Paradigm Studio vs Prestige



I had purchased the studio 100 v5 speakers and was looking to replace my current center with the matching 690 this past few weeks. Unfortunately I had not know that the line was being replaced.

I am now looking at some different possibilities rather than buying the center new.

If anyone is familiar with the speakers can you comment?
1. I know the c55 is not "matched" to the studio but are they close enough to compliment the towers I have?
2. Is the line compelling enough to just switch to the 95f for my towers?
3. Is the line just aesthetic and best choice is to look for the matching center used?
butrflynlambie
I work for a Paradigm dealer, and the new Prestige series is a dramatic improvement over the older Studio Series.

The Prestige offer a much higher degree of resolution, the F95 have thunderous bass and the sound stage is much wider.

If you can do a set of Prestige then I would move up to both the Prestige with the matching center.
Why not just buy a used 690, they're certainly easy enough to find...
RI > My local supplier indicated that literally there were only two available from Paradigm and both black. I had thought you could only buy from an "authorized" brick/mortar store.

Audio> Yes, I was only really prepared to purchase the center. I can possibly do the upgrade, but it is more of a hassle to sell the towers I already like. Does the new center match at all? Maybe later I upgrade the towers.
Audiotroy - Have you had a chance to compare the new Prestige series to the Signature Series?