A Bold Concept: Paradigm Unveils New Speaker
Developed in conjunction with fellow Canadian and sister company Anthem, the Concept 4F is a true full-range hybrid loudspeaker, with Paradigm stating it achieves “the perfect balance of powered woofers with a passive upper register array”.
“The Paradigm and Anthem engineering teams have been working with a vision for more than five years,” Paradigm stated of the process behind the Concept 4F’s development.
“This journey of research, experiment, design and development has culminated in a loudspeaker that is the amalgamation of superior acoustic components with bleeding-edge technological innovation. It is our most ambitious speaker design ever.”
The Concept 4F features Truextent Beryllium 1″ tweeters and Truextent Beryllium 7″ mid-range drivers with perforated phase-aligning lenses, and four Ultra-High-Excursion Differential Drive 8.5″ woofers in a vibration-cancelling 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), combined with exclusive technology like Anthem Room Correction (ARC) capability.
“The result is a unique sonic platform