Photo: Paradigm Signature Series C1 v.3
Paradigm’s new Signature models, which feature elevated output of an impressive three dB, include redesigned bass/midrange and bass drive units that reassert the line as the value and performance leader among reference quality speakers.
Photo: Paradigm Signature
Series S1 v.3
Paradigm Electronics Inc., introduces the third version of its flagship Paradigm Reference Signature Series. Thousands of “no-holds-barred” Paradigm research and engineering hours went into developing the Signature Series v.3 speakers, which are the highest-output, most dynamic high-end loudspeakers ever produced.
Contributing to v.3’s 50 percent increase in output are extensive modifications to the bass/midrange drive units. Signature v.3 bass/midrange drivers are fitted with extreme low-density NLC (Non-Limiting Corrugated) TPE surrounds, FEA*-optimized and overmolded onto the cone. The state-of-the-art surround material is 10 times more effective than standard thermoplastic elastomers in damping vibrations and resonances and the new corrugated design has increased peak-to-peak cone excursion from 20-mm in earlier versions to a full 30-mm. A new long-stroke split-coil motor system takes advantage of the extreme excursion by doubling the linear portion of the stroke without requiring a larger magnet. The redesigned motor also keeps mass and inductance of the voice coil low for breathtaking midrange clarity.
Bass cones on Signature v.3 speakers were re-engineered for increased stiffness and better equipped for higher output with new NLC Santoprene surrounds. To support the extended excursion, the motor structure was also redesigned, increasing the linear portion of the stroke through voice coils almost double the original in length. New core parts including a yoke and pole piece were retooled and FEA-optimized and even the magnets were thickened to accommodate double-distance cone travel.
Value-conscious audiophiles will appreciate the option of Paradigm Reference G-PAL (gold-plated pure-aluminum) dome tweeters on the compact S1, C1 and ADP1 models, making the Reference Signature experience even more attainable.
A full list of upgrades to Signature v.3 is listed below.
Photo: Paradigm Signature Series C5 v.3
Upgrades to Signature v.3 Bass/Midrange and Bass Drive Units
- Overmolded NLC non-limiting corrugated TPE (Santoprene for the bass drivers) surrounds
- Redesigned Nomex Spiders
- Redesigned die-cast aluminum heatsink chassis with AVS cooling
- Advanced split-coil motor system (bass/midrange drivers)
- Cutting-edge long-stroke motor system (bass drivers)
- Thickened permanent ceramic (hard ferrite) magnets with focused-field geometry
- Retooled magnetic pole piece and metal top plate (bass drivers)
- Metallized high-integrity dust caps (bass/midrange drivers)
- Injection-molded mineral-filled polypropylene bass cones boast a 30% increase in mineral content
The Signature v.3 lineup (prices shown are cherry finish, U.S. FMV):
- S1 G-PAL — Two-driver 2-way compact bookshelf, G-PAL (gold-plated, pure-aluminum) domes – $599/ea
- S1 P-Be – Two-driver 2-way compact bookshelf, P-Be (pure berrylium) domes – $799/ea
- S2 — Two driver 2-way bookshelf – $1,299/ea
- S6 — Four-driver 3-way floorstanding – $2,599/ea
- S8 — Six-driver 3-way floorstanding – $3,499/ea
- C1 G-PAL — Four-driver 3-way center, G-PAL (gold-plated pure-aluminum) domes – $1,099/ea
- C1 P-Be – Four-driver 3-way center, P-Be (pure berrylium) domes – $1,299/ea
- C3 — Four-driver 3-way center – $1,999/ea
- C5 — Six-driver 3.5-way center – $3,499/ea
- ADP1 G-PAL — Five-driver 3-way surround, G-PAL (gold-plated pure-aluminum) domes – $999/ea
- ADP1 P-Be – Five-driver 3-way surround, P-Be (pure berrylium) domes – $1,299/ea
- ADP3 — Five driver 3-way surround – $1,599/ea
*FEA — Finite Element Analysis.
All models will ship by September 15th.
Innovative design, advanced materials, in-house manufacturing and state-of-the-art engineering have made Paradigm an international leader in speaker design. With more than 250 industry awards for audio excellence and numerous rave reviews from around the world, Paradigm is committed to staying at the leading edge of speaker technology, consistently achieving the ultimate in sound for music and home theater.
Photo: Paradigm Signature Series ADP3 v.3 Surround Speaker