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Paradigm® Premier 200B Bookshelf Speaker-Gloss Black-1230000020

Model #: 1230000020
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Paradigm® Premier 200B Bookshelf Speaker-Gloss Black with Active Ridge Technology surrounds and Exclusive Perforated Phase-Aligning

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  • 2-Driver
  • 2-Way bass reflex
  • Bookshelf speaker

Premier™ Series

You’ve been thinking about it for a while, and now is the time to take that next step. Step up from mass-market audio to a superior sound experience, with the new Premier Series of affordable high-performance loudspeakers. Step up to Crafted in Canada quality that makes an authentic statement. Step up to exclusive audio technologies, backed by fundamental industry-leading audio research, for a performance experience unlike anything else in this class. Take the audiophile step up to Premier, by Paradigm.

Performance & Value

To produce a loudspeaker that meets our standards for performance and value, we took complete control of the manufacturing process, an unprecedented move at this price point. In our state-of-the-art North American facility, we have produced a loudspeaker that defies convention; a homegrown loudspeaker that benefits from innovations found throughout the Paradigm family of loudspeakers.

Patented Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA™)Tweeter and Midrange Lens Technology

Distinctive perforated lens in front of the tweeter and midrange drivers increase and smooth output without coloring the sound, while also protecting the drivers from getting damaged.

Patented Active Ridge Technology (ART™) Surrounds

Premier features Paradigm’s patented Active Ridge Technology (ART) surrounds, made in-house and overmolded directly onto each woofer and midrange cone. This design achieves greater excursion, for a 3dB gain in output and 50% reduction in distortion. Crafted from injection-molded thermoplastic elastomer, ART surrounds are more durable and more reliable, ensuring a lifetime of superior sound.

Crafted in Canada

Premier Series speakers are designed, engineered, and made in Paradigm’s state-of-the-art 225,000 ft2 Canadian facility. We chose heavy duty, non-resonant 3/4-inch MDF, with optimally placed interior bracing, and reinforced front baffles to ensure an audio performance beyond any other in this price range. Smooth front baffles, enhanced with 1-inch MDF, reduce diffraction and improve sound radiation characteristics. You can feel the Premier build quality that comes from true handcrafted manufacturing. Beautiful, furniture-grade finishes complete this new standard of performance and value.

Partnered with the NRC

Paradigm is partnered with Canada’s world-renowned NRC in ongoing research to reveal the true nature of sound and human hearing. Findings influence design and performance specs, resulting in a uniquely realistic listening experience, backed by sound science.

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Additional Specifications

Design2-driver, 2-way bass reflex bookshelf
Frequency Response On-Axis±3dB from 68 Hz - 25 kHz
High Frequency Driver1” (25mm) X-PAL™ dome, ferro-fluid damped / cooled, Perforated Phase-Aligning Tweeter (PPA™) Lens
Mid/Bass Frequency Driver6-1/2” (165mm) ART™ Surround with Carbon-Infused polypropylene cone. Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA™) Lens
Sensitivity Room / Anechoic90 dB / 87 dB
ImpedanceCompatible with 8 ohms
FinishesGloss Black, Gloss White, Espresso Grain
Weight18 lbs. (8.17 kg)
Dimensions HxWxD13.25" × 7.875 × 12.375" (33.5cm × 19.8 × 32.1cm)
Low Frequency Extension45 Hz (DIN)
Crossover2nd-order electro-acoustic at 2.0 kHz (tweeter/mid)
Frequency Response 30° Off-Axis±3dB from 68 Hz - 20 kHz
Suitable Amplifier Power Range15 - 130 watts
Maximum Input Power80 watts

Misc. Specs

Product Weight18
Frequency Response±3dB from 68 Hz - 25 kHz
Rms Power Handling80
Impedance8 ohms
Maximum Power Handling (Watts)80
Sensitivity90 dB
Speaker TypeBookshelf Speakers
Depth (in.)12.38
Height (in.)13.25
Width (in.)7.88
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