For the Ultimate in Music and Home Theater
The finest speakers in the world are a medium for the music, an open window on the original performance. They take us from the mundane to the magical, beyond the ordinary to the extraordinary. They are a reflection of character. Not the sonic character of the speaker, since speakers claiming to be the finest must be devoid of acoustic personality. Rather, the finest speakers deliver an intimate unfolding of the songwriter’s mood, the composer’s message, the director’s vision. They allow us to feel the music, hear the magic, and see through the mind’s eye, into the very heart of the performance.
For the ultimate in music and home theater, there is no more sonically coherent choice than Paradigm Reference Signature … revealing everything the artist intended.
P-Be™ Pure-Beryllium Tweeter Domes. Pure beryllium was chosen for its exceptional thermal, physical and mechanical properties: lighter than diamond or aluminum with unmatched rigidity. Response is instantaneous and extraordinarily uniform. Elevating the dome promoted optimal off-axis dispersion.
ARB™ Aperiodic Resonance Breakup Fins. Die-cast aluminum fins in rear damping chamber capture and quickly disperse residual internal resonances, rendering them inert.
Co-PAL™ Cobalt-Infused Anodized Pure-Aluminum Midrange Cones. Combine high stiffness-to-mass with superior internal damping for an even greater degree of accuracy. The result is smooth, uncolored frequency response.
Dual ATC™ Asymmetrical Tapered Channels. Precision die-cast aluminum chamber with tapered dual interior channels provide optimal volume. The asymmetrical design dissipates the back wave while the center of the chamber is direct-coupled to the huge magnet structure, providing an efficient thermal escape path for heat generated by the voice coil. Strategically positioned cooling fins on the rear of the chamber transfer heat away from the motor.
Injection-Molded Mineral-Filled Polypropylene Bass Cones. The mineral content, now 30%, and the injection-molding process have resulted in a far more rigid cone. The improvements reveal a dramatic increase in repeatability as well as consistency of performance.
Premium Finishes. Signature Series enclosures are enhanced by a choice of two stunning wood veneer finishes — Cherry and Piano Black.
Signature S8 Specifications
|Design||6-driver, 3-way floorstanding|
|Crossover||3rd-order electro-acoustic at 2.0 kHz; 2nd-order electro-acoustic at 230 Hz (bass drivers)|
|Frequency Response On-Axis||±2dB from 39 Hz – 45 kHz|
|Frequency Response 30° Off-Axis||±2dB from 39 Hz – 20 kHz|
|High Frequency Driver||25-mm (1 in) P-Be™ dome, ferro-fluid damped / cooled, rear damping chamber with ARB™ fins and integrated heatsink, dual super-neodymium ring magnets, die-cast heatsink chassis, IMS/SHOCK-MOUNT™|
|Midrange Frequency Driver||178-mm (7 in) Co-PAL™ cone, ferro-fluid damped / cooled, ATC™ chambers, 38-mm (1-1/2 in) dual-layer voice-coil, super-neodymium ring magnets, AVS™ die-cast heatsink chassis, IMS/SHOCK-MOUNT™|
|Low Frequency Driver||Four 178-mm (7 in) mineral-filled polypropylene cones, overmolded NLC™ surrounds, 38-mm (1-1/2 in) four-layer long-excursion voice-coils, massive hard ferrite magnets, AVS™ die-cast heatsink chassis, IMS/SHOCK-MOUNT™|
|Low Frequency Extension||24 Hz (DIN)|
|Sensitivity Room / Anechoic||92 dB / 89 dB|
|Impedance||Compatible with 8 ohms|
|Suitable Amplifier Power Range||15 – 500 watts|
|Maximum Input Power||250 watts|
|Finishes||Cherry, Piano Black|
|Weight||100 lbs. (45.3 kg)|
|Dimensions HxWxD||48.5″ × 8.5″ × 20.5″
(123.2cm × 21.6cm × 52.1cm)