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Prestige 1000SW

Prestige 1000SW subwoofers utilize a single high excursion 12" driver in a sealed enclosure with built-in Ultra-Class D™ power amplifier to boost deep, powerful bass.


For more than 30 years Paradigm has set the standard for sonic excellence in every product category we offer. Our focus on providing the best in performance and value continually pushes the boundaries in speaker design. Stunning accuracy, a spacious soundstage with pinpoint localization, powerful, well-defined bass and thrilling dynamics are hallmarks of Paradigm's advanced speaker designs.

Quick Specs

-12" X-PAL™ driver with overmolded Active Ridge Technology (ART™) surround and 3” high-temp voice coil
-1,700 Watts Peak; 1,000 Watts RMS
-Perfect Bass Kit (PBK™) Room Correction Included
-Dimensions: 18-1/4" H x 18-1/4" W x 16-3/4" D

Solid Footing
-Prestige Subwoofers ship with rubber feet for hardwood floors, along with 2-inch carpet spikes to ensure your subwoofer won't move wherever you place it in your room.

Prestige is an Authentic, Handcrafted Piece of Art
-Designed, engineered, and fully Crafted in Canada, by people who love great audio (just like you). From the precise workmanship of the non-resonant cabinets to their beautiful premium-grade finishes, Prestige is truly hand-built for performance.

Advanced Technology
-Ultra powerful amplification and advanced technology drives Prestige Subwoofers to another performance level. With front mounted controls and integrated room correction with PBK, you'll get gut-wrenching bass in any environment.

High Excursion Bass Driver
-Maintaining control over your design and manufacturing process is the only way to ensure perfection. For the ultimate in control, Paradigm builds its drivers in-house. Only by handcrafting bass driver ourselves can we guarantee the consistency of our precision engineering, going beyond the industry standard to deliver superior high performance in each and every Prestige Subwoofer we build.

Design                                                                                                   Single high excursion driver, sealed enclosure, built-in Ultra-Class D™ power amplifier, USB port, on board sweep, and PBK equipped.

Amplifier                                                                                             1,700 Watts Peak; 1,000 Watts RMS

Amplifier Features                                                                          Auto-On / Off, Trigger On / Off, soft clipping, electrical shorting protection, thermal protection

Room Correction                                                                             Perfect Bass Kit (PBK™) Included

Low Pass Filter Frequency                                                          Variable 35 Hz - 150 Hz; Bypass Option

Low Frequency Driver                                                                  12” (30.5cm) X-PAL™ driver, overmolded Active Ridge Technology (ARTTM) surround, 3” high-temp voice coil

Low Frequency Extension                                                          16 Hz (DIN)

Sub / Sat Phase Alignment                                                         Variable 0° - 180°

Sensitivity   Room / Anechoic                                                   100mV mono (max. volume) /

Impedance                                                                                        RCA: 10k ohms; XLR: 20k ohms

Finishes                                                                                              Gloss: Piano Black, Midnight Cherry & Gloss White. Satin: Walnut & Black Walnut

Inputs                                                                                                  RCA (S/E) Left and Right or Sub-Out / LFE or Balanced XLR, From Sub-Out / LFE-Out of preamp, processor or other line level source.

Weight                                                                                                91 lbs. (41.3 kg)

Dimensions   HxWxD                                                                    18.25" × 18.25" × 16.625" (46.4cm × 46.4cm × 42.2cm)

Caleb Denison, Digital Trends

Some would argue subwoofers are best heard and not seen because, let’s face it, boring black boxes rarely qualify as haute decor. But for Paradigm’s latest Prestige Series additions, the 1000SW and 2000SW, that rule simply does not apply. With several beautiful finish options, gleaming machined stainless steel hardware, and a mean-looking driver that just begs you to stare, Paradigm delivers a sub that deserves to bask in the glow of a spotlight in your home theater... The 1000SW seen here is a powerful, punchy, and musical sub, with as much finesse as muscle, and as much class as sass. In terms of performance, we’d put it right in line with SVS’ incredible SB-13 Ultra, though if we had to take a pick between the two, we’d side with the Paradigm sub based on looks alone.

Stephen Hornbrook, Reference Home Theater

For music the Paradigm Prestige 1000SW performs fast and tight on the bass lines... Movies are where a sub is really needed and the Paradigm Prestige 1000SW is a beast when it comes to explosions, gun fire, and rumbling rocket engines... This sub pounds the kick drum and bass line with proper oomph. My home theater is roughly 2700 cubic feet and the Prestige 1000SW had zero issues pumping out the bass at HALF GAIN. This is a highly capable sealed subwoofer especially given its 18”x16” footprint... The Paradigm Prestige 1000SW performs brilliantly, especially given its smaller stature, is beautiful to look at and comes with their Perfect Bass Kit. Having the PBK included allows for simple, near automatic room tuning. Certainly not something you get with cheaper subwoofers. The Paradigm Prestige 1000SW is a reference quality subwoofer and comes highly recommended from Reference Home Theater.

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