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Even when your Paradigm subwoofer is ideally placed, the room can still have a dramatic impact on bass performance. Room dimensions, dead spots, archways, and even furniture placement can turn a room into an additional instrument, playing alongside musicians or movie scores with unwanted contributions of coloration and resonance. Bass can sound bloated or boomy, with poor definition.
Paradigm’s Perfect Bass Kit is the answer …
PBK is unlike anything previously available: With the Paradigm Perfect Bass Kit, the negative effects of room boundaries on sound quality are a thing of the past. This state-of-the-art “bass perfecting” system analyzes the subwoofer’s response in your room, then sets the correct equalization parameters to attain optimal sound. The frequency response of each PBK microphone is measured precisely and the data is used to create the microphone’s calibration file included on the PBK software disk.
PBK applies Super-Efficient Infinite Impulse Response (IIR) Filters in addition to Custom Filter Topology: This minimizes delay and reduces processing gain noise. The combined approach of limiting the width of IIR filters and applying custom topology means that any artifacts that might have resulted from the filtering process are so small as to be completely inaudible.
PBK allows for Multiple Microphone Measurements: Most room equalization methods work from a single point source, taking one measurement at the primary listening position. PBK however, provides for multiple user-selected measurement points (we suggest a minimum of five, but up to ten positions can be measured).
Unlike many “Room EQ” systems, PBK applies Correction to Peaks (modes) and Dips (anti-modes): Tackling both allows us to achieve a far more accurate and natural room response. And to limit the demands on the amplifier as well as maximize signal-to-noise ratio, PBK applies appropriate limits to this correction.
PBK is Ultra-Accurate: The connected PC’s 64-bit floating-point processor does the hard work of calculating the correction curves, which greatly minimizes the rounding errors of a less sophisticated “calculator”.
It’s Easy-to-Use (at least your part is!): Three years of intensive research and development on our part have made it a snap to attain “Perfect Bass” performance in any room! All that’s required is a PC running Windows XP or Vista, two USB ports and the Paradigm Perfect Bass Kit. Paradigm even includes the two USB cables you’ll need: one for the PBK microphone and one for the subwoofer.
Paradigm’s Perfect Bass Kit (PBK) is a derivative of the critically acclaimed Anthem® Room Correction (ARC) system, based on research conducted by the National Research Council (NRC). The NRC’s goal was to identify the correct “in-room” target response for a loudspeaker (in this case, the subwoofer) and then develop a way to achieve that same response in any listening room. Using proprietary processing, PBK measures your subwoofer’s frequency response and then computes the target response to yield optimal bass performance in your room. Each PBK can be used with up to four Paradigm Reference subwoofers.
How Does PBK Do What it Does?
The process begins when your computer signals the subwoofer to play the test signal, which is then picked up by the individually calibrated micro-phone. The system puts the subwoofer through a frequency sweep to highlight problem areas and determine necessary adjustments. It asks you to position the microphone in at least five different locations. Configurations are then saved on the connected PC. The optimized solutions are calculated, then uploaded to the subwoofer and the calculated room corrections are put in place.
In conjunction with Hitachi Capital we have sourced a range of finance plans to suit everyone. This can be offered for purchases over £200.00.
Buy Now Pay Later
Buy Now Pay Later is available on the majority of products we sell. No interest is payable as long as the full balance of the agreement has been cleared before the end of the 12 month period. You can elect to pay a deposit or not and you can control the payments on this agreement. You can settle the agreement early without any penalty and one payment can be left until the just before the end of agreement. You can also make regular payments by contacting Hitachi Capital.
Please note that monthly payments will commence 12 months from the date your agreement starts and will be payable of the same day of each subsequent month at an APR of 29.8% with interest calculated over 48 months on the original amount. If you settle any outstanding balance before the first repayment is due along with the administration fee of £29.00 then all interest charges are waived.
Although you will be contacted by Hitachi Capital as it reaches the end of the interest free period we highly recommend the client also diarises this separately due to the high APR if the balance is not fully cleared.
18 month Interest Free Finance
A new 18 month % free finance is also available on SELECTED products. Payments are balanced over the 18 month period with no interest on financed amount. You can elect to pay a deposit or not. No settlement fees are applied.
Interest Bearing Credit
Interest bearing finance is available over 24, 36 or 48 months at an APR of 19.9%. You can elect to pay a deposit or not. No settlement fees are applied. We can provide the monthly payment figures once the purchase(s) have been finalised.
All the applications can be completed by the customer and a link will be emailed to the application page. If preferred we can take the details over the phone and can normally confirm acceptance of your application status during the call. There are different consumer laws depending on whether the agreement is for an in-store purchase or distance selling.
Release of goods
Due to the statutory cooling off period for consumers please note that goods cannot be released for 14 days after the date the agreement was signed by the customer if details are taken over the phone. For those completing forms at our store goods purchased can be released immediately. We recommend contacting us before arranging a visit to Kent Home Cinema to ensure we have stock of the item as some of these are specifically ordered in for clients. The agreement can be pre-authorised before travelling to us to prevent a wasted trip. Please note that installation fees cannot be added to finance agreements – only the hardware.
All agreements are subject to status and in the event they are declined we are not given any reasons by the lender. We can provide contact details should the customer wish to appeal their decision.
Please call 01892 552563 for further details.
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