CI Elite E65-R

6-1/2" In-Ceiling, 2-driver, 2-way in-ceiling, SHOCK-MOUNT Isolation Mounting System, nylon-blended rigid baffle

The Premium Custom Install Speaker. The CI Elite series is Crafted in Canada and has all the technology advantages and grille aesthetics of CI PRO, plus oversized voice coils and X-PAL™ pure aluminum cone technology for the ultimate in sound performance.

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Innovative Technology makes the Difference

X-PAL™ tweeter with exclusive Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA™) Tweeter Lens that protects the delicate pure-aluminum tweeter dome and acts as the Phase Plug, blocking out-of-phase frequencies for smoother, extended high frequencies with incredible detail and higher output.

Our tweeter designs are cooled by the original ultra-stable Ferrofluid, made exclusively by Ferrotec. Ferrofluid is a colloidal suspension of magnetic nano particles in a liquid carrier with low volatility and high thermal stability.

NEW X-PAL™ brushed pure-aluminum cone woofers combine lightweight stiffness with high consistency for a greater degree of accuracy and smooth, uncolored frequency response. Matching concave dust caps ensuring more uniform dynamic response and a cleaner, modern aesthetic.

Paradigm’s patented† Active Ridge Technology (ART™) surrounds, made in-house and overmolded directly onto each cone, achieve greater excursion for a 3dB gain in distortion-free output (50% greater) compared to drivers with standard surrounds. Crafted from audiophile-grade injection-molded thermoplastic elastomer, ART™ surrounds are more durable and reliable, for a lifetime of superior sound.

† US patents: D654,479S and 8,340,340B2.

Super-strong die-cast aluminum baskets feature integrated heat sinks for higher power handling, for better bass, better dynamics, and less power compression.

Oversized, 1.5" High-Power Handling Voice Coil motor structure dramatically increases maximum output level and reduces power compression.

Reduced Edge Diffraction (RED™) Technology

RED™ Technology (patent pending) is a die-cast aluminum tweeter housing that significantly reduces negative effects of diffraction while improving critical midrange frequencies. The irregular edges and off-center placement break up standing waves typically found around the woofer cone and tweeter housing of traditional designs. Additionally, the aluminum structure dissipates unwanted heat which increases power handling and allows a lower crossover frequency, improving sound and reducing distortion.

Advanced Features for a Solid and Secure Installation

Die-cast aluminum chassis, baffles (in-wall models only), and clamps add strength and rigidity for better bass and midrange, along with a more durable installation.
Rear Component Shielding protects internal parts from debris. The translucent polycarbonate material creates an installation that will not warp. Flat covers also make it easy to lie speakers down during the installation process without tipping.
Bezel-Free Micro-Perf Grilles.
Pocketed screw holes help to hold the drill steady, making installation a snap. Magnetically attached grilles: neodymium magnets hold grilles firmly in place.
Nickel-plated, spring loaded binding posts feature a larger wire hole to accept higher-gauge wire or banana plugs.
Premium-grade components include high-power rated resistors, capacitors and heavy gauge wire inductors.

Crafted in Canada

Designed, engineered, and fully Crafted in Canada, by people who love great audio (just like you). CI Elite Series products are truly hand-built for performance.

Partnered with the NRC

Paradigm is partnered with Canada’s world-renowned NRC in ongoing research to reveal the true nature of sound and human hearing. Findings influence design and performance specs, resulting in a uniquely realistic listening experience, backed by sound science.

MODEL COMPARISON
MODEL COMPARISON
Product Price
Starting At
Design Frequency Response On-Axis Low Frequency Extension Sensitivity Room / Anechoic
CI Elite E7-LCR
$3,499.00
4 driver, dual passive radiators, 3 way, shallow enclosure in-wall design ±3 dB from 80 Hz - 22 kHz 55 Hz 95 dB / 92 dB
CI Elite E5-LCR
$2,499.00
4 driver, dual passive radiators, 3 way, shallow enclosure in-wall design ±3 dB from 82 Hz - 22 kHz 56 Hz 94 dB / 91 dB
CI Elite E3-LCR
$1,999.00
3 driver, dual passive radiators, 2 way, shallow enclosure in-wall design ±3 dB from 93 Hz - 22 kHz 57 Hz 92 dB / 89 dB
CI Elite E80-A
$699.00
2-driver, 2-way in-ceiling, 30°-Angled Guided Soundfield™ System, SHOCK-MOUNT™ Isolation Mounting System, nylon-blended rigid baffle ±3 dB from 60 Hz - 22 kHz 39 Hz 94 dB / 90 dB
CI Elite E80-IW
$679.00
2-driver, 2-way in-wall, SHOCK-MOUNT™ Isolation Mounting System, die-cast aluminum baffle ±3 dB from 57 Hz - 22 kHz 33 Hz 92 dB / 88 dB
CI Elite E80-R
$579.00
2-driver, 2-way in-ceiling, SHOCK-MOUNT™ Isolation Mounting System, nylon-blended rigid baffle ±3 dB from 60 Hz - 22 kHz 37 Hz 93 dB / 89 dB
CI Elite E65-R
$479.00
2-driver, 2-way in-ceiling, SHOCK-MOUNT™ Isolation Mounting System, nylon-blended rigid baffle ±3 dB from 75 Hz - 22 kHz 39 Hz 92 dB / 88 dB

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

SPECIFICATIONS
DESIGN 2-driver, 2-way in-ceiling, SHOCK-MOUNT™ Isolation Mounting System, nylon-blended rigid baffle
FREQUENCY RESPONSE ON-AXIS ±3 dB from 75 Hz - 22 kHz
HIGH FREQUENCY DRIVER 1" (2.5cm) X-PAL™ dome, ferro-fluid damped / cooled, Reduced Edge Diffraction (RED™) Technology, Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA™) Tweeter Lens
MID/BASS FREQUENCY DRIVER 6.5" (16.5cm) X-PAL™ driver, overmolded Active Ridge Technology (ART™) surround, 1.5" high-temp voice coil, die-cast aluminum chassis
LOW FREQUENCY EXTENSION 39 Hz
SENSITIVITY ROOM / ANECHOIC 92 dB / 88 dB
IMPEDANCE Compatible with 8 ohms
FINISHES White, paintable grille, black speaker
WEIGHT 5.7 lbs. (2.6 kg)
CROSSOVER 3rd-order electro-acoustic at 2.0 kHz
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 30° OFF-AXIS ±3 dB from 75 Hz - 18 kHz
SUITABLE AMPLIFIER POWER RANGE 15 - 150 W
MAXIMUM INPUT POWER 100 W
OVERALL DIMENSIONS 8.875" (22.5cm) Diameter 4.25" (10.8cm) Depth
CUT-OUT DIMENSIONS 7.75" (19.7cm) Diameter
MINIMUM MOUNTING DEPTH 3.625" (9.2cm)

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

DOWNLOADS
CI ELITE MANUAL 6.19M
CI ELITE DATASHEET 1.15M
CI ELITE DIMENSIONAL DRAWING 896.73k
CI SERIES CAD DRAWINGS 4.82M
CI SERIES COMPARISON CHART 2.31M

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