Published On: September 26, 2008

Paradigm Comes To Market With New Higher End In-wall Speakers

Published On: September 26, 2008

Paradigm Comes To Market With New Higher End In-wall Speakers

Builders often look to the cheapest possible solution for spec houses but customers want the audiophile performance paired with the look and feel of in-wall speakers which is exactly why Paradigm is out with a new line of signature in-wall speakers

Paradigm_SASeriesi_inwall.gifParadigm just added new reverberant surround/rear speakers to its Signature (SIG) and Studio (SA) Custom Series of in-wall speakers, utilizing Paradigm's exclusive Adapted DiPole• (ADP) design, along with new midrange driver technology and construction materials.

Since the ADP technology was unveiled on traditional-box style surround speakers over fifteen years ago, countless Paradigm dealers and customers have requested the technology be developed for an in-wall speaker. Not content to integrate the ADP technology hastily just to meet a ship date, Paradigm invested resources to develop these SIG and SA series in-wall surround speakers to be the sonic equivalent of their wall-mounted/ stand-mounted brethren. New design elements for both the SIG and SA Series custom speakers include new dual voice coils as well as elongated, slimline cones with new aluminum couplers.

"Too many builders and system installers settle for low-end sound in their high-end projects," said Paradigm's Marketing Manager, Mark Aling. "As the market for multi-room audio and concealable electronics grows, it's important for people to understand that they do not need to sacrifice sound quality just because they are setting up multiple zones or creating a home theater with no visible electronics or speakers. Architectural sound never should be mediocre by default."

With 15 years dedicated to manufacturing loudspeakers, Paradigm understands the different role each speaker plays in sound reproduction. Surround speakers are expected to play different roles in movie audio versus multi-channel music reproduction, a fact that can pigeohole some in-wall speakers as good for one application, bad for another. With Paradigm's SIG and SA ADP in-wall models, the new in-wall ADPs envelop the listener in sound without detracting from the action onscreen. The speakers add size and dimension to the soundstage to ensure seamless transitions when sound and effects move from the front and center speakers to the side and rear speakers. For multi-channel audio, the ADP's create a large, non-localized soundfield. The larger "sweet spot" contributes to the reproduction of an original recording's acoustic space.

ADP Technology

The technology in the new in-wall ADPs mimics that of other Reference and Reference Signature Series Models. Each SIG and SA series ADP speaker features a seven-driver, three-way configuration that benefits from Paradigm's Ultra-Rigid• die-cast chassis/mounting bracket, which completely eliminates resonance or sonic degradations created by the wall or ceiling, according to the company. The ADP technology in these new models makes them ideal for surround and rear applications by delivering a "reverberant" energy field (sound reflects off walls and ceilings naturally, as it would in a live experience) that is in harmony with that of the left, right and center speakers. Since one listens to the sum of averaged energy, phase differences "wash out" making right and left versions of the ADP's unnecessary.

Signature Series v.2 technology incorporated into the design of SIG-ADP:

• Two - 1" (25 mm) P-Be• Pure-Beryllium Dome Tweeters
• Four - 1 1/8" (29-mm) x 4" (102-mm) Co-PAL• Cobalt-Infused Pure-Aluminum Midrange Cones
• One - 8" (210-mm) mineral-filled polypropylene Bass Cone
• Adapted DiPole (ADP•) technology which yields the Bass Response of a bi-pole and spaciousness of a di-pole
• Ultra-Rigid• die-cast chassis and mounting bracket
• 3-Way Crossover Design ensures completely unparalleled dispersion and exceptional timbre matching
• Massive Heatsinks with AVS• Airflow Ventilation System Cooling (midrange and bass drivers)
• Proprietary IMS/SHOCK-MOUNT• Isolation Driver Mounting System
• "Reference Signature" Phase-Coherent Precision Crossover Networks, including close-tolerance air-core inductors, high-power resistors, polypropylene capacitors

Studio Series v.5 technology incorporated into the design of SA-ADP:

• Two - 1" (25 mm) G-PAL• Gold-Anodized Pure-Aluminum Dome Tweeters
• Four-1/2" (115 mm) S-PAL• Satin-Anodized Pure-Aluminum Midrange Cones
• Anodized Solid-Aluminum Phase Plugs
• One - 7" (178 mm) Mineral-Filled Co-Polymer Polypropylene Bass Cones
• Adapted DiPole (ADP•) technology yields the Bass Response of a bi-pole and spaciousness of a di-pole
• Ultra-Rigid• die-cast chassis and mounting bracket
• 3-Way Crossover Design, which ensures completely unparalleled dispersion and exceptional timbre matching
• Massive Heatsinks with AVS• Airflow Ventilation System Cooling (midrange and bass drivers)
• Proprietary IMS/SHOCK-MOUNT• Isolation Driver Mounting System
• "Reference" Phase-Coherent Precision Crossover Networks, including close-tolerance air-core inductors, high-power resistors, polypropylene capacitors

SIG and SA-ADP speakers are designed for pre-construction and retrofit applications with professional installation. Prices will be announced at CEDIA Expo 2008.

For more information on Paradigm, please visit www.paradigm.com.

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