Paradigm Revamps Its Custom-Install Category with Three New Speaker Lines

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Paradigm-CI-Home.jpgParadigm has completely revamped its in-wall and in-ceiling offerings, phasing out the previous CS, AMS, and SA Series and replacing them with the new CI Home (shown here), CI Pro, and CI Elite Series. All of the details on the new series, including pricing, are provided below, and the speakers are scheduled for release this month.

From Paradigm
Paradigm Electronics Inc. announces a complete revamp of its custom install category with three new lines of in-wall and in-ceiling speakers: CI Home Series, CI Pro Series and CI Elite Series. New standout features include an array of advanced technologies to enhance performance and power-handling, bezel-free micro-perf grilles for discreet installation, a re-engineered mounting system, and improved build quality to aid effortless installation

CI Home Series
A replacement to the CS series, the CI Home series addresses the important considerations when selecting custom installation speakers: truly superior sound, easy installation, and a new bezel-free micro-perf grille with an incredibly discreet aesthetic.

•NEW Bezel-free, Magnetically attached Micro-perf grilles: Neodymium magnets hold grilles firmly in place. Square grille option available for most in-ceiling (round) models.

• Pure-Titanium Dome (PTD) Tweeters: Ferro-fluid damped and cooled to ensure smooth high-frequency performance with amazing clarity across a wide listening area.

• Superior Mineral-filled Polypropylene Bass/Midrange Cones: Oversized computer optimized ferrite magnets and high-power motor structures deliver detailed midrange performance with clean, extended bass.

• Rigid ABS clamps simplify and reduce installation time.

• Pocketed screw holes help to hold the drill steady, making installation a snap.

US MSRP pricing for the CI Home Series:
In-ceiling (round) models:
H55-R: $199/ea
H65-R: $229/ea
H65-SM: $259/ea
H80-R: $259/ea
H65-A: $329/ea

In-wall (rectangular) models:
H55-IW: $199/ea
H65-IW: $229/ea
H55-LCR: $329/ea

CI Pro Series
A replacement to the AMS series, the CI Pro series is crafted in Canada and takes performance to the next level with patented technology, step-up components, and hallmark Paradigm sound quality, plus a new bezel-free micro-perf grille with an incredibly discreet aesthetic.

• NEW Bezel-free, Magnetically-attached Micro-perf grilles: Neodymium magnets hold grilles firmly in place. Square grille option available for most in-ceiling (round) models.

• NEW X-PAL tweeter with exclusive Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA) tweeter lens protects the delicate pure-aluminum tweeter dome and acts as the Phase Plug, blocking out-of-phase frequencies for smoother, extended high frequencies with incredible detail and higher output.

• Tweeters are cooled by our patent pending RED die-cast aluminum housing (see below) and the original ultra-stable Ferrofluid, made exclusively by Ferrotec.

• Mineral-Filled polypropylene woofer cones with Patented Active Ridge Technology (ART) surrounds, made in-house and overmolded directly onto each cone, achieve greater excursion for a 3dB gain in distortion-free output (50 percent greater) compared to drivers with standard surrounds.

• NEW Rear Component Shielding protects internal parts from debris. The translucent polycarbonate rear cover creates an installation that will not warp. Flat covers also make it easy to lie speakers down during the installation process without tipping.

• Die-cast aluminum chassis, baffles (in-wall models only), and clamps add strength and rigidity for better bass and midrange, along with a more durable installation.

• Pocketed screw holes help to hold the drill steady, making installation a snap.

• Designed to fit applicable Paradigm Fireboxes and PB brackets

US MSRP pricing:
In-ceiling (round) models:
P65-R: $279/ea
P80-R: $379/ea
P80-SM: $479/ea
P80-A: $499/ea

In-wall (rectangular) models:
P65-IW: $379/ea
P80-IW: $479/ea

CI Elite Series
A replacement to the SA series, the CI Elite series is crafted in Canada and 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.

• NEW Bezel-free, Magnetically attached Micro-perf grilles: Neodymium magnets hold grilles firmly in place. Square grille option available for most in-ceiling (round) models.

• NEW X-PAL tweeter with exclusive Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA) tweeter lens protects the delicate pure-aluminum tweeter dome and acts as the Phase Plug, blocking out-of-phase frequencies for smoother, extended high frequencies with incredible detail and higher output.

• Tweeters are cooled by our patent pending RED die-cast aluminum housing (see below) and the original ultra-stable Ferrofluid, made exclusively by Ferrotec.

• NEW X-PAL pure-aluminum woofer cones combine lightweight stiffness with high consistency for a greater degree of accuracy and smooth, uncolored frequency response. Woofers feature long-excursion, high-power 1.5-inch voice coil motors for greater power handling and reduced power compression.

• Patented Active Ridge Technology (ART) surrounds, made in-house and overmolded directly onto each cone, achieve greater excursion for a 3dB gain in distortion-free output (50 percent greater) compared to drivers with standard surrounds.

• NEW Rear Component Shielding protects internal parts from debris. The translucent polycarbonate rear cover creates an installation that will not warp. Flat covers also make it easy to lie speakers down during the installation process without tipping.

• Die-cast aluminum chassis, baffles (in-wall models only), and clamps add strength and rigidity for better bass and midrange, along with a more durable installation.
Pocketed screw holes help to hold the drill steady, making installation a snap.

• Designed to fit applicable Paradigm Fireboxes and PB brackets

US MSRP pricing:
In-ceiling (round) models:
E65-R: $479/ea
E80-R: $579/ea
E80-A: $699/ea

In-wall (rectangular) model:
E80-IW: $679/ea

Reduced Edge Diffraction (RED) Technology (patent pending)
RED technology is a die-cast aluminum tweeter housing that significantly reduces negative effects of diffraction while improving critical midrange frequencies. The irregular edges and off-center placement break up standing waves typically found around the woofer cone and tweeter housing of traditional designs. Additionally, the aluminum structure dissipates unwanted heat, which increases power handling and allows a lower crossover frequency, improving sound and reducing distortion.

Paradigm has started phasing out the CS, AMS and SA series, while beginning to ship some models in the CI Home and CI Pro series. All other new models will ship in May 2015. See an authorized Paradigm dealer for details.

Additional Resources
Paradigm Prestige 95F Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed at HomeTheaterReview.com.
Paradigm Millenia CT 2 Speaker System Reviewed at HomeTheaterReview.com.


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