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Paradigm X500
X High-Power Amplifiers Collection

Quick Specs

  • Type: Audio Components
  • Energy Star Rated: No

Configurable as either a two-channel Stereo or bridged single-channel Mono amplifier, the X-500's slim form-factor, flexible inputs and selectable DSP presents make it the ideal choice for your custom installation applications.

The All-New Two-Channel Paradigm X-500 amplifier is the perfect complement to our Home, Pro and Elite in-wall and in-ceiling speakers, the Defiance Custom Subwoofers and our Stylus, Rock and Garden Oasis outdoor solutions. Configurable as either a two-channel Stereo, dual Mono, or as a bridged single-channel Mono amplifier, the X-500's slim form-factor, flexible inputs and selectable DSP presents make installation and setup a breeze.

The Paradigm X-500 is truly the jack of all trades. When bridged, it offers up to 500-Watts of power on demand. Similarly, when used in its two-channel configuration, the Paradigm X-500 outputs up to 140W (8 ) or 250W (4 ), making it the ideal solution for your custom installation needs. In addition, the Paradigm X-500's selectable DSP presets can unlock the true potential of all our Defiance Custom Subwoofers and outdoor products by ensuring optimal performance and operation conditions. Use it to power a pair of subwoofers in the home theatre or drive a couple of outdoor speakers in the backyard-the perfect balance of flexibility and performance, only from Paradigm.

Powerful Pairings

Powerful Pairings: Using multiple subwoofers, especially in a Home Theater, has many benefits. Multiple subs provide more even bass coverage across the room so that every seat receives smoother and more consistent bass making sure that there are no "bad seats." In addition to this, by spreading the bass across multiple subs, each sub shares part of the bass load instead of relying on just a single sub. By sharing the work across multiple subwoofers, distortion and potential stress on the components is lowered, resulting in more effortless sound.

The most obvious benefit of increasing the subwoofer count, is that the potential maximum output level is raised, making sure that you have plenty of "room to spare" in the system to allow for those dynamic movie explosions or dramatic musical passages. In a nutshell, the more subs the better! X-500 has onboard DSP presets optimized for both single and dual subwoofer configurations, meaning you can run up to 2 Paradigm custom subwoofers off a single X-500, and with the optional connector bracket you can fit 2 X-500s in a single rack space bringing the potential to run 4 subs off a single rack space!

The Perfect Match

Paradigm engineers have designed optimized DSP presets for our architectural in-wall subwoofers and outdoor products to provide the highest levels of performance and reliability. While most installations will be able to use the bass management within the AVR or AV Processor, we also understand there are situations where a separate low pass filter may be desirable.

Paradigm Defiance Custom Subwoofers have several DSP preset options available, allowing for different system configurations, multiple subs, and low pass filter options to help support the needs of your installation.

Input Flexibility

The Paradigm X-500 features a host of inputs, including Stereo RCA and selectable Digital Coax or Digital Optical, offering plenty of flexibility to connect to your favourite source. In addition, X-500's dedicated Subwoofer (LFE) Input makes it incredibly easy to power custom subwoofers, like our DCS208IW3 and DCS208FR3, by connecting directly to the "subwoofer output" of your AVR or AV Processor. This allows X-500 to use the bass management in your AVR or AV Processor with no additional processing applied. Alternatively, the Stereo RCA input can be utilized if a low pass filter is required.

Keeping Cool Under Pressure

What's performance without long-term reliability" The Paradigm X-500 features a robust, quiet, dynamic cooling system to keep things operating smoothly under extreme playback conditions. The dynamic cooling system will engage with zero intervention required to keep components cool under load. Maximum reliability, minimal noise.

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.

Design Ultra-Class-DTM multi-purpose two-channel power amplifier
Amplifier Up to 500 Watts (when Bridged)
Inputs Stereo RCA, Sub RCA, 12V Trigger, Digital Optical, Digital Coax, MIcro USB (Firmware Updates)
Required Backbox (sold Separately) Main Power Switch (On/Off), Volume Control (Min/Max), Preset Profile Selection (Dip Switches Position 2-6) (32 Presets), Coax or Optical Selection (Dip Switch Position 1)
Standby Power < .5 Watts
Continuous Watts X Channel @ Ohms 140W x 2 @ 8ohms, 250W x 2 @ 4ohms, 500w x 1 @ 8ohms
Fan Cooled Yes
Bridgeable Yes
Thd < 0.05%
Amplifier Frequency Range 20Hz-20kHz +1/-3dB
Output 12V Trigger Passthrough
Dimensions Hxwxd 2.2 x 8.5 x 12.5 (5.6cm x 21.6cm x 31.75cm)
Weight 7.22 lb (3.27 kg)
Accessories (included) Power Cord, Rack Mount Ears, Hardware Pack

Quick Specs

  • Appearance

  • Type: Audio Components

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: No

X-500 Specifications Sheet

X-500 Owners Manual

X-500 Firmware Instructions

Dsp Preset Dip Switch Positions

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