Blast from the past - GR Research Paradox One -

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Cut-Throat

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Blast from the past - GR Research Paradox One -
« on: 15 Jun 2024, 09:29 pm »
I built these over 20 years ago, And then upgraded the Crossovers about a year later. Lined with Black Hole 5. And they still sound amazing.
I'm wondering how these Older Paradox 1's would compare with the current X-LS Encore Speakers? I have not talked to Danny Richie in quite awhile.






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Re: Blast from the past - GR Research Paradox One -
« Reply #1 on: 15 Jun 2024, 11:55 pm »
Nice stands!

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Re: Blast from the past - GR Research Paradox One -
« Reply #2 on: 16 Jun 2024, 01:09 am »
Nice stands!

Do you recognize them?

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« Reply #3 on: 16 Jun 2024, 01:24 am »
Do you recognize them?

Osiris Audionics.  I wish I had a pair. I've looked into buying metal and trying to weld my own copy together.

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Re: Blast from the past - GR Research Paradox One -
« Reply #4 on: 18 Jun 2024, 02:55 pm »
Osiris Audionics.  I wish I had a pair. I've looked into buying metal and trying to weld my own copy together.

Yes, you're correct!  --- I got them over 25 years ago. And they were closing them out back then. Here is a better picture of them.




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Re: Blast from the past - GR Research Paradox One -
« Reply #5 on: 18 Jun 2024, 03:27 pm »
I also have a pair of Paradox 1's, blackhole 5 lined cabinet, and upgraded with foil inductors. I have never owned a pair of XLS-enclores so I can't compare. I currently own NX Studio and N3S. IMO, I prefer Paradox 1 to the N3S and find the NX Studio more open-sounding and slightly more refined due to the open tweeter. Paradox 1's are linear and balanced and I enjoy them very much; they are very good with typical box speaker limitations (placement etc.).

Danny Richie

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« Reply #6 on: 18 Jun 2024, 05:10 pm »
The Paradox 1's were great speakers.

I had a love/hate relationship with those tweeters. With good gear (especially tubes) and in a well treated room they were beautiful. With more aggressive sounding solid state gear or untreated room they could be a little much.

Overall they were fantastic.

The X-LS Encore has a little more body and bottom end, but a similar balance.

The Encore is a little more forgiving of what is driving them. 

It is a bit give and take.

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Re: Blast from the past - GR Research Paradox One -
« Reply #7 on: 18 Jun 2024, 05:16 pm »
Danny,

Do you recognize your writing on that Modified Crossover for the Paradox 1s?
BTW - I'm working with Mike Lundy on a pair of Padauk Wood X-LS Encores.

Danny Richie

Re: Blast from the past - GR Research Paradox One -
« Reply #8 on: 18 Jun 2024, 08:15 pm »
Danny,

Do you recognize your writing on that Modified Crossover for the Paradox 1s?
BTW - I'm working with Mike Lundy on a pair of Padauk Wood X-LS Encores.

Yeah, I recognized that.

Normally I wouldn't want the crossover design shared, but it is a fairly old discontinued model. Someone is going to be looking at it and trying to figure out how it works. It is not a normal filter design. It worked really well with those drivers.

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Re: Blast from the past - GR Research Paradox One -
« Reply #9 on: 18 Jun 2024, 08:22 pm »
Yeah, I recognized that.

Normally I wouldn't want the crossover design shared, but it is a fairly old discontinued model. Someone is going to be looking at it and trying to figure out how it works. It is not a normal filter design. It worked really well with those drivers.

There, I deleted it.