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What knowledge about how humans perceive sound is applied when creating Paradigm speakers?

There are only five basic characteristics that humans rely on in perceiving pleasingly realistic audio reproduction. Flat Midrange Midrange response must be smooth and even with coloration reduced to the lowest level possible. Smooth Total Energy Response On- and off-axis sound must be fundamentally similar. Dispersion must be wide and uniform, ensuring superior imaging and a wide listening area. Low Distortion Distortion must be reduced to lowest levels possible. Better Bass Response Bass must be tight yet seamlessly integrated, extended and well-defined. Higher Power-Handling To improve dynamic contrasts and extend sonic realism, power ‘compression’ must be minimised. Paradigm combines these characteristics of human hearing and perception into every loudspeaker design. By understanding the scientific reasons behind appreciation for great sound, Paradigm loudspeakers can deliver.
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