The Inspirations come in separate boxes, but are pair-matched by their serial numbers.
The Dark Garnet Gloss finish is drop-dead gorgeous! The grille, which attaches magnetically, was designed to be acoustically unobtrusive, so listeners can choose to leave them on or take them off.
At the bottom of the grille is the well-known Paradigm Reference logo.
Viewed from the top, the Inspiration's cabinet has the bullet shape that is the hallmark of Paradigm's pricier Signature-series speakers.
The Inspiration's drivers are derived from those used in the Signature series.
The Inspiration's tweeter has a pure-beryllium dome and a neodymium magnet system.
The midrange-woofer has a black-anodized aluminum cone and a corrugated surround. The crossover frequency between the tweeter and the midrange-woofer is 2kHz.
The binding posts and jumpers are quite unlike anything Paradigm has made before.
The Inspirations come with an envelope that . . .
. . . contains a letter that . . .
. . . is personally signed by Scott Bagby, one of the company's original founders. Scott currently holds the CEO and chairman of the board positions at Paradigm. A nice touch.