Paradigm's Dual Voice Coils...

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The Persona series uses some robust drivers!
 

Bodhi

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Infinity Systems were using dvc drivers on on their midrange floorstanders back in the early 90's, such as the Renaissance 80/90. But they first employed dvc drivers as far back as the late 70's with the Quantum series.
 
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As impressive as the drivers are I wonder how much is over engineering and actually necessary for residential applications? The higher efficiency is a big deal if it actually helps with component matching, but how loud do you have to play these before reliability becomes an issue. I've baked a few tweeters along the way but never a mid or woofer. Or to phrase it another way, does the dual basket, magnet, voice coil make them sound better?
 
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Kal Rubinson

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As impressive as the drivers are I wonder how much is over engineering and actually necessary for residential applications? The higher efficiency is a big deal if it actually helps with component matching, but how loud do you have to play these before reliability becomes an issue. I've baked a few tweeters along the way but never a mid or tweeter. Or to phrase it another way, does the dual basket, magnet, voice coil make them sound better?
I do not know but it is certainly a contribution to the feature race among competitors. See: we are talking about it!
 
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Congrats on the new salons Kal. I look forward to your contributions wherever I can find them and I can only think the harman listening sessions are enlightening after your recent rebuild.
Audiophiles are really passionate about these persona’s, seriously love or hate them on every forum I read not much middle ground. I love em, but know my room enough to know they wouldn’t work for me.
 

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