highly praised sonic neutrality of the original loudspeaker, with improved dynamics and better bass.... I also used them as a stereo pair with the Onkyo components, with several different interconnects and speaker cables.... Agile and articulate, the Paradigms offered all of the dynamic interplay between the two guitarists and their percussionists...»read full review
Review from stereophile.com
(05/14/2012)...When I reviewed the original version for the February 1998 issue of Stereophile, it was the model that started me on my quest to seek out the best affordable loudspeakers.... When I checked out the speaker's fourth generation, in May 2008, I felt it had significantly progressed in terms of sound quality and value for money.... So when I was given the opportunity to review the Studio 20's fifth generation, I jumped.... The enclosure of braced MDF is treated with Permacote Linacoustic to damp internal cabinet resonances and vibrations.... What I liked best about the J29s was being able to secure the speakers to them with Allen bolts, to improve rigidity...»read full review
Review from stereophile.com
(02/26/1998)...It features Paradigm's 25mm PAL pure-aluminum dome tweeter in a die-cast heatsink chassis, and a 170mm MLP mica-polymer cone in an AVS die-cast heatsink chassis with a 38mm voice coil.... I tested the speakers in various locations ranging from 2' to 4' from the rear wall of my listening room, using Celestion Si stands filled with sand and lead shot.... Primary reference system used for this review included the California Icon Mk.II CD player with HDCD Power Boss upgrade, Thorens TD 160 turntable with SME 3009 Mk.... The NAD drove the Paradigms, tucked in the window facing the backyard via a pair of MIT Terminator speaker cables.... Electric instruments were not slighted by these speakers, however...»read full review
Review from hometheater.com
I review stuff. Manufacturers have a right to be wary of people like me.... Since then, they have put countless receivers through their paces and, during off hours, have kept my soul alive with an intravenous drip of music.... It is the fourth version, and I use the second, so I've already missed a whole generation of progress. Of course, I had to try the v.4s.... The Studio 20 has always been the baby of the Studio family....
At 15 inches tall, the v.4 has gained a half-inch over the v.2, although, at 21.5 pounds, it's also 1.5 pounds lighter. Starting with the v...»read full review
Review from hometheatersound.com
store is no bigger than many living rooms. The owner has been selling audio for more than
30 years -- 24 of them from this storefront.... Many may
consider this lack of diversification risky....
Only the best products garner such loyalty. Products of
lesser caliber have a tendency to fall by the wayside or prove lethal to business.... A visit to their Mississauga headquarters in Ontario makes it easy to see
why.... This decouples the speaker
from the stand and removes any resonance that would color the sound.
The robust Reference Studio 20 v...»read full review
Review from soundstage.com
... But luckily, even though there has been buzz
about Signature, Paradigm has not forgotten or neglected its Studio speakers.... Rounding out the series are the CC-470 and CC-570
center-channel speakers, plus the ADP-470 surround speakers, which allow you to grow your
stereo Studios into a full-blown home-theater system.... But while
recognizable, the v.3 designs have also been cosmetically improved -- not an extreme
makeover, but certainly a sizeable one. The result is a flashier, more dramatic look.... The review set came in sycamore, which contrasts nicely with the dark baffle
and rounded top pieces. Other finishes include cherry, rosenut, and black ash.... It provides the deepest bass and can play the
loudest. The Studio 20 v...»read full review
Review from theabsolutesound.com
(12/03/2008)...You may also separate the preamp and power-amplifier sections via a pair of rear-panel jumpers.... No matter. It, too, is a standard feature, first found in the classic 3020 integrated amp, and remains a part of the NAD vibe.... Yes, it has remote control, and, yes, the wand is an improvement over earlier designs.... NAD amps have traditionally been a little overly warm, a touch romantic sounding, if not especially detailed.... Its balance was neither warm nor cool, but pretty much right in the middle...»read full review
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