Surround Sound Speaker Systems

Paradigm SA-15R-SM In-Ceiling Speakers

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Introduction

Paradigm has been in the speaker business for many years - 28 to be exact - and they have consistently produced some of the finest floor standing speakers and subwoofers on the market. What many may not be aware of is there full line of in-wall and in-ceiling speakers. I had the chance to check out their extensive line up at this years' CES. It was also my first time meeting some of the nice folks at Paradigm. They recommended I try a set if in-ceilings in my family room to finish out the surround sound system. At the time, I had only a 3 channel setup - fronts and center. Adding normal direct radiating, or dipole/bipole speakers to the system just wouldn't be practical since our family room is open to the dining area and kitchen. Fortunately, the builder of my home had pre-wired the area for surround speakers and a couple multi-zone speakers. After some discussion we decided the SA-15R-SM model would do a nice job of filling out the sonic space in my family room.

Specifications

  • Design: In-Ceiling Speaker with Coaxial-Mounted Dual Tweeters
  • Drivers: Two 1" Dome Tweeters, One 8" Mid/Woofer
  • MFR: 58 Hz - 22 kHz ± 2 dB
  • Crossover: 3rd-order Electro-acoustic at 2.5 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 92 dB
  • Amplifier Power Range: 80 Watts
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms - Stereo Input
  • Dimensions: 8.9" Cutout; 4.5" Depth
  • Minimum Internal Volume Required: 20 L / 0.70 cu ft
  • Weight: 11 Pounds/each
  • MSRP: $449/each USA
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