Paradigm XR11

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A Master Class in Design and Engineering

The brand-new XR subwoofers are a master class in design and engineering refinement that pushes the boundaries of what is possible with a compact, sealed subwoofer design. Our goal was to push the frontiers of performance while never losing sight of aesthetics, encapsulating everything in a suitable size that will never feel out of place.

Paradigm XR11


Art Embracing Science

Much like the award-winning Founder Series of loudspeakers, our approach to XR was simple. When designing XR, each part and sub-component was scrutinized and designed to be optimal for its specific purpose, ensuring that each piece complements the others, resulting in a product that is truly greater than the sum of its parts.

Performance was paramount during the development of XR. At Paradigm, we truly believe in our mantra of “Art Embracing Science,” so XR’s luxurious cabinet is acoustically inert and visually stunning.

These Canadian-made subwoofers truly redefine what you should expect from a subwoofer in this category: Intelligence, Beauty, and Power.

XR13 – A Perfect Combination

XR’s cabinet embodies our philosophy of “Art Embracing Science.” It is the perfect complement to any system and blends seamlessly with our award-winning Founder series of loudspeakers, available in stunning Walnut, Black Walnut, Piano Black, and exclusive Midnight Cherry finishes.

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Purposefully Beautiful and Intentionally Functional

The faceted design of XR’s cabinet is not only purposefully beautiful but also intentionally functional. The geometric profile elegantly distributes the massive load of housing the powerful speaker inside, providing greater strength and rigidity than traditional rectangular designs. The custom 2-inch thick MDF front baffle adds further rigidity to the cabinet and serves as the necessary backbone to withstand the brutal forces of the massive speaker and magnet inside.

Cascade-Fusion Bracing

Cascade-Fusion bracing further increases cabinet rigidity for maximum acoustic precision while also breaking up standing waves internally, providing more accuracy and greater bass clarity.

Did you know?

During early development, XR speakers were able to split the test cabinets at the seams with their brute force! Cascade-Fusion bracing was the logical solution, adding strength and beauty to this legendary bass recipe.

Where Form and Function Are One

XR expertly blends form and function to combine every element acting as reinforced bracing to create a beautiful yet robust enclosure free of performance-robbing vibrations.

FEA Optimized & Purpose-Built

Even the amplifier has been designed with form and function in mind. Its FEA-optimized and purpose-built design ensures no structural integrity is lost, while its finned design acts as an efficient heat sink to effortlessly transfer heat from the powerful power amplifier, providing effective cooling for years of worry-free operation and stable performance.

XR Design Philosophy

XR is not only about maximizing output but minimizing distortion too. This one-two-punch design philosophy is bolstered by the inclusion of exclusive Paradigm technologies not found elsewhere.

XR turns up the bass by turning down the noise!

Advanced Shock-Mount Technology

Paradigm’s exclusive Advanced Shock-Mount enabled outriggers are designed with multi-layered durometer rubber-metal matrices to provide industry-leading isolation whose benefits can be measured and heard in the real world.

Not only does this give a more accurate sound while elevating low-frequency performance, but it is also a neighbour-friendly technology.

By isolating the massive forces generated by the Ultra Long Throw Trilinear Suspension woofer, we prevent that energy from being transferred to your floor. This drastically reduces distracting bass-induced rattles and vibrations around the room and helps avoid noise complaints from adjoining spaces and neighbours.

*Measurement of relative energy transfer to the floor with different feet. *Floor measurements were performed using an accelerometer.

It doesn’t get much better than this

To put it simply, XR woofers are the most powerful speaker drivers that Paradigm has ever created. With output capability so high that some of our test cabinets were literally busted open from the massive forces generated inside. While incredibly powerful and capable of extreme output, power without control is meaningless. To that end, the XR’s woofer is also a super low distortion design, significantly outclassing its intended competitors not only in distortion but also in maximum output, especially for a subwoofer this compact and beautiful.


Paradigm XR11

Dual Motor Ultra Long Throw Trilinear Suspension

Furthering the state of the art in woofer design, the XR’s Ultra Long Throw Trilinear Suspension is grounded by a dual-spider centring system to ensure the massive woofer maintains a clean, linear motion while pushing the envelope of its excursion limits. XR uses split-coil construction with oppositely wound turns on each coil, effectively eliminating motor non-linearity. High-temperature wire (adhesives rated to 450° F/232°C) ensure long-term reliability and very high power handling. Ventilated Apical™ formers contribute to increased stiffness.

Did you know?

Over three years in the making, this exotic design took thousands of engineering hours to develop and refine. Paradigm’s founder, Scott Bagby, oversaw this monster woofer’s development to guarantee nothing was left on the table.

Maximum Performance, Minimal Footprint

It’s easy to get powerful bass with a massive cabinet, but it takes a lot of science and engineering to reach this level of performance from such a practical size.

So to further improve the XR’s performance-to-size ratio, Paradigm engineers used a Vertical Mounting System to fit more woofer into the same space, maximizing the performance possible while keeping the footprint of the subwoofer in check.

Combine this with Paradigm’s exclusive Active Ridge Technology, which maximizes woofer travel, and you have a winning recipe for clean, articulate, and powerful bass perfect for any class of music or home theater system.

Power Without Control is Meaningless

Up to 2.2kW of Powerful and Clean Output

No subwoofer is complete without the right amplifier, and for XR subwoofers we complimented the package with massively powerful and clean 1.1kW or 2.2kW amplifiers. With colossal power reserves and the massive output capability of its Ultra Long Throw Trilinear Suspension-enabled woofer, the XR subwoofers achieve effortless sound during even the most demanding musical passages or movie soundtracks.

Thermal Management

Beyond providing the brains of the operation, the amplifier design also provides efficient passive cooling for the massive power output, ensuring years of worry-free operation.

Remote Adjustability and Control

Remote control app

Power without Control is meaningless, so to control and tune XR’s performance, we added our simple and powerful mobile Control App.

Subwoofers have traditionally been a “set it and forget it” style product for most owners, especially since making adjustments on the fly typically meant getting up and walking over to the sub to turn a knob, hardly the most convenient option in today’s world.

Our Control App provides quick and easy access to all of XR’s settings and sound adjustments, including volume, phase, low pass filter, DSP mode and more, all from the comfort of your seat. This also means you can hear the effects of your adjustments directly from your listening position in real-time, making tuning more accurate and quicker than ever before.


DESIGN 11” (279 mm) Ultra-high Excursion Driver with Trilinear Suspension System and Active Ridge Technology (ART™), sealed enclosure with Cascade-Fusion™ Bracing and ADVANCED Shock-Mount™, built-in 1,100W RMS (2,200W Dynamic Peak) Class-D amplifier, App-controlled via smartphone and Anthem Room Correction (ARC®) Included
AMPLIFIER FEATURES Auto-On / Off, Trigger On / Off
FREQUENCY RESPONSE ON-AXIS ±3dB from 20 Hz to 140 Hz
ROOM CORRECTION ARC Genesis (microphone included)
LOW FREQUENCY DRIVER 11” (279 mm) Ultra-High-Excursion CARBON-X Unibody Bass Driver, with Trilinear Suspension System and Active Ridge Technology (ART™), 1.5” high-temperature voice coil
EFFECTIVE PISTON AREA (SD) 66 sq in / 0.043 sq m
AMPLIFIER POWER 1,100W RMS (2,200W Dynamic Peak) Class-D amplifier, App-controlled via smartphone and Anthem Room Correction (ARC®) Included
UNBALANCED INPUTS Stereo or Mono (dual RCA jacks)/LFE RCA jack
SPEAKER/HIGH-LEVEL INPUTS Left and right speaker level inputs
POLARITY 0 or 180 degrees
PHASE Variable 0°-180°
DIMENSIONS HXWXD 16.2” x 15.3” x 16.9” (41.2cm x 38.8cm x 42.9cm)
WEIGHT 65.1 lb / 29 kg each
FINISHES Gloss: Piano Black & Midnight Cherry Satin: Walnut & Black Walnut