Step up from mass-market audio to a superior sound experience, with the new Premier Series of affordable high-performance loudspeakers. Step up to Crafted in Canada quality that makes an authentic statement. Step up to exclusive audio technologies, backed by fundamental industry-leading audio research, for a performance experience unlike anything else in this class. Take the audiophile step up to Premier, by Paradigm.
Performance & Value
To produce a loudspeaker that meets Paradigm’s standards for performance and value, they took complete control of the manufacturing process, an unprecedented move at this price point. In their state-of-the-art North American facility, they have produced a loudspeaker that defies convention; a homegrown loudspeaker that benefits from innovations found throughout the Paradigm family of loudspeakers.
Patented Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA™) Tweeter and Midrange Lens Technology
Distinctive perforated lens in front of the tweeter and midrange drivers increase and smooth output without colouring the sound, while also protecting the drivers from getting damaged.
Patented Active Ridge Technology (ART™) Surrounds
Premier features Paradigm’s patented Active Ridge Technology (ART) surrounds, made in-house and overmoulded directly onto each woofer and midrange cone. This design achieves greater excursion, for a 3dB gain in output and 50% reduction in distortion. Crafted from injection-moulded thermoplastic elastomer, ART surrounds are more durable and more reliable, ensuring a lifetime of superior sound.
Crafted in Canada
Premier Series speakers are designed, engineered, and made in Paradigm’s state-of-the-art 225,000 ft2 Canadian facility. We chose heavy duty, non-resonant 3/4-inch MDF, with optimally placed interior bracing, and reinforced front baffles to ensure an audio performance beyond any other in this price range. Smooth front baffles, enhanced with 1-inch MDF, reduce diffraction and improve sound radiation characteristics. You can feel the Premier build quality that comes from true handcrafted manufacturing. Beautiful, furniture-grade finishes complete this new standard of performance and value.
|DESIGN||2-driver, 2-way bass reflex bookshelf|
|CROSSOVER||2nd-order electro-acoustic at 2.0 kHz (tweeter/mid)|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE ON-AXIS||±3dB from 55 Hz – 25 kHz|
|HIGH FREQUENCY DRIVER||1” (25mm) X-PAL™ dome, ferro-fluid damped / cooled, Perforated Phase-Aligning Tweeter (PPA™) Lens|
|MID/BASS FREQUENCY DRIVER||6-1/2” (165mm) ART™ Surround with Carbon-Infused polypropylene cone. Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA™) Lens|
|LOW FREQUENCY EXTENSION||45 Hz (DIN)|
|SENSITIVITY ROOM / ANECHOIC||90 dB / 87 dB|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE 30° OFF-AXIS||±3dB from 55 Hz – 20 kHz|
|SUITABLE AMPLIFIER POWER RANGE||15 – 130 watts|
|MAXIMUM INPUT POWER||80 watts|
|IMPEDANCE||Compatible with 8 ohms|
|DIMENSIONS HXWXD||13.25″ × 7.875 × 12.375″ (33.5cm × 19.8 × 32.1cm)|
|WEIGHT||18 lbs. (8.17 kg)|
|FINISHES||Gloss Black, Gloss White, Espresso Grain|