Paradigm Introduces Six New In-wall Speakers

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Paradigm-CI-Elite.jpgAt last week's Consumer Electronics Show, Paradigm debuted six new in-wall speakers--adding three models to the CI Pro lineup and three to the higher-end CI Elite lineup (shown here). Exact specs for each speaker are provided in the press release below. All models use Paradigm's X-PAL PPA (Perforated Phase Alignment) tweeter, with an optional tweeter boost, and all include a 0.75-inch MDF backbox to prevent sound leakage. The new in-wall speakers will be available in February.

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Paradigm Electronics, Inc. has released six new LCR in-wall speakers: CI Pro P5, P3, P1 and CI Elite E7, E5 and E3. Designed with the residential home theater in mind, these speakers deliver high quality acoustics while remaining discreet.

Each of these additions to Paradigm's current CI Pro and CI Elite lineups features an integrated backbox made from 0.75-inch MDF, which prevents sound from bleeding into adjacent rooms/floors, and making these LCRs a perfect option for homeowners striving to create a soundproof media room. Each LCR also includes an optional "tweeter boost" to ensure that the sound output remains optimal, even when installed behind a perforated media screen.

"These LCRs are the ideal speakers for anyone currently designing a home theater, or looking to upgrade the sound performance in their current room," said Zoltan Balla, Director of Brand Management, Paradigm. "It's easy to achieve optimal sound with excellent sonic clarity and impact in any room layout, with the option to pair these LCRs with our current offering of CI Pro/Elite in-ceiling and in-wall speakers."

The new LCRs are perfectly aligned with the current CI Pro and CI Elite models, making the addition of these speakers into a current theater room or listening space seamless. Both the aesthetic and sound performance are consistent with these current lines.

The CI Pro series takes performance to the next level with patented technology, step-up components, and hallmark Paradigm sound quality, plus a bezel-free micro-perf grille with an incredibly discreet aesthetic. The CI Elite series has all the technology advantages and grille aesthetics of CI Pro, plus oversized voice coils and X-PAL pure aluminum cone technology for the ultimate in sound performance.

Manufactured in Canada, all models feature:

• X-PAL PPA (Perforated Phase Alignment) tweeter
• ART (Active Ridge Technology)
• Magnetic Bezel-Free Micro-Perf Grille
• Die-Cast Aluminum Clamps
• Rear Component Shielding
• Nickle-plated and spring loaded binding posts

The CI Pro and CI Elite LCR additions enable users to bring out the best in movies, TV, gaming and multimedia content. The resulting output level, dialog intelligibility and wide dispersion create a truly cinematic experience for all listeners in the room.

CI Pro LCRs:
CI Pro P5 - $1,999 (US MSRP)
Tweeter: One x 1-inch X-PAL PPA Tweeter
Bass Drivers: Two x 6.5-inch mineral filled cones with overmolded ART surrounds
Voice Coil: 1-inch
Midrange Driver: One x 6.5-inch coaxial mineral filled PP cone
Passive Drivers: Two x 6.5-inch mineral filled cones with overmolded ART surrounds
Dimensions: 43" (H) x 9.5" (W) x 4.1" (D)

CI Pro P3 - $1,499 (US MSRP)
Tweeter: One x 1-inch X-PAL PPA Tweeter
Bass/Midrange Driver: Two x 5.5-inch mineral filled PP cones
Voice Coil: 1-inch
Passive Drivers: Two x 5.5-inch mineral filled cones with overmolded ART surrounds
Dimensions: 32" (H) x 7.6" (W) x 4.1" (D)

CI Pro P1 - $999 (US MSRP)
Tweeter: One x 1-inch X-PAL PPA Tweeter
Bass/Midrange Driver: Two x 5.5-inch mineral filled PP cones
Voice Coil: 1-inch
Dimensions: 20.6" (H) x 7.6" (W) x 4.1" (D)

CI Elite LCRs:
CI Elite E7 - $3,499 (US MSRP)
Tweeter: One x 1-inch X-PAL PPA Tweeter
Bass Drivers: Two x 8-inch X-PAL cones with overmolded ART surrounds
Voice Coil: 1.5-inch
Midrange Driver: One x 6.5-inch coaxial X-PAL cone
Passive Drivers: Two x 8-inch X-PAL cones with overmolded ART surrounds
Dimensions: 43" (H) x 9.5" (W) x 4.1" (D)

CI Elite E5 - $2,499 (US MSRP)
Tweeter: One x 1-inch X-PAL PPA Tweeter
Bass Drivers: Two x 6.5-inch X-PAL cones with overmolded ART surrounds
Voice Coil: 1.5-inch
Midrange Driver: One x 6.5-inch coaxial X-PAL cone
Passive Drivers: Two x 6.5-inch X-PAL cones with overmolded ART surrounds
Dimensions: 43" (H) x 9.5" (W) x 4.1" (D)

CI Elite E3 - $1,999 (US MSRP)
Tweeter: One x 1-inch X-PAL PPA Tweeter
Bass Drivers: Two x 5.5-inch X-PAL cones with overmolded ART surrounds
Voice Coil: 1.5-inch
Passive Drivers: Two x 5.5-inch X-PAL cones with overmolded ART surrounds
Dimensions: 32" (H) x 7.6" (W) x 4.1" (D)

The CI Pro and Elite LCRs will begin shipping February 2017.

Additional Resources
• Visit the Paradigm website for more product information.
Paradigm Prestige 2000SW Subwoofer Reviewed at HomeTheaterReview.com.

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