Mississauga, Ontario – August 29, 2018 – Paradigm and Anthem are proud to announce a partnership with Qobuz at CEDIA 2018 in San Diego, California. During the three days of CEDIA (September 6–8) Qobuz’s Hi-Res streaming and download service will be used exclusively in the Paradigm/Anthem sound room (SR-2) for 2-channel audio demonstrations.
Qobuz, which will be available in the US later this year, is the highest resolution music streaming service in the world, providing users with the most in-depth and interactive music experience possible. It offers a massive music catalog across all genres and is the only service to offer nearly two million true high-resolution tracks. Qobuz works on Mac, iOS, Android, and Windows operating systems and is integrated with all of the most prestigious Hi-Fi brands.
For high-resolution 2-channel demos using Qobuz, Paradigm will be using their new, affordable, high-performance Premier 800F loudspeakers along with an Anthem STR Preamplifier and STR Power Amplifier—from Anthem’s new STR line of 2-channel audiophile grade electronics featuring leading-edge DACs, Anthem Room Correction (ARC), bass management, and phono inputs.
“We are excited for CEDIA attendees to hear our new Premier 800F speakers driven by state-of-the-art Anthem electronics, using the Qobuz’s unparalleled high-resolution music streaming,” says Rob Sample, Paradigm & Anthem, Director of Training. “The quality of source material available today and ease of access makes easy work of highlighting what premium speakers and electronics contribute to the listening experience.”
Qobuz offers music lovers the world’s largest true Hi-Res Audio (24-Bit up to 192kHz) selection along will a full catalog in lossless CD quality audio (16-bit/44.1kHz). All of it is available for either streaming or download, without any up-sampling or re-encoding.
The Qobuz service also features the highest quality original editorial content, and playlisting, offering cultural context and a deeper dive into music that its users love. In addition, Qobuz includes complete metadata at the song and album level, digital booklets (the only streaming service to do so), and label pages/search.
“We’re all excited to partner with Paradigm and Anthem at CEDIA. Their gear is exceptional and easily shows off the benefits of Hi-Res recordings, but just as much, I’ve known the guys behind the scenes for years,and we hold a common belief: It’s all about the music,” says David Solomon, Qobuz, Chief Hi-Res Music Evangelist.
Qobuz will also be exhibiting this year at CEDIA (Booth 4047), and Mr. Solomon and Managing Director of Qobuz USA Dan Mackta will be available for meetings and interviews on site.
At CEDIA 2018, Paradigm will also be demonstrating a 7.2.4-channel Dolby Atmos home theater system featuring CI Elite in-wall and in-ceiling speakers, their flagship custom install models, along with two of their new Defiance X15 subwoofers featuring 15-inch woofers and 1,800 Watt (peak) amplifiers. This system will be powered by Anthem’s critically acclaimed, high-performance Dolby Atmos and DTS:X compatible AVM 60 processor and MCA amplifiers. As well, Paradigm will be showing their new line of Defiance subwoofers featuring wireless control, room correction, and signal connection technologies.
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.
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.
Founded in 2007 in France, Qobuz is a commercial online music streaming and download service that addresses the needs of curious and discerning music lovers across the globe. It is currently available in 11 European countries with a US launch coming in late 2018. Qobuz offers subscription to streaming services with genuine CD quality and Hi-Res Audio. Complementing its unparalleled expertise in sound quality, Qobuz offers an exceptional range of music genres as well as exclusive editorial content independently curated by a team of experts.