SIGNATURE COLLECTIONS

PARADIGM : Signature ADP3

For the Ultimate in Music and Home Theater

The finest speakers in the world are a medium for the music, an open window on the original performance. They take us from the mundane to the magical, beyond the ordinary to the extraordinary. They are a reflection of character. Not the sonic character of the speaker, since speakers claiming to be the finest must be devoid of acoustic personality. Rather, the finest speakers deliver an intimate unfolding of the songwriter’s mood, the composer’s message, the director’s vision. They allow us to feel the music, hear the magic, and see through the mind’s eye, into the very heart of the performance.

For the ultimate in music and home theater, there is no more sonically coherent choice than Paradigm Reference Signature … revealing everything the artist intended.

Signature ADP3 Specifications

 

Design

5-driver, 3-way surround / rear

Crossover

3rd-order electro-acoustic at 1.8 kHz; 2nd-order electro-acoustic at 260 Hz

Frequency Response   On-Axis

±2dB from 82 Hz - 55 kHz

Frequency Response   30° Off-Axis

(optimized reverberant soundfield)

High Frequency Driver

Two 25-mm (1 in) P-Be™ domes, ferro-fluid damped / cooled, rear damping chambers with ARB™ fins and integrated heatsink, ceramic / ferrite magnets, die-cast heatsink chassis, IMS/SHOCK-MOUNT™

Midrange Frequency Driver

Two 102-mm (4 in) Co-PAL™ cones, ferro-fluid damped / cooled, ATC™ chambers, 25-mm (1 in) dual-layer voice-coils, super-neodymium ring magnets, AVS™ die-cast heatsink chassis, IMS/SHOCK-MOUNT™

Low Frequency Driver

210-mm (8 in) mineral-filled polypropylene cone, overmolded NLC™ surrounds, 38-mm (1-1/2 in) dual-layer long-excursion voice-coil, massive ceramic /ferrite magnets, AVS™ die-cast heatsink chassis, IMS/SHOCK-MOUNT™

Low Frequency Extension

55 Hz (DIN)

Sensitivity   Room / Anechoic

89 dB / 86 dB

Impedance

Compatible with 8 ohms

Suitable Amplifier Power Range

15 - 250 watts

Maximum Input Power

180 watts

Finishes

Cherry, Piano Black

Weight

26 lbs. (16.8 kg)

Dimensions   HxWxD

13.25" × 14.125" × 7.5"
(33.7cm × 35.9cm × 19.1cm)

 

Features

P-Be™ Pure-Beryllium Tweeter Domes. Pure beryllium was chosen for its exceptional thermal, physical and mechanical properties: lighter than diamond or aluminum with unmatched rigidity. Response is instantaneous and extraordinarily uniform. Elevating the dome promoted optimal off-axis dispersion.

ARB™ Aperiodic Resonance Breakup Fins. Die-cast aluminum fins in rear damping chamber capture and quickly disperse residual internal resonances, rendering them inert.

Co-PAL™ Cobalt-Infused Anodized Pure-Aluminum Midrange Cones. Combine high stiffness-to-mass with superior internal damping for an even greater degree of accuracy. The result is smooth, uncolored frequency response.

Dual ATC™ Asymmetrical Tapered Channels. Precision die-cast aluminum chamber with tapered dual interior channels provide optimal volume. The asymmetrical design dissipates the back wave while the center of the chamber is direct-coupled to the huge magnet structure, providing an efficient thermal escape path for heat generated by the voice coil. Strategically positioned cooling fins on the rear of the chamber transfer heat away from the motor.

Injection-Molded Mineral-Filled Polypropylene Bass Cones. The mineral content, now 30%, and the injection-molding process have resulted in a far more rigid cone. The improvements reveal a dramatic increase in repeatability as well as consistency of performance.

Premium Finishes. Signature Series enclosures are enhanced by a choice of two stunning wood veneer finishes — Cherry and Piano Black.