Mississauga, Ontario – September 19, 2018 – Paradigm Electronics Inc., global leader in speaker design and manufacturing, will be demonstrating the Premier 800F loudspeaker in the Bristol A room at the 2018 Toronto audiofest, running October 19 to 21, 2018. In addition to their active demonstration, Paradigm will display their new Defiance X12 subwoofer. Anthem, manufacturer of award-winning high-end audio/video equipment, will also demonstrate their critically acclaimed STR Integrated Amplifier in the Bristol A room.
In addition to Paradigm speakers and Anthem electronics, Kimber Kable will be providing speaker and balanced interconnect cables, USB cables, and power cords. High-resolution music will be streamed from Qobuz to the Anthem STR Integrated Amplifier’s built-in digital-to-audio converter.
The Toronto audiofest guarantees a fun, family event, focused on audio with some of the best brands coming from all over the world, presented by manufacturers, distributors, and Canadian retailers. In addition to audio demonstrations, Toronto audiofest offers educational seminars with top industry personalities, live music events, wine pairing, a record fair, and a recording studio.
The STR Integrated Amplifier 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 Integrated Amplifier offers far more than the average integrated amp. The DAC section features S/PDIF, AES/EBU inputs, as well as Asynchronous USB with support for USB, which supports 32-bit/384 kHz PCM, and DSD 2.8/5.6 MHz sources. Also included is a high-resolution pre-amplifier section and high current, high output amplifier section – 600W continuous @ 2 ohms. The STR Integrated Amplifier features a stunningly beautiful front Thin Film Transistor (TFT™) display for an improved, high-resolution image compared to traditional LCD displays.
The entire STR Series is proudly designed, engineered, and Crafted in Canada.
The STR Integrated Amplifier retails for $5,499/each CAD MSRP.
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, low frequency extension of 27Hz, and 92dB sensitivity. X-PAL aluminum tweeters 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 great 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 overmolded directly onto driver cones. ART surrounds achieve greater excursion than any standard surround and generate a 3dB gain in distortion-free output (a 50% increase in output).
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.