Mississauga, Ontario, Canada – April 30, 2019 – Paradigm and Anthem are proud to announce demonstrations of their award-winning Persona Series loudspeakers and Anthem STR electronics for four days at High End 2019 in Munich, Germany. High End, which runs from May 9–12, is the world’s largest audio exhibition, features over 500 audio companies from around the globe.
Reviewers and audiophile alike praise Paradigm’s Persona Series. The flagship Persona 9H received a 2017 CES Innovation Award. Persona Series speakers have received prestigious honors from Stereophile and Sound & Vision and five Product of the Year awards from The Absolute Sound, Audioholics, Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity, SoundStage!, and TONE Audio. 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.
Paradigm’s Persona 7F loudspeaker, a passive design patterned after the performance and appearance of Persona 9H, delivers unprecedented transparency at lifelike performance levels thanks to its Truextent® Beryllium tweeter and mid-range driver system and dual 8.5-inch Ultra-High-Excursion Differential Drive woofers.
The STR Preamplifier offers robust connectivity 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 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 Anthem STR Series is proudly designed, engineered, and Crafted in Canada.
In addition to the Anthem STR Preamplifier and dual STR Power Amplifiers in a monoblock configuration, Paradigm is demonstrating the Persona 7F with electronics from dCS. Music is being provided using an Aurender N10 music server. Interconnects and speaker and power cables provided by Shunyata.
Thursday, May 9 – 9 am–7 pm
Friday, May 10 – 10 am–6 pm
Saturday, May 11 – 10 am–6 pm
Sunday, May 12 – 10 am–4 pm
MOC München, Lilienthalallee 40, 80939 München, Germany
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.