The Persona B Bookshelf/Stand-Mount Loudspeaker delivers the full performance benefits of Beryllium drivers. In fact, it is the only loudspeaker in its class that features the tandem Truextent® Beryllium tweeter and mid-range driver system, and nothing else. Experience remarkable transient response, surprising low-end extension, seamless blending and breathtaking transparency in places where floorstanding speakers may not be appropriate, or in a superior home theater system.
The evolution of luxury is a heritage of high performance and value.
Engineered to “take on the persona” of your audio performance, each speaker virtually disappears behind an unprecedented level of realism and transparency. Whether you’re passionate about classic two-channel stereo, or an enveloping multichannel home theater system, Persona’s combination of innovation, performance and elegance introduces luxury in an indulgent new class of loudspeaker.
Elegantly Curved Cabinet
Designed, engineered and Crafted in Canada, this heavy duty, non-resonant cabinet is an intricate system of rigid enclosures, braced and damped to defeat vibrations and internal standing waves. Offered in a variety of beautiful finishes, its presence makes a forceful statement, but its performance remains utterly transparent.
Seven Layer HDF Construction
Construction of the beautifully curved and completely inert enclosures begins with seven layers of HDF wood composite material and Viscoelastic adhesive placed in a custom press. The enclosures are treated with radio-frequency (RF) energy to accelerate the curing process, which takes almost a week to complete. The result is a strong, constrained layered damped enclosure that’s the perfect acoustical foundation from which to build upon.
Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA) Driver Lenses
A patent pending technology for our Beryllium tweeter and mid-range drivers, this exclusive design blocks out-of-phase frequencies which increases and smooths output without coloring the sound, while also protecting the crown jewels of the Persona series, the expensive Beryllium drivers, from getting damaged.
Active Ridge Technology (ART™) Surrounds
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.
Ultra-High-Excursion Differential Drive Woofers
The Persona 9H & 7F use Differential Drive motors in the woofers, which have increased power handling, improved mechanical stability, and reduced magnetic flux modulation distortion. This exclusive design utilizes dual voice coils and 3 powerful magnets to achieve exponential levels of output with vanishingly low distortion.
X-PAL™ Woofer Drivers
X-PAL pure-aluminum cones blend lightweight stiffness with high consistency for a greater degree of accuracy and smooth, uncolored frequency response. Combined with ART surrounds, these woofers produce truly huge bass with no threat of flexing or distortion.
Advanced Dual Voice Coil Systems
The Persona 9H Hybrid features dual voice coil systems with high-temp wire (tolerances to 600°F) wound on resilient Kapton formers, supported by high-excursion Nomex spiders. This 1.5-inch motor design packs the effects of a super-extended throw into a compact enclosure. In addition, the die-cast woofer baskets feature integrated heat sinks and AVS™ Airflow Ventilation System Cooling, for higher power handling with less power compression.
Dual 700W Ultra-Class D Amplifiers
Persona 9H features two powerful onboard amplifiers deliver an astonishing 1400W RMS of clean, continuous power even at lifelike performance levels. Adaptive PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) optimizes amplifier efficiency and smooths supply variations, for instantaneous reactions and reference-quality performance with bulletproof reliability. In addition, Anthem Room Correction (ARC) Technology in the pre-amp section corrects for the effects of reflective surfaces in any room.
Anthem Room Correction (ARC™): Perfect Sound Anywhere.
The powered woofer section of the Persona 9H Hybrid includes our exclusive Anthem Room Correction (ARC) Technology. ARC measures low-frequency sound output in your room and compares it to optimal response curves that account for spatial anomalies. The advanced algorithms of ARC then effectively remove the anomalies, leaving only the ideal standard: realistically blended, natural-sounding bass performance, in any listening space.
Truextent® Beryllium High Resolution Tweeter
The stuff tweeter dreams are made of, Beryllium reveals pristine high frequency clarity and pinpoint transient details while remaining perfectly transparent; you hear what you’re listening to, not the speaker. No other loudspeaker in this price class uses a Beryllium tweeter.
Truextent® Beryllium Mid-Range Driver
Lightweight and stiff, this Truextent Beryllium driver boasts greater accuracy and smooth, uncolored frequency response across a wide, well-blended mid-range spectrum. Inverse Differential Mid-Range Drive Unit delivers exponential levels of output with lower overall distortion and Overmolded ART™ Surrounds deliver superior durability and the SHOCK-MOUNT™ Isolation Mounting System efficiently eliminates internal resonances. Persona is the only loudspeaker in this class that uses a Beryllium mid-range driver.
- 2-driver, 2 way bookshelf bass reflex
- 3rd order electro-acoustic at 2 kHz (tweeter/midbass)
Frequency Response (On-Axis)
- +/- 2dB from 60Hz - 45kHz
Frequency Response (30° Off-Axis)
- +/- 2dB from 60Hz - 20kHz
High Frequency Driver
- 1" (25mm) Truextent® Beryllium dome, ferro-fluid damped / cooled, Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA™) Tweeter Lens, Finite Element Analysis (FEA) optimized pole piece assembly
Midrange Frequency Driver
- 7" (178mm) Truextent® Beryllium driver, Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA™) Lens, overmolded Active Ridge Technology (ART™) surrounds, SHOCK-MOUNT™ Isolation Mounting System, 1.5" high-temp tandem voice coil
Low Frequency Extension
Sensitivity (Room / Anechoic)
- 92 dB / 89 dB
- Compatible with 8 ohms
Suitable Amplifier Power Range
- 15 - 250 watts
Maximum Input Power
- 150 Watts
High Gloss: Vanta Black, Harmony White
Metallic Gloss: Aria Blue, Sonic Silver
- 31 lbs. (14 kg)
17.125" × 8.875" × 13"
(43.5cm × 22.5cm × 33cm)
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