Paradigm Reference Signature S8 At A Glance & Ratings

At A Glance: Paradigm Reference Signature S8 Speaker System

Subwoofer: Signature Servo
Connections: Line-level ins (XLR and RCA)
Enclosure Type: Sealed
Woofer (size in inches, type): 15, mineral-filled polypropylene
Power Rating (watts): 1,200 (RMS)
Crossover Bypass: No
Available Finishes: Cherry, Maple, Rosewood, Black Gloss
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 19.25 x 18 x 20.9
Weight (pounds): 107
Price: $3,200–$3,500

These listings are based on the manufacturer's stated specs; the HT Labs box below indicates the gear's performance on our test bench.

Speaker: Signature S8
Type: Three-way, tower
Tweeter (size in inches, type): 1, aluminum
Midrange (size in inches, type): 7, mica-loaded polymer
Woofer (size in inches, type): 7, mineral-filled, polypropylene (4)
Nominal Impedance (ohms): 8
Recommended Amp Power (watts): 15–500
Available Finishes: Cherry, Maple Rosewood, Black Gloss
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 48.5 x 8.5 x 20.5
Weight (pounds): 100
Price: $5,400–$6,000/pair

Speaker Signature C5
Type: Three-way, tower 3.5-way, center
Tweeter (size in inches, type): 1, aluminum
Midrange (size in inches, type): 7, mica-loaded polymer (2)
Woofer (size in inches, type): 7, mineral-filled, polypropylene (2)
Nominal Impedance (ohms): 8
Recommended Amp Power (watts): 15–500
Available Finishes: Cherry, Maple, Rosewood, Black Gloss
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 9.5 x 37.5 x 17.5
Weight (pounds): 81
Price: $2,500–$2,800

Speaker: Signature ADP
Type: Three-way, dipolar sur.
Tweeter: 1, aluminum (2)
Midrange: 4, mica-loaded polymer (2)
Woofer (size in inches, type): 8, mineral-filled, polypropylene
Nominal Impedance (ohms): 8
Recommended Amp Power (watts): 15–250
Available Finishes: Cherry, Maple, Rosewood, Black Gloss
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 13.25 x 14.15 x 7.5
Weight (pounds): 26
Price: $2,300–$2,700/pair

Ratings

Paradigm Reference Signature S8 Speaker System

Build Quality: 96
Premium drivers throughout the line
Top-shelf cabinets that are beautiful inside and out

Value: 93
Expensive, but it has an excellent performance-to-dollars ratio
Quality like this is never cheap

Features: 93
Plenty of straight-forward sub controls
Quality dipolar surrounds

Performance: 97
Among the best I've heard anywhere near this price
Equally comfortable with music and movies

Ergonomics: 90
Big towers and centers never make things entirely easy
Easy on-wall mounting for surrounds

Overall Rating: 95
Paradigm's Signature ensemble features big, bold, and beautiful speakers that meld modern technology with an old-school attitude—and not a moment too soon.

General information
Signature S8 Tower Speaker $5,400–$6,000/pair
Signature C5 Center-Channel Speaker $2,500–$2,800
Signature ADP Surround Speaker, $2,300–$2,700/pair
Signature Servo Subwoofer, $3,200–$3,500

Paradigm Reference, (905) 564-1994
signature.paradigm.com
Dealer Locator Code PDM

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Paradigm
Dealer Locator Code PDM
(905) 564-1994
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