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Paradigm Premier 500C Center Channel Speaker

UPC: 809918024142

SKU Premier500CBlack
Color: Gloss Black

Paradigm Premier 500C Center Channel Speaker

Step up to Crafted in Canada Performance.

You ve been thinking about it for a while, and now is the time to take that next step. Step up from mass-market audio to a superior sound experience, with the new Premier Series of affordable high-performance loudspeakers. Step up to Crafted in Canada quality that makes an authentic statement. Step up to exclusive audio technologies, backed by fundamental industry-leading audio research, for a performance experience unlike anything else in this class. Take the audiophile step up to Premier, by Paradigm.

Tapered Cabinet Design

The striking tapered-angle architectural design reduces back-wave reflections for more accurately dispersed audio reproduction with minimal coloration.

Performance & Value

To produce a loudspeaker that meets our standards for performance and value, we took complete control of the manufacturing process, an unprecedented move at this price point. In our state-of-the-art North American facility, we have produced a loudspeaker that defies convention; a homegrown loudspeaker that benefits from innovations found throughout the Paradigm family of loudspeakers.

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.

Patented Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA ) Tweeter and Midrange Lens Technology

Distinctive perforated lens in front of the tweeter and midrange drivers increase and smooth output without coloring the sound, while also protecting the drivers from getting damaged.

Patented Active Ridge Technology (ART ) Surrounds

Premier features Paradigm s patented Active Ridge Technology (ART) surrounds, made in-house and overmolded directly onto each woofer and midrange cone. This design achieves greater excursion, for a 3dB gain in output and 50% reduction in distortion. Crafted from injection-molded thermoplastic elastomer, ART surrounds are more durable and more reliable, ensuring a lifetime of superior sound.


4-driver, 3-way acoustic suspension center channel


2nd-order electro-acoustic at 2.5 kHz (tweeter/mid) and 600Hz (mid/woofers)

Frequency Response

2dB from 75 Hz - 22 kHz

Frequency Response
30 Off-Axis

2dB from 75 Hz - 18 kHz

High Frequency Driver

1 (25mm) X-PAL dome, ferro-fluid damped / cooled, Perforated Phase-Aligning Tweeter (PPA ) Lens

Midrange Frequency Driver

4 (102mm) Black Anodized X-PAL cone, Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA ) Lens

Low Frequency Driver

Two 5-1/2 (140mm) ART Surround Carbon-Infused polypropylene cones

Low Frequency Extension

47 Hz (DIN)

Room / Anechoic

92 dB / 89 dB


Compatible with 8 ohms

Suitable Amplifier Power Range

15 - 120 watts

Maximum Input Power

80 watts


Gloss Black, Gloss White, Espresso Grain


26 lbs. (11.8 kg)


7.125" 20.125 13.75"
(18cm 51.5 32cm)

    Color: Gloss Black