In today s market, the call is for subwoofers in much smaller form factors but without any sacrifice in performance. Part of Paradigm s success in this area is our proprietary design, our commitment to high-quality materials and a process known as Finite Element Analysis (FEA). FEA allows us to analyze the movement of the cone, monitor magnetic flux, evaluate heat dissipation and perform stress analyses on both component parts and the enclosure. We can enact what if scenarios, making virtual material substitutions or design changes and observing their effects on the magnet/motor structure before we even start building a sub. This ability to experiment is what has allowed us to achieve such incredible performance from a form factor as small as that of the tiny Monitor SUB 8.
A high stiffness-to-mass ratio is an important aspect in a woofer s ability to deliver that loud, deep, clean and articulate bass we all desire. In this case, in-house injection-molding and a 30% carbon content made for a wonderfully stiff cone while the polypropylene, an inherently well-damped material, delivered the necessary lightness, the cone is never weighed down in its movement.
ACTIVE RIDGE (ART) TECHNOLOGY SURROUNDS
Crafted in-house using audiophile-grade injection-molded thermoplastic elastomer, and then overmolded directly onto our driver cones, the exclusive ART Surround design achieves greater excursion than any standard surround. With ART Surrounds, drivers achieve a 3dB gain in distortion-free output (50% greater output).