Paradigm Loudspeakers has announced the release of the Prestige series of loudspeakers, which is comprised of three floorstanders (95F, 85F, and 75F), one stand-mounted model (15B), two center-channels (55C and 44C), and one surround model (25S). Prestige is the company’s first new speaker line in several years.
According to the company’s press release about Prestige, the speakers have a “Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA™) Tweeter Lens that protects the delicate S-PAL™ tweeter dome and acts as the Phase Plug, blocking out-of-phase frequencies for smoother, extended high frequencies with incredible detail and higher output.” The press release also states that all of the Prestige speakers will be manufactured at company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, which is located in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada: “Maintaining control over the design and manufacturing process is the only way to ensure perfection. For the ultimate in control, Paradigm builds its drivers in-house. Only by handcrafting each midrange and bass driver ourselves can we guarantee the consistency of our precision engineering, going beyond the industry standard to deliver superior high performance in each and every Prestige loudspeaker we build.”
At the time of the announcement, no pricing for any of the models was given; however, the press release did state that the Prestige speakers would become available in the fourth quarter of 2014. Prestige’s official debut will be at CEDIA Expo 2014, held September 10-13 in Denver, CO, USA.