Paradigm

Paradigm

Symphony 440 Design Group is proudly authorized with Paradigm speakers, a high performance loudspeaker market in North America. Being designed and engineered in their headquarters at Toronto, Canada, Paradigm speakers work majorly on the purpose of delivering speakers of prime quality at accessible price. Being #1 Best Price / Value Product, these award-winning Paradigm speakers are available in over 55 or more countries around the world.

Science and philosophy defines Paradigm as a distinct set of concepts or thought patterns carried out as a contribution towards the evolution of any field, and these speakers follow the suit.

Paradigm speakers were first discovered in Toronto in 1982 by Jerry Vander Marel, a renowned veteran of consumer electronics and loudspeaker sales, and Scott Bagby, a loudspeaker designer, to achieve new levels of Paradigms described to give a pure, lifelike audio, unrestrained by coloration, and wild in its ability to translate power into sound. In 1998, the company acquired Sonic Frontiers Inc., a highly respected Ontario-based high-end audio component producers of Anthem and Sonic Frontiers brands. Today Paradigm’s state of the art production facility, where most Paradigm and Anthem products are manufactured, is based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. With more than 400 industry awards for audio magnificence and numerous ecstatic reviews from around the world, Paradigm is committed to achieving the ultimate excellence in sound for music and home theater.

Initially, Jerry administered the sales, marketing and advertising departments of Paradigm speakers, while Scott supervised the design and manufacture of these. Accompanied by an efficient team of dedicated audiophiles and engineers, Paradigm speakers began to sculpt a remarkable niche in the world of loudspeakers. By 1990, Paradigm had won its first “Best Price/Value” award from the prestigious “Inside Track” Magazine, which marked the beginning of its era in excellence. These are fondly known worldwide for their best bookshelf speakers, wireless speaker, ceiling speaker and subwoofers.

A brief History of Paradigm Speakers:

1982The birth of Paradigm Speakers.
1984Initiation of the new innovative sales tool called ‘Show, Tell, Demo’ for Paradigm dealers.
1986Jerry Vander Marel forms the Audiostream to streamline marketing of Paradigm speakers in US.
1989First Paradigm in-wall successfully produced.
1990Paradigm achieves its first Best Price/Value Award from “Inisde Track” magazine
1993Paradigm Advanced Research Center (PARC) opens in Ottawa to reinforce new projects.
1998Introduction of Paradigm Reference with the launch of Studio Series and Servo 15.
1999Introduction of Stylus Series high performance outdoor loudspeakers.
2001Opening of 225.000 sq foot Mississauga manufacturing facility.
2004Introduction of Signature Series.

Paradigm Speakers patented technological features:

  • X-PAL™ tweeter with exclusive Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA™) Tweeter Lens: Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA) 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.
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA) feature: Finite Element Analysis (FEA) optimized pole piece focuses the magnet’s power for maximum efficiency and lightning fast response while lowering the tweeter’s resonance frequency for clean, accurate sound.
  • Active Ridge Technology (ART™): Paradigm’s patented Active Ridge Technology (ART™) surrounds, made in-house and over molded directly onto each cone, achieve greater excursion for a 3dB gain in distortion-free output (50% greater) compared to drivers with standard surrounds. Crafted from audiophile-grade injection-molded thermoplastic elastomer, ART™ surrounds are more durable and reliable, for a lifetime experience of superior sound.
  • IMS/SHOCK-MOUNT™ Isolation Mounting System: This unique butyl-rubber driver fastening system found on all Studio Series drivers is a progressive system of critically placed isolation inserts and gaskets that decouple drivers from the speaker enclosure itself. This leading-edge ‘baffle-less’ technology reduces driver / enclosure interactions to inaudible levels.
  • G-PAL™ Gold-Anodized Pure-Aluminum Domes: Exceptionally rigid low-mass domes with treated textile suspensions guarantee remarkably uniform and instantaneous power response. The dome when in elevated position provides better ‘air’ and frequency response that is smooth, pure and clear.
  • S-PAL™ Satin-Anodized Pure-Aluminum Midrange and Bass / Midrange Cones: Very high stiffness-to-mass ratio and outstanding internal damping imparts remarkable midrange clarity, spectacular extended bass response and freedom from unwanted resonances and distortions.

Paradigm Speakers Series:

Paradigm Speakers are primarily arranged into four broad categories:

  • Classic collection
  • Reference collection
  • Signature collection
  • Shift collection

Classic Paradigm Speakers:

The classic set of speakers are those which have been carried on since the time Paradigm came into existence. Since then, these have been on a constant spree of evolution as per the ever-growing technologies.

  • Monitor series: The 1982 Monitor series 7 and 9 were those vintage models which put the Paradigm speakers on the map of prominence. Thereafter, Monitor series have experienced a dynamic growth making them the people’s first choice till date. These include wide variety of combinations like best bookshelf speakers, center channel and floorstanding.
  • Cinema speakers: Best known for their exceptional home theatre like sound, Cinema series is specifically designed compact speakers for small spaces. These include the best bookshelf speakers, floorstanding, 2 way center channel as well as 5.1 home theatre systems.
  • Performance series: These floorstanding or bookshelf performance speakers represents perfection at its peak with its laudable sonic performance which is on par with its component build quality, all within an affordable price.
  • Stylus outdoors: Stylus outdoor speakers come with pure titanium domes and injection molded polypropylene cones. Their outer enclosures are sturdy and resistant to weather, water and UV light. As the others, these too have been developed over time with better technological features.

Paradigm Reference Speakers:

The Reference Series was introduced by Paradigm speakers in 1998 with the studio series, under the ‘cost no object’ ultimate speaker line. All the Reference models (with the exception of the surrounds) allow for bi-wiring or bi-amping (two sets of binding posts with removable jumpers connecting them together).

  • Studio series: With a step-up performance, Studio series have satin anodized pure-aluminum midrange cones, mineral-filled bass cones and gold anodized pure-aluminum domes. The IMS/Shock-Mount isolation mounting system is a leading-edge baffle-less technology that reduces driver/enclosure interactions to inaudible levels. Over the years, these have significantly progressed in terms of sound quality and value for money.
  • Servo 15: These are single driver, closed-loop subwoofers accompanied by a built-in power amplifier. A subwoofer is a loudspeaker used to reproduce low-pitched bass frequencies.

Signature series: The Signature series has been Paradigm’s flagship series since 2004 with many privileges. These provide best-in-class performance for music and home theatre systems, and unquestionably go well with any aesthetics. The signature range exhibit some of Paradigms most extraordinary manufacturing techniques which impart such extremely high fidelity sound. However, on June 15, 2016, few of the products of the Signature series were discontinued to make way for the new Persona series. These include ceiling speakers and subwoofer.

Paradigm Shift speakers:

Shift series includes many of the easy-to-use current products emphasized on portability, fully-powered and wireless speaker solutions. With dynamic sound, superior build quality, attractive finishes and a unique configuration, these are enough to serve as anybody’s priceless possession.

  • Millenia series:

Millenia series provide for a sophisticated state-of-the-art Paradigm Reference technology disguised into a sleek lifestyle design to complement the present flat-panel televisions. Satin-anodized pure-aluminum domes, mica-loaded polymer bass/midrange cones, polypropylene bass cones, and highly polished black chrome finish sums up to what can be called as a ‘lifestyle audio’. These are fully powered speaker systems accompanied by the best bookshelf speaker, subwoofer, and other essential accessories.  

  • Shift series:

Being the 2012 Golden Era recipient, Shift series is one of the most ambitious Paradigm products, for they emphasize on lifestyle-oriented products, such as powered desktop loudspeakers, headphones, soundbars and wireless speakers.

Current Paradigm Speakers:

  • Persona series:

With an advanced technology of over three decades of innovation, the Persona series, as the name suggests, personifies to any audio performance to deliver unprecedented levels of realism and transparency. Introduced in 2016, Persona uses Truextent® Pure Beryllium that is specially formulated to be exponentially stiffer and significantly lighter than other premium diaphragm materials. It enables superior transient response and virtual transparency, with vanishingly low audible coloration. Whether its classic two-channel stereo, or a multichannel home theater system, Persona’s combination of innovation, performance and elegance introduces luxury in an indulgent new class of loudspeaker. Persona contains series best bookshelf speakers, floorstanding speakers, ceiling speakers and subwoofer.

  • CI Pro series:

Classic collection’s CI PRO series being Crafted in Canada, takes performance to the next level with patented technology, step-up components, and hallmark Paradigm sound quality, along with a new bezel-free micro-perf grille bearing  incredibly discreet aesthetic. CI Pro has vast varieties in ceiling speakers. Installation of these ceiling speakers is very simple and easy and provides elegant concealed appearance.

  • CI Elite series:

The CI Elite series, a member of reference collection, 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. CI Elite is best known for its ceiling speakers.

  • Premium wireless speakers:

Paradigm’s Premium Wireless Speakers are the only wireless streaming systems to feature reference-level performance. These wireless speakers combine the innovative loudspeaker as well as amplifier engineering with state-of-the-art DTS Play-Fi® wireless streaming technology. Finally, one can experience the freedom and pleasure of bold, dynamic performance through these wireless speakers. Built-in Anthem Class-D amplifier accentuates the music performance of Premium wireless speakers.

  • Prestige series:

The prestige series, the new gem of reference collection, is developed on the 30-year old historic base of innovation and technology by blending new technologies with smart engineering, all aimed to provide astonishing performance at incredible value. From the precise workmanship of the non-resonant cabinets to their beautiful premium-grade finishes, Prestige is truly hand-built for performance, fully crafted in Canada. Prestige is known for best bookshelf speakers, floorstanding speakers, center channel, surround channel and subwoofer.

  • Premier series:

Introduced in 2018 into reference collection, Premier Series speakers are designed, engineered, and made in Paradigm’s state-of-the-art Canadian facility. Built from heavy duty, non-resonant 3/4-inch MDF, with optimally placed interior bracing, and reinforced front baffles to ensure an audio performance beyond any other in this price range. Smooth front baffles, enhanced with 1-inch MDF, reduce diffraction and improve sound radiation characteristics.  The striking tapered-angle architectural design reduces back-wave reflections for more accurately dispersed audio reproduction with minimal coloration. Premeir is one among top picks for its best bookshelf speakers.

  • Monitor SE series:

The classic Monitor SE is the latest entrant to Paradigm family. Being introduced in 2018, it lives up to the Paradigm performance reputation in every way, and offers an audiophile experience at a surprisingly affordable price. Designed with X-PAL™ Pure-Aluminum Dome Tweeters with patented Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA™) lens, it blocks a wide range of out-of-phase frequencies. Monitor SE series is known for best bookshelf speakers, floorstanding speakers and surround speakers.

  • Defiance series subwoofers:

Being a part of reference as well as classic collection, Defiance subwoofers deliver pure power, unleashed by clean, efficient amplification in a mix of six models, from entry-level to ultimate performance. With app control and Anthem Room Correction (ARC®), these subwoofers provide powerful, perfectly balanced bass at one’s fingertips.

Popular reviews on Paradigm Speakers:

Paradigm Milleniaone 5.0 System with Milleniasub Review:

“The MilleniaOne and MilleniaSub pairing smash any preconceived notion of what a “lifestyle system” is meant to be. Paradigm hasn’t just taken some cheap parts and coated them in a shiny shell here. Instead, the company has taken the high road and delivered a well-built, highly musical sound system that just so happens to look fantastic as well.”

-Caleb Denison, Digital Trends

Paradigm Reference Prestige 95F Loudspeakers:

“Paradigm has branched out from its self-imposed conventions in fabulous, Canadian-made style. The Reference Prestige 95F is a beauty of a loudspeaker, especially in its optional Midnight Cherry finish, the quality of which easily exceeded even my high standards. With a sophisticated, cultured sound and bass extension to die for, the flagship of Paradigm’s new Prestige line is as arresting to listen to as it is to look at. Paradigm appears to have come up with another winner!”

-Hans Wetzel, SoundStage!access

Paradigm A2 Shift Speakers:

The Paradigms took me aback with their room filling, viscerally exciting presentation. I literally did a double take. This was real deal, high fidelity sound that in no way resembled classic “computer speakers” in any shape or form. I am talking about authentic, tuneful, believable bass, liquid, totally satisfying midrange textures, and silky high frequencies.”

-Andre Marc, Audio Video Revolution

Being an authorized dealer of Paradigm speakers in India, Symphony 440 Design Group provides original, prime Paradigm speakers at genuine price. We, at Symphony 440 Design Group are more than happy to serve its pupils with these exceptional speakers in India through our well established organizations at Chennai, Bangalore and Davangere. It’ll be our pleasure to help one and all in choosing the best of these speakers and accordingly provide all the support required in buying the right ones.

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