Paradigm intros first hybrid wall speakers
TORONTO - Canadian loudspeaker manufacturer Paradigm has introduced its new Reference Hybrid Millenia 10 and 20 wall speakers; a line the company calls its first partly in-wall/partly on-wall hybrids.
Paradigm said partial recessing gives a Hybrid Millenia speaker (photo at left) a more stable enclosure that generates performance advantages over traditional on-wall-mounted units. The latest Reference speakers are also engineered to incorporate the effects of the wall on a speaker's frequency response, using glass-reinforced, injection-moulded polymer bracket braces to combat vibration.
The Hybrid Millenia 10s and 20s are designed for two-channel or multi-channel configurations, and can be mounted horizontally or vertically. The Hybrid 10 is a three-driver, two-way sealed (acoustic suspension) system measuring 14-11/16 by 5-1/8 inches. The sealed, five-driver, 2½-way Millenia 20 measures 23½ by 5-1/8 inches.
Price points are $379 each for the Hybrid Millenia 10 and $529 per speaker for the 20.