Paradigm Reference Signature S8 HT Labs Measures

HT Labs Measures: Paradigm Signature S8 Speaker System

Signature S8 L/R Sensitivity:87.5 dB from 500 Hz to 2 kHz

Signature C5 Center Sensitivity:87 dB from 500 Hz to 2 kHz

Signature ADP Surround Sensitivity:85.5 dB from 500 Hz to 2 kHz

This graph shows the quasi-anechoic (employing close-miking of all woofers) frequency response of the Signature S8 L/R (purple trace), Signature Servo subwoofer (blue trace), Signature C5 center channel (green trace), and Signature ADP surround (red trace). All passive loudspeakers were measured at a distance of 1 meter with a 2.83-volt input and scaled for display purposes.

The S8's listening-window response (a five-point average of axial and +/–15-degree horizontal and vertical responses) measures +1.92/–1.44 dB from 200 Hz to 10 kHz. The –3dB point is at 42 Hz, and the –6dB point is at 35 Hz. Impedance reaches a minimum of 3.57 ohms at 98 Hz and a phase angle of –33.86 degrees at 57 Hz.

The C5's listening-window response measures +1.76/–3.02 dB from 200 Hz to 10 kHz. An average of axial and +/–15-degree horizontal responses measures +1.88/–2.73 dB from 200 Hz to 10 kHz. The –3dB point is at 54 Hz, and the –6dB point is at 46 Hz. Impedance reaches a minimum of 4.94 ohms at 63 Hz and a phase angle of –61.64 degrees at 49 Hz.

The ADP's three-face averaged response measures +2.05/–1.86 dB from 200 Hz to 10 kHz. The –3dB point is at 88 Hz, and the –6dB point is at 79 Hz. Impedance reaches a minimum of 3.74 ohms at 198 Hz and a phase angle of –28.46 degrees at 96 Hz.

The Servo's close-miked response, normalized to the level at 80 Hz, indicates that the lower –3dB point is at 19 Hz and the –6dB point is at 17 Hz. The upper –3dB point is at 148 Hz with the cut-off frequency control set to maximum.—MJP

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