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    paradigm 9h

    bonjour, hello, namaste .....is there a thread about the 9h already? couldnt find one and this is surprising me.

    well, i got a list about next speaker:

    - 9h...........................nr1 on the list and my wife likes the look
    - gauder rc7................why not, has very good reviews
    - piega 711.................nr1 before i saw the h9, know and like the boss, wife said ok, Price ok
    - magico 5 mk2...........everybody seems to like them, wife said ok
    - wilson sasha2...........wife said NO!!!! ist only on the list because i have an offer for less than half Price

    well, over the next week or so i gonna listen to all of them, except the wilsons. i ll come back and report my impressions.
    however, your thoughts and impressions are very welcome!

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    Re: paradigm 9h

    The new paradigm speakers sound like the old ones in the high end. BRIGHT. No matter how hard Paradigm tries to convince everyone that their beryllium tweeter is best, it's bright. Still bright. I can't believe with all the technology in that speaker, those guys couldn't get the tweeter right - AGAIN!

    If your wife said Magico S5 mk2 is good, then go for it!


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    Re: paradigm 9h

    thx...wow, i do like clear statements like this as its hard to read between the lines.
    still going to give them a listen.....the gauder and 9h dealer is the same.

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    Re: paradigm 9h

    Agree Mike. I listened to them at Axpona multiple times - no bueno...
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    Quote Originally Posted by u-sound View Post
    thx...wow, i do like clear statements like this as its hard to read between the lines.
    That's what I like about Mike: he says it like he hears it with no sugar coating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kkfan View Post
    That's what I like about Mike: he says it like he hears it with no sugar coating.
    I do if I'm pretty sure I won't offend anyone.

    I'm biting my tongue on the Rockport thread.


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    Re: paradigm 9h

    I had the 7F at home (and owned S5 mk 2). unless the 9F is hugely better (which I doubt, as they only seem to differ in the bass) they are not in the same league. Not even close.

    The S5 mk 2 are much smoother, sound much more natural and image better. The 7F sounded bright end edgy in comparison.
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    Re: paradigm 9h

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    I do if I'm pretty sure I won't offend anyone.

    I'm biting my tongue on the Rockport thread.


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    Don´t bite your tongue Mike!! Inquisitive ears want to listen to what you have to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Narayan View Post
    Don´t bite your tongue Mike!! Inquisitive ears want to listen to what you have to say.
    +1



    After all, open discussion, both of facts and opinions, is the purpose of a forum.

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    Re: paradigm 9h

    I have listened to Rockport speakers for years. I've always liked them, just never loved them. I always found a disconnect between the midrange and tweeter. Something my ear didn't like. But that was just me.

    That being said, one thing I noticed over the years were more with Rockport owners themselves. They would buy their new Rockports, love them and then, as if almost on queue, 4 months later, start flipping amps, DAC's, cables, etc. Now, one could say that's normal as we all love to try different things (guilty as charged here!), but I noticed this specific pattern with Rockport owners. Some even sold them and moved on.

    For the life of me, I couldn't figure out why. Like I said, I always enjoyed Rockports. Heard them many times at shows and dealers, etc. There might have been that niggly trait, but nothing objectionable.

    Then after more extensive listening at Axpona and Munich, it became clear as to why this might be happening: they're boring! They don't do anything wrong, but they're just, well, boring IMO. That may explain the rapid fire flipping of sources, amps and cables. Who knows?

    Anyway, I don't want to offend anyone - especially Rockport owners. It's just my opinion and observation.
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