Paradigm Reference Studio 60 Floorstanding Speakers

4.45/5 (71 Reviews) MSRP : $1150.00


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

Date Reviewed: August 16, 2007

Bottom Line:   
60 V.3's. Beautiful, svelte little things. Made to be clothed in black. Two lovely ladies in little black dresses. You can almost smell the perfume. I listened for decades before settling on these.

Been in studios and small venues with real violins and pianos and guitars and astonishing classical and popular artists. Sit back, close your eyes, and you're there with the other drunks in that Philly club with SRV. You're there in the studio with that violinist. All you Easy Music listeners, that's not shrillness that you hear. That's what a REAL violin sounds like up close and personal. It isn't Easy. It's raw and sensual. Nuf said.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2006

Purchased At:   GNT Audio, Camp Hill



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by broodlinger a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 6, 2006

Bottom Line:   
I've had the Studio 60's for a few years now to the point where I'm starting to get bored. However, I still haven't met anyone who owns speakers even remotely close to these. From the standpoint of home theater or studio recording work , the Studio 60's will blow you away. Crisp, rich, bassy, hard to believe.

HT/Studio work: Perfect. Utterly perfect.

Dance/Rap: A little underpowered on the bass.


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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   a paradigm dealer



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jim G a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 7, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I listened to many speakers at this price point, Energy C-9's, Kef Q-7's, Klipsh Reference and a few more.These speakers are the full package. You feel like you are in the room with the entertainer. They have bone crushing punch if your into Metallica or a tremendous sweet spot if you are into Sarah McLachlan. I spent countless hours putting these speakers through the paces and I found that they perfomed exceptionally well. I also listened to a "high end speaker" named Totem they were more than twice the price and they sounded great. They had a nice wood finish but the Studio 60's sounded so close to them that I couldn't justify the extra $1500 for a nice wood finish.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Eds TV



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

Date Reviewed: December 15, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Unbeatable. When I first started looking for some new speakers for the home theatre I was putting in my new home, I laughed when someone mentioned Paradigm. I actually hadn't heard about them at all save for a few ads. They aren't sold at many dealers and you almost have to go looking for Paradigms to end up buying them. Boy was I glad I gave them a chance. I listened to nearly ten sets of speakers aside from these, ALL of which cost at least as much and most of which cost 2-4 times as much. In the end, I had to put vanity aside and listen to my ears. The Paradigm Reference speakers really and truly did sound much better than speakers costing four times as much. In the world of stereo equipment, the law of diminishing returns tells me that I'd have to spend 50-100 times what I did on these speakers to MAYBE dillude myself into thinking I'm hearing better sound. I won't ever buy anything but Paradigm Reference. I could listen to every movie and song on these speakers from now til the day I day and be a content man. Don't take my word for it.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $1080.00

Purchased At:   Sound & Cinema



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

Date Reviewed: October 28, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I've had these speakers for a couple of years now. They were an upgrade from the Paradigm 7SeMkIII, which were very nice. I want everyone out there considering these to know that they are they best speakers one could ever hope to find under a few grand. My background in audio sales has allowed me to work with such speaker brands as B&W, NHT, Sound Dynamics, Mission, Boston Acoustics, and many more, and both in the showroom and in customers' homes. I can honestly say that these Paradigm Reference speakers are one of the most dynamic, sonically transparent speakers around. I would take them over B&W 804's anyday! The build quality, materials, hardware, and especially the sound really set these apart. You can't go wrong!!!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $950.00

Purchased At:   Codell (Montreal, Ca




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Revel F30 vs B&W 604S3 and Paradigm Studio 60's

I am looking to purchase new used tower speakers and have narrowed it down to these three. 90% will be listening to funk, jazz, and traditional rock. In listening to the B&W's and Revel's I was very impressed, but it is hard to make a decision on the spot. I am interested in your thoughs/feedback. ... Read More »

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I spent a couple of hours today listening to the Paradigm Studio 60 v3 speakers at a local dealer. This is the first audition of speakers in the $1500 range. I was very impressed. I ask my more seasoned friends if these are the best in class or are there other speakers I should consider. My musi ... Read More »

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Klipsch RF 7 Vs Paradigm Studio 60

I am in the process of replacing my 30+ year old Tandberg 3 ways and have not looked at speakers in that time or receivers, Luxman R115, since late 80s. I have looked at same price range Martin Logans, Magnepans, JM Labs, Sonnus Faber, and Dalis. I think I have settled between the Klipsch and ... Read More »

Paradigm Studio 60's and Monotor 11's

Finaly got to listen to these speakers today and they top my list now on ones that I have listened to. Studio 60's sound great for $750 a pair on clearence as do the 11's sound great also with a little more base at $1100 a pair. The 60's sound pretty good for the price.Read More »

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