According to a press release, Paradigm Reference is now shipping the Signature SUB 25, said to be the firm’s “most powerful and intelligent subwoofer ever.”
The release continues by saying that Paradigm designed the SUB 25 with full recognition that “on-demand power is the essence of subwoofer performance.” With this thought in mind, Paradigm has taken two steps to enable the SUB 25 “to effectively harness and optimize AC line current for optimal performance.”
First, the SUB 25 incorporates what Paradigm terms a “universal input power” module that, according to the release, allows the subwoofer to operate intuitively on a 120V or 230V line, and to function properly with input line voltages ranging between 108V and 265V. Second, the Signature SUB 25 features Paradigm’s “Power Factor Correction” technology (in essence a built-in power conditioner), which shapes the AC line input to be “sinusoidal and continuous in time.” Power Factor Correction technology allows the SUB 25 to deliver the maximum possible amount of clean input power to its 3,000-watt RMS Class-D amplifier.
According to Paradigm’s Web site, the Signature SUB 25 has a 15-inch RCR™ mineral-filled co-polymer polypropylene cone and an FEA (Finite Element Analysis)-optimized elliptical surround that allows 3 inches of peak-to-peak excursion. It also has an improved motor assembly featuring a 37-lb triple ceramic/ferrite magnet motor structure and an 8-layer bifilar voice coil.
The release goes on to say that Paradigm’s Perfect Bass Kit (PBK-1) room correction system is available for the subwoofer. The PBK-1 is derived from sister company Anthem’s ARC-1 room correction and computes in-room frequency response for up to four different SUB 25s in order to achieve optimal performance given a room’s dynamics.
The Signature SUB 25 is available for $4,000 and the PBK-1 is available for $300.
For more information, visit paradigm.com.