Paradigm Persona 9H Hybrid Floorstanding Loudspeakers

Hybrid Floorstanding Loudspeaker, with Four 8.5” Active Bass Drivers & Anthem Room Correction (ARC™)

Persona 9H, the flagship of the Persona Series, is the best- sounding loudspeaker we have ever conceived.

Persona 9H features Truextent® Beryllium 1” tweeter and 7” midrange drivers, each with perforated phase-aligning lenses. This passive mid and high frequency section delivers more accurate wide-spectrum dynamics (from a detailed well-blended 40kHz down to a deep 500Hz) while remaining virtually transparent; your audio alone takes center stage.

The powered bass section utilizes our Ultra- High-Excursion Differential Drive 8.5” woofers in a balanced vibration-canceling configuration (two front-firing, two rear-firing). Each woofer pair is powered by a separate DSP-controlled 700 W RMS amplifier for a total of 1,400 W RMS (2,800 W Dynamic Peak), and combined with exclusive technology like Anthem Room Correction (ARCTM) capability for precise optimization of bass performance for any listening environment.

$38,000.00

The evolution of luxury is a heritage of high performance and value.

Engineered to “take on the persona” of your audio performance, each speaker virtually disappears behind an unprecedented level of realism and transparency. Whether you’re passionate about classic two-channel stereo, or an enveloping multichannel home theater system, Persona’s combination of innovation, performance and elegance introduces luxury in an indulgent new class of loudspeaker.

Elegantly Curved Cabinet

Designed, engineered and Crafted in Canada, this heavy duty, non-resonant cabinet is an intricate system of rigid enclosures, braced and damped to defeat vibrations and internal standing waves. Offered in a variety of beautiful finishes, its presence makes a forceful statement, but its performance remains utterly transparent.

Seven Layer HDF Construction

Construction of the beautifully curved and completely inert enclosures begins with seven layers of HDF wood composite material and Viscoelastic adhesive placed in a custom press. The enclosures are treated with radio-frequency (RF) energy to accelerate the curing process, which takes almost a week to complete. The result is a strong, constrained layered damped enclosure that’s the perfect acoustical foundation from which to build upon.

Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA) Driver Lenses

A patent pending technology for our Beryllium tweeter and mid-range drivers, this exclusive design blocks out-of-phase frequencies which increases and smooths output without coloring the sound, while also protecting the crown jewels of the Persona series, the expensive Beryllium drivers, from getting damaged.

Active Ridge Technology (ART™) Surrounds

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.

Ultra-High-Excursion Differential Drive Woofers

The Persona 9H & 7F use Differential Drive motors in the woofers, which have increased power handling, improved mechanical stability, and reduced magnetic flux modulation distortion. This exclusive design utilizes dual voice coils and 3 powerful magnets to achieve exponential levels of output with vanishingly low distortion.

X-PAL™ Woofer Drivers

X-PAL pure-aluminum cones blend lightweight stiffness with high consistency for a greater degree of accuracy and smooth, uncolored frequency response. Combined with ART surrounds, these woofers produce truly huge bass with no threat of flexing or distortion.

Advanced Dual Voice Coil Systems

The Persona 9H Hybrid features dual voice coil systems with high-temp wire (tolerances to 600°F) wound on resilient Kapton formers, supported by high-excursion Nomex spiders. This 1.5-inch motor design packs the effects of a super-extended throw into a compact enclosure. In addition, the die-cast woofer baskets feature integrated heat sinks and AVS™ Airflow Ventilation System Cooling, for higher power handling with less power compression.

Dual 700W Ultra-Class D Amplifiers

Persona 9H features two powerful onboard amplifiers deliver an astonishing 1400W RMS of clean, continuous power even at lifelike performance levels. Adaptive PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) optimizes amplifier efficiency and smooths supply variations, for instantaneous reactions and reference-quality performance with bulletproof reliability. In addition, Anthem Room Correction (ARC) Technology in the pre-amp section corrects for the effects of reflective surfaces in any room.

Anthem Room Correction (ARC™): Perfect Sound Anywhere.

The powered woofer section of the Persona 9H Hybrid includes our exclusive Anthem Room Correction (ARC) Technology. ARC measures low-frequency sound output in your room and compares it to optimal response curves that account for spatial anomalies. The advanced algorithms of ARC then effectively remove the anomalies, leaving only the ideal standard: realistically blended, natural-sounding bass performance, in any listening space.

Truextent® Beryllium High Resolution Tweeter

The stuff tweeter dreams are made of, Beryllium reveals pristine high frequency clarity and pinpoint transient details while remaining perfectly transparent; you hear what you’re listening to, not the speaker. No other loudspeaker in this price class uses a Beryllium tweeter.

Truextent® Beryllium Mid-Range Driver

Lightweight and stiff, this Truextent Beryllium driver boasts greater accuracy and smooth, uncolored frequency response across a wide, well-blended mid-range spectrum. Inverse Differential Mid-Range Drive Unit delivers exponential levels of output with lower overall distortion and Overmolded ART™ Surrounds deliver superior durability and the SHOCK-MOUNT™ Isolation Mounting System efficiently eliminates internal resonances. Persona is the only loudspeaker in this class that uses a Beryllium mid-range driver.


Specifications

Design

  • 6-driver, 3-1/2 way hybrid floorstanding with active bass acoustic suspension

Crossover

  • 3rd order electro-acoustic at 2.4 kHz (tweeter/mid), 3rd order @ 400 Hz (mid/front bass), 2nd order @ 200 Hz (rear bass)

Amplifier

  • Each woofer pair is powered by a separate DSP-controlled 700 W RMS amplifier for a total of 1,400 W RMS (2,800 W Dynamic Peak)

Room Correction

  • Anthem Room Correction - ARC™, with included calibrated microphone

    Frequency Response (On-Axis)

    • ±2dB from 19 Hz - 45 kHz

    Frequency Response (30° Off-Axis)

    • ±2dB from 19 Hz - 20 kHz

    High Frequency Driver

    • 1" (25mm) Truextent® Beryllium dome, ferro-fluid damped / cooled, Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA™) Tweeter Lens, Finite Element Analysis (FEA) optimized pole piece assembly

    Mid/Bass Frequency Driver

    • 7" (178mm) Truextent® Beryllium driver with Inverse Differential Drive Neodymium motor, Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA™) Lens, SHOCK-MOUNT™ Isolation Mounting System, 1.5" high-temp voice coil

      Low Frequency Driver

      • Two 8-1/2" (215 mm) ultra-high-excursion X-PAL™ drivers with Differential Drive motor, overmolded Active Ridge Technology (ART™) surrounds, SHOCK-MOUNT™ Isolation Mounting System, 1.5" high-temp dual voice coil

      Low Frequency Extension

      • 15 Hz (DIN)

      Sensitivity (Room / Anechoic)

      • 96 dB / 93 dB

      Impedance

      • Compatible with 8 ohms

      Suitable Amplifier Power Range

      • 15-500 watts

      Maximum Input Power

      • 400 Watts

        Finishes

        • High Gloss: Vanta Black, Harmony White
          Metallic Gloss: Aria Blue, Sonic Silver

        Weight

        • 190 lbs. (86 kg)

        Dimensions (HxWxD)

        • 51.75" × 11.875" × 20.5"
          (132cm × 30cm × 52cm)