Paradigm announces the first three models of its Premium Wireless Series: the PW 800 premium wireless speaker ($800), the PW 600 compact premium wireless speaker ($600), and the PW AMP premium wireless amplifier ($500). Utilizing DTS Play-Fi technology, Paradigm Premium Wireless Series products provide listeners the freedom and flexibility to stream their high-resolution music wirelessly (up to 192kHz/24-bit) over an existing Wi-Fi network to any number of connected speakers that utilize DTS Play-Fi technology once paired with the Play-Fi App.
Unlike many other wireless platforms, DTS Play-Fi is an open platform, meaning listeners are able to mix and match any DTS Play-Fi-enabled audio products from a selection of top audio brands. In addition, Paradigm’s Premium Wireless Series products do not limit the listener with the need for proprietary hardware. The listener can use the Paradigm PW AMP, with its powerful Anthem Class D amplification, to instantly stream high-resolution audio to existing traditional loudspeakers or in-wall/in-ceiling speakers, no matter the brand. Listeners can take advantage of endless choices, from their own music libraries to online music-streaming services like Tidal, Spotify, Rdio, Songza, and Pandora. And they can stream their music from any device, such as Android, iOS, Kindle Fire, or PC.
Premium Wireless Series product performance is further enhanced by Paradigm’s exclusive Anthem Room Correction (ARC) technology, which is included with all Paradigm Premium Wireless Series gear. ARC technology uses advanced DSP algorithms to quickly and easily optimize speaker performance in any room. In just a few easy steps, the included microphone is said to measure sound output, compares it to scientifically optimal response curves, and instantly adjusts the speaker’s output for perfect sound in that room.
“Over the past 33 years, Paradigm has crafted high-quality audio solutions for our customers — products our customers have come to love and expect from us,” says Zoltan Balla, Director of Product Development for Paradigm. “More than ever before, our customers are asking us for high-quality audio solutions that are wireless, and that’s where the Premium Wireless Series comes in. Whether the customer wants to start fresh with a complete wireless audio system throughout their home, add products to an existing wireless system, or even make their existing passive speakers wireless, Paradigm’s Premium Wireless Series products are the solution. And with the inclusion of ARC with each Premium Wireless product, our customers have never heard their speakers sound better.”
Paradigm’s Premium Wireless Series products can be incorporated into existing control systems with the help of Fusion Research’s Ovation Play-Fi server. Ovation is the first music server to feature DTS Play-Fi technology. It allows clients to stream multiple discrete sources of music directly to any Play-Fi-enabled speaker or amplifier. Easily controlled by major automation systems, with two-way drivers for Control4, RTI, URC, and Crestron, this piece creates the bridge to allow integrators to use Play-Fi systems in custom installations. “We specifically created the Ovation Play-Fi Server to work directly with Play-Fi speakers and amplifiers like the ones Paradigm produces,” says Ingo Schmoldt, VP Sales. “Our piece creates the crucial link to controlling Play-Fi technology with home automation systems, and we’re excited to be working directly with Paradigm to grow this powerful open platform.”
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