Paradigm Prestige 85F

Manufacturer Info
Ready for Audition

Pricing

Condition:
New
Starting at (Each)
$
1999.00
$

Design

4-driver, 2-1/2 way floorstanding

Crossover

2nd order electro-acoustic at 2.0kHz (tweeter/mid); 2nd order @500Hz (mid/bass)

Frequency Response   On-Axis

±2dB from 40 Hz - 20 kHz

Frequency Response   30° Off-Axis

±2dB from 40 Hz - 17 kHz

High Frequency Driver

1" (25mm) X-PAL™ dome, ferro-fluid damped / cooled, Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA™) Tweeter Lens, Finite Element Analysis (FEA) optimized pole piece assembly

Mid/Bass Frequency Driver

6.5" (165mm) X-PAL™ driver, overmolded Active Ridge Technology (ART™) surround, SHOCK-MOUNT™ Isolation Mounting System, 1.5" high-temp voice coil

Low Frequency Driver

Two 6.5" (165mm) X-PAL™ driver, overmolded Active Ridge Technology (ART™) surround, SHOCK-MOUNT™ Isolation Mounting System, 1.5" high-temp voice coil

Low Frequency Extension

29 Hz (DIN)

Sensitivity   Room / Anechoic

93 dB / 90 dB

Impedance

Compatible with 8 ohms

Suitable Amplifier Power Range

15 - 350 watts

Maximum Input Power

200 watts

Finishes

Gloss: Piano Black, Midnight Cherry & Gloss White. Satin: Walnut & Black Walnut

Weight

57 lbs. (26 kg)

Dimensions   HxWxD‡ Includes plinth, feet, grille and terminal cups.

41" × 12.125" × 14.75"(104.1cm × 30.8cm × 37.5cm)

Available in following finishes:

  • Walnut
  • Black Walnut
  • Piano Black
  • Piano White
  • Midnight Cherry

"Aesthetically I could not fault the 85F. It is easily one of the most sleek and elegant speakers you can buy in this price category and the wife acceptance is likely to be very high. I find it hard to imagine any décor that they would not just complement but actually enhance... If you are in the market for a pair of speakers... and if aesthetics as well as build quality matter to you as much as sound quality, you would be well advised to give the Paradigm Prestige 85F a serious audition. Chances are good, you will be seduced into make these sonic babies a treasured part of your music system!"

The new Prestige Series is a beautiful speaker, the design and aesthetic are superb, and I can’t imagine anyone not wanting them on view in their living space. Every detail is well thought out; the lack of mounting screws, for the drivers, the brushed aluminum cones and rings, the slightly eased edges and that amazing finish... Sound is unmistakable Paradigm; the imagining is superb, dynamics are clean throughout without any midrange coloration... The bass drivers blew me away with how articulate and extended they sounded. But I loved how smooth and integral the bass was represented... I’ve heard many, many speakers in this price range recently, but the Prestige 85F is more than a competitor, it leads."

—Piero Gabucci, Secrets Of Home Theater & High Fidelity 

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