The room I have my Persona B’s in measures 12’ x 14’. The ceiling height is 9’. No special acoustic treatment. I did run ARC via the Anthem STR Integrated. For a bookshelf speaker, I find the sound field complete with a natural balance. Will be difficult to find a bookshelf where the “bass energy” is going to compare side-by-side with a floor standing speaker of similar quality. That said, in my room I do not find myself missing any “bass energy” from the B’s. I am sure a side-by-side comparison with the Persona 3f’s would have you hearing more “bass energy” coming from the 3f’s. If you have the space and budget I would suggest trying out the 3f’s. If you were planning to get the Persona stands with the B’s, the price differential is somewhat close ($10k for a pair of the 3f’s vs, $8.2k for a pair of the B’s/stands).
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Thank you mi4 for your insights. Really appreciate. Currently I habe the 3F in my room for a couple of days and was just wondering, if the B would be sufficient...
Musicbook Source is simply amazing, very transparent while being musical and dead quiet. The Class-D amp I am not sore sure yet - everything perfect, very powerful (2x 500watts) but al little uninspiring and rather dry - compared to Pass Class A.
That is why today I ordered a pair of Pass Labs XA 60.8 and a pair of Paradigm Persona B plus the Paradigm Persona sub.
I hope this system will sound great, while respecting my wife‘s need for a living room, that doesn‘t look too much like a tech boy‘s play room :)) She hates large speakers no matter what they look like. She said the 3F looked like plastic and design from the 90s 🙄
@benzmando the Silversmith Fidelium speaker cables „soft“ or „round“ the very high resolution of the Persona‘s a little bit?
I was thinking about adding a quiet Tube preamp between Lindemann Musicbook Source and the Pass XA 60.8 amps to add a little richness ontop of the overall sound and to make less ideal recordings sound easier to listen to (Spotify and so on..)
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