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Prestige 45C

Prestige 45C center channel speakers utilize 3-way crossover technology for a center-situated, rear-mounted, combination Tweeter-Mid Module that eliminates comb-filtering effects for more consistent off-axis performance and ultra-realistic high frequency details.


Description

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

-1" X-PAL™ tweeter with exclusive Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA™) Tweeter Lens and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) optimized pole piece assembly.
-3.5" X-PAL™ brushed pure-aluminum midrange driver with SHOCK-MOUNT™ Isolation Mounting System.
-Two 5.5" X-PAL™ brushed pure-aluminum bass drivers with overmolded ART™ surrounds and SHOCK-MOUNT™ Isolation Mounting System.
-Dimensions: 7-3/4" H x 18-3/8" W x 12-1/8" D

Prestige is Paradigm — Refined
With a new, unobstructed look: clean,  sharp lines, with close attention paid to  the smallest details. These loudspeakers  don’t rely on gimmicks.

Prestige is Smart Engineering
Harnessing cutting-edge new technologies, like our next generation X-PAL™ pure-aluminum drivers along with our exclusive Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA™) Tweeter Lens that protects the delicate tweeter dome and acts as the Phase Plug, blocking out-of-phase frequencies for smoother, extended high frequencies with incredible detail and higher output.

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.

Craftsmanship
Prestige cabinets are designed, engineered, and Crafted in Canada specifically to enhance audio performance and complement your listening space. Constructed of heavy duty, non-resonant ¾-inch MDF with optimally placed interior bracing and an enhanced 1-inch MDF baffle design, each Prestige cabinet features sharp lines, clean aesthetics and industry-leading premium-grade finishes.
The innovative rear-mounted tweeter and driver housing completely hides front baffle hardware. Drivers are secured with our SHOCK-MOUNT™ Isolation Mounting System to a reinforced 1-inch MDF baffle, which reinforces rigidity and cabinet strength while eliminating unwanted cabinet resonances that interfere with the sound. The low profile, acoustically transparent grille attaches magnetically for a stylishly stealthy front presentation.
Floorstanding models benefit from a rigid polished stainless steel and aluminum base that isolates and defeats performance-altering vibrations. The bases feature reversible foot options for hard and soft flooring.
Prestige cabinets are offered in a variety of beautiful premium-grade finishes: Walnut and Black Walnut have a smooth satin finish with distinctive wood figuring. Midnight Cherry and Piano Black feature a luxurious hand-rubbed, high-gloss finish.

Innovation & Technology
For over 30 years, Paradigm has set the precedent for innovation and technology in loudspeaker manufacturing. The new Prestige Series builds on this history by combining new technologies with smart engineering that provides astonishing performance at an incredible value—all completely crafted in our Canadian facility.
Prepare to be impressed  and astonished.

Tweeter Design & Engineering
Prestige X-PAL™ tweeters are Paradigm’s next generation design combining an advanced pure-aluminum tweeter dome with the enhanced high frequency performance of a well-designed phase plug. Highs are clear and accurate, for pinpoint imaging, while a rear-mounted design hides front baffle hardware, presenting a visually unobtrusive aesthetic

Driver Design & Engineering
Maintaining control over your design and manufacturing process is the only way to ensure perfection. For the ultimate in control, we build our next generation X-PAL™ drivers in-house. Only by handcrafting each pure-aluminum tweeter, midrange and 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 loudspeaker we build.

Design                                                                        4-driver, 3 way center channel

Crossover                                                                  2nd order electro-acoustic at 2.8 kHz (tweeter/mid), 2nd order @ 700 Hz

Frequency Response   On-Axis                        ±2dB from 75 Hz - 20 kHz

Frequency Response   30° Off-Axis                ±2dB from 75 Hz - 17 kHz

High Frequency Driver                                        1" (25mm) X-PAL™ dome, ferro-fluid damped / cooled, Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA™) Tweeter Lens, Finite Element Analysis (FEA) optimized pole piece assembly

Midrange Frequency Driver                              3.5" (89mm) X-PAL™ driver, SHOCK-MOUNT™ Isolation Mounting System

Low Frequency Driver                                         Two 5.5" (140mm) X-PAL™ drivers, overmolded Active Ridge Technology (ART™) surrounds, SHOCK-MOUNT™ Isolation Mounting System, 1.5" high-temp voice coil

Low Frequency Extension                                 50 Hz (DIN)

Sensitivity   Room / Anechoic                          93 dB / 90 dB

Impedance                                                              Compatible with 8 ohms

Suitable Amplifier Power Range                    15 - 220 watts

Maximum Input Power                                      150 watts

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

Weight                                                                      32 lbs. (14.5 kg)

Dimensions   HxWxD                                          7.75" × 18.375" × 12.125" (19.7cm × 46.7cm × 30.8cm)
‡ Includes plinth, feet, grille and terminal cups.

M
Mark Fleischmann, Sound & Vision

he Paradigm Prestige series combines state-of-the-art design, ingenious engineering, and superb build quality with voicing that I found cinematically and musically unerring. Speakers that allow me one-setting enjoyment of action movies, with no dynamic range control intervention, are rare. Speakers that beat my reference system on orchestral material are rarer. But speakers that do both are practically unheard of. I learned a lot—and had a lot of fun—with the Prestige in my listening room. And living with the Seismic 110 sub continues to be a joy.


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