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Paradigm Unveils Reference Hybrid Millenia 10 and 20, Combination In/On-wall Speakers

Hybrid Millenia 20Paradigm Reference Hybrid Millenia 10 and 20 partially recess into the wall to create ultra-thin profiles that complement the thinnest flat-panel displays.

ONTARIO, CANADA – June 16, 2009 – Ultra-slim flat-panel television displays finally have met their sonic and aesthetic match, as Paradigm Electronics announces its first-ever partly-in-wall/partly-out-of-the-wall speaker designs. The new Reference Hybrid Millenia™ 10 and 20 integrate reference-quality build materials into a form factor that protrudes less than an inch and a half from the wall!

Conventional on-wall speakers jut out four to five inches, dwarfing the depth of most wall-mounted flat-panel displays. Although great sound is paramount, floor space and visual appeal (or discretion) are important secondary factors in the purchase of speakers. Paradigm’s new models are slim enough to visually complement ever-slimming flat panels for years to come, even with the grills on. By partially recessing a Millenia Hybrid into the wall, the speaker gains a deeper, more stable enclosure with inherent performance advantages over traditional on-wall mounting techniques.

Each Paradigm hybrid speaker is engineered to incorporate the predictable effects of a wall on the speaker’s frequency response. The speaker’s pre-attached glass-reinforced injection-molded polymer (GRIP™) bracket is optimized to exploit maximum wall area for a complete absence of vibration, even when performing at maximum output.

Like all Paradigm® Reference Millenia speakers, the Hybrids’ high-frequency drivers exhibit timbral clarity and transparency comparable to the very best electrostatic or ribbon designs. Midrange drivers deliver an accurate, lifelike and critically revealing performance with extraordinary detail. Bass response, free of cone standing waves and micro distortions and reinforced by the wall, offers exceptional articulation. Add Millenia 10 Hybrids or Millenia ADPs as surround/rear speakers and then complete your Millenia home theater system with room-pounding bass from a Paradigm® Reference subwoofer.

Hybrid Millenia 20s and 10s, designed for two-channel or multi-channel configurations, can be mounted horizontally or vertically. Their simple three-step installation process is made even easier by the mounting templates that securely cradle each speaker. Once the template is in, the speaker is wired and adjusted to cover the cutout. Tighten four screws to hold the speaker in place, and installation is complete.

Hybrid Millenia 20 - Close-up

SPECIFICATIONS
General

Reference Hybrid Millenia 10:
o 3-driver, 2-way acoustic suspension, hybrid in-wall
oMax input power: 90 watts
o Cutout Dimensions (hxw): 14 11/16 x 5 1/8
o Weight: 9.1 lbs. per speaker
o MSRP: $379

Reference Hybrid Millenia 20
o 5-driver, 2 ½ way acoustic suspension hybrid in-wall
o Max input power: 110 watts
o Cutout Dimensions (hxw): 23 ½ x 5 1/8
o Weight: 13 lbs. per speaker
o MSRP: $529

High-Frequency Drive Units
• S-PAL™ Satin Anodized Pure-Aluminum Domes
• Rigid High-pressure Die-cast Aluminum Chassis
• Critical Coupling of Phase-Alignment Bridge and Elevated Dome
• Computer-Optimized Magnets and Advanced Motor Structures

Midrange/Bass Drive Units
• MLP™ Mica-Loaded Polymer Midrange and Bass/Midrange Cones
• HTD™ Heat Transfer and Dissipation System – Proprietary Design
• Solid Aluminum Phase Plugs
• Overdesigned Nitrile-Butadiene Rubber (NBR) Surrounds and Nomex™ Spiders
• Precision-Engineered Mineral –Filled Polypropylene Bass Cones
• Advanced Magnet Assemblies with Symmetrical Focused Field Geometry

For more information on Paradigm, please visit www.paradigm.com.

Innovative design, advanced materials, in-house manufacturing, and state-of-the-art engineering have made Paradigm® an international leader in speaker design. With more than 250 industry awards for audio excellence and numerous rave reviews from around the world, Paradigm® is committed to being at the leading edge of speaker technology and consistently achieving the ultimate in sound for music and home theater.

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