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Paradigm Premier 200B Speakers (Gloss White)

Paradigm

2-Driver, 2-Way Bass Reflex Design

Paradigm Premier 200B Bookshelf Speakers - Front angle view

Paradigm Premier 200B Bookshelf Speakers - Front angle view
 

2-Driver, 2-Way Bass-Reflex Tapered-Angle Cabinet Design


Patented Perforated Phase-Aligning Tweeter & Midrange Lens Technology


Designed And Hand-Crafted In Canada

Colour Selected: Gloss White
Availability: Despatched In 2 - 3 days.
Delivery: Free Australia Wide Delivery
Your Price $1,499
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Product Description

What you get in the Paradigm Premier 200B Speakers is a seriously massive amount of in-house research, engineering and hand-crafted build quality that has trickled down from Paradigms high end models. And yet we at Audio Trends believe the asking price is very reasonable by comparison with similar models from other brands.

Overview

The Paradigm 200B is a little larger than its smaller sibling - the Paradigm 100B. Both share the same X-PAL Tweeter so high-end detail is similar. But the extra space in the '200B allows for the larger 165mm bass/mid driver to be installed. Obviously the '200B delivers a bit more depth and is a better choice if you have a bigger room - say 24 square meters. Nicely finished off and looking good at both the front - remove the grilles for a more natural, open sound-stage - and at the back where you have a recessed section that has multi-way speaker wire terminals. We recommend you spend a few extra dollars on some "Banana" plugs and good speaker wire. You may like one of Audio Trends terminated speaker wire bundles - famous names with high-end performance at a great low price!

A Closer Look

The Premier 200B’s attractively tapered cabinet cunningly hides the true finesse and scale of its sound reproduction. It is a 2-driver 2-way design which incorporates a 25mm (1”) X-PAL dome Tweeter with perforated phase-aligning lens combined with a 165mm (6½”) ART surround carbon-infused polypropylene Mid/Bass driver, also sporting the unique perforated phase-aligning lens. With low frequency extension down to 45Hz the 200B can fill a small to medium sized room with vivid sound full of impact and emotion.

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 19mm 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 25mm 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.

Our Take

If you've been thinking about an upgrade for a while or what to get something pretty cool for your first "real" pair of high fidelity speakers, now maybe the time to take that next step. How so? For one thing, you'll 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 wonderful performance. Crafted in Canada means complete control over every aspect of design, manufacture, and tuning, resulting in a loudspeaker that defies convention in every sense. A number of us here at Audio Trends have had the privilege over the last 10 years to visit the Paradigm factory in Toronto, Canada and actually witness the entire manufacturing process - from design, to actual manufacture of almost every part to the thorough testing process. About the only thing they don't do is cut down the trees or mine the appropriate metals. Please come by and compare the '200B's with some of our other popular brands.

  • Design: 2-driver, 2-way bass reflex speaker (Stands sold separately)
  • Crossover: 2nd-order electro-acoustic at 2.0kHz (tweeter/mid)
  • Low Frequency Extension: 45Hz (DIN)
  • Frequency Response: On-Axis ±2dB from 68Hz - 22kHz
  • Frequency Response: 30° Off-Axis ±2dB from 68 Hz - 18 kHz
  • High Frequency Driver: 1 x 25mm (1”) X-PAL dome, ferro-fluid damped/cooled, Perforated Phase-Aligning Tweeter (PPA) Lens
  • Mid/Bass Driver: 1 x 165mm (6½”) ART Surround with Carbon-Infused polypropylene cone. Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA) Lens
  • Sensitivity Room / Anechoic: 90dB / 87dB
  • Nominal Impedance: Compatible with 8 Ohms
  • Suitable Amplifier Power Range: 25 - 130 Watts
  • Maximum Input Power: 80 Watts
  • Speaker Wire Binding Posts: Multi-way that accept decent size bare wire and "Banana" plugs (Sold Separately)
  • Finishes: Gloss White. Espresso Grain and Gloss Black
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 198 x 335 x 321mm
  • Weight: 8.17 kg each
  • 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.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Name 2-Driver, 2-Way Bass Reflex Design
Brand Paradigm
Colour Gloss White
Enclosure Design Bass Reflex
Impedance (Nominal) 8 Ohms
Other Features 2-Way Design, 2-Drivers
Stands/Brackets Floor Stands Optional Extra
Shipping Weight (kg) 18.0000
Price Range $1,499

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