Persona Sub is specially designed to match the aesthetics of the Persona Series, and to deliver a wallop of deep bass effects.
Six 8-inch woofers, featuring durable overmolded surrounds, are radially aligned in Paradigm’s signature hexagonal Vibration- Canceling Design Architecture enclosure. Powered by a 1700W Ultra-Class-D amplifier (capable of 3400W dynamic peaks), and an array of Paradigm bass enhancements like advanced DSP, efficient venting and superior power supply switching, this sub adds depth, clarity and bass precision to your Persona audio system. Achieve well-blended musical bass down to an astonishing 12Hz. Use two or more for a truly moving audio experience!
One of the keys to Persona’s luxury and value is Paradigm’s use of Beryllium. Beryllium is the absolute best diaphragm material, and Persona features Truextent® Pure Beryllium foil, specially formulated to be exponentially stiffer and significantly lighter than other premium diaphragm materials. It delivers superior transient response, virtually transparent performance, and vanishingly low audible coloration. Also, it’s a material usually found only in much more expensive speakers. Luxurious? Yes. But also a surprising performance value in Persona.
Beryllium is a rare chemical element (Be) with low mass, high tensile strength and high thermal stability. It is incredibly rigid and lightweight; everything an audio engineer desires in a speaker cone.
In fact, Beryllium has been used in the audio industry since the 1970s. But because of its use in only the finest (and most expensive) audio equipment, it has retained a certain “cult” status.
Precise control of the Truextent manufacturing process produces pure Beryllium foil with a highly uniform grain structure; this is many times stiffer, yet far less dense, than more common cone materials. In industry testing, Paradigm’s Beryllium cone material exhibits substantial improvements in durability, speed, and reduced interference. It can add more than an octave of distortion-free output.
In the Paradigm’s Persona, tandem matched Beryllium drivers reveal the full range of high performance. Persona is the only loudspeaker in its class to utilize Beryllium material for both midrange and tweeter drivers.
Every model in the Persona Series features dual Truextent Beryllium driver systems, and each model achieves a truly unexpected level of high-resolution detail, depth and dynamics thanks in part to rare, extraordinary Beryllium.
|DESIGN||6-driver, acoustic suspension hexagonal vibration cancelling subwoofer|
|CROSSOVER||Low pass crossover: Variable 35 Hz – 150 Hz; Bypass Option; variable 0-180 deg phase|
|AMPLIFIER||1,700 W RMS (3,400 W Dynamic Peak)|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE ON-AXIS||+/- 2dB from 19Hz – 220Hz (by pass option)|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE ON-AXIS||±3 dB 15Hz – 235Hz|
|ROOM CORRECTION||Anthem Room Correction – ARC™, with included calibrated microphone|
|LOW FREQUENCY EXTENSION||12Hz|
|LOW FREQUENCY DRIVER||Six 8″ (203mm) high-excursion X-PAL™ drivers, overmolded Active Ridge Technology (ART™) surrounds, 1-1/2″ (38mm) four-layer long-excursion voice coils, high-temperature composite Nomex® formers, advanced spiders, 9.2-lb (4.16 kg) hard ferrite magnet / mot|
|SENSITIVITY ROOM / ANECHOIC||100 mV (mono) / 100 mV (mono)|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE 30° OFF-AXIS||+/- 2dB from 19Hz – 220Hz (by pass option)|
|IMPEDANCE||RCA: 10k ohms; XLR: 20k ohms|
|DIMENSIONS HXWXD||20.5″ × 20.25″ × 18.875″ (52.5cm × 51.2cm × 48cm)|
|WEIGHT||118 lbs. (53.6 kg)|
|FINISHES||High Gloss: Vanta Black, Harmony White Metallic Gloss: Aria Blue, Sonic Silver|