Published On: October 1, 2010

Paradigm Upgrades Its PDR Line

Published On: October 1, 2010

Paradigm Upgrades Its PDR Line

Paradigm has now released the latest version of the PDR Subwoofer series which includes the new PDR-W100 wireless model. This is the fifth version of the PDR series and includes upgrades for the PDR-8 and PDR-10 with the PDR-80 and PDR-100. The new PDR-W100 is the first ever wireless sub for Paradigm.

Paradigm announces the fifth version of the PDR subwoofer series which includes the introduction of the new PDR-W100 a wireless model. 

Upgrading the PDR-8 and PDR-10, Paradigm introduces the PDR-80 and PDR-100 with the same reinforced polymer-composite on the 8" and 10? single forward-firing drivers. Brand new to the PDR series, the PDR-W100 is the first-ever wireless sub for Paradigm, adding a new level of versatility and functionality to the brand. The PDR-W100 ships wireless ready, including Paradigm's own wireless transmitter.
 

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As with the PDR v.4, the sub/sat phase alignment switch for 0 degrees or 180 degrees allows users to adjust subwoofer settings to avoid "wave cancellation," which occurs when there are sound waves going forward and equal sound waves going backward in a room, thereby canceling each other out. A subwoofer that is 180 degrees out-of-phase with the main speakers would lead to an audible decrease in bass response. The phase alignment switch allows listeners to compensate for this scenario. In addition, both models feature a bypass option on the subwoofer cut-off frequency.

Aesthetically, the PDR Series features a lifestyle design cabinet with slim, curved edges for added appeal and it comes in a Black Ash finish. With removable grills and dual rear ports, customization options abound for customers.

Availability is estimated for late October for all models with the PDR-80 at $279, the PDR-100 at $399, and the PDR-W100 at $499.

Related Articles and Content
Be sure to read our other articles, Paradigm Reference Adds MilleniaSubParadigm Offers Special Edition Speaker Line, and the Paradigm Signature Reference S1 loudspeaker review by Andrew Robinson. You can also find more information in our Subwoofer section or on our Paradigm brand page.

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