Paradigm Premier 500C

4-driver, 3-way acoustic suspension centre channel speaker

$1,499

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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.

DRIVER DESIGN & ENGINEERING

Maintaining control over your design and manufacturing process is the only way to ensure perfection. For the ultimate in control, Paradigm builds its drivers in-house. Only by handcrafting each driver ourselves can they guarantee the consistency of their precision engineering, going beyond the industry standard to deliver superior high performance in each and every Premier loudspeaker built.

Active Ridge Technology (ART™): Premier features Paradigm’s patented Active Ridge Technology (ART) surrounds, made in-house and overmodled 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-modled thermoplastic elastomer, ART surrounds are more durable and more reliable, ensuring a lifetime of superior sound.

US Patents: D654,479S and 8,340,340B2. 

X-PAL™ tweeter with exclusive Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA™) Lens, that protects the delicate pure-aluminium tweeter dome and acts as the Phase Plug, blocking out-of-phase frequencies for smoother, extended high frequencies with incredible detail and higher output. Patent pending.

Lightweight, extremely durable high-excursion Nomex spider design delivers a longer life of flexibility and performance.  Nomex is 10-times stronger than industry-standard cotton-based spider material.

Super-strong die-cast baskets feature integrated heat sinks for higher power handling, for better bass, better dynamics, and less power compression.

DESIGN4-driver, 3-way acoustic suspension center channel
CROSSOVER2nd-order electro-acoustic at 2.5 kHz (tweeter/mid) and 600Hz (mid/woofers)
FREQUENCY RESPONSE ON-AXIS±3dB from 73 Hz – 25 kHz
HIGH FREQUENCY DRIVER1” (25mm) X-PAL™ dome, ferro-fluid damped / cooled, Perforated Phase-Aligning Tweeter (PPA™) Lens
MIDRANGE FREQUENCY DRIVER4” (102mm) Black Anodized X-PAL™ cone, Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA™) Lens
LOW FREQUENCY EXTENSION47 Hz (DIN)
LOW FREQUENCY DRIVERTwo 5-1/2” (140mm) ART™ Surround Carbon-Infused polypropylene cones
SENSITIVITY ROOM / ANECHOIC92 dB / 89 dB
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 30° OFF-AXIS±3dB from 73 Hz – 20 kHz
SUITABLE AMPLIFIER POWER RANGE15 – 120 watts
MAXIMUM INPUT POWER80 watts
IMPEDANCECompatible with 8 ohms
DIMENSIONS HXWXD7.125″ × 20.125 × 13.75″ (18cm × 51.5 × 32cm)
WEIGHT26 lbs. (11.8 kg)
FINISHESGloss Black, Gloss White, Espresso Grain

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