Yes, Paradigm will be coming out with a flagship model. It was presented as static demo at CES, I believe. You can find pictures on AA. The difference in price between their present top of the line 100v2s and the newer model is large. It all depends on your financial resources, the type of listening you do and the size of your room. Another new model that I have heard at the Montreal show is what looks essentially like a Reference 100 v2 but with a third woofer; the three woofers are driven by their own built-in power amp. The idea is to forego the need for sub(s). I can't tell you what they actually sound like on music, the demo by a local audio dealer was aimed at HT and what was played was either a cartoon with earthquakes and moving glaciers or what I consider lousy MOR rock. The 100 v2s are an awful lot of quality speaker for not much money. What you will lack is snob appeal and that last little bit of openness you can get by going from 2.5 K to something like 5 to 7 K. Buying them used at an even lower price may go from being a bargain to a steal. My worry about the new model is that it will only be bigger than an already big speaker and not necessarily any more accurate or revealing. My last point is mere speculation, at this stage. Now that even HP of TAS is taking off his blinkers and saying positive things about multi-channel SACD, echoing, in a way, the position of Mr. Atkinson of Stereophile, giant speakers may not be the way to go if you have any intention of going with the ITU recommendations for multi-channel systems for music reproduction.
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