Paradigm Premier 500C
- Center Speakers
4-driver, 3-way acoustic suspension center channel
Performance & Value
To produce a loudspeaker that meets our standards for performance and value, we took complete control of the manufacturing process, an unprecedented move at this price point. In our state-of-the-art North American facility, we have produced a loudspeaker that defies convention; a homegrown loudspeaker that benefits from innovations found throughout the Paradigm family of loudspeakers.
Patented Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA™) Tweeter and Midrange Lens Technology Distinctive perforated lens in front of the tweeter and midrange drivers increase and smooth output without coloring the sound, while also protecting the drivers from getting damaged.
Patented Active Ridge Technology (ART™) Surrounds Premier features Paradigm's patented Active Ridge Technology (ART) surrounds, made in-house and overmolded directly onto each woofer and midrange cone. This design achieves greater excursion, for a 3dB gain in output and 50% reduction in distortion. Crafted from injection-molded thermoplastic elastomer, ART surrounds are more durable and more reliable, ensuring a lifetime of superior sound.
Crafted in Canada
Premier Series speakers are designed, engineered, and made in Paradigm's state-of-the-art 225,000 ft2 Canadian facility. We chose 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. You can feel the Premier build quality that comes from true handcrafted manufacturing. Beautiful, furniture-grade finishes complete this new standard of performance and value.
Partnered with the NRC
Paradigm is partnered with Canada's world-renowned NRC in ongoing research to reveal the true nature of sound and human hearing. Findings influence design and performance specs, resulting in a uniquely realistic listening experience, backed by sound science.
|Design||4-driver, 3-way acoustic suspension center channel|
|Crossover||2nd-order electro-acoustic at 2.5 kHz (tweeter/mid) and 600Hz (mid/woofers)|
|Frequency Response On-axis||3dB from 73 Hz - 25 kHz|
|High Frequency Driver||1" (25mm) X-PAL™ dome, ferro-fluid damped / cooled, Perforated Phase-Aligning Tweeter (PPA™) Lens|
|Midrange Frequency Driver||4" (102mm) Black Anodized X-PAL™ cone, Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA™) Lens|
|Low Frequency Extension||47 Hz (DIN)|
|Low Frequency Driver||Two 5-1/2" (140mm) ART™ Surround Carbon-Infused polypropylene cones|
|Sensitivity Room / Anechoic||92 dB / 89 dB|
|Frequency Response 30° Off-axis||3dB from 73 Hz - 20 kHz|
|Suitable Amplifier Power Range||15 - 120 watts|
|Maximum Input Power||80 watts|
|Impedance||Compatible with 8 ohms|
|Dimensions Hxwxd||7.125" x 20.125 x 13.75" (18cm x 51.5 x 32cm)|
|Weight||26 lbs. (11.8 kg)|
|Finishes||Gloss Black, Gloss White, Espresso Grain MK 2|
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