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Paradigm Reference Phantom
55 Reviews
rating  4.4 of 5
MSRP  400.00
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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by JohnMogambo a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: February 16, 2010

Bottom Line:   
These are excellent speakers, sound is crystal clear, bright and pleasant to listen. Treble is enjoyable, sweet. This review is about the Phantom V3 towers.
The cabinets are not made of wood but as far as sound is concerned, they are awesome. Compared with JBM and Def Tech towers, I enjoy to listening to these most.
These have a ton of bass.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2010



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by FABIAN DRAGANI a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 17, 2007

Bottom Line:   
I M A LISTENER FROM BUENOS AIRES. VERY GOOD SPEAKERS FOR THE
MONEY, MUCH CLEAR THAN MY JBL IN ..THE PRICE RANGE, THEY ARE
CONECTED TO A NAD C320 INTEGRATED, THE SOUND IS VERY SMOOTH
AND ENVOLVING, THE QUALITY SOURCE RECORDING IS VERY IMPORTANT.
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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2006

Price Paid:    $330.00

Purchased At:   DROMO BUENOS AIRES



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by junn a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2005

Bottom Line:   
i wasnt such a fan of paradigm! i was more into jbl's, definitive and cervin wega aswell as the mirage.but when i heard these beauties i was shocked they sounded so smooth n strong! these babies can rock ur room at ne given levels! the clarity is purer then a carat A diamond! yeah to get the best kick out of these u gotta hav a sub

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2004

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   v v & sons



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by fritchdog a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 26, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Hands down the best speaker for the money. Compare them to Klipsch, Boston Accoustics, Accoustic Research, Polk Audio, and the way over priced Infinity and you will wonder why on gods green earth you would spend more for less quality. These Canadian made gems are made in one facility from start to finish. Most speakers are built in piecies at different facilities and then put together.

These speakers achieve more life-like sound because of their flat range. You will never here to much bass to treble or vice-versa. Plus the mids even blend seamlessly with the highs and lows. Play jazz on these speakers and you will get the chills. A good reciever is also essential. Marantz is probably the best equipment to go with these speakers (for the money of course). Denon is not bad, especially if you can find a good deal on the web. i did. I got the 1801 model. that was selling at the stores for $500 for only $260. Unfortunately you can't get those kind of deals with Marantz, but they make better equipment and if you have the money go for it.

If you want to take a small step up from Paradigm and willing to spend a little more money I reccommend Energy. Another great Canadian company. They are priced at the Infinity level; however, Infinity is not even as good as Paradigm so just image how much Energy blows Infinity away, and for the same money. Go figure.

In the final analysis, go to a specialty store that carries Paradigm speakers and you will be in the presence of quality and value minded people. Palmer Audio in Allentown, PA is the best audio store I've ever seen. Can't beat the prices for the quality you get. They are very honest and knowledgable.

For $400 they are the best man can buy.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $360.00

Purchased At:   Palmer Audio



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by cerretti a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: April 18, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I bought these speakers a few weaks ago because my brother rocomended them to me. He owns a pair of Titans, which he likes alot, although he wants to "upgrade" to the monitor line. I was impressed with the Titans and know I'm impressed with the Phantoms. The high end sound is really detailed and sounds great. Mid range bass is excellent too. I've listened to some cds, watched various movies and played Halo extensivly and everything sound great. The phantoms don't pick up super low bass very well, but with a sub they should sound sweet. I didn't expect the bass to be that low anyways because they only have 6-1/2 inch woofers. One small problem with them is on some movies, like Lord of the rings, I heard some small poping sounds breifly. This is only during one or two scenes with very loud, low, rumbling bass and it's very brief. Besides that, the sound is amazing. The grills come off now on the version 3's so that good.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $529.00

Purchased At:   Difinitive Audio




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