Paradigm Cinema 100 CT Home Theater Speaker System

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Paradigm Cinema 100 CT 5.1 Channel Speaker System - Photo of Front View

Paradigm Cinema 100 CT 5.1 Channel Speaker System - Photo of Front View
Paradigm Cinema 100 CT 5.1 Channel Speaker System - Photo of Front View. Photo (c) Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

To get started with this photo profile, Paradigm Cinema 100 CT Home Theater Speaker System, here is a photo of the entire system viewed from the front with the speaker grills on. The larger box in the center is the powered subwoofer, on top of the subwoofer is the center channel speaker, and on either side are the four bookshelf speakers.

NOTE: The center channel speaker is identical to the satellite speakers and can​ be placed in either a horizontal or vertical position.

Proceed to the next photo.

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Paradigm Cinema 100 CT 5.1 Channel Speaker System - Photo of Rear View

Paradigm Cinema 100 CT 5.1 Channel Speaker System - Photo of Rear View
Paradigm Cinema 100 CT 5.1 Channel Speaker System - Photo of Rear View. Photo (c) Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

Here is a look at the entire Paradigm Cinema 100 CT Home Theater Speaker System viewed from the rear.

For a closer look at each type of loudspeaker in this system, proceed to the rest of the photos in this profile.

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Paradigm Cinema 100 CT Speaker System - Satellite Speaker - Front/Rear Views

Paradigm Cinema 100 CT 5.1 Channel Speaker System - Satellite Speaker Example - Front and Rear Views
Paradigm Cinema 100 CT 5.1 Channel Speaker System - Satellite Speaker Example - Front and Rear Views. Photo (c) Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

Shown on this page is an example of the center/satellite speaker used in the Cinema 100 system. This photo displays a front view with the grill on, a view with the grill removed and a look at the rear connections. The speaker terminals are push-in rather than screw-on. Note the smooth, curved styling of the speaker.

This speaker is used for the center, left, right and surround sound channels. When used as a center channel speaker, it rests horizontally on a provided table stand or it can be mounted horizontally or vertically on a wall (wall mounting hardware provided).

Here are the feature and specifications of this speaker:

1. 2-Way Acoustic Suspension Design. Bass/Midrange: (4 in) - Tweeter: 25-mm (1 in).

2. Frequency Response: ±2 dB from 125 Hz - 20 kHz (on axis), ±2 dB from 125 Hz - 15 kHz (at 30 degree off-axis).

3. Sensitivity: 85db.

4. Impedance: 8 ohms.

5. Power Handling: 15 to 100 watts.

6. Crossover Frequency: 1.8 kHz

7. Dimensions: (HWD) 8-3/8 in x 4-13/16 in x 6-13/16 in (21.2 cm x 12.2 cm x 15.7 cm)

8. Weight: 4.0 lb/1.8 kg each

9. Black Gloss.

10. Can be mounted on an optional stand.

Proceed to the next photo for a look at the subwoofer provided with this system.

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Paradigm Cinema 100 CT Speaker System - Photo of Powered Subwoofer - Triple View

Paradigm Cinema 100 CT 5.1 Channel Speaker System - Photo of Powered Subwoofer - Triple View
Paradigm Cinema 100 CT 5.1 Channel Speaker System - Photo of Powered Subwoofer - Triple View. Photo (c) Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

Shown on this page are three views of Powered Subwoofer used in the Paradigm Cinema 100 CT home theater speaker system.

The photo on the left is a view of the front of the Sub, which is basically one side of a cube.

The second photo is a rear view of the Sub, which reveals the subwoofer controls, connections, and dual bass extension ports.

The last photo in the series is a more close-up of the controls and connections.

Here is a list of the feature specifications of Sub:

1. Driver: Bass Reflex with Dual rear ports, 8-inch Driver.

2. Frequency Response: 35 Hz - 150 Hz.

3. Phase: 0 or 180 degrees.

4. Amplifier Power Output: 100 watts RMS (300 Watts Peak).

5. Crossover Frequency: Variable 35 Hz - 150 Hz, Bypass mode.

6. Power On/Off: On, Auto, or Standby mode.

7. Dimensions: (HWD) 13-7/16 in x 12-11/6 in x 12-11/16 in (34.2 cm x 32.2 cm x 32.2 cm).

8. Weight: 21.4 lb/9.7 kg

9. Connections: RCA Line inputs (Mono, Stereo, or LFE).

10. Finishes: Black gloss, Black cloth

The controls and connections shown on the right side of this photo are as follows:

Level: This is also referred to as gain or volume. This is used to set the sound output of the subwoofer in relation to the other speakers.

Crossover: The crossover control sets the point at which you want the subwoofer to produce low-frequency sounds, against the ability of the satellite speakers to reproduce low-frequency sounds. The crossover adjustment is variable from 35 to 150Hz. This control should be set at the 150Hz point or Bypass if you are using the subwoofer crossover controls that are available on many home theater receivers.

Phase: This control matched matches in/out subwoofer driver motion to the satellite speakers. This control can be set at either 0 or 180 degrees.

Also shown in this photo are the input connections available on the powered subwoofer, which are two RCA line inputs. Either the L/R front preamp outputs of a stereo or home theater receiver, or the dedicated subwoofer line output from a home theater receiver can be connected to the RCA line inputs on the Sub.

Proceed to the next photo.

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Paradigm Cinema 100 Speaker System - Photo of Included Accessories

Paradigm Cinema 100 CT 5.1 Channel Speaker System - Photo of Included Accessories
Paradigm Cinema 100 CT 5.1 Channel Speaker System - Photo of Included Accessories. Photo (c) Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

The last photo in this profile shows at the accessories that are packaged with the Cinema 110 CT speaker system.

Starting along the back are the four satellite and one center channel table speaker stands.

The plastic bags contain mounting screws for the stands as well as on mounting hardware.

In the front is a promotional document, the detachable AC power cord for the powered subwoofer, and finally the user guide.

Now that you have gotten a look at the physical design, features and connections of the Paradigm Cinema 100 CT Home Theater Speaker System, read my Review for more on the features and specifications, as well as additional perspective.

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