Paradigm Adds Three New Speaker Lines

Paradigm Electronics has revamped 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 features include an array of 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 installation.
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Paradigm Electronics has revamped 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 features include an array of 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 installation.

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Paradigm's new speaker lines feature 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 installation.“By listening to feedback from our custom installers, we have overhauled most of the Paradigm architectural category,” said Zoltan Balla, brand manager for Paradigm Electronics. “We are introducing three new re-engineered speaker lines that have streamlined the entire custom install offering. Our customers can now choose between 18 of the most installer-friendly, sonically superior, and aesthetically pleasing in-wall and in-ceiling speakers on the market. And with many price points and matching aesthetics, we are allowing the customer to mix and match models to fit any budget.”

CI Home Series

A replacement to the CS series, the CI Home series addresses the important considerations when selecting custom installation speakers: 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.

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.

  • 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 over-molded directly onto each cone, achieve greater excursion for a 3dB gain in distortion-free output (50 percent greater) compared to drivers with standard surrounds. US patents: D654,479S and 8,340,340B2.
  • 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

CI Elite Series
A replacement to the SA series, the CI Elite series is made 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 increased 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 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 over-molded directly onto each cone, achieve greater excursion for a 3dB gain in distortion-free output (50 percent greater) compared to drivers with standard surrounds. US patents: D654,479S and 8,340,340B2.
  • 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

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. 

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