Paradigm Persona: what do you think?


I listened to the bookshelf model and the floor standing next in line after the bookshelf. 
I must say they are some sweet sounding speakers. Very musical with gobs of bass in the bookshelf ones. 

The floor standing ones are sealed but I believe using a passive radiator. 
Very interested!
todd1010
What are you using for amplification ?
i heard them all but the 7’s and they’re extremely dynamic and revealing but exceptionally harsh at the same time which makes them irritating after a few songs 

if you have hearing loss in the upper register it may not affect you though but for me it was a deal breaker 
I’m using two Emotiva UPA-1 mono block amps. 
I own 9hs, the persona center, 4 Bs for surround, with BHK monoblocks, BHK Preamp. I love the speakers but there is no low end, so I got a couple JL 113v2 subs now everything sound really good. I would never buy these speakers without the subs, the powered subs in the 9hs are useless. Buy the 7s and a couple subs and save 10k. Best mid and high end ever but very poor bass.
Speakers preferences can be very subjective. For instance, while demoing speakers I tried very hard to love Wilson’s, KEF, Revel, etc, but while sounding great they didn’t rock my boat (getting deeply touched/lost emotionally into the music).

But Magico and YG constantly did (not 100% at all times - the entire audio chain along with the room conditions matters).
I figured that if I found a speaker I love, then it’s possible to recreate that sound as long as I do my part by surrounding it with supporting components and maybe room conditions.

Demo the speakers with your components would be ideal. But like most of us you may have to just take your chances which may lead you to swap other components, or not, until your ideal sonics is achieved.
It’s great if you find a speaker that you love, even better if you can afford it...without too much mental/financial grief.