Paradigm Founder 80F Floorstanding Speakers

$4,799.98

Whether you enjoy movies and music in a more traditional listening space or your home is from the pages of Architectural Digest, the Paradigm Founder 80F will sound as good as they look.

Description

The Paradigm Founder Series 40B is no ordinary loudspeaker. Every component was scrutinized down to the tiniest detail, thoroughly researched, designed, and engineered exclusively for Founders. New patented technologies were developed for the acoustic platform. The unique shape of a new cabinet platform and integrated structural bracing delivers acoustic performance that cannot be matched by traditional square boxes. By leaving no element unaddressed, the Founder’s series is so much more than the sum of its parts.

Through an exhaustive research, design, and engineering process, Paradigm looked closely and carefully at how speakers interact with their environment. The contemporary home interior presents design challenges that have become even more prominent over the last decade. Stone, glass, and wood have become the materials of choice and open concepts dominate. Founder’s design has evolved with this trend and is perfectly suited to deliver its maximum performance in rooms that would challenge traditionally designed speakers. Whether you enjoy movies and music in a more traditional listening space, or your home is from the pages of Architectural Digest, you can be sure Founder will sound as good as they look.

NOTE: please inquire about in-stock colour options as floor models rotate frequently. Pricing is for a pair.

Design features

  • 2.5 way floorstanding speaker
  • 1″ (25mm) AL-MAC™ Ceramic Dome with Oblate Spheroid Waveguide (OSW™) and Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA™) Tweeter Lens
  • 6” (152mm) Ultra-High-Excursion AL-MAG™ Cone with Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA™) Lens, Gen3 Active Ridge Technology (ART™) with Vertical Mounting System, Advanced SHOCKMOUNT™ Isolation, and a 1.5” high-temp multi-layered voice coil with ventilated Apical™ former
  • Two 6″ (152mm) Ultra-HighExcursion CARBON-X™ Unibody Cone, Gen3 Active Ridge Technology (ART™) with Vertical Mounting System, Advanced SHOCK-MOUNT™ Isolation, and a 1.5” high-temp multi-layered voice coil with ventilated Apical™ former
  • Rear ported

Technical features

  • Recommended power 15 – 220 watts
  • Sensitivity 93 dB
  • Frequency response 28 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Crossover frequency 500 Hz, 1.8 kHz
  • 8 Ohms

Full Specifications

DESIGN 4-driver, 2.5 way floorstanding, ported enclosure
CROSSOVER 2nd order electro-acoustic at 1.8 kHz (tweeter), 2nd order @ 500 Hz (bass)
FREQUENCY RESPONSE ON-AXIS ±2dB from 50 Hz – 23 kHz
HIGH FREQUENCY DRIVER 1″ (25mm) AL-MAC™ Ceramic Dome with Oblate Spheroid Waveguide (OSW™) and Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA™) Tweeter Lens, ferro-fluid damped / cooled
MID/BASS FREQUENCY DRIVER 6” (152mm) Ultra-High-Excursion AL-MAG™ Cone with Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA™) Lens, Gen3 Active Ridge Technology (ART™) with Vertical Mounting System, Advanced SHOCKMOUNT™ Isolation, and a 1.5” high-temp multi-layered voice coil with ventilated Apical™ former
BASS FREQUENCY DRIVER  Two 6″ (152mm) Ultra-HighExcursion CARBON-X™ Unibody Cone, Gen3 Active Ridge Technology (ART™) with Vertical Mounting System, Advanced SHOCK-MOUNT™ Isolation, and a 1.5” high-temp multi-layered voice coil with ventilated Apical™ former
LOW FREQUENCY EXTENSION 28 Hz (DIN)
SENSITIVITY ROOM / ANECHOIC 93 dB / 90 dB
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 30° OFF-AXIS ±2dB from 50 Hz – 20 kHz
SUITABLE AMPLIFIER POWER RANGE 15 – 220 watts
MAXIMUM INPUT POWER 180 watts
IMPEDANCE Compatible with 8 ohms
DIMENSIONS HXWXD 38.2” x 11.7” x 14” (97.1cm x 29.8cm x 35.6cm)
WEIGHT 52 lbs (23.6 kg) each
FINISHES Piano Black, Black Walnut, Midnight Cherry, Walnut