Paradigm Premier 500C Centre Speaker
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4-Driver, 3-Way Acoustic Suspension Tapered-Angle Cabinet Design
Patented Perforated Phase-Aligning Tweeter & Midrange Lens Technology
Designed & Hand-Crafted In Canada
About Paradigm Premier 500C Speaker
What you get in the Premier 500C Centre Channel and indeed the entire Paradigm Premier Series is all the research, engineering and hand-crafted build quality from Paradigm’s high end models for a very modest outlay.
You’ve been thinking about it for a while, and now is the time to take that next step. Step up from mass-market audio, to see and hear authentic Crafted in Canada quality that makes a big performance statement.
Step up to exclusive audio technologies, backed by fundamental industry-leading audio research, for a performance experience unlike anything else in this class. Crafted in Canada means complete control over every aspect of design, manufacture, and tuning, resulting in a loudspeaker that defies convention in every sense. Take the audiophile step up to Premier, by Paradigm.
A Closer Look At The Premier 500C
The Premier 500C is an elegantly proportioned centre channel speaker which cunningly hides the true finesse and scale of its sound reproduction. It is a 4-driver 3-way acoustic suspension design which incorporates a 1” (25mm) X-PAL dome Tweeter with perforated phase-aligning lens combined with a 4” (102mm) black anodized X-Pal carbon-infused polypropylene Midrange, also sporting the unique perforated phase-aligning lens. The lineup is completed by a pair of 5½” (140mm) ART surround carbon-infused polypropylene high performance Bass Drivers. With low frequency extension down to 47Hz the 500C can fill a medium sized room with clear rich vocal energy to complement the 800F & 700F floorstanders or the 200B & 100B stand mount speakers in a quality home theatre system.
Performance & Value: To produce a loudspeaker that meets their standards for performance and value, Paradigm took complete control of the manufacturing process, an unprecedented move at this price point. In their state-of-the-art North American facility, they 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 & Midrange Lens Technology: Distinctive perforated lens in front of the tweeter and midrange drivers increase and smooth output without colouring the sound, while also protecting the drivers from external damage (loud parties excepted).
Patented Active Ridge Technology (ART™) Surrounds: The Premier range 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. They 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.
Paradigm has also employed tapered-angle cabinet designs in this range that not only reduces back-wave reflections within the cabinet but also improves bass intensity and ensures more accurately dispersed audio reproduction whilst adding to the elegance of the enclosure profile.
Partnered With Canada’s National Research Council (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 and beginning with the Persona Series and now trickling down to the Premier Series.
About Paradigm: Since 1982, 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 400 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 theatre.
Main Features & Specifications
- Design: 4-driver, 3-way acoustic suspension centre channel speaker
- Crossover: 2nd-order electro-acoustic at 2.5 kHz (tweeter/mid) and 600Hz (mid/woofers)
- Low Frequency Extension: 47 Hz (DIN)
- Frequency Response: On-Axis ±2dB from 75 Hz - 22 kHz
- Frequency Response: 30° Off-Axis ±2dB from 75 Hz - 18 kHz
- High Frequency Driver: 1” (25mm) X-PAL™ dome, ferro-fluid damped / cooled, Perforated Phase-Aligning Tweeter (PPA™) Lens
- Midrange Frequency Driver: 4” (102mm) Surround with Carbon-Infused polypropylene cone. Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA™) Lens
- Low Frequency Drivers: Two 5-1/2” (140mm) ART™ Surround Carbon-Infused polypropylene cones
- Sensitivity Room / Anechoic: 92 dB / 89 dB
- Impedance: Compatible with 8 Ohms
- Suitable Amplifier Power Range: 35 - 120 Watts
- Maximum Input Power: 80 Watts - must be 'clean' power
- Speaker Wire Terminals: Will accept bare wire or banana plugs
- Finishes: Gloss Black, Gloss White, Espresso Grain
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 515 x 180 x 320mm
- Weight: 11.8 Kg
- Warranty: 5 Years (Covers faulty workmanship and materials, but not abuse)
Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE. Image above for illustration purposes only. All other items sold separately.