Paradigm CI Pro P80-RX In-Ceiling Speaker

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Big 203mm (8") Mid/Bass Driver With Extended Bass

25mm (1") X-PAL Dome Tweeter For Crisp Highs

Rugged Design; Bezel Free Grille; Easy DIY Installation

Marine Or Outdoor Application

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Paradigm CI Pro P80-RX In-Ceiling Speaker

Super high-end performance! The P80-RX speaker is part of the Paradigm CI Pro Series. This product can be used indoors, outdoors near your pool or spa and even on your luxury yacht or house-boat! Featuring innovative technology and advanced performance, the CI Pro P80-RX is the smarter choice for customers wanting the architectural look with high-end sound. Installation? No problems. Our custom installation team can do everything for you - even on your boat!

The Paradigm P80-RX is the largest of the Marine speakers in the Pro Series with a massive 203mm (8") bass/mid driver and is packed with quality innovations and smart technology plus the SHOCK-MOUNT Isolation mounting system. The CI PRO series is hand crafted in Canada and takes performance to the next level with patented technology, step-up components, and hallmark Paradigm sound quality, plus a new bezel-free micro-perf grille with an incredibly discreet aesthetic. With new innovation, comes the tricky explanations and tech talk which can be quite baffling to us simple audio lovers. But nevertheless here is some of the clever features that are a part of the Pro Series of speakers to give you the best listening experience possible.

Tweeter Innovation: The X-PAL tweeter with exclusive Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA) Tweeter Lens protects the delicate pure-aluminium tweeter dome and acts as the Phase Plug, blocking out-of-phase frequencies for smoother, extended high frequencies with incredible detail and higher output. Paradigm’s tweeter designs are cooled by the original ultra-stable Ferrofluid, made exclusively by Ferrotec. Ferrofluid is a colloidal suspension of magnetic Nano particles in a liquid carrier with low volatility and high thermal stability.

Quality Design And Materials: Superior Mineral-Filled Co-Polymer Polypropylene Bass/Midrange Cones Oversized computer-optimised ferrite magnets and high-power motor structures deliver detailed midrange performance with clean, extended bass. That’s a lot of big words but basically it makes the sound out of the speaker fantastic. Even movie dialogue is incredibly clean and clear. Premium-grade components include high-power rated resistors, capacitors and heavy gauge wire inductors.

ART: Paradigm’s patented Active Ridge Technology (ART) surrounds, made in-house and over-moulded directly onto each cone, achieve greater excursion for a 3dB gain in distortion-free output (50% greater) compared to drivers with standard surrounds. Crafted from audiophile-grade injection-moulded thermoplastic elastomer, ART surrounds are more durable and reliable, for a lifetime of superior sound.

Aluminium Baskets: Super-strong die-cast aluminium baskets feature integrated heat sinks for higher power handling, for better bass, better dynamics, and less power compression.

Reduced Edge Diffraction (RED) Technology: RED Technology (patent pending) is a die-cast aluminium tweeter housing that significantly reduces negative effects of diffraction while improving critical midrange frequencies. The irregular edges and off-centre placement break up standing waves typically found around the woofer cone and tweeter housing of traditional designs. Additionally, the aluminium structure dissipates unwanted heat which increases power handling and allows a lower crossover frequency, improving sound and reducing distortion.

Rear Component Shielding: Protects internal parts from debris. The translucent polycarbonate material creates an installation that will not warp. Flat covers also make it easy to lie speakers down during the installation process without tipping.

Research - Building Projects

If you are reading this material as part of research of a new building product, then you may be surprised to know that on average in the USA, 65% of all new homes built have multi-room sound in some description specified as a standard feature. Although we don't have the exact figures for Australia, we're fairly confident that it will be about the same or even more. Australian's love new technology.

But sadly, the big home builders have looked at this as a simply a profit opportunity and unless you organise otherwise will install what are known as "contractor series" speakers. If you guessed that these were bottom of the pile quality, you'd be right! A wrong decision here means you are stuck with bad sound and until the day you move or have them replaced.

Our Take

For those of us that have not only a need for in-wall speakers, but a desire for something that has been designed to sound as good as possible, Paradigm is a company you can trust. Looking at the improvements they've made in the different lines over the years, shows clearly that they are thinking about the specific use of the speaker in the home environment or as in the case of the P80-RX models - the outdoors. You'll enjoy superior performance at a relatively modest price with any of the Paradigm CI Pro Series which claim their heritage from the audiophile custom collection. The P80-RX's are suitable as for almost any application - especially where the area is above average size or a 'fuller' sound is desired - but primarily you would use these outdoors or on a boat where moisture would destroy any 'normal' speaker. Pure-aluminium domes, mineral-filled polypropylene cones. The die-cast or glass-reinforced polymer chassis and full-perimeter brackets are amongst the most rigid designs on the market so you can be assured this product will cut the mustard.

Main Features & Specifications

  • Design: 2 way speaker suitable for all applications including marine use
  • Drivers: Two
  • 1 x 203mm (6.5") Mid-Bass Driver
    • Mineral filled polypropylene filled cone
    • Overmolded Active Ridge Technology (ART) surround
    • Die-cast aluminium chassis
  • 1 x 25mm (1") X-PAL dome Tweeters
      • Die-cast heatsink faceplate
      • Ferro-Fluid cooled
      • Reduced Edge Diffraction (RED) Technology
      • Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA) Tweeter Lens
  • Crossover: 2nd-order, electro-acoustic at 2.6 kHz
  • Low Frequency Extension: 39Hz
  • Frequency Response (30° off-axis): ±3 dB from 64Hz - 18kHz
  • Sensitivity-Room: 92 dB
  • Suitable Amplifier Power Range: 15-110 Watts
  • Maximum Input Power: 80 Watts
  • Impedance: Compatible with 8 Ohms
  • Mounting System: Shock Mount Isolation Mounting System
  • Baffle: Nylon-blended rigid baffle
  • Speaker Grilles: Magnetically attached grilles with neodymium magnets to hold grilles firmly in place.
  • Speaker Wire Binding Posts: These are spring-loaded and will accept heavier-gauge bare wire or banana plugs
  • Dimensions: 260 x 114mm
  • Nett Weight: 2.9kg each
  • Finish: White, paintable grille
  • Manufacturer's Warranty: 5 Years

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