CI Elite E80-A
8" In-Ceiling, 2-driver, 2-way in-ceiling, 30°-Angled Guided Soundfield System, 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
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
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.
|Design||Frequency Response On-Axis||Low Frequency Extension||Sensitivity Room / Anechoic|
|CI Elite E7-LCR||
|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||
|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||
|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||
|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||
|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||
|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||
|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.
|DESIGN||2-driver, 2-way in-ceiling, 30°-Angled Guided Soundfield™ System, SHOCK-MOUNT™ Isolation Mounting System, nylon-blended rigid baffle|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE ON-AXIS||±3 dB from 60 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||8" (20.3cm) X-PAL™ driver, overmolded Active Ridge Technology (ART™) surround, 1.5" high-temp voice coil, die-cast aluminum chassis|
|SENSITIVITY ROOM / ANECHOIC||94 dB / 90 dB|
|IMPEDANCE||Compatible with 8 ohms|
|FINISHES||White, paintable grille, black speaker|
|WEIGHT||9 lbs. (4.1 kg)|
|LOW FREQUENCY EXTENSION||39 Hz|
|CROSSOVER||3rd-order electro-acoustic at 2.0 kHz|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE 30° OFF-AXIS||±3 dB from 60 Hz - 18 kHz|
|SUITABLE AMPLIFIER POWER RANGE||15-160 W|
|MAXIMUM INPUT POWER||100 W|
|OVERALL DIMENSIONS||12.625" (32.1cm) Diameter 6.375" (16.2cm) Depth|
|CUT-OUT DIMENSIONS||11.4375" (29.1cm) Diameter|
MINIMUM MOUNTING DEPTH
(DEPTH REQUIRED IS THE DISTANCE BETWEEN 1/2" DRYWALL, OR SIMILAR MATERIAL.)
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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