PARADIGM SUB-12 SUBWOOFER
High-end gear has a reputation for being outrageously priced, but don’t be fooled. Sometimes, even the priciest gear delivers performance that is nothing to write home about. Today, more than ever, the Price-to-Performance ratio of a product must remain top of mind — and that’s where Paradigm shines; why we have been voted #1 for 19 years*. Our SUB 12 and SUB 15 are perfect examples …
A natural evolution in our lineup of award-winning subwoofers, they benefit from our years of research into the mechanics of producing louder, lower-frequency, lower-distortion bass. In fact, the three ‘L’s’ are the driving force behind our ongoing commitment to refining and improving the performance of our subwoofers.
DetailsMineral-Filled Co-Polymer Polypropylene Cones with RCR™ Resonance Control Ribs. Engineered for very high power, the high-stiffness design is intrinsically low in distortion, allowing the bass cone to respond instantly to the starts and stops of even the leading edge of changing bass notes.
Dual-Voice-Coil Design! 3˝ (76 mm) Aluminum Voice Coils. Wound on high-temperature Kapton® formers in an oversize configuration, the multi-layer voice coils provide exceptional linearity and motor strength.
Dual Efficient Ultra-Class-D™ Amplifiers with Switching Power Supplies. Boast more than 90% efficiency! Optimized to completely control the operation of the bass driver. Prodigious total output: 3,400 watts of Dynamic Peak Power; 1,700 watts (850 watts each amplifier) of RMS Sustained Power.
More Power from a Smaller Package. How to achieve this? One of the things to consider is the choice of transformer. Our low-noise, ultra-high-power, yet compact transformer (0.4 lb / 0.18 kg) is ideal. Unlike the large and heavy transformers in a linear power supply, it boasts an ETD-core developed particularly for applications that require high power in a small format. Yet the transformer is only part of the advanced system on each of these amplifiers. The switchmode power supply benefits from: highest quality MOSFET transistors, noise-suppression networks and an advanced control circuit. The result is tremendous current with ultra-quiet operation.