Persona® 9H, the flagship of the Persona Series, is the most advanced, highest-performing loudspeaker we have ever designed.
99.9% Pure Beryllium
Can luxury be a value? We believe so. One of the keys to Persona's luxury and value is our use of Beryllium. Beryllium is the absolute best diaphragm material, and Persona features Truextent® Pure Beryllium foil, specially formulated to be exponentially stiffer and significantly lighter than other premium diaphragm materials. It delivers superior transient response, virtually transparent performance, and vanishingly low audible coloration. Also, it's a material usually found only in much more expensive speakers. Luxurious? Yes. But also a surprising performance value in Persona.
Beryllium: Welcome to the cult of high performance.
Beryllium is a rare chemical element (Be) with low mass, high tensile strength and high thermal stability. It is incredibly rigid and lightweight; everything an audio engineer desires in a speaker cone.
In fact, Beryllium has been used in the audio industry since the 1970s. But because of its use in only the finest (and most expensive) audio equipment, it has retained a certain "cult" status.
Precise control of the Truextent manufacturing process produces pure Beryllium foil with a highly uniform grain structure; this is many times stiffer, yet far less dense, than more common cone materials. In industry testing, our Beryllium cone material exhibits substantial improvements in durability, speed, and reduced interference. It can add more than an octave of distortion-free output.
In the Paradigm's Persona, tandem matched Beryllium drivers reveal the full range of high performance. Persona is the only loudspeaker in its class to utilize Beryllium material for both midrange and tweeter drivers.
Every model in the Persona Series features dual Truextent Beryllium driver systems, and each model achieves a truly unexpected level of high-resolution detail, depth and dynamics thanks in part to rare, extraordinary Beryllium.
|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)|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE ON-AXIS||±2dB from 19 Hz - 45 kHz|
|ROOM CORRECTION||Anthem Room Correction - ARC™, with included calibrated microphone|
|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|
|MIDRANGE 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 EXTENSION||15 Hz (DIN)|
|LOW FREQUENCY DRIVER||Four 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|
|SENSITIVITY ROOM / ANECHOIC||96 dB / 93 dB|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE 30° OFF-AXIS||±2dB from 19 Hz - 20 kHz|
|SUITABLE AMPLIFIER POWER RANGE||15 - 500 watts|
|MAXIMUM INPUT POWER||400 watts|
|IMPEDANCE||Compatible with 8 ohms|
|DIMENSIONS HXWXD||51.75" × 11.875 × 20.5" (132cm × 30 × 52cm)|
|WEIGHT||190 lbs. (86 kg)|
|FINISHES||High Gloss: Vanta Black, Harmony White. Metallic Gloss: Aria Blue, Sonic Silver|
|SPIKE/INSERT THREAD (THREAD SIZE/THREADS PER INCH)||0.75"-16|