A Master Class in
Design and Engineering
The all-new XR subwoofers are a master class in design and engineering refinement that challenges what is possible from a compact, sealed subwoofer design. Our goal was to push the boundaries of performance while never losing sight of aesthetics by wrapping everything up into a suitable size that won't ever feel out of place.
Art Embracing Science
Like the award-winning Founder Series of loudspeakers, our approach was simple. When designing XR, every part and sub-component was scrutinized and designed to be optimal for its specific purpose and for each piece to complement the others, resulting in a product that is truly greater than the sum of its parts.
Performance was paramount when developing XR. But at Paradigm, we truly believe in our mantra of "Art Embracing Science," so XR's luxurious cabinet is acoustically inert and visually stunning to look at.
These Made in Canada subwoofers truly redefine what you should expect from a subwoofer in this category: Brains, Beauty and Brawn.
A Match Made in Heaven
XR's cabinet embodies our "Art Embracing Science" philosophy. It's the perfect complement to any system and blends perfectly with our award-winning Founder series of loudspeakers, even available in the same gorgeous Walnut, Black Walnut, Piano Black, and exclusive Midnight Cherry finishes.
Purposefully Beautiful and Intentionally Functional.
The faceted design of XR's cabinet is not only purposefully beautiful but intentionally functional. The geometric profile elegantly distributes the massive load of housing the powerful woofer inside, providing greater strength and rigidity than traditional rectangular designs. The custom 2" thick MDF front baffle adds further rigidity to the cabinet and acts as the backbone necessary to withstand the brutal forces of the massive woofer and magnet within.
Cascade-Fusion bracing further increases cabinet rigidity for maximum acoustic precision while also breaking up standing waves internally, which provides more accuracy and greater bass clarity.
Did you know?
During early development, the XR woofers were able to split the test cabinets at the seams from their brute force! Cascade-Fusion bracing was the logical solution, adding strength and beauty to this legendary bass recipe.
Where Form & Function Are One
XR expertly blends form and function to combine every element acting as reinforced bracing to create a beautiful yet robust enclosure free of performance-robbing vibrations.
FEA Optimized & Purpose Built
Even the amplifier has been designed with form and function in mind. Its FEA-optimized and purpose-built design ensures no structural integrity is lost. In contrast, its finned design acts as an efficient heat sink to effortlessly transfer heat from the massive power amplifier providing effective cooling for years of worry-free operation and stable performance.
Best-in-Class Premium-Grade Finishes
XR cabinets are offered in a variety of beautiful premium-grade finishes: Walnut and Black Walnut have a smooth satin finish with distinctive wood grain. Our exclusive Midnight Cherry and Piano Black feature a luxurious hand-rubbed, high-gloss finish.
XR Design Philosophy
XR is not only about maximizing output but minimizing distortion too. This one-two-punch design philosophy is bolstered by the inclusion of exclusive Paradigm technologies not found elsewhere.
XR turns up the bass by turning down the noise.
Advanced Shock-Mount Technology
Paradigm’s exclusive Advanced Shock-Mount enabled outriggers are designed with multi-layered durometer rubber-metal matrices to provide industry-leading isolation whose benefits can be measured and heard in the real world.
Not only does this give a more accurate sound while elevating low-frequency performance, but it is also a neighbour-friendly technology.
By isolating the massive forces generated by the Ultra Long Throw Trilinear Suspension woofer, we prevent that energy from being transferred to your floor. This drastically reduces distracting bass-induced rattles and vibrations around the room and helps avoid noise complaints from adjoining spaces and neighbours.
It doesn’t get much better
To put it simply, XR woofers are the most powerful speaker drivers that Paradigm has ever created. With output capability so high that some of our test cabinets were literally busted open from the massive forces generated inside. While incredibly powerful and capable of extreme output, power without control is meaningless. To that end, the XR's woofer is also a super low distortion design, significantly outclassing its intended competitors in not only distortion but maximum output, especially for a subwoofer this compact and beautiful.
Dual Motor Ultra Long Throw Trilinear Suspension
Furthering the state of the art in woofer design, the XR's Ultra Long Throw Trilinear Suspension is grounded by a dual-spider centring system to ensure the massive woofer maintains a clean, linear motion while pushing the envelope of its excursion limits. XR uses split-coil construction with oppositely wound turns on each coil, effectively eliminating motor non-linearity. High-temperature wire (adhesives rated to 450° F/232°C) ensure long-term reliability and very high power handling. Ventilated Apical™ formers contribute to increased stiffness.
Did you know?
Over three years in the making, this exotic design took thousands of engineering hours to develop and refine. Paradigm's founder, Scott Bagby, oversaw this monster woofer's development to guarantee nothing was left on the table
It's easy to get powerful bass with a massive cabinet, but it takes a lot of science and engineering to reach this level of performance from such a practical size.
So to further improve the XR's performance-to-size ratio, Paradigm engineers used a Vertical Mounting System to fit more woofer into the same space, maximizing the performance possible while keeping the footprint of the subwoofer in check.
Combine this with Paradigm's exclusive Active Ridge Technology, which maximizes woofer travel, and you have a winning recipe for clean, articulate, and powerful bass perfect for any class of music or home theater system.
Power Without Control is Meaningless
Up to 2.2kW of Powerful and Clean Output
No subwoofer is complete without the right amplifier, and for XR subwoofers we complimented the package with massively powerful and clean 1.1kW or 2.2kW amplifiers. With colossal power reserves and the massive output capability of its Ultra Long Throw Trilinear Suspension-enabled woofer, the XR subwoofers achieve effortless sound during even the most demanding musical passages or movie soundtracks.
Beyond providing the brains of the operation, the amplifier design also provides efficient passive cooling for the massive power output, ensuring years of worry-free operation.
Remote Adjustability and Control
Power without Control is meaningless, so to control and tune XR's performance, we added our simple and powerful mobile Control App.
Subwoofers have traditionally been a “set it and forget it” style product for most owners, especially since making adjustments on the fly typically meant getting up and walking over to the sub to turn a knob, hardly the most convenient option in today’s world.
Our Control App provides quick and easy access to all of XR’s settings and sound adjustments, including volume, phase, low pass filter, DSP mode and more, all from the comfort of your seat. This also means you can hear the effects of your adjustments directly from your listening position in real-time, making tuning more accurate and quicker than ever before.
We also added a capacitive touchscreen volume control to the XR’s amplifier to
add a touch of technology to the traditional physical Control.
- 13” (330 mm) Ultra-high Excursion Driver with Trilinear Suspension System and Active Ridge Technology (ART™), sealed enclosure with Cascade-FusionTM Bracing and ADVANCED Shock-Mount™, built-in 2,200W RMS (4,400W Dynamic Peak) Class-D amplifier, App-controlled via smartphone and Anthem Room Correction (ARC®) Included
PARADIGM XR SERIES 13" SUBWOOFER
|DESIGN||13” (330 mm) Ultra-high Excursion Driver with Trilinear Suspension System and Active Ridge Technology (ART™), sealed enclosure with Cascade-Fusion™ Bracing and ADVANCED Shock-Mount™, built-in 2,200W RMS (4,400W Dynamic Peak) Class-D amplifier, App-controlled via smartphone and Anthem Room Correction (ARC®) Included|
|AMPLIFIER FEATURES||Auto-On/Off, Trigger On/Off|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE ON-AXIS||±3dB from 17 Hz to 140 Hz|
|ROOM CORRECTION||ARC Genesis (Microphone Included)|
|LOW FREQUENCY DRIVER||13” (330 mm) Ultra-High-Excursion CARBON-X Unibody Bass Driver, with Trilinear Suspension System and Active Ridge Technology (ART™), 2” high-temperature voice coil|
|EFFECTIVE PISTON AREA (SD)||93.7sq in/0.06sq m|
|EFFECTIVE DISPLACEMENT||366.1 cu in/6L|
|LOW FREQUENCY RESPONSE||12Hz (DIN)|
|AMPLIFIER POWER||2,200W RMS (4,400W Dynamic Peak) Class-D amplifier, App-controlled via smartphone and Anthem Room Correction (ARC®) Included|
|UNBALANCED INPUTS||Stereo / Mono (dual RCA jacks)/LFE RCA jack|
|BALANCED INPUTS||One Balaced XLR(LFE)|
|SPEAKER/HIGH-LEVEL INPUTS||left and right speaker level inputs|
|POLARITY||1 or 180 degress|
|DIMENSION H x W x D||18.8” x 17.3 ” x 19.4” (47.8cm x 43.8cm x 49.3cm)|
|WEIGHT||103.8 lb/ 47.1 Kg|
|FINISHES||Gloss: Piano Black & Midnight Cherry Satin: Walnut & Black Walnut|
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