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Paradigm Décor Custom Built TV Speakers in 3 Days!

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Summary

  • Product Name: Décor Custom Built Speakers
  • Manufacturer: Paradigm
  • Review Date: September 14, 2017 00:00
  • MSRP: $1,500 and up
  • First Impression: Pretty Cool
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Executive Overview

Here at Audioholics we hear a lot of “I love my new UHD TV, but hate the sound!” or “I love my new soundbar, but my wife hates the way it looks!” Last week at CEDIA in San Diego, California, Canadian audio manufacturer Paradigm attempted to placate both complaints with the unveiling of their new Décor Custom Collection of television speakers. These new high performance, low profile speakers are custom crafted in Canada with a 3 day turn around!  The version we saw had a sleek tailored look, and with a name like Paradigm, we’re sure they’re going to sound great.

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The Décor speakers are available in both a horizontal sound bar like configuration and a side-mounted vertical configurations. Both variations are available with up to three audio channels in a single enclosure. These new speakers from Paradigm can also be combined to create a slim, elegant, high-performance audio system that is customized to the exact height and length of your wall-mounted, flat panel television.

“Often times customers want their sound to blend seamlessly into their living space, especially when it comes to their TVs. We’ve created a solution that allows aesthetics and performance to co-exist. Our bespoke Décor speakers offer the superior sound performance Paradigm is known for, while providing a visual cohesiveness with flat panel TVs that our customers aspire to have in their homes.”

Zoltan Balla, Director of Brand Management, Paradigm Electronics

The Décor speaker grilles are designed to be acoustically transparent and are stretched and trimmed by hand. Each set is customized to match the contour of your TV even ones that have bump-out IR sensors or logos.

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The resonance-free enclosure is constructed of anodized extruded aluminum with heavy-duty MDF baffles. With a depth of only 2-inches with grille, Décor speakers are definitely slim enough to match today’s ultra-thin TVs. To help with placing these new speakers, Paradigm will offer several bracket options for maximum mounting flexibility.

According to Paradigm, their Design Studio website will walk users through the custom-build process of measuring, configuring and ordering with just a few simple steps.

The Décor Custom Collection will have pricing that starts at $1,499 each and will begin shipping Fall 2017.Decortitle.JPG

Available Décor configurations are as follows:

Décor 1 – Sound Bar Speaker Solutions / Horizontal
  • Décor 1S – stereo
  • Décor 1C – center channel
  • Décor 1SC – stereo + center channel

Décor 2 – Side-Mounted Speaker Solutions / Vertical

  • Décor 2S – stereo
  • Décor 2SC – stereo + center channel

Although not inexpensive, buyers have to realize with the plethora of TV's out there today, and with a 3-day turnaround for a custom unit some would say that a starting price of $1,500 is a bargain. Let us know if this product is something you and your significant other is considering to cure the poor sound quality of your 4K UHDTV in style.

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Tony is our resident expert for lifestyle and wireless products including soundbars. He does most of the reviews for wireless and streaming loudspeakers and often compares soundbars in round ups and helps us cover the trade shows.

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killdozzer posts on September 14, 2017 02:05
KEW, post: 1210343, member: 41838
Anyone who can extrude Aluminum by hand should be out saving the world from evil!!!

Hand-working the grill fabric makes sense, but I hope that doesn't qualify these as hand-made speakers!
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KEW posts on September 14, 2017 01:04
gene, post: 1210342, member: 4348
Each speaker is hand made to fit your TV in just three days.
Anyone who can extrude Aluminum by hand should be out saving the world from evil!!!
The Décor speaker grilles are designed to be acoustically transparent and are stretched and trimmed by hand.
Hand-working the grill fabric makes sense, but I hope that doesn't qualify these as hand-made speakers!
gene posts on September 14, 2017 00:24
Want better sound from your new 4K UHD TV but you don't like the looks of a soundbar and don't want to setup a full stereo system? Paradigm may have a product for you with their new Décor series of custom built speakers. Each speaker is hand made to fit your TV in just three days. With several different speaker options available this may be a must have for detail oriented small spaces. Read on to see why.



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