Paradigm Studio 100 are the flagship model of Paradigm's Studio lineup of high-end speakers. At $2200 / pair, they are expensive, but offer considerable savings over comparable quality speakers. They feature a 5-driver, 3-way crossover design with 1 tweeter, 1 dedicated mid-range driver, and 3 bass drivers. They are able to reproduce fairly deep bass down to 28 Hz (3dB cutoff), so a dedicated sub-woofer is not necessary. They have a stated in-room sensitivity of 91 dB, and are suitable for an amp/receiver rated between 15 - 350 Watts. As for impedance, according to Paradigm they are "compatible with 8 ohms", but the actual impedance may vary, and is speculated to be lower than that.
- design: 5-driver; 1 x tweeter, 1 x mid-range, 3 x bass
- crossover : 3rd-order electro-acoustic at 2.0kHz, 3rd-order electro-acoustic at 300Hz (bass drivers).
- tweeter : 25-mm (1 in) S-PAL™ satin-anodized pure-aluminum dome, ferro - fluid damped/cooled
- mid-range : 178-mm (7 in) MLP™ mica-polymer cone, 38-mm (1-1/2 in) voice coil, ferro-fluid damped/cooled
- bass : 3 x 178-mm (7 in) mineral-filled polypropylene cones, 38-mm (1-1/2 in) voice coils
- low frequency cutoff : 28 Hz @ -3 dB
- frequency response: on-axis (0°) ±2 dB from 44 Hz - 22 kHz, off-axis (30°) ±2 dB from 44 Hz - 20 kHz
- sensitivity: 91 dB / 88 dB
- suitable amplifier: 15 – 350 Watts
- maximum input power : 210 Watts
- impedance : Compatible with 8 ohms
- internal volume: 67 L (2.4 cu ft)
- dimensions: 113 x 21 x 43.2 cm (44-1/2 x 8-1/4 x 17 in)
- weight: 73.6 kg (162 lb) / pair
- feet: outrigger feet, optional adjustable spikes
- finishes: Sycamore, Cherry, Rosenut, Black Ash
- price: $2200 / pair
The Paradigm Studio 100 sit atop the "Studio" line, and are often referred to as "Paradigm Reference Studio 100". The Studio lineup sits between their "Monitor" and "Signature" series of front stereo speakers, and are priced accordingly. The entry point of the Studio lineup is the Studio 20 featuring the same tweeter and mid-range driver in a bookshelf design, but lacks the bass-drivers.