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- Created: 14 March 2012 14 March 2012
To Doug Schneider,
I just read your excellent review of the Atom Monitor v.7.
My rear home-theater speakers are Atom v.2s. My workshop had the Atom v.1s -- the foam surrounds have separated as I overdrove them with an NAD 7400 amp (100Wpc) to hear music above shop-tool noise. Silly me.
Paradigm wants $100 to re-cone the v.1. Elsewhere, I’ve been offered a pair of nearly new v.7s for $300. I could put the v.2 in the workshop and the v.7 in the HT setup.
Has the Atom evolved to the point that spending $100 on v.1s is a waste of money compared to what the v.7 offers?
If I were in your shoes, I’d buy the Atom Monitor v.7s for $300, not only because they’re quite a bit better than the earlier models, but because I’d also be worried if more than just the foam surrounds were damaged on your v.1s. You might spend $100 to fix the surrounds and find out something else needs fixing, or that something else is about to go wrong -- those original v.1s have to be really old. . . . Doug Schneider