Paradigm CI Elite E-80A Angled In-Ceiling Speaker (Each)

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Made in Canada CI Elite Series – Angled for Home Theatre – 8″ Mid/Bass Driver

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The Paradigm CI Elite™ Series is Crafted in Canada and has all the technology advantages and grille aesthetics of CI Pro™, plus oversized voice coils and X-PAL™ pure aluminium cone technology for the ultimate in sound performance.

Innovative Technology makes the Difference

NEW X-PAL™ tweeter with exclusive Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA™) Tweeter Lens that protects the delicate pure-aluminium tweeter dome and acts as the Phase Plug, blocking out-of-phase frequencies for smoother, extended high frequencies with incredible detail and higher output.

Paradigm’s tweeter designs are cooled by the original ultra-stable Ferrofluid, made exclusively by Ferrotec. Ferrofluid is a colloidal suspension of magnetic nano particles in a liquid carrier with low volatility and high thermal stability.
NEW X-PAL™ brushed pure-aluminium cone woofers combine lightweight stiffness with high consistency for a greater degree of accuracy and smooth, uncolored frequency response. Matching concave dust caps ensuring more uniform dynamic response and a cleaner, modern aesthetic.
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.
Super-strong die-cast aluminium baskets feature integrated heat sinks for higher power handling, for better bass, better dynamics, and less power compression.
Oversized, 1.5″ High-Power Handling Voice Coil motor structure dramatically increases maximum output level and reduces power compression.

REDUCED EDGE DIFFRACTION (RED) TECHNOLOGY

RED™ Technology (patent pending) is a die-cast aluminium tweeter housing that significantly reduces negative effects of diffraction while improving critical midrange frequencies. The irregular edges and off-center placement break up standing waves typically found around the woofer cone and tweeter housing of traditional designs. Additionally, the aluminium structure dissipates unwanted heat which increases power handling and allows a lower crossover frequency, improving sound and reducing distortion.

ADVANCED FEATURES FOR A SOLID & SECURE INSTALLATION

  • Die-cast aluminium chassis, baffles (in-wall models only)and clamps add strength and rigidity for better bass and midrange, along with a more durable installation.
  • NEW Rear Component Shielding protects internal parts from debris. The translucent polycarbonate material creates an installation that will not warp. Flat covers also make it easy to lie speakers down during the installation process without tipping.
  • NEW Bezel-Free Micro-Perf Grilles.
  • Pocketed screw holes help to hold the drill steady, making installation a snap.
  • Magnetically attached grilles: neodymium magnets hold grilles firmly in place.
  • Nickel-plated, spring loaded binding postsfeature a larger wire hole to accept higher-gauge wire or banana plugs.
  • Premium-grade components include high-power rated resistors capacitors and heavy gauge wire inductors.

 

Quick Specs

  • In-ceiling round, 30°-Angled Guided Soundfield™ (optional square grille).
  • 1″ X-PAL™ tweeter with exclusive Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA™) Tweeter Lens and Reduced Edge Diffraction (RED™) Technology.
  • 8″ X-PAL™ brushed pure-aluminium bass/midrange driver with overmolded ART™ surround and die-cast aluminium chassis.
  • 1.5″ high-temp voice coil for high-power handling.
  • Bezel-Free Micro-Perf Grille.

 

A Behind-the-Ceiling Look at Paradigm’s Die-Cast Aluminium Clamps

Without any unnecessary pressure or force, each turn of the screwdriver turns the clamp. We show the starting point, we show the screwdriver working to turn the clamp, and finally, we show the speaker locked into place inside the wall or ceiling. It doesn’t get simpler or easier!

A Solid Installation

Paradigm’s high-strength die-cast aluminium chassis and clamp system address the flexibility problem that plagues all walls and ceilings. Chassis stiffness combats unwanted resonances and vibrations, and equally important, the new clamp design makes the installer’s job easier and faster! Simply push the speaker into the ceiling or wall and screw it in.

Specifications

Design 2-driver, 2-way in-ceiling, 30°-Angled Guided Soundfield™ System, SHOCK-MOUNT™ Isolation Mounting System, nylon-blended rigid baffle
Crossover 3rd-order electro-acoustic at 2.0 kHz
Frequency Response   On-Axis ±3 dB from 60 Hz – 22 kHz
Frequency Response   30° Off-Axis ±3 dB from 60 Hz – 18 kHz
High Frequency Driver 1″ (2.5cm) X-PAL™ dome, ferro-fluid damped / cooled, Reduced Edge Diffraction (RED™) Technology, Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA™) Tweeter Lens
Mid/Bass Frequency Driver 8″ (20.3cm) X-PAL™ driver, overmolded Active Ridge Technology (ART™) surround, 1.5″ high-temp voice coil, die-cast aluminium chassis
Low Frequency Extension 39 Hz
Sensitivity   Room / Anechoic 94 dB / 90 dB
Impedance Compatible with 8 ohms
Suitable Amplifier Power Range 15-160 W
Maximum Input Power 100 W
Finishes White, paintable grille, black speaker
Weight 9 lbs. (4.1 kg)
Overall Dimensions 12.625″ (32.0cm) Diameter
Cut-Out Dimensions 11.4375″ (29.1cm) Diameter
Minimum Mounting Depth
Depth required is the distance
between 1/2″ drywall, or similar material.
5.75″ (14.6cm)
Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Weight
4.1000 kg
Dimensions
N/A
colours

White

availability

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Depth (mm)

155

design

2 Way

Frequency Response

±3 dB from 60 Hz – 22 kHz

Height (mm)

320

high frequency driver

1″

impedance

8 Ohms

mid bass driver

8″

Model

Paradigm CI Elite E-80A Angled In-Ceiling Speakers

power handling

160 Watts

sensitivity

94 db

type

In-Wall or In-Ceiling Speaker

Width (mm)

320

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Crafted in Canada, Paradigm manufactures premium high-performance loudspeakers for music and home theatre.

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