The Sound Room sells a limited roster of Paradigm, mostly the Studio line. I didn't particularily find their service very helpful. AVU is where I bought my Monitor 11's for about 30% off MSRP. PM me if you want the reference. I WOULD have bought them from Sounds Hounds in Victoria, but I was offered the same price at AVU and I wasn't heading to the Island for a couple of months so I bought them at AVU. Both places have decent sales staff and willing to determine what your needs are.
I agree, I also purchased my Paradigm speakers from AVU in Coquitlam, as have others I know. I did find that they have a huge markup on their speakers and their staff can be high pressure, but they are willing to negotiate.
The Sound Room I've had mixed experiences with, but then again I've also had mixed experiences at Hi Fi Centre and Commercial Electronics. It all really depends on who you talk to. I've also had very pleasant experiences at both Hi Fi Centre and The Sound Room.
I'm not aware of any other Paradigm dealers in the Lower Mainland outside of AVU and The Sound Room.
as well, I was looking at picking up the Harmon Kardon AVR 340 Reciever, to run the speakers. I have read quite a few reviews and it sounds pretty solid. This was one of the reviews that pointed me in that direction although I am not making my choices solely on this review obviously.
Unfortunatly it's not a typo. I am hoping that I would get it for less then that. I was looking into the servo 15 after your post and it seems to be quite expensive(although I'm sure it's very nice). The msrp on the Ultracube 10 is $800 US. So $1000 sounds about what it should sit around? I guess I'm wondering how it performs or if it is worth that, as I can't afford to spend more on a sub. Or what someone else has payed for it...
Yup, everyone I've ever talked to would agree with you on that elapsed, though I can't confirm with personal experience.
For the Servo it'd need to be used at a $1000 budget, but they are out there. Honestly I think the Ultracube is way too expensive though, given the rest of your budget. Maybe it's more expensive because it has such great output from a small device. Maybe even a 12" Seismic (PW2100 I think) or a PDR-12 would be other better-value Paradigm options if you want new and also don't want to go with HSU or SVS.
Oh, with respect to MRSP and Paradigm, since they are a Canadian company one should expect to pay no more than US MSRP even with the exchange rate difference (in this case 800 CDN max). They sell to Canadian markets at a little less markup than to the US.
Hi there, Im also looking for some Paradigm Reference Studios:
Studio 20's X2
Seismic 12 or Servo-15
Have got a qoute from AVU with 20% off listed....but it's still 500+ over US MSRP without any incentive's. Is that a fair offer? Is there a place that can do better?( stands throw'in in). Is there a place just across the border I should take a look at, Im in Vancouver BC btw.