PARADIGM REFERENCE’S STUDIO ESPRIT BRINGS A FRESH PERSPECTIVE TO ON-WALL SOUND
Designed to complement a range of aesthetics, the advanced feature set of the Esprit offers multiple placement options without sacrificing sonic excellence.
ONTARIO, CANADA — November 29, 2007 — Paradigm Electronics Inc., an international leader in speaker design and manufacturing, introduces the Paradigm Reference Studio Esprit L/R and Esprit C center channel, which provide unmatched flexibility and performance for on-wall applications.
Paradigm’s unrelenting commitment to innovation in speaker design via in-house testing and research is in full evidence with these new Esprit models. Its state-of-the-art Studio Series v.4 technology and proprietary feature set bring to life a remarkable hybrid on-wall speaker that can be mounted, tilted, placed on a stand or shelved to serve any aesthetic without sacrificing sonic excellence.
Paradigm’s proprietary ABEC Automatic Boundary Effects Compensation technology, the “brains” of each Esprit speaker, accommodates placement on a wall or the new high-performance GS-40 stand. When wall-mounted, the speaker’s correct on-wall (Boundary Effect) response is automatically engaged to ensure natural, uncolored delivery of music and highly intelligible dialogue. When mounted on the GS-40 stand, the speaker automatically tailors sound for correct “free-air” frequency response to maintain performance.
Each Esprit model comes with adjustable wall-mounting brackets that allow for angling and tilting of the speakers. A new design element called Mirror-Imaged Channel Matching enables listeners to angle the Esprit L/R models for better imaging and a heightened sense of spaciousness, or to tilt the Esprit C center channel model up or down for optimized clarity and dialogue intelligibility. A three-way crossover design contributes to exceptional on- and off-axis dispersion, extended dynamic range and seamless timbre matching between front and center speakers and matching surround/rear speakers.
Paradigm’s Reference Studio Esprit models come in a choice of wood veneers, including a cherry wood veneer inlay with silver cabinet and gray grille or a rosenut wood veneer inlay with dark gray cabinet and black grille. Paradigm also offers a lacquered piano black inlay with dark gray cabinet and black grille. The GS-40 stand for L/R models comes in silver or black and features an extruded aluminum post and weighted cast-aluminum base with decorative trim piece. Adjustable locking spikes provide stability at the base and can be replaced by rubber feet. The Esprit C comes with adjustable TV-Top/Shelf-mounting supports.
Studio Series v.4 Technologies:
• 1″ (25mm) G-PAL Gold Anodized Pure Aluminum Domes
• 4-1/2″ (115mm) S-PAL Satin Anodized Pure-Aluminum Midrange Cones
• Anodized Solid-Aluminum Phase Plugs
• Two 7″ (178mm) Mineral-filled Co-polymer Polypropylene Bass Cones
• Elegant Bronze-anodized Cast-Aluminum Chassis (all drivers)
• Massive Heatsinks with AVS Airflow Ventilation System Cooling (midrange and bass drivers)
• Phase-Coherent Precision Crossover Networks (including close-tolerance air-core inductors, high-power resistors, polypropylene capacitors)
• Proprietary IMS/SHOCK-MOUNT Isolation Driver Mounting System
FMV price of the Paradigm Reference Studio Esprit is $1099.
For more information about Paradigm, please visit www.paradigm.com.
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.