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    Paradigm Persona 5F and 7F vs Salon 2s

    I'm in the market for some new speakers. If nothing else comes along then I'll be buying some Salon 2s. However I'm very intrigued by the Personas, not least because Paradigm use the same design parameters as JBL / Revel (based on Toole and Olive's research). There are no Personas in the UK where I live, so I'd be interested to hear from anybody who has heard the 5F or 7F as well as the Salons . . . .

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    Re: Paradigm Persona 5F and 7F vs Salon 2s

    Welcome to the forum Ian, thank you for joining.
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    Re: Paradigm Persona 5F and 7F vs Salon 2s

    Thanks Joe, and thanks for the emails.

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    Re: Paradigm Persona 5F and 7F vs Salon 2s

    My pleasure. If I can help someone avoid the mistakes that I made, I am right there with you.

    Thank you for being here.

    Quote Originally Posted by Iansr View Post
    Thanks Joe, and thanks for the emails.
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    Re: Paradigm Persona 5F and 7F vs Salon 2s

    Hi lansr, welcome to AS.

    As to your question, one speaker has a gorgeous smooth tweeter. The other two will rip your ear off.


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    Re: Paradigm Persona 5F and 7F vs Salon 2s

    Heard the Persona 9H. Very clean, cool side of neutral, and bright. Would think the rest of the line is similar. Would need to be warmed and tamed a bit with other gear for most.

    Salons 2s are great - superb balance and coherence. And a track record of very satisfied long-term owners.
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    Re: Paradigm Persona 5F and 7F vs Salon 2s

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Hi lansr, welcome to AS.

    As to your question, one speaker has a gorgeous smooth tweeter. The other two will rip your ear off.


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    Is that based on actually having heard the Personas?

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    Re: Paradigm Persona 5F and 7F vs Salon 2s

    Quote Originally Posted by Iansr View Post
    Is that based on actually having heard the Personas?
    Absolutely. Check my photos from the shows.
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    Re: Paradigm Persona 5F and 7F vs Salon 2s

    Ok thanks. I notice you are an Elac dealer. So notwithstanding your vested interest, how do you think the new Adante floorstander compares with the Salons?

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    Re: Paradigm Persona 5F and 7F vs Salon 2s

    Quote Originally Posted by Iansr View Post
    Ok thanks. I notice you are an Elac dealer. So notwithstanding your vested interest, how do you think the new Adante floorstander compares with the Salons?
    What amp? How big is your room? What kind of music do you listen to? Do you plan on adding subs?
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