Paradigm Persona 9H Floorstanding Loudspeakers

$49,990 EXCLUSIVE TO WEST COAST CANNINGTON

Hybrid Floorstanding Loudspeaker, with Four 8.5” Active Bass Drivers & Anthem Room Correction (ARC™), Persona 9H, the flagship of the Persona Series, is the best- sounding loudspeaker we have ever conceived.

Persona 9H features Truextent® Beryllium 1” tweeter and 7” midrange drivers, each with perforated phase-aligning lenses. The powered bass section utilizes our Ultra- High-Excursion
Differential Drive 8.5” woofers in a balanced vibration-canceling configuration (two frontfiring, two rear-firing). Each woofer pair is powered by a separate DSP-controlled 700 WRMS amplifier for a total of 1,400 W RMS (2,800 W Dynamic Peak), and combined with exclusive technology like Anthem Room Correction (ARCTM) capability for precise optimization of bass performance for any listening environment.

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Overview

Experience an unprecedented level of realism. Our flagship PERSONA® line is a showcase of vanguard materials and our most advanced technologies, all entirely designed, engineered, and completely Crafted in Canada. Persona celebrates the technological abilities of Paradigm engineering, untamed. Its exceptional craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail makes a bold, beautiful statement. No other speaker in this class can match the performance innovation of Persona.

Performance and value.

Engineered to “take on the persona” of your audio performance, each speaker virtually disappears behind an unprecedented level of realism and transparency. Whether you’re passionate about classic two-channel stereo, or an enveloping multichannel home theatre system, Persona’s combination of innovation, performance and elegance introduces luxury in an indulgent new class of loudspeaker.

Hybrid Floorstanding Loudspeaker, with Four 8.5” Active Bass Drivers & Anthem Room Correction (ARC™)

The Persona 9H, the flagship of the Persona Series, is the best- sounding loudspeaker we have ever conceived.

The Paradigm Persona 9H features Truextent® Beryllium 1” tweeter and 7” midrange drivers, each with perforated phase-aligning lenses. This passive mid and high frequency section delivers more accurate wide-spectrum dynamics (from a detailed well-blended 40kHz down to a deep 500Hz) while remaining virtually transparent; your audio alone takes center stage.

The powered bass section utilises our Ultra- High-Excursion Differential Drive 8.5” woofers in a balanced vibration-canceling configuration (two front-firing, two rear-firing). Each woofer pair is powered by a separate DSP-controlled 700 W RMS amplifier for a total of 1,400 W RMS (2,800 W Dynamic Peak), and combined with exclusive technology like Anthem Room Correction (ARCTM) capability for precise optimisation of bass performance for any listening environment.

Over Three Decades of Innovation.

Elegantly Curved Cabinet

Designed, engineered and Crafted in Canada, this heavy duty, non-resonant cabinet is an intricate system of rigid enclosures, braced and damped to defeat vibrations and internal standing waves. Offered in a variety of beautiful finishes, its presence makes a forceful statement, but its performance remains utterly transparent.

Seven Layer HDF Construction

Construction of the beautifully curved and completely inert enclosures begins with seven layers of HDF wood composite material and Viscoelastic adhesive placed in a custom press. The enclosures are treated with radio-frequency (RF) energy to accelerate the curing process, which takes almost a week to complete. The result is a strong, constrained layered damped enclosure that’s the perfect acoustical foundation from which to build upon.

Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA) Driver Lenses

A patent pending technology for our Beryllium tweeter and mid-range drivers, this exclusive design blocks out-of-phase frequencies which increases and smooths output without colouring the sound, while also protecting the crown jewels of the Persona series, the expensive Beryllium drivers, from getting damaged.

Active Ridge Technology (ART™) Surrounds

Paradigm’s patented† Active Ridge Technology (ART™) surrounds, made in-house and overmolded directly onto each cone, achieve greater excursion for a 3dB gain in distortion-free output (50% greater) compared to drivers with standard surrounds. Crafted from audiophile-grade injection-molded thermoplastic elastomer, ART surrounds are more durable and reliable, for a lifetime of superior sound.

X-PAL™ Woofer Drivers

X-PAL pure-aluminium cones blend lightweight stiffness with high consistency for a greater degree of accuracy and smooth, uncoloured frequency response. Combined with ART surrounds, these woofers produce truly huge bass with no threat of flexing or distortion.

Ultra-High-Excursion Differential Drive Woofers

The Persona 9H & 7F use Differential Drive motors in the woofers, which have increased power handling, improved mechanical stability, and reduced magnetic flux modulation distortion. This exclusive design utilizes dual voice coils and 3 powerful magnets to achieve exponential levels of output with vanishingly low distortion.

Advanced Dual Voice Coil Systems

The Persona 9H Hybrid features dual voice coil systems with high-temp wire (tolerances to 600°F) wound on resilient Kapton formers, supported by high-excursion Nomex spiders. This 1.5-inch motor design packs the effects of a super-extended throw into a compact enclosure. In addition, the die-cast woofer baskets feature integrated heat sinks and AVS™ Airflow Ventilation System Cooling, for higher power handling with less power compression.

Dual 700W Ultra-Class D Amplifiers

Persona 9H features two powerful onboard amplifiers deliver an astonishing 1400 Watts RMS of clean, continuous power even at lifelike performance levels. Adaptive PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) optimizes amplifier efficiency and smooths supply variations, for instantaneous reactions and reference-quality performance with bulletproof reliability. In addition, Anthem Room Correction (ARC) Technology in the pre-amp section corrects for the effects of reflective surfaces in any room.

Anthem Room Correction (ARC™): Perfect Sound Anywhere.

The powered woofer section of the Persona 9H Hybrid includes our exclusive Anthem Room Correction (ARC) Technology. ARC measures low-frequency sound output in your room and compares it to optimal response curves that account for spatial anomalies. The advanced algorithms of ARC then effectively remove the anomalies, leaving only the ideal standard: realistically blended, natural-sounding bass performance, in any listening space.

Driver Materials

99.9% Pure Beryllium

One of the keys to Persona’s luxury and value is our use of Beryllium, the absolute best diaphragm material, typically found only in speakers costing considerably more. Persona uses Truextent® Pure Beryllium that is specially formulated to be exponentially stiffer and significantly lighter than other premium diaphragm materials. It enables superior transient response and virtual transparency, with vanishingly low audible colouration.

Beryllium is a rare chemical element (Be) with low mass, high tensile strength and high thermal stability.

It is incredibly rigid and lightweight; everything an audio engineer desires in a speaker cone. In fact, Beryllium has been used in the audio industry since the 1970s. Because of its use in only the finest (and most expensive) audio equipment, it has retained a certain “cult” status.

Precise control of the manufacturing process produces Beryllium with a highly uniform grain structure. This material is many times more rigid and less dense than more common cone materials. In industry testing, our Beryllium cone material exhibits substantial improvements in durability, speed, and reduced interference. It can add more than an octave of distortion-free output.

Tandem Beryllium drivers reveal the full range of high performance.

Paradigm’s Persona is the only loudspeaker in its class to achieve this level of performance using Beryllium material for both midrange and tweeter drivers. Every model in the Persona Series features Truextent Beryllium driver systems, and each model achieves a truly unexpected level of high-resolution detail, depth and dynamics thanks in part to rare, extraordinary Beryllium.

Crafted in Canada

All products that carry the Crafted in Canada logo are completely designed, engineered, and built at Paradigm’s manufacturing facility just outside of Toronto, Canada.

Sure, it might be easier to say “Made in Canada,” or “Manufactured in Canada,” but building speakers is an art. Everyone at Paradigm shares a passion for crafting speakers, and it’s from this intense passion where Crafted in Canada was born.

State-Of-The-Art Canadian Manufacturing

Paradigm’s state-of-the-art facility gives us total control over the whole manufacturing process, from cabinet manufacturing and finishing, precision injection moulding, to driver, crossover and voice coil assembly. Paradigm do all the CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machining of our production parts, prototyping elements and tooling. Finally, Persona is assembled with end-of-line testing that exceeds the audio industry’s tightest tolerances.

Hands-On Quality

This incredible manufacturing space, and the people who work here, have made Paradigm the premier large-scale driver manufacturer on the continent. And it is here that we still do hands-on design, and produce all the woofers and tweeters for Paradigm’s award-winning speaker systems.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Design 6-driver, 3-1/2 way hybrid floorstanding with active bass acoustic suspension
Crossover 3rd order electro-acoustic at 2.4 kHz (tweeter/mid), 3rd order @ 400 Hz (mid/front bass), 2nd order @ 200 Hz (rear bass)
Amplifier Each woofer pair is powered by a separate DSP-controlled 700 W RMS amplifier for a total of 1,400 W RMS (2,800 W Dynamic Peak)
Room Correction Anthem Room Correction – ARC™, with included calibrated microphone
Frequency Response
On-Axis
±2dB from 19 Hz – 45 kHz
Frequency Response
30° Off-Axis
±2dB from 19 Hz – 20 kHz
High Frequency Driver 1″ (25mm) Truextent® Beryllium dome, ferro-fluid damped / cooled, Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA™) Tweeter Lens, Finite Element Analysis (FEA) optimized pole piece assembly
Mid/Bass Frequency Driver 7″ (178mm) Truextent® Beryllium driver with Inverse Differential Drive Neodymium motor, Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA™) Lens, SHOCK-MOUNT™ Isolation Mounting System, 1.5″ high-temp voice coil
Low Frequency Driver Four 8-1/2″ (215 mm) ultra-high-excursion X-PAL™ drivers with Differential Drive motor, overmolded Active Ridge Technology (ART™) surrounds, SHOCK-MOUNT™ Isolation Mounting System, 1.5″ high-temp dual voice coil
Low Frequency Extension 15 Hz (DIN)
Sensitivity
Room / Anechoic
96 dB / 93 dB
Impedance Compatible with 8 ohms
Suitable Amplifier Power Range 15 – 500 watts
Maximum Input Power 400 watts
Finishes High Gloss: Vanta Black, Harmony White
Metallic Gloss: Aria Blue, Sonic Silver
Weight 190 lbs. (86 kg)
Dimensions
HxWxD
51.75″ × 11.875″ × 20.5″
(132cm × 30cm × 52cm)
Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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