The strength of this exceptional loudspeaker is its absence of compromise. The InRoom Platinum LCR can resolve the subtlest musical detail with effortless accuracy, but when called upon, can reproduce the most powerful movie soundtrack at theatrical levels in virtually any size room, from a family room to a large screening theater.
The cabinet is built extremely solid, and is acoustically inert. It contains revolutionary internal technologies that disperse speaker back waves before they can add distortion by reflecting back through the speaker cones. Expensive proprietary drivers from Scan-Speak and Seas were chosen for their accuracy, output, and reliability. Efficiency is high at 94.5 dB. We know of few other speakers that will play this loudly that sound this good. Where sound quality for both movies and music is crucial, Platinum is the only choice.
Prestige 95F floorstanding speakers utilize 2.5-way crossover technology to greatly improve off-axis performance (for listeners not positioned directly in front of the sweet spot) and boost deep bass dynamics. This leap in acoustic performance is based in utilizing all three woofers at low frequencies, while the bass/midrange covers voice and musical instruments without the necessity of "crossing over" to the dedicated midrange.
This is an elegantly designed speaker, from the amazing finish and color, to the outrigger feet. The tweeter is clean and extended while the bass is fully realized and the mid-range sweet and detailed.
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With its tall-and-narrow rectangular cabinet, front-mounted drivers, rear-firing port, and cloth grille, Paradigm’s Prestige 75F is the quintessential tower loudspeaker. Fans of new driver types, exotic cabinet designs, the rarest of rare-earth metals, and de rigueur built-in powered woofers might be tempted to pass by (especially when the grille is attached), much as I did figuratively when a pair of the towers arrived. Paradigm had shipped them to use with the company’s Premium Wireless streaming amplifier, the PW Amp (Sound & Vision, June, and soundandvision.com). The Prestige 75F wasn’t the focus of that review, so although I began burning in the pair, I basically ignored them until I’d finished evaluating the PW 600 and PW 800, Paradigm’s self-powered multiroom wireless speaker that operates independently of the towers. At the risk of spoiling things, I’ll say up front that when it came time to test the PW Amp, it became exceedingly difficult to pay attention to the ballsy little streaming amplifier. It was soon playing second fiddle to an unanticipated, towering virtuoso.
Q550 is the smallest size among the Q Series floorstanders. Featuring the KEF signature Uni-Q driver array paired with a 130mm (5.25 inch) aluminium bass driver and two matching ABRs, Q550 delivers a phenomenal audiophile performance with clarity and more controlled bass.