Powered 42″ 5.1-channel soundbar with dedicated Music and Movie Modes, Paradigm Virtual Surround, Bluetooth with aptX technology, Dolby Digital and Hex Codes
Toronto, Canada, April 2nd, 2014 — Paradigm Electronics Inc., an international leader in speaker design and manufacturing has announced it is now shipping its Soundscape 5.1 powered music and movie soundbar.
Drivers comprise four 4˝ mineral-filled polypropylene cone woofers and three 1˝ satin-anodized pure-aluminum dome tweeters. Driver complements are physically separated into three sections (L/C/R) within the cabinet, ensuring sonic clarity and channel separation. The complement is arranged perpendicularly to achieve the low-profile design.
The Soundscape’s onboard user interface controls Power, Volume and synching of an external subwoofer (sold separately). The integrated 7-character display offers navigation of numerous customizable features including: a dedicated Music Mode, dedicated Movie Mode with Paradigm Virtual Surround, treble/bass adjustments, virtual surround on/off, renaming of sources for convenience and of particular importance to customers and Paradigm Dealers, comprehensive IR learning with discrete HEX codes. Soundscape can learn power on/off, source select, volume up/down and mute from a TV’s remote so that both the Soundscape and the TV can be controlled via a single remote. The system can be configured for use with two separate remotes, one of which could be used for whole-home automation. Bluetooth and aptX streaming technologies as well as AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile) are part of the package, enabling remote control of Bluetooth sources directly from the Soundscape. This feature also allows the user to charge their Bluetooth device from another room while still allowing playback and control via the Soundscape’s remote control or top-panel interface. Soundscape offers specific EQ modes, one for on-wall placement, one for placement on a flat surface.
The DSP-based amplifier supplies deep, articulate bass to each of the four high-power polypropylene woofers so that an external subwoofer is welcome, but by no means critical. It is also the processing platform for Paradigm’s proprietary Paradigm Virtual Surround sound processing which helps make this product a standout. Dolby Digital decoding provides improved compatibility with TVs that don’t feature LPCM audio modes.
The Soundscape’s rear panel offers digital optical and analog stereo inputs for hook-up of Blu-ray/DVD/CD players, gaming consoles, satellite receivers and other external sources. Inputs and outputs can be renamed for convenience and include: 2 x Optical SPFIF, 1 x Coax SPDIF, 1 x Analog RCA Right/Left, 1 x Sub-Out and Bluetooth (wireless). Analog outputs are included for wired subwoofer connection. Connections can be made via the soundbar or through the television itself, increasing the amount of inputs and improving the entire user experience. It’s all easy, and in just a few minutes customers are immersed in their favorite music, movie or video game.
What’s in the Box?
1 x soundbar with removable pre-attached feet
1 x IR Learning remote control with two ‘AAA’ batteries.
1 x Wall-mounting bracket
1 x AC power cord
1 x Digital/Optical cable
1 x Stereo RCA Analog cable
1 x wireless subwoofer receiver with power supply
(External subwoofer sold separately.)
“When it comes to value-oriented all-in-one audio solutions, Soundscape is a winner. This is not your typical soundbar. It offers a much higher level of performance including an immersive surround experience, Bluetooth streaming with aptX technology to ensure high fidelity in a placement-friendly format. Whether it’s a primary sound system or a secondary system, it’s designed for people who want a great-sounding system without any requirement for additional A/V electronics,” said Mark Aling, Senior Director of Marketing for Paradigm Electronics.
Total System Power: 7 x 25 watts RMS Sustained. 7 x 50 watts Peak Power. Soundscape dimensions (without feet or brackets and including grille) H x W x D: 5-1/4″ x 42″ x 5-1/4″ (13.3 cm x 106.7 cm x 13.3 cm). Weight: 19.7 lb / 8.9 kg.
Available now from select Paradigm Dealers throughout North America or direct from the Paradigm website: www.paradigm.com. Black Gloss finish. FMV is $1,499.99.
Additional details on the Soundscape including Technical Specifications are available on the company website: http://paradigm.com/products-current/collection=shift/model=soundscape/page=overview
About Paradigm Electronics
Innovative design, advanced materials, in-house manufacturing and state-of-the-art engineering have made Paradigm an international leader in speaker design. With more than 300 industry awards for audio excellence and numerous rave reviews from around the world, Paradigm is committed to staying at the leading edge of speaker technology, consistently achieving the ultimate in sound for music and home theater.
Contact: Erin Phillips