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Paradigm Studio 100 are the flagship model of Paradigm's Studio lineup of high-end speakers.

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Sleek look with professional finish

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Bass so good you won't need a subwoofer.

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Good bargain for high-end audio speakers

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Low-sensitivity rating @ 91 dB

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Impedance on the low-side requires careful consideration of receiver/amp

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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
Product Line

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.

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07/06/2011 03:04


i have has Studio 100's for two weeks and i'm dissappointed by the bass i'm receiving from them. before i bought loaned studio 60's and listend to them in the same room. the bass i got from the 60's was solid, and i bought the 100's expecting more.

i'm powering them with Anthem MCA 30, with Harman Kardon 355 as processor.

should i expect them to open up, or is my powering not enough.

please advise.

11/22/2007 10:03

With these speakers you won't need a sub. Very nice! I have the black ash, looks nice with everything!

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