Paradigm CI Elite 80IW

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

  • 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.
  • NEW X-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.


  • DESIGN 2-driver, 2-way in-ceiling,
  • SHOCK-MOUNT™ Isolation Mounting System, die-cast aluminum baffle
  • FREQUENCY RESPONSE  ON-AXIS±3 dB from 57 Hz - 22 kHz
  • HIGH FREQUENCY DRIVER1" (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
  • SENSITIVITY ROOM / ANECHOIC 92 dB / 82 dB IMPEDANCECompatible with 8 ohms
  • FINISHES White, paintable grille, black speaker
  • WEIGHT 8.6 lbs. (3.9 kg)
  • CROSSOVER 3rd-order electro-acoustic at 2.0 kHz
  • FREQUENCY RESPONSE  30° OFF-AXIS ±3 dB from 57 Hz - 18 kHz
  • 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 3.375" (8.6cm)

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