My Paradox was one of the earlier pairs made by LFF.. this was before he had (what now looks like) a better way to secure the pads to the cup housing. That being said, the more recent pairs (with the more seamless pad attachments) don't sound any better (or worse) than my Paradox. Luis individually tunes these and has mentioned before that there has been no (acoustic) changes made to Paradox' sound & tuning between Paradox serial #1 and whatever they're up to now.
In regards to trying Alpha Pads on the Paradox.. they'll probably fit.. but I doubt it would benefit/improve the sound.. most likely the opposite, actually.. b/c Luis tuned the Paradox to be used, specifically, with the FA-003 pads.. and the pads are an important part of preserving the tuning.
Edited by FlySweep - 6/12/13 at 5:10pm