Manufactured In: Toronto, Ontario
Where to buy: Authorised dealers across Canada
Canadian Owned: No (owned by a US private equity firm)
Paradigm has been making loudspeakers since 1982 when the company was founded by Jerry VanderMarel and Scott Bagby. The duo wanted to build high-quality loudspeakers with a design based on science. They also wanted to build them locally and sell them at a reasonable price. To build their speakers, Jerry and Scott researched findings from the National Research Council of Canada’s audio study and spoke to university audio researchers.
While the company is not a Canadian-owned company, it still designs and manufactures its speakers in Canada at its state-of-the-art facility just outside Toronto. The loudspeakers made by Paradigm include wireless, home theatre, outdoor, and marine speakers.