These things are NEW, dealer didnt even know they were selling until he checked the computer they will be here in like 10 business days give or take. Decided to go with black finish, black pairs well with different furniture etc a lot better than other colors, my soon to be rears will be in sycamore but oh well, not a biggy. (i got my studio 20s used anyway). 100s are gonna get powered by two Outlaw Audio monoblocks kicking 200 watts rms into 8 ohms. Probably going to get the cc-690 and another outlaw amp in jaunary. new signatures: new studios look at that new cc-690 new monitor series: PRESS RELEASE Contact: Caster Communications, Inc. at 401.792.7080 PARADIGM INTRODUCES NEXT GENERATION STUDIO SPEAKERS Redesigned cones and cutting-edge domes leave revamped Paradigm Reference Series primed to continue as a front-runner in the high-end audio market Denver, CO – CEDIA EXPO 2006 – September 13 - 17, 2006 – Booth # 760 – Paradigm Electronics Inc., an international leader in speaker design and manufacturing, introduces its latest Paradigm® Reference Studio series of music and home theater speakers. Since its inception in 1996, the series has seen no lull in its ability to win awards and rave reviews for audio excellence. This fourth-generation of speakers features two significant design upgrades: G-PAL™ gold-anodized pure-aluminum tweeter domes (introduced in the company’s critically acclaimed Signature Series) and S-PAL™ satin-anodized pure-aluminum woofer cones. What’s more, as the popularity of speakers to complement lifestyle and décor continues to increase, two new on-wall models — the Eclipse (L/R) and Eclipse C (center channel) — lend added versatility to this very popular series. With affordability still key, Studio v.4 seems primed to continue as a front-runner in the high-end audio market. The gold-anodizing process used on the G-PAL dome guarantees superb rigidity without adding mass. In addition, the reduced radius of curvature on the new tweeter diaphragm elicits inherent improvements in sound dispersion. The phase-alignment bridge and slightly elevated position of the tweeter dome within the WaveGuide™ chassis further improve sound dispersion off axis. High-power dual ferrite/ceramic magnets, powerful motor structures, and die-cast heatsink chassis remain unchanged from the previous generation. MLP™ mica-loaded co-polymer cones, a staple on Studio and Signature midrange and bass/midrange drivers, have been supplanted by a new generation of S-PAL satin-anodized pure-aluminum cones. Chosen for their tremendous high-stiffness-to-low-mass ratio, their silvery aluminum hue is also a crowd-stopping touch – particularly teamed with the stunning gold-anodized dome tweeter. As in previous generations, black mineral-filled polypropylene bass cones control the lower frequencies. The muscle behind midrange, bass/midrange, and bass drivers remains essentially unchanged. Massive heatsinks and AVS™ die-cast chassis (highly damped and extremely rigid) are still more than capable of meeting the high-performance needs of these powerful drive units. As in v.3, satin-anodized solid-aluminum phase plugs are used in lieu of dust caps to promote extended frequency response; increase airflow through the motor structure for better power handling; and improve phase response by removing any possibility of on-axis beaming. The oversized magnet assemblies found in v.3 continue to ensure very low distortion and exceptional linearity across the series. Paradigm’s proprietary IMS/SHOCK-MOUNT™ (IMS), a unique butyl-rubber driver mounting system, first seen on Signature drivers, continues its job of decoupling drivers from the speaker enclosure, thereby reducing driver/enclosure resonances and vibrations to inaudible levels. Where required, grille assemblies are designed for low diffraction. Sculpted curves add to the high-end appeal of this new generation of Studio speakers. Floorstanding and center-channel models include elegant outrigger feet. The Studio v.4 Lineup: Studio 20 – 2-driver 2-way bookshelf: 7˝ bass/mid, 1˝ G-PAL; $899/pr Studio 40 – 3-driver 2.5-way bookshelf: 7˝ bass, 7˝ mid/bass, 1˝ G-PAL; $1, 399/pr Studio 60 – 3-driver 2.5-way floorstanding: 7˝ bass, 7˝ mid/bass, 1˝ G-PAL; $1, 799/pr Studio 100 – 5-driver 3-way floorstanding: 3 x 7˝ bass, 7˝ mid, 1˝ G-PAL; $2, 499/pr CC-590 – 4-driver 3-way center: 2 x 7˝ bass, 4.5˝ mid, 1˝ G-PAL; $899/ea New Model! CC-690 – 6-driver 3.5-way center: 2 x 7˝ bass, 2 x 7˝ mid/bass, 4.5˝ mid, 1˝ G-PAL; $1, 199/ea New Model! Eclipse – 4-driver 3-way on-wall: 2 x 7˝ bass, 4.5˝ mid/bass, 1˝ G-PAL; $999/ea New Model! Eclipse C – 4-driver 3-way on-wall: 2 x 7˝ bass, 4.5˝ mid/bass, 1˝ G-PAL; $999/ea Studio ADP-590 – 5-driver 3-way surround: 7˝ bass, 2 x 4.5˝ mid/bass, 2 x 1˝ G-PAL; $599/ea FMV prices are in U.S. dollars. Available in a variety of finishes, Studio v.4 high-resolution images will be available after CEDIA Expo 2006. PS I have a new digital rebel XTi on the way so Ill have hi res pics when I get the speakers.