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Paradigm's new Persona Series is the epitome of audio quality

By Bryan Chan & Marcus Wong - on 26 Apr 2017, 6:52pm

Paradigm's new Persona Series is the epitome of audio quality

“We were able to transform what began as a bold concept speaker into a renaissance for the brand. After receiving rave reviews about our Concept 4F, which debuted at Munich High End 2015, we knew we had something special, and the foundation to create the best sounding speakers we’ve ever produced.”

- Paul Grove, SVP Global Sales and Marketing for Paradigm.

Billed by the company as their most ambitious design to date, all the speakers in the Persona series utilize Truextent Beryllium in both the tweeter and mid-range driver systems, allowing them to reproduce the entire audible spectrum with extremely low coloration. Lighter and stiffer than other premium diaphragm materials, the Beryllium drivers also give the Persona speakers great dynamics and superior transparency.

Every element of the speaker has been meticulously designed for the best performance.

A specially designed compact high-temp voice coil generates an incredibly large sound, using Paradigm’s patented Active Ridge Technology design to create greater excursion within the chamber. The result is a 3dB gain in volume, with distortion-free output (50 percent greater). Ultra-High-Excursion X-PAL Woofer Drivers are also mounted in a dual-direction array within isolated chambers in the speaker, so that the damping within can effectively eliminate internal standing waves.

The driver lenses for tweeters and mid-range drivers are specially perforated to block out-of-phase frequencies.

Speaking of which, the curved Waveguide cabinet is specially designed, engineered and produce in Canada, so that Paradigm is able to maintain absolute control over the entire process. Every speaker cabinet in the series is a heavy-duty construct of rigid enclosures that are braced and damped to ensure minimal vibrations or internal standing waves are created, allowing for an optimally transparent performance. Even the driver lenses for the tweeters and midrange drivers have been specially created with a unique patent-pending design that blocks out-of-phase frequencies to deliver only the purest sound.

The entire Persona series. (from L to R: Persona C, Persona A, Persona B, Persona 5F, Persona 9H Hybrid, Persona 7F, Persona 3F, Persona Sub.)

The Persona series is comprised of seven models:

Persona 9H Flagship 

Hybrid Floorstanding Loudspeaker, with Four 8.5-inch Active Bass Drivers & Anthem Room Correction (ARC).

Persona 7F

Passive Floorstanding Loudspeaker, with Two 8.5-inch Bass Drivers.

Persona 5F 

Passive Floorstanding Loudspeaker, with Three 7-inch Bass Drivers.

Persona 3F 

Passive Floorstanding Loudspeaker, with Two 7-inch Bass Drivers.

Persona B 

Passive Bookshelf / Stand-Mount Loudspeaker.

Persona C 

Passive Center Channel Loudspeaker.

Persona SUB 

Six 8-inch Driver Subwoofer with 1,700W Continuous / 3,400W Peak Power.

Local pricing and availability remain to be confirmed, but you can drop Hwee Seng Electronics a message for more information, as they're the local distributor for Paradigm products.