Paradigm and Anthem

Mississauga, Ontario – March 12, 2019 – Paradigm Electronics Inc., a global leader in speaker design and manufacturing, is demonstrating their Persona 7F and Premier 800F, 600C, and 100B loudspeakers and Defiance X12 subwoofer in the Montréal 7 room at the 2019 Montreal Audio Fest. Anthem, the manufacturer of award-winning high-end audio/video equipment, is demonstrating their critically acclaimed STR and MRX Series electronics in the same room.

Paradigm will demonstrate Persona 7F beryllium loudspeakers paired with electronics from Anthem, including their STR Preamplifier and STR Power Amplifier. Together, Paradigm Persona speakers and Anthem STR Series products have won a total of eleven prestigious product of the year awards.

Paradigm will also offer a multi-channel demonstration featuring Premier 800F, 600C, and 100B speakers and Defiance X12 subwoofers paired with Anthem’s MRX 720 audio/video receiver.

The Montreal Audio Fest will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the iconic Woodstock Festival during its 2019 edition from March 22nd to 24th at the Bonaventure Hotel, which has just received a refreshing facelift to celebrate its 50th. To help revive this period of Peace & Love, that has marked multiple generations worldwide, a “playlist” taken from some of the best albums of 1969 will be made available to exhibitors. Expect to see bell-bottoms, flowers in hair, round glasses, and peace & love signs all over during this memorable event. Attendees can register for free admission using a link on

Paradigm Persona 7F

Paradigm’s flagship Persona 9H loudspeaker received a 2017 CES Innovation Award, as well as a Golden Ear Award 2017 from The Absolute Sound. The Persona Series has stunned the industry with a combination of innovation, performance, and luxury. These fantastic speakers have graced the cover of 3 industry-leading publications and received outstanding awards and accolades.

Paradigm’s Persona 7F loudspeaker is a passive design patterned after the performance and appearance of Persona 9H. Persona 7F delivers unprecedented transparency at lifelike performance levels thanks to its Truextent® Beryllium tweeter and mid-range driver system and Dual 8.5” Ultra- High-Excursion Differential Drive woofers.

Developed over five years, this flagship lineup, entirely designed, engineered, and Crafted in Canada, provides an unprecedented level of realism and transparency. One of the keys to Persona is the use of Beryllium, an ideal diaphragm material, typically found only in speakers costing considerably more. Specially formulated to be exponentially stiffer and significantly lighter than other premium diaphragm materials, beryllium enables superior transient response and virtual transparency with low audible coloration.

The entire Paradigm Persona Series is proudly designed, engineered, and Crafted in Canada.

The Paradigm Persona B retails for CAD 14,000/pair MSRP.

Paradigm Premier Speakers

X-PAL aluminum tweeters, found throughout Paradigm’s Premier Series, utilize compact, powerful neodymium magnets and superparamagnetic ferrofluid cooling to maximize power and durability. Lightweight and rigid carbon-infused polypropylene woofer and midrange cones deliver a high degree of accuracy, clarity, and smooth, uncolored frequency response. Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA™) driver lenses—an innovation also found in Paradigm’s flagship Persona Series. This patent-pending technology for tweeter and mid-range drivers actively blocks out-of-phase frequencies to smooth output without coloring the sound. No other loudspeaker in this class features this kind of advanced driver technologies.

Paradigm’s patented Active Ridge Technology (ART™) surrounds are crafted in-house using audiophile-grade injection-molded thermoplastic elastomer over-molded directly onto driver cones. This unique design achieves greater excursion than any standard surround and generates a 3dB gain in distortion-free output (an output increase of 50%).

The Premier 800F is a 4-driver, 3-way bass reflex floorstanding loudspeaker. Drivers include a 1-inch X-PAL dome tweeter with a Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA) lens, a 6.5-inch Active Ridge Technology (ART) surround midrange driver with a carbon-infused polypropylene cone and a PPA lens, and two 6.5-inch ART surround woofers with carbon-infused polypropylene cones. The Premier 800F features an on-axis frequency response of 50–22,000Hz, a low-frequency extension of 27Hz, and 92dB sensitivity.

The Premier 600C is a 6-driver, 3-way passive radiator, bass reflex center channel. Drivers include a 1-inch X-PAL dome tweeter with PPA lens, 4-inch midrange driver with an anodized aluminum cone and PPA™ lens, and two 6.5-inch ART surround woofers with carbon-Infused polypropylene cones and two matching passive radiators. The Premier 600C features an on-axis frequency response of 66–22,000Hz, a low-frequency extension of 40Hz, and 94dB sensitivity.

Premier 800F

The Premier 100B is a 2-driver, 2-way bass reflex bookshelf. Drivers include a 1-inch X-PAL dome tweeter with PPA lens and a 5.5-inch ART surround woofer with carbon-Infused polypropylene cones and PPA lens. The Premier 100B features an on-axis frequency response of 84–22,000Hz, a low-frequency extension of 50Hz, and 90dB sensitivity.

The entire Paradigm Premier Series is proudly designed and engineered in Canada.

The Paradigm Premier 800F retails for CAD 2,498/pair MSRP.
The Paradigm Premier 600C retails for CAD 1,249/each MSRP.
The Paradigm Premier 100B retails for CAD 998/pair MSRP.

Anthem STR Preamplifier and STR Power Amplifier

The STR Preamplifier offers robust connection options, advanced control, and refinements in a single, easy-to-use component which includes a rare feature in stereo components — automatic room equalization and bass management in the form of highly effective Anthem Room Correction (ARC™). Packed with functions such as USB audio input, leading-edge D/A conversion, MM and MC phono inputs, and customizable bass management for seamless integration with mono or stereo sub outputs, the STR Preamplifier offers far more than the average preamplifier. It also provides balanced output for all channels including two subwoofers. The Home Theater Bypass function, which allows convenient operation when combined with a home theater system, is unconventional in that it is engaged when the unit is in standby and supports two subwoofers as well as the front channels (through XLR or RCA connections).

The STR Power Amplifier is the keystone to a world-class two-channel sound system, doling out 400 Watts per channel into 8 ohms with both channels driven, with a continuous 2-ohm capability of 800 W per channel for true no-holds-barred performance with the most demanding speakers and musical content. Each channel has a dedicated toroidal transformer and sixteen bipolar output devices to deliver a continuous and reliable supply of pure, clean low-noise power. The input stage, a proprietary input topology and unique departure from commonly used circuits, consists of a complementary active-load cascoded feedback arrangement for reduced distortion, exceptionally linear response, and superior bandwidth.

The entire STR Series is proudly designed, engineered, and Crafted in Canada.

The STR Preamplifier retails for CAD 4,999/each MSRP.
The STR Power Amplifier retails for CAD 7,499/each MSRP.

Anthem MRX 720 Audio / Video Receiver

Anthem MRX 720 Audio

The Anthem MRX 720 includes seven channels of amplification, 7.1.4-channel processing and a rear panel input complement of seven rear HDMI inputs (including one with MHL support), three optical, two coaxial, and five stereo analog inputs. It has two parallel HDMI outputs (including one with Audio Return Channel). MRX receivers include support for the latest UHD video formats. For hi-res audio enthusiasts, there are premium-quality differential-output D/A converters with 32-bit conversion and sampling rate-optimized filters. All MRX receivers include an Anthem Room Correction microphone and tripod.

The entire MRX Series is proudly designed and engineered in Canada.

The MRX 720 retails for CAD 2,599/each MSRP.

2019 Montreal Audio Fest

Show Hours
Friday, March 22, 11 am–8 pm
Saturday, March 23, 10 am–6 pm
Sunday, March 24, 10 am–5 pm

Hotel Bonaventure Montreal
900 de la Gauchetière West
Montreal, Quebec

ParadigmAbout Paradigm
Since 1982, innovative design, advanced materials, in-house manufacturing, and state-of-the-art engineering have made Paradigm an international leader in speaker design. With more than 400 industry awards for audio excellence and numerous rave reviews from around the world, Paradigm is committed to staying at the leading edge of speaker technology, consistently achieving the ultimate in sound for music and home theater.

AnthemAbout Anthem
Anthem is a leading manufacturer of award-winning high-end electronics for music, home theater, and distributed sound systems sold internationally under the brand names Anthem™ and Anthem™ Statement. Anthem products are used at all levels of music reproduction and allow you to virtually “be there” every time you listen to a favorite piece of recorded music or experience the excitement of surround-sound home theater.