• SA-10R v.3
  • 2-driver, 2-way in-ceiling/in-wall, GRIP™ chassis/ mounting bracket

It’s not often that Paradigm makes a fuss about removing something from a speaker but this is one of those times. The whole point of ceiling speakers is in the aesthetic. When customers choose Paradigm in-ceilings, it’s a given they want to hear great sound, they just don’t want to see it. We complied, making our virtually invisible in-ceiling bezels even less visible across the SA Series in-ceiling lineup. The odd time your customer looks up at the ceiling, there won’t be much to see … which is exactly
what they’re looking for!


NEW! Thinner, Sleeker Bezels with more transparent scrim for a cleaner, disappearing aesthetic with increased sonic transparency.

Full-Perimeter Bracket Design. Unlike typical mounting ears, brackets cover the full diameter or height and width of the speaker chassis to effectively sandwich and strengthen the area around the mounting hole.

State-of-the-Art G-PAL™ Gold-Anodized Pure-Aluminum Domes. Ferro-fluid cooled and damped. Exceptionally rigid, low-mass domes with treated textile suspensions ensure extremely uniform and instantaneous high-frequency response.

State-of-the-Art S-PAL™ Satin-Anodized Pure-Aluminum Cones. High stiffness-to-mass ratio. Outstanding internal damping. The result? Remarkable midrange clarity, superb extended bass and tremendous freedom from unwanted resonances and distortions.

State-of-the-Art Mineral-Filled Co-Polymer Polypropylene Bass Cones. Highly damped and tremendously rigid for tight, well-defined and deep low-frequency response with a weight and authority that does justice to music and movies.

High-Pressure Ultra-Rigid™ Die-Cast Aluminum Chassis and Mounting Brackets (selected models). Dramatic reduction in resonances and standing waves. Aluminum chassis also serves as a very effective heatsink.

High-Strength GRIP™ Glass-Reinforced Injection-Molded Polymer Chassis and Mounting Brackets (selected models). Increased strength and the rigid design reduce the problems associated with structural flexibility mentioned earlier in this catalog.

A word about Paradigm Fireproof Backboxes

Paradigm in-ceiling applications can now be spec’d for MDU applications.

Paradigm backboxes meet the following:
• ‘One-Hour Fire-Rating’ requirements
• ‘For Use in Air Handling Spaces’ requirements

Paradigm backboxes will contain fire, gas, smoke and heat within the enclosure for up to one hour. Paradigm backboxes also meet the following codes:

ASTM E119-98 Vertical
ASTM E119-98 Horizontal
UBC 7-1
UL 2043
CAN/ULC S101-M89

Paradigm has made every effort to ensure accuracy of information, but cannot be responsible for typographical or photographic errors. Refer to actual cut-out templates packed with each speaker before attempting to cut any holes.

Design 2-driver, 2-way in-ceiling / in-wall,
GRIP™ chassis / mounting bracket
Crossover 3rd-order electro-acoustic at 2.5 kHz
High-Frequency Driver 25-mm (1 in) G-PAL™ dome,
die-cast heatsink faceplate
Bass / Midrange Driver 165-mm (6-1/2 in) S-PAL™ cone,
38-mm (1-1/2 in) voice-coil,
GRIP™ chassis
Low-Frequency Extension* 40 Hz (DIN)
Frequency Response:
30° Off-Axis

±2 dB from 60 Hz - 22 kHz
±2 dB from 60 Hz - 20 kHz
Sensitivity - Room / Anechoic 91 dB / 87 dB
Suitable Amplifier Power Range 15 - 150 watts
Maximum Input Power† 90 watts
Impedance Compatible with 8 ohms
External Dimensions:
(D or H x W)
19.5 cm
17-11/16 in
Minimum Mounting Depth** 8.7 cm
3-7/16 in
Cutout Dimensions:
(D or H x W)
17.2 cm
6-3/4 in
Minimum Internal Volume Required 12 L / 0.42 cu ft
Weight (unpacked) 2.0 kg / 4.3 lb each
Finish White, paintable
Pre-Construction Bracket (sold sep.) PB-7R; retrofit included
Optional Ported Backbox (sold sep.) FBX-50


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