The superb sound of Paradigm in an ultra-thin plug 'n play powered soundbar with separate wireless powered subwoofer. No receiver required!
Toronto, Canada - February 7th, 2013 - Paradigm Electronics Inc. an international leader in speaker design and manufacturing has began shipping of its new Soundtrack™ System, part of the Paradigm SHIFT series. The system is a sleek, low-profile Paradigm-quality sound solution designed to complement today's ultra-thin flat panels. The system includes a 6-driver soundbar and a compact, wireless (with wired option) subwoofer. There is no installation (other than wall mounting, if desired), no complicated technical setup and no receiver required.
Paradigm has been setting the standard for high-performance sound for so many years it should come as no surprise that they've turned their attention to powered soundbars. One of the reasons they decided to tackle the niche is the lack of high-fidelity options. The physical configuration of a soundbar, drivers relatively close together, typically means poor stereo separation and a compromised soundstage. Not so in the Paradigm soundbar. With its 30-year history of award-winning sound reproduction and one of the most comprehensive R&D facilities in the industry, this Soundtrack system delivers an extraordinarily wide soundstage with superb stereo separation. Deep, articulate bass from the accompanying Soundtrack subwoofer make it the perfect solution for those short on space or craving a minimalist aesthetic.
The speaker's onboard user interface controls Power, Volume and Synching of the subwoofer with the soundbar. There is also a full-function remote. Easy to use IR learning capability, the Soundtrack can learn power on/off, source select, volume up/down and mute from your television's remote so that you can control both the Soundtrack system and TV with just one remote.
The 6-driver soundbar features two bass/midrange drivers, two passive radiators and two high-frequency drivers. 4-1/2˝ bass midrange drivers and 4˝ passive radiators are a mineral filled polypropylene delivering a low-mass, high-stiffness cone composition. The two high-frequency drivers feature 1˝ satin-anodized pure-aluminum dome tweeters for superb high-frequency performance, a rarity at this price point. Passive radiators promote extended lower frequencies. Driver complements are physically separated within the cabinet (left and right) ensuring sonic clarity and channel separation.
The dual-ported subwoofer features an 8˝ laminated composite cone driver with a
1-1/2˝ high-temperature aluminum-wire voice coil. Oversized ports and driver are arranged in a perpendicular array to achieve the low-profile design with the dual ports promoting even, articulate and well timed response. The sub's Class-D amplifier delivers 100 watts RMS Sustained and 300 watts Dynamic Peak power. Its DSP signal processing engine uses sophisticated mathematical algorithms to shape frequency response so that even when listening at loud levels, bass is clear, musical and accurate. The subwoofer is sized to fit into a standard A/V cabinet, if desired.
The supplied snap-in feet are used for placing the soundbar on a table or credenza. For
on-wall placement, these feet snap out and the user can snap in wall brackets and can
screw them to the wall. The subwoofer may be positioned vertically in the supplied cradle or horizontally hidden away under a couch with the supplied feet attached.
The soundbar'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. 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 user experience. Users can opt for a wireless or wired sub option. It's all easy, and in just a few minutes, you are immersed in your favorite music, movie or video game.
"When it comes to value-oriented all-in-one audio solutions, the Soundtrack System is a winner. This is not your typical soundbar. It offers a high level of performance in the most placement-friendly format we've ever created. One of the most exciting aspects is the built-in receiver. Whether it's your primary sound system or a second system, you're going to experience sound with superb stereo separation and more dynamic range than anything else in this price range. It's an ideal solution for people who want a great-sounding system without any requirement for additional electronics," said Mark Aling, Senior Director of Marketing for Paradigm Electronics.
Soundbar dimensions (without feet or brackets) H x W x D: 5" x 36" x 2-1/4" (12.9 cm x 92.3 cm x 5.8 cm) with grille. The grille is removable. Subwoofer dimensions are: 13-3/4" x 18-1/2" x 5" (34.7 cm x 46.4 cm x 12.9 cm).
The Soundtrack System is now available from select Paradigm Dealers throughout North America and also direct from the Paradigm SHIFT website: www.paradigm.com/shift. It is available in a Black finish for $799.99 FMV.
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