Surround Sound Speaker Systems

Paradigm Reference Signature S8v2, C5v2, ADP3v2 Speakers and Signature Servo Subwoofer

ARTICLE INDEX

Introduction

I could say that I have been a Paradigm speaker fan for years, but there are probably hundreds of thousands of consumers who could say the same thing. Paradigm is a company that simply makes some of the best speakers in the world, sells them at a very competitive price, and has been doing it for a long, long time.

Paradigm, like other big speaker companies, has several lines, including Cinema, Monitor, Millenia, Studio, and Signature.

The Reference Signatures have just been updated to v2 (version 2), and we report here on the S8v2 floor-standers, C5v2 center channel, ADP3v2 surrounds, and Servo subwoofer.

Specifications

  • Reference Signature S8v2 Floor-standing Speakers
  • Design: 3-Way
  • Drivers: One 1" Beryllium Tweeter, One 7" Cobalt-infused Aluminum Midrange, For 7" Polypropylene Woofers
  • MFR: 42 Hz - 45 kHz, ± 2 dB
  • Sensitivity: 92 dB/W/M
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Crossover Frequencies: 250 Hz, 1.9 kHz
  • Power Range: 15 - 500 Watts
  • Dimensions: 48.5" H x 8.25" W x 20.5" D
  • Weight: 100 Pounds/Each
  • Finishes: Cherry, Natural Birdseye Maple, Piano Black
  • MSRP: $3,899/Each USA
  • Reference Signature C5v2 Center Channel Speaker
  • Design: 3-1/2-Way
  • Drivers: One 1" Beryllium Tweeter, Two 1.5" Aluminum Mid-tweeters, Two 4" Cobalt-infused Aluminum Midrange, Two 7" Polypropylene Woofers
  • MFR: 50 Hz - 45 kHz ± 2 dB
  • Sensitivity: 92 dB/W/M
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Crossover Frequencies: 350 Hz, 2 kHz
  • Power Range: 15 - 500 Watts
  • Dimensions: 9.5" H x 37.5" W x 17.5" D
  • Weight: 81 Pounds
  • Finishes: Cherry, Natural Birdseye Maple, Piano Black - Optional Speaker Stands J-18C
  • MSRP: $3,799 USA
  • Reference Signature ADP3v2 Surround Speakers
  • Design: 3-Way
  • Drivers: Two 1" Beryllium Tweeters,  Two 4" Cobalt-infused Aluminum Midrange, One 8" Polypropylene Woofer
  • MFR: 82 Hz - 45 kHz ± 2 dB
  • Sensitivity: 89 dB/W/M
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Crossover Frequencies: 250 Hz, 1.8 kHz
  • Power Range: 15 - 250 Watts
  • Dimensions: 13.25" H x 14.2" W x 7.5" D
  • Weight: 26 Pounds/Each
  • Finishes: Cherry, Natural Birdseye Maple, Piano Black - Optional Speaker Stands J-29
  • MSRP: $1,799/Each USA
  • Reference Signature Servo-Subwoofer
  • Design: Sealed Enclosure
  • Drivers: 15" Polypropylene
  • Amplifier: 1,500 Watts RMS
  • MFR: 20 Hz - 150 Hz ± 3 dB
  • Crossover: Variable 35 Hz - 150 Hz
  • Contour: 0 - 6 dB at 60 Hz Variable
  • Inputs: RCA and XLR
  • Dimensions: 19.25" H x 18" W x 20.9" D
  • Weight: 114 Pounds
  • Finishes: Cherry, Natural Birdseye Maple, Piano Black
  • MSRP: $3,799 USA
  • Paradigm