Paradigm Monitor SUB 8 Monitor Series Subwoofer
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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A GOOD SOUNDING SUBWOOFER AND A GREAT SOUNDING SUBWOOFER IS IN THE DESIGN: PARTS, POWER, PRECISION PARTS
In today’s market, the call is for subwoofers in much smaller form factors but without any sacrifice in performance. Part of Paradigm’s success in this area is our proprietary design, our commitment to high-quality materials and a process known as Finite Element Analysis (FEA). FEA allows us to analyze the movement of the cone, monitor magnetic flux, evaluate heat dissipation and perform stress analyses on both component parts and the enclosure. We can enact “what if” scenarios, making virtual material substitutions or design changes and observing their effects on the magnet/motor structure before we even start building a sub. This ability to experiment is what has allowed us to achieve such incredible performance from a form factor as small as that of the tiny Monitor SUB 8.
INJECTION-MOLDED CARBON-LOADED POLYPROPYLENE CONES
A high stiffness-to-mass ratio is an important aspect in a woofer’s ability to deliver that loud, deep, clean and articulate bass we all desire. In this case, in-house injection-molding and a 30% carbon content made for a wonderfully stiff cone while the polypropylene, an inherently well-damped material, delivered the necessary lightness, the cone is never weighed down in its movement.
NLC™ NON-LIMITING CORRUGATED SANTOPRENE® SURROUNDS
An extreme low-density thermoplastic elastomer, Santoprene possesses the flexibility and durability of rubber but with longer life expectancy and improved tolerance for operating extremes — exactly what we want in a woofer. Building on our success with this design in our high-end Signature series, Paradigm engineers created a new 3D model for the more compact Monitor subs. We applied FEA to conquer areas of concentrated stress, verify and perfect symmetry of motion and push the limits of excursion. The corrugations were also optimized — height, width and quantity — to assist in achieving the unbelievable one and a half inches of excursion on SUB 12 and only slightly less in its smaller siblings. Dimpling and cone wrinkling? Non existent even at full-on output. We then molded the surround over the cone edges to ensure a superior long lasting bond.
SpecsMonitor SUB 8 Specifications
Design Single driver, acoustic suspension, built-in advanced Ultra-Class-D™ amplifier, USB port for PBK?equalization, removable grille
Amplifier 900 watts Dynamic Peak; 300 watts RMS Sustained
Amplifier Features Auto-on/off, soft clipping, thermal protection
Room Correction Paradigm Perfect Bass Kit™ (sold separately)
Low Pass Filter Frequency Variable 35 Hz - 150 Hz; Bypass Option
Low Frequency Driver 210-mm (8 in) carbon-loaded polypropylene cone, NLC™ non-limiting corrugated Santoprene® surround, 38-mm (1-1/2 in) 4-layer copper-clad aluminum voice coil. Nomex® spider, 4.5 lb ferrite magnet, AVS™ die-cast heatsink chassis
Low Frequency Extension 19 Hz (DIN)
Sub / Sat Phase Alignment Variable 0° - 180°
Finishes Black Ash
Inputs Two RCA (L/R-Mono) for L/R lineout or Sub-Out/LFE-Out of receiver/processor or other line-level source
Compatible Products PT-2 Wireless Transmitter (sold separately)
Weight 25 lbs. (9.1 kg)
Dimensions HxWxD 10.6875" × 10.3125" × 11.125"
(27.2cm × 26.2cm × 28.3cm)