Published On: November 1, 2009

Paradigm Offers Special Edition Speaker Line

Published On: November 1, 2009

Paradigm Offers Special Edition Speaker Line

Paradigm's Special Edition (SE) series combines the best of both words: aspects from their affordable audiophile-quality Paradigm line and their higher-end Paradigm Reference Line.


Paradigm just announced that it is now shipping the Special Edition (SE)-Series, a limited and unique addition to the Paradigm® collection. Combining elements from the affordable audiophile-quality Paradigm line and higher-end Paradigm Reference line, the SE series speakers brings a new generation of affordable elegance to the company's vast offerings. The SE series features the SE1, a bookshelf speaker, the SE3, a floorstanding model and the SE Center and SE Subwoofer, all outfitted with stylish real wood veneer cabinets. Paradigm Special Edition (SE)-speakers, with soft edges, clean lines, state-of-the-art technology, compact dimensions and real wood veneer cabinets are a stepping stone to the world of high-end audio for budget conscious consumers.

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Like the award-winning and ever popular Monitor Series, the SE line will boast Paradigm's SuperDrive technology, which combines very high efficiency with very high output and ultra-low distortion. This results in top-level performance from the Special Edition line regardless of amplification. The drivers represent a best of breed hybrid mix that includes high frequency drivers from the Paradigm Monitor Series and mineral-filled polypropylene bass/midrange drivers handed down right from the Paradigm Reference Studio Series. Both the SE 1 bookshelf and SE 3 floorstanding boast the benefits of an aluminum midrange including remarkable clarity, superb extended bass response and elimination of unwanted resonance and distortion.

Aesthetically speaking, the Paradigm SE series presents a system with clean lines, soft edges and general design characteristics seamlessly integrated into the home décor. With a reasonable footprint, this collection provides real wood veneer finishes for customers seeking sophisticated appearance at a competitive price.


SE 1 Bookshelf
• Two-driver 2-way bookshelf/stand-mounted:
• 5-1/2" M-ICP£ mid/bass, 1" H-PTD£ dome
• Estimated $299 MSRP
SE 3 Floorstanding
• Four-driver 2-1/2-way floorstanding:
• Two 5-1/2" carbon-infused polypropylene bass,
• 5-1/2" M-ICP£ mid/bass,1" H-PTD dome
• Estimated $699 MSRP
SE Center
• Four-driver 3-way center channel
• Two 5-1/2" carbon-infused polypropylene bass,
• 3-1/2" M-ICP£ midrange, 1" H-PTD dome
• Estimated $499 MSRP
SE Subwoofer
• Bass Reflex Single Driver Design
o 10 Driver with CAP£ Carbon / Aramid Fiber Polypropylene Cone
• 900 watts Dynamic Peak / 300 watts RMS Sustained
• Paradigm's Proprietary Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Design
• Comprehensive Range of Input and Control Facilities
• USB Port for use with the critically acclaimed Paradigm Perfect Bass Kit (PBK£) Room Correction System
• Estimated $699 MSRP

Paradigm's Perfect Bass Kit (PBK) is available as an upgrade and sold separately.

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