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Paradigm Reference Studio 20v4
1 Reviews
rating  5 of 5
MSRP  850.00
Description: Design 2-driver, 2-way bookshelf / stand-mounted <br> Crossover(s) 2nd-order electro-acoustic at 2.0 kHz <br> High-Frequency Driver(s) 25-mm (1 in) G-PAL™ dome, <br>die-cast heatsink chassis, <br>ferro-fluid cooled, <br>IMS / SHOCK-MOUNT™ <br> Bass / Midrange Driver(s) 178-mm (7 in) S-PAL™ cone, <br>38-mm (1-1/2 in) voice coil, <br>AVS™ die-cast heatsink chassis, <br>IMS / SHOCK-MOUNT™ <br> Low-Frequency Extension* 36 Hz (DIN) <br> Frequency Response: <br>On-Axis <br>±2 dB from 54 Hz - 22 kHz <br> 30° Off-Axis ±2 dB from 54 Hz - 20 kHz <br> Sensitivity - Room / Anechoic 90 / 87 dB <br> Suitable Amplifier <br>Power Range 15 - 150 watts <br> Maximum Input Power† 100 watts <br> Impedance Compatible with 8 ohms <br> Internal Volume 15 L / 0.5 cu ft <br> Height, Width, Depth <br> <br>(Height includes spikes or outrigger feet) 38.1 cm x 21.0 cm x 32.3 cm <br>15 in x 8-1/4 in x 12-11/16 in <br> <br> Weight 19.5 kg / 43 lb per pair <br> Finishes Cherry, Rosenut, Black Ash <br>


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by gummy a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: March 30, 2008

Bottom Line:   
Paid $1150sg in Singapore. The Studio 20's sound is very neutral. I auditioned these speakers for my GF's bedroom. As she is a singer the reproduction of female vocal was very important. We narrowed the field down to 3 speakers (Focal 806, B&W 685, Paradigm studio 20). My order of preference is 806, 20, 685. Where as my GF preferred, 20, 685, 806. There is no doubt the Studio 20 has the best bass with the Focal 806 the weakest in that area. The midrange in all the speakers was great with each having slightly different qualities. The Focal been the most detailed followed by the B&W. The Studio 20's midrange seemed a little recessed compared to the others but this also gave it more body. Even my GF agreed the the Focal had the best treble but it was also more sensitive to the electronics in front of it. The B&w's new tweeter is much better then the previous ones in the 600 series. Of the 3 speakers the Studio 20 appeared to have the flattest responce from top to bottom.
Now compared to my Focal 707's They seem a little lacking in speed and detail but as I said before the female vocal was the most important and the studio 20 conveys the vocals very well with lots of body and is harmonicly rich.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Price Paid:    $1150.00

Purchased At:   Asian sound singapor

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