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CES 2004 : Paradigm

12 janvier 2004


Vive la dorure

Comme vous devez déjà le savoir un nombre important d’exposants préfèrent surtout lorsqu’ils interviennent sur des domaines comme la Haute Fidélité ou le High End, se diriger vers des espaces d’exposition plus confinés, leur permettant ainsi d’éviter les effets de foules et de partager plus naturellement leur passion pour le son et l’image…

C’est par exemple le cas de la société Paradigm qui pour nous dévoiler ses nouveaux produits, avait décidé d’exposer ses produits dans une suite de l’hôtel Hilton.

A la carte quelques produits assez sympas seront disponibles pour la plupart très prochainement. Mais commençons en trombe par une système de folie qui de part sa conception et son design avant-gardiste, risque de ravir une certaine clientèle. aimant la dorure...
La série Signature qui se compose de 7 enceintes à tout d’abord été conçue afin d’être utilisée dans des configuration Home Cinéma:
Signature S2 Enceinte bibliothèque à 3 HP, 2200$
Signature S4 Enceinte bibliothèque à 4 HP, 300$
Signature S8 Enceinte colonne à 7 HP, 3000$
Signature C3 Enceinte centrale à 6 HP, 1700$
Signature C5 Enceinte centrale à 7 HP, 2800$
Signature ADP Enceinte Surround Dipolaire, 2700$
Signature Servo, caisson de grave actif, 3500$


Signature S8


Signature C3

On notera que chacune de ces enceintes est équipée d’un tweeter original (G-PAL ) mais ultra performant, qui se compose d’aluminium recouvert d’une fine couche d'or anodisé… D’après la marque cela permet de rigidifier l’ensemble et de proposer un dôme ultra rapide. En complément sachez que chacune de ces enceintes dispose d’une finition exceptionnelle qui se caractérise par des essences de bois rare.

Plus terre à terre, un petit système 5.1 (CINEMA™ 70 HtiB), qui vient se placer en entrée de gamme. Cette petite configuration qui n’aura rien à envier aux autres modèles concurrents, se compose de cinq satellites ana magnétiques et d’un caisson de grave actif. L’ensemble sera livré avec tous les accessoires nécessaires le tout pour un tarif de 549$.



Pour finir sur un produit qui est déjà en vente, , présentait le Seismic, un caisson de graves actif équipé d’un transducteur ultra rigide de 10 pouces (25 cm) fabriqué avec du polypropylène.
Ce caisson dernier cri reçoit en complément électrique un amplificateur classe D permettant des crêtes de 4500 watts. Prix de ce caisson 1600$.



Communiqué de presse

Enceintes Signature
LAS VEGAS, NV – CES 2004 – HILTON SUITES 573 – Paradigm® Electronics Inc. unveiled its most anticipated high-end offering to date—the Signature Series. Technologically advanced and aesthetically stunning, this top-of-the-line addition to Paradigm’s Reference Series cements their reputation as an international leader in design and manufacturing of high-performance music and home theater systems.

Included in the series are two bookshelf/stand-mounted models, a floorstanding model, two center channels, a surround/rear speaker featuring the company’s proprietary ADP™ (adapted dipole) technology and a servo-powered subwoofer.

Signature Design and Technology
All Signature drivers feature Paradigm’s proprietary IMS/SHOCK-MOUNT™ (Isolation Mounting System), a unique butyl-rubber driver fastening system developed for Signature. IMS™ is a progressive system of critically placed isolation inserts and gaskets designed to decouple drivers from the speaker enclosure itself. The result is unsurpassed clarity and resolution of fine detail.

The Signature Tweeter
Signature features a G-PAL™ (gold-anodized pure-aluminum) dome tweeter. The gold-anodizing process has produced a supremely rigid dome without adding mass. Power response is instantaneous with lightning speed and transient response. WaveGuide™ faceplate technology ensures that high-frequency response is maximally flat with wide dispersion, ensuring a very large listening window. Signature’s tweeter composition represents a unique response to the challenges posed by internal resonances. ARB™ Aperiodic Resonance Breakup technology is a superb design aspect of the Signature tweeter. A set of die-cast aluminum fins, critically positioned behind the driver, capture and quickly disperse residual internal resonances, rendering them inert. These same fins also function as an interior heatsink, promoting exceptional high power handling.

Since uniform midrange performance is so critical to good sound, Paradigm’s challenge was to generate a highly predictable and unerringly accurate response from Signature’s high-output midrange and bass/midrange drivers. The innovative midrange chamber is a major contributor to Signature’s vividly detailed and open sonic presentation. The exterior of the chamber functions as an ultra-efficient oversize heat sink, while the interior of the dome features an ATC™ asymmetrically tapered channel. The result is smooth, natural, accurate and balanced midrange performance with a greater level of detail, clarity and authenticity than anything that has come before.

The Signature Driver
Bass drivers feature mineral-filled polypropylene cones with huge shielded magnet structures, 1-1/2-inch multilayer extended voice coils, and AVS™ die-cast heatsink chassis for high power handling, low distortion and greater long-term reliability. In order to optimize the magnet structure of Signature drivers, rare earth super neodymium magnets, ten times more powerful than ceramic magnets of equivalent mass, were used in midrange and high frequency drivers. These super magnets generate a powerful magnetic field resulting in extremely highenergy in the magnetic gap. The result is exquisite resolution of inner detail, powerful bass definition along with superb power handling and driver linearity.

The Signature Crossover
Signature crossovers were designed with ideal frequency and phase-response characteristics requiring minimal circuitry. To ensure precision signal transfer to the drivers, internal wiring is S-OFC™ (silver plated oxygen-free copper cable) spiraled to reduce inductance distortion and maintaining the overall purity of the audio signal. Hand-selected close tolerance air-core inductors, high-power ceramic resistors and polypropylene capacitors ensure a precise, seamlessly integrated reproduction of the original performance across the frequency spectrum. The Signature Servo Sub The highly evolved Signature Servo completes the Signature Series. Like all Paradigm subwoofers, the servo-powered subwoofer is inherently musical and more than equipped to deliver the bass definition, extension, impact and “slam” expected by fervent home theater aficionados. Every aspect of the Signature series mirrors high-end luxury and elegance. All speakers are available in four Highly Polished Exotic Wood Veneers—Rosewood, Piano Black Gloss, Natural Bird’s Eye Maple and Cherry.

Model Introduction Breakdown
Signature S2 is a 2-driver, 2-way bookshelf/stand-mounted speaker with 1-inch G-PAL™ dome and 7-inch MLP™ mica-loaded-polymer bass/midrange cone. MagneShield™ included. 15” high x 8-1/4” wide x 14” deep. Match with PREMIER™ J-29 stand. $1,900-$2,200/pair, depending on finish.

Signature S4 is a 3-driver, 2-1/2-way bookshelf/stand-mounted speaker with 1-inch G-PAL™ dome, 7-inch MLP™ mica-loaded-polymer bass/midrange cone and 7” mineral-filled polypropylene bass cone. MagneShield™ included. 22” high x 8-1/4” wide x 14” deep. Match with PREMIER™ J-23 stand. $2,600-$3,000/pair, depending on finish.

Signature S8 is a 6-driver, 3-way floorstanding model with 1-inch G-PAL™ dome, 7-inch MLP™ mica-loaded-polymer midrange cone, and four 7” mineral-filled polypropylene bass cones. Outrigger feet, optional spikes, MagneShield™ included. 48-1/2” high x 8-1/2” wide x 20-1/2” deep. $5,400-$6,000/pair, depending on finish.

Signature C3 is a 4-driver, 3-way center channel with 1-inch G-PAL™ dome, 4-inch dedicated MLP™ mica-loaded-polymer midrange cone and two 7” mineral-filled polypropylene bass cones. Outrigger feet and MagneShield™ included. 9-1/2” high x 26-1/2” wide x 13” deep. Match with PREMIER™ J-18C stand. $1,500-$1,700/each depending on finish.

Signature C5 is a 6-driver, 3-1/2-way center channel with 1-inch G-PAL™ dome, 4-inch (102 mm) MLP™ mica-loaded-polymer midrange cone, two 7-inch MLP™ mica-loaded-polymer bass/midrange cones, and two 7” mineral-filled polypropylene bass cones. Outrigger feet and MagneShield™ included. 9-1/2” high x 37-1/2” wide x 17-1/2” deep. Match with PREMIER™ J-18C stand. $2,500-$2,800/each depending on finish.

Signature ADP is a 5-driver, 3-way surround/rear speaker with optimized reverberant soundfield. Two 1-inch G-PAL™ domes, two 4-inch MLP™ mica-loaded-polymer midrange cones and one 8” (210 mm) mineral-filled polypropylene bass cones. 13-1/4” high x 14-1/8” wide x 7-1/2” deep. $2,300 -$2,700/pair depending on finish.

Signature Servo. A single 15” driver, Closed-Loop Servo system in a sealed enclosure with built-in 1200-watt Ultra-Class-D™ high-current, hybrid output amplifier. 19.5” high x 18” wide x 21” deep. $3,200-$3,500/each depending on finish.

Système 5.1
LAS VEGAS, NV – CES 2004 – HILTON SUITES 573 – Paradigm® Electronics announces its most affordable and most complete home theater system to date, the Cinema™ 70 HTiB Home Theater in a Box. “Real fidelity. Real small. Real cool.”1 is how the industry press has tagged these amazing palm-sized performers from Paradigm. By adding the outstanding all-new Cinema™ Subwoofer, Paradigm created an HT system that satisfies the champagne tastes of home theater (and music) enthusiasts on a budget. Cinema™ 70 HTiB showcases Paradigm’s world-class audiophile-quality sound and stands out as an absolute steal in the HTiB market. The five satellites and a subwoofer deliver 5.1 home theater sound like no other HTiB system anywhere near this price.

Cinema™ 70 HTiB includes five award-winning Cinema™ 70 satellites and the brand new Cinema™ subwoofer. The five satellites deliver an amazing “hearing is believing” reality to 5.1 home theater sound, while the Cinema sub adds the “slam” and “impact” that HT enthusiasts demand! Convenient, affordable, and considered “cool” by any standard, the Cinema™ 70 HTiB is designed for consumers who crave the thrill of 5.1 home entertainment system, but have limited space and limited funds.

In keeping with HTiB’s all-in-one-box convenience, Paradigm’s 5.1 system is discrete in size and easy to install—perfect for the family room, kids playroom or even the home exercise room, apartment or school dorm.

The satellites feature 5/8-inch CPC™ coated-polymer-composite domes and 3-1/2-inch MPC™ mineral-filled co-polymer polypropylene cones. The all-new Cinema™ sub boasts an 8-inch carbon-fibre-reinforced driver with an amp that delivers 90 watts RMS/270 watts Peak power. Clean, clear bass extending down to 29 Hz in a system that transforms the smallest of living rooms into a spacious home theater, Cinema™ 70 HTiB reproduces special effects and music with amazing power and detail.

The Cinema™ 70 HTiB lifestyle system is available in Black or Silver finish. Satellites measure 7” high x 4-1/4” wide x 5”–1/2” deep each; and the Cinema™ subwoofer measures 14-1/2” high x 9-3/4” wide x13-3/4” high. To build a fabulous and very affordable 6.1 HT system, all you have to add is a Paradigm Cinema™ CC center channel (purchased separately); then use the remaining Cinema™ 70 satellite for a rear channel.

FMV for the Cinema™ 70 HTiB System is $549.00.

Caisson de graves
LAS VEGAS, NV – CES 2004 – HILTON SUITES 573 – Following four years of intensive research and development, Paradigm® Reference has unveiled the groundbreaking Seismic™ 12 subwoofer. Joining Paradigm’s award-winning Servo-15 reference subwoofer in the Paradigm® Reference collection, the Seismic™ 12 redefines the concept of high-end performance in a compact lifestyle subwoofer design, delivering incredible detail, definition and physical output, while maintaining a level of sheer musicality that will leave the competition quaking.

The down-firing Seismic™ 12 featuring dual high-velocity 10” passive radiators, consistently delivers rock-solid bass performance. As at ease recreating dramatic special movie effects as it is delivering the sensuality of leading bass notes in music, Seismic 12™ offers phenomenal output, superb definition and unparalleled accuracy. Combining cutting-edge Paradigm® Reference technology and design and delivering remarkable precision and accuracy, this is the subwoofer that lovers of home theater and bass aficionados have been waiting for.

The epitome of elegance, yet capable of sheer brute power, beneath the refined exterior of the Seismic™ 12 lie superb examples of the company’s award-winning Reference technology, including a powerful 10-inch high-excursion co-polymer polypropylene bass driver, high-pressure die-cast aluminum chassis and the company’s proprietary AVS™ Airflow Ventilation Cooling system, powerful computer-optimized magnet/motor structures. The proprietary Ultra-Class D™ Amplifier designed and made by Paradigm, delivers 1200 watts RMS (FTC rated) and 4500 Watts of peak power.

The Seismic™ 12 offers Auto on/off, eliminating the need for a manually operated power switch, while the Trigger On/Off allows the subwoofer’s power on/off to be controlled by your preamp/processor, A/V receiver, etc. Subwoofer Level Control, Subwoofer Cut-Off and Phase Alignment controls allow you to fine-tune your sub to match the rest of your HT system. There’s even an adjustable bass contour to suit your personal listening preferences when it comes to amount of “bass impact” you want in your movie watching. Input facilities allow RCA and Balanced XLR connections.

Seismic™ 12 is available in Black Ash; its FMV is $1600.00.

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