The all-new XR subwoofers are a master class in design and engineering refinement that challenges what is possible from a compact, sealed subwoofer design. Our goal was to push the boundaries of performance while never losing sight of aesthetics by wrapping everything up into a suitable size that won’t ever feel out of place.
XR’s cabinet embodies our “Art Embracing Science” philosophy. It’s the perfect complement to any system and blends perfectly with our award-winning Founder series of loudspeakers, even available in the same gorgeous Walnut, Black Walnut, Piano Black, and exclusive Midnight Cherry finishes.
The faceted design of XR’s cabinet is not only purposefully beautiful but intentionally functional. The geometric profile elegantly distributes the massive load of housing the powerful woofer inside, providing greater strength and rigidity than traditional rectangular designs. The custom 2″ thick MDF front baffle adds further rigidity to the cabinet and acts as the backbone necessary to withstand the brutal forces of the massive woofer and magnet within.
Paradigm’s exclusive Advanced Shock-Mount enabled outriggers are designed with multi-layered durometer rubber-metal matrices to provide industry-leading isolation whose benefits can be measured and heard in the real world.
Not only does this give a more accurate sound while elevating low-frequency performance, but it is also a neighbour-friendly technology.
By isolating the massive forces generated by the Ultra Long Throw Trilinear Suspension woofer, we prevent that energy from being transferred to your floor. This drastically reduces distracting bass-induced rattles and vibrations around the room and helps avoid noise complaints from adjoining spaces and neighbours.
To put it simply, XR woofers are the most powerful speaker drivers that Paradigm has ever created. With output capability so high that some of our test cabinets were literally busted open from the massive forces generated inside. While incredibly powerful and capable of extreme output, power without control is meaningless. To that end, the XR’s woofer is also a super low distortion design, significantly outclassing its intended competitors in not only distortion but maximum output, especially for a subwoofer this compact and beautiful.