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Paradigm CIELITEE80IW

CI Elite E80-IW


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Quick Specs

  • Type: Speakers
  • Width: 9.25"
  • Height: 12.625"
  • Energy Star Rated: No
 
Quick Specs
  • In-wall applications.
  • 1" X-PAL™ tweeter with exclusive Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA™) Tweeter Lens and Reduced Edge Diffraction (RED™) Technology.
  • 8" X-PAL™ brushed pure-aluminum bass/midrange driver with overmolded ART™ surround and die-cast aluminum chassis.
  • 1.5" high-temp voice coil for high-power handling.
  • Bezel-Free Micro-Perf Grille.

The Premium Custom Install Speaker.
The CI Elite™ Series is Crafted in Canada and has all the technology advantages and grille aesthetics of CI Pro™, plus oversized voice coils and X-PAL™ pure aluminum cone technology for the ultimate in sound performance.

Innovative Technology makes the Difference
  • NEW X-PAL tweeter with exclusive Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA ) Tweeter Lens that protects the delicate pure-aluminum tweeter dome and acts as the Phase Plug, blocking out-of-phase frequencies for smoother, extended high frequencies with incredible detail and higher output.
  • Our tweeter designs are cooled by the original ultra'stable Ferrofluid, made exclusively by Ferrotec. Ferrofluid is a colloidal suspension of magnetic nano particles in a liquid carrier with low volatility and high thermal stability.
  • NEWX-PAL brushed pure-aluminum cone woofers combine lightweight stiffness with high consistency for a greater degree of accuracy and smooth, uncolored frequency response. Matching concave dust caps ensuring more uniform dynamic response and a cleaner, modern aesthetic.
  • 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.

    US patents: D654,479S and 8,340,340B2.
  • Super'strong die-cast aluminum baskets feature integrated heat sinks for higher power handling, for better bass, better dynamics, and less power compression.
  • Oversized, 1.5" High-Power Handling Voice Coil motor structure dramatically increases maximum output level and reduces power compression.
Reduced Edge Diffraction (RED™) Technology

RED™ Technology (patent pending) is a die-cast aluminum tweeter housing that significantly reduces negative effects of diffraction while improving critical midrange frequencies. The irregular edges and off-center placement break up standing waves typically found around the woofer cone and tweeter housing of traditional designs. Additionally, the aluminum structure dissipates unwanted heat which increases power handling and allows a lower crossover frequency, improving sound and reducing distortion.

Advanced Features for a Solid and Secure Installation
  • Die-cast aluminum chassis, baffles (in-wall models only) , and clamps add strength and rigidity for better bass and midrange, along with a more durable installation.
  • NEWRear Component Shielding protects internal parts from debris. The translucent polycarbonate material creates an installation that will not warp. Flat covers also make it easy to lie speakers down during the installation process without tipping.
  • NEWBezel-Free Micro-Perf Grilles.
  • Pocketed screw holes help to hold the drill steady, making installation a snap.
  • Magnetically attached grilles: neodymium magnets hold grilles firmly in place.
  • Nickel-plated, spring loaded binding posts feature a larger wire hole to accept higher-gauge wire or banana plugs.
  • Premium-grade components include high-power rated resistors capacitors and heavy gauge wire inductors.
A Behind-the-Ceiling Look at Our Die-Cast Aluminum Clamps

Without any unnecessary pressure or force, each turn of the screwdriver turns the clamp. We show the starting point, we show the screwdriver working to turn the clamp, and finally, we show the speaker locked into place inside the wall or ceiling. It doesn't get simpler or easier!

A Solid Installation

Our high'strength die-cast aluminum chassis and clamp system address the flexibility problem that plagues all walls and ceilings. Chassis stiffness combats unwanted resonances and vibrations, and equally important, the new clamp design makes the installer's job easier and faster! Simply push the speaker into the ceiling or wall and screw it in.

Innovative Technology
At Every Level Tweeter Technology Pure-Titanium Tweeter Dome (PTD™)
X-PAL™ Tweeter with Exclusive Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA™) Tweeter Lens

Reduced Edge Diffraction (RED™) Technology (Patent Pending) with Added Heat Dissipation

Bass/Midrange Technology Mineral-Filled Polypropylene Cone

Patented Active Ridge Technology (ART™)

X-PAL™ Brushed Pure-Aluminum Cone Driver
Die-Cast Aluminum Chassis

Oversized, High-Power-Handling Voice Coil
Features/Functions (In-Wall / In-Ceiling) Dual-Directional Soundfield™ Model

30°-Angled Guided Soundfield™ Model


Bezel-Free Micro-Perf Grille


Rigid ABS Clamps
Die-Cast Aluminum Clamps

Translucent Polycarbonate Cover protects against dust and insulation (excludes LCR models)

Designed and Manufactured in our Canadian Facility Features/Functions (LCR Models ONLY) Integrated Back Box

Screen Compensation Mode

Metal Baffle
MDF Baffle
Specifications
Design 2-driver, 2-way in-wall, SHOCK-MOUNT Isolation Mounting System, die-cast aluminum baffle
Crossover 3rd-order electro-acoustic at 2.0 kHz
Frequency Response On-Axis 3 dB from 57 Hz - 22 kHz
Frequency Response 30° Off-Axis 3 dB from 57 Hz - 18 kHz
High Frequency Driver 1" (2.5cm) X-PAL dome, ferro-fluid damped / cooled, Reduced Edge Diffraction (RED ) Technology, Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA ) Tweeter Lens
Mid/Bass Frequency Driver 8" (20.3cm) X-PAL driver, overmolded Active Ridge Technology (ART ) surround, 1.5" high-temp voice coil, die-cast aluminum chassis
Low Frequency Extension 33 Hz
Sensitivity Room / Anechoic 92 dB / 88 dB
Impedance Compatible with 8 ohms
Suitable Amplifier Power Range 15-180 W
Maximum Input Power 120 W
Finishes White, paintable grille, black speaker
Weight 8.6 lbs. (3.9 kg)
Overall Dimensions 12.625" (32.1cm) Height 9.25" (23.5cm) Width 4" (10.2cm) Depth
Cut-Out Dimensions 11.56" (29.4cm) Height 8.06" (20.5cm) Width
Minimum Mounting Depth Depth required is the distance between 1/2" drywall, or similar material. 3.375" (8.6cm)

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

  • Type: Speakers

  • Dimensions

  • Width: 9.25"
  • Height: 12.625"

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: No

Professional delivery and installation is available for every product we sell. We would be happy to coordinate delivery and installation for you.

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