Prestige 55C starting at CA$1,849.00 each
Prestige 55C center channel speaker utilize 3-way crossover technology are designed to cover a large, wide listening area, allowing listeners throughtout the room to hear center-channel information with unprecedented clarity and intelligibility.
Prestige Is Smart Engineering
Harnessing cutting-edge new technologies, like our next generation X-PAL™ pure-aluminum drivers along with our exclusive Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA™) Tweeter Lens that protects the delicate tweeter dome and acts as the Phase Plug, blocking out-of-phase frequencies for smoother, extended high frequencies with incredible detail and higher output.
Prestige cabinets are designed, engineered, and Crafted in Canada specifically to enhance audio performance and complement your listening space. Constructed of heavy duty, non-resonant ¾-inch MDF with optimally placed interior bracing and an enhanced 1-inch MDF baffle design, each Prestige cabinet features sharp lines, clean aesthetics and industry-leading premium-grade finishes.
The innovative rear-mounted tweeter and driver housing completely hides front baffle hardware. Drivers are secured with our SHOCK-MOUNT™ Isolation Mounting System to a reinforced 1-inch MDF baffle, which reinforces rigidity and cabinet strength while eliminating unwanted cabinet resonances that interfere with the sound. The low profile, acoustically transparent grille attaches magnetically for a stylishly stealthy front presentation.
Floorstanding models benefit from a rigid polished stainless steel and aluminum base that isolates and defeats performance-altering vibrations. The bases feature reversible foot options for hard and soft flooring.
Tweeter Design & Engineering
Prestige X-PAL™ tweeters are Paradigm’s next generation design combining an advanced pure-aluminum tweeter dome with the enhanced high frequency performance of a well-designed phase plug. Highs are clear and accurate, for pinpoint imaging, while a rear-mounted design hides front baffle hardware, presenting a visually unobtrusive aesthetic.
Driver Design & Engineering
X-PAL™ woofer and midrange brushed pure-aluminum cones combine lightweight stiffness with high consistency for a greater degree of accuracy and smooth, uncolored frequency response. Matching concave dust caps ensuring more uniform dynamic response and a cleaner, modern aesthetic. Paradigm’s patented† Active Ridge Technology (ART™) surrounds, made in-house and overmolded 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-molded thermoplastic elastomer, ART™ surrounds are more durable and reliable, for a lifetime of superior sound.
† US patents: D654,479S and 8,340,340B2.
Lightweight, extremely durable high-excursion Nomex spider design delivers a longer life of flexibility and performance. Nomex is 10-times stronger than industry-standard cotton-based spider material.
Super-strong die-cast baskets feature integrated heat sinks for higher power handling, for better bass, better dynamics, and less power compression.
Mid-woofers and woofers feature long-excursion, high-power 1.5-inch voice coil motors with Kapton formers, high-temp wire (tolerances to 600°F!) and more durable Nomex collars.
The reference-level Prestige crossover design includes high voltage film and bi-polar capacitors, heavy gauge inductors and superior ceramic stand-off resistors for consistent performance at any playback level, and provide seamless blending for a more realistic performance.
SHOCK-MOUNT™ Isolation Mounting System - a butyl-rubber driver fastening system in which critically placed isolation inserts and gaskets decouple drivers from the speaker’s enclosure, resulting in unparalleled reduction of driver/enclosure interactions and their associated performance robbing resonances and vibrations.
Paradigm Prestige 55C Center Channel Speaker
Design: 6-driver, 3 way center channel
Crossover: 2nd order electro-acoustic at 2.6kHz (tweeter/mid); 2nd order @ 750Hz
High Frequency Driver: 1" (25mm) X-PAL™ dome, ferro-fluid damped / cooled, Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA™) Tweeter Lens, Finite Element Analysis (FEA) optimized pole piece assembly
Midrange Frequency Driver: 3.5" (89mm) X-PAL™ driver, SHOCK-MOUNT™ Isolation Mounting System
Low Frequency Driver: Four 5.5" (140mm) X-PAL™ driver, overmolded Active Ridge Technology (ART™) surround, SHOCK-MOUNT™ Isolation Mounting System, 1.5" high-temp voice coil
Frequency Response 30° Off-Axis: ±2dB from 55 Hz - 17 kHz
Sensitivity Room / Anechoic: 94 dB / 91 dB
Suitable Amplifier Power Range: 15 - 260 watts
Maximum Input Power: 190 watts
Impedance: Compatible with 8 Ohms
Dimensions: 7.75"H x 32"W x 13.125"D (incl. plinth, feet, grille & terminal cups)
Weight (unpacked): 49 Lbs.
Gloss: Piano Black, Gloss White & Midnight Cherry
Satin: Walnut & Black Walnut
Gloss White, Midnight Cherry at C$2,049.00 each
Specifications are subject to change without notice