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Reviews and Problems with Paradigm Studio 10 v.5

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The (True) Sound of Music

Gear Patrol
18 May 2013
  • Excerpt: Believe it or not, there is an entire generation of ‘audio-orphans’ who have never known that music isn’t meant to come out of undersized, mass-produced, plastic boxes. And standing right behind them is a slightly older generation who may know better the virtues of quality speakers, but have been caught in the spell of ‘digital convenience’ and all but forgotten what recorded music truly sounds like.
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Paradigm Reference Studio 10 v.5 Loudspeakers

GoodSound!
1 May 2009
  • Summary: Paradigm has made a lot of two-way speakers over the years, but I believe that the Reference Studio 10 v.5 is the best affordable one yet. The build quality is excellent, the cosmetics are outstanding -- this is a far cry from the Paradigm of yore -- and the sound has not been compromised in any way for the sake of appearance.
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Paradigm Reference Studio 10 v.5 Loudspeakers

SoundStage!
1 May 2009
  • Summary: Paradigm has made a lot of two-way speakers over the years, but I believe that the Reference Studio 10 v.5 is the best affordable one yet. The build quality is excellent, the cosmetics are outstanding -- this is a far cry from the Paradigm of yore -- and the sound has not been compromised in any way for the sake of appearance.
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Expert Review

AVHub
6 September 2010
  • Excerpt: When I first peeled the grille from the front of the Studio 10 v5, my heart sank a little, because I immediately saw the gold-coloured bullet at the centre of the cone and thought that Paradigm had started building bass/midrange drivers with pole-pieces that extended through the cone, eliminating the dustcap and exposing the voice-coil gap. I am not a fan of this particular design...
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