Research & Development: Diffraction

Since a good speaker disperses sound widely, its sound will also reflect and break up, or diffract, from the inside edge of a grill or the outer edges of the enclosure’s front panel. This diffraction creates sonic interference which reduces sonic accuracy.

To achieve superior resolution, where necessary, Paradigm speakers are designed to eliminate edge diffraction. Grill frames fit flush to the drivers and have soft outer edges to ensure that the driver’s output will not encounter reflective edges — thereby avoiding diffraction interference.