Paradigm Premier 100B - Bookshelf Speaker - Pair

Color: Gloss Black
*4 - 6 weeks for delivery once ordered
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Performance & Value

To produce a loudspeaker that meets their standards for performance and value, they took complete control of the manufacturing process, an unprecedented move at this price point. In their state-of-the-art North American facility, Paradigm have produced a loudspeaker that defies convention; a homegrown loudspeaker that benefits from innovations found throughout the Paradigm family of loudspeakers.

Patented Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA™) Tweeter and Midrange Lens Technology

Distinctive perforated lens in front of the tweeter and midrange drivers increase and smooth output without coloring the sound, while also protecting the drivers from getting damaged.

Patented Active Ridge Technology (ART™) Surrounds

Premier features Paradigm’s patented Active Ridge Technology (ART) surrounds, made in-house and overmolded directly onto each woofer and midrange cone. This design achieves greater excursion, for a 3dB gain in output and 50% reduction in distortion. Crafted from injection-molded thermoplastic elastomer, ART surrounds are more durable and more reliable, ensuring a lifetime of superior sound.

Audiophile-grade performance at a wallet-friendly price

If you're looking to step up your home system's performance, you might be thinking you'll need to spend thousands to get to that next level. Luckily, Paradigm's Premier line was built to rival speakers costing much more. The Premier 100B bookshelf speaker is the smallest entry in the series, and it offers nuanced, audiophile-grade sound backed by careful research.

Meticulously crafted in Canada, this speaker comes loaded with state-of-the-art drivers in a heavily braced cabinet with your choice of furniture-grade finish.

Careful research and precise engineering

The amount of research Paradigm conducts on sound and speaker design always impresses me. Take the ART™ (Active Ridge Technology) surround used in this speaker's woofer. In studying how woofer cones and surrounds interact, they found that the spot where the two meet can cause some unwanted distortion, particularly at high excursion points. Paradigm discovered that by "overmolding" the woofer cone to the surround, they could get 50% more excursion and far less distortion than traditional surrounds. Both the patented 1" pure aluminum dome tweeter and the 5-1/2" mid/bass woofer use Paradigm's PPA (Perforated Phase-Aligning) lens as a refined phase plug to block out a wide range of unwanted out-of-phase frequencies. The result: both the tweeter and mid/woofer output smooth, uncolored sound.

The cabinet is made of 3/4"-thick, non-resonant MDF on all sides except the front. The front baffle where the tweeter and mid/bass are mounted is an inch thick to reduce diffraction (a form of distortion) and to improve sound characteristics.

Crafted in Canada

Premier Series speakers are designed, engineered, and made in Paradigm’s state-of-the-art 225,000 ft2 Canadian facility. They chose heavy duty, non-resonant 3/4-inch MDF, with optimally placed interior bracing, and reinforced front baffles to ensure an audio performance beyond any other in this price range. Smooth front baffles, enhanced with 1-inch MDF, reduce diffraction and improve sound radiation characteristics. You can feel the Premier build quality that comes from true handcrafted manufacturing. Beautiful, furniture-grade finishes complete this new standard of performance and value.

Partnered with the NRC

Paradigm is partnered with Canada’s world-renowned NRC in ongoing research to reveal the true nature of sound and human hearing. Findings influence design and performance specs, resulting in a uniquely realistic listening experience, backed by sound science.


  • Gloss Black
  • Gloss White
  • Espresso Grain MK 2

Product highlights:

  • 1" X-PAL pure aluminum dome tweeter with PPA (Perforated Phase-Aligning) lens
  • 5-1/2" carbon-infused polypropylene mid/woofer with high-excursion ART surround
  • frequency response: 68-25,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • power handling: up to130 watts RMS
  • sensitivity: 90 dB
  • impedance: 8 ohms
  • bass reflex (ported) design with rear-firing port
  • made in Paradigm's state-of-the-art Canadian facility
  • for the best results, Paradigm recommends using this speaker with high-quality speaker stands
  • magnetic grille included
  • furniture-grade black finish
  • dimensions: 6-3/4"W x 11-3/16"H x 9-11/16"D
  • weight: 12.9 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years

What's in the box:

  • Bookshelf loudspeaker
  • Grille
  • 4 Rubber feet
  • Owner's Manual
  • Online Registration Card


2-driver, 2-way bass reflex bookshelf


2nd-order electro-acoustic at 2.0 kHz (tweeter/mid)

Frequency Response On-Axis

±3dB from 68 Hz - 25 kHz

High Frequency Driver

1” (25mm) X-PAL™ dome, ferro-fluid damped / cooled, Perforated Phase-Aligning Tweeter (PPA™) Lens

Mid/Bass Frequency Driver

5-1/2” (140mm) ART™ Surround with Carbon-Infused polypropylene cone. Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA™) Lens

Low Frequency Extension

50 Hz (DIN)

Sensitivity Room / Anechoic

90 dB / 87 dB

Frequency Response 30° Off-Axis

±3dB from 68 Hz - 20 kHz

Suitable Amplifier Power Range

15 - 130 watts

Maximum Input Power

70 watts


Compatible with 8 ohms


Gloss Black, Gloss White, Espresso Grain MK 2

Dimensions HXWXD

11.125" × 6.625 × 9.125" (28.2cm × 16.9 × 23.9cm)


12.9 lbs. (5.85 kg)