Paradigm Monitor Series Atom Bookshelf Speakers (Pair)

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Paradigm Monitor Series Atom Bookshelf Speaker

No Need to Give Up Fidelity to Get Loud!

Paradigm’s Monitor Series, with its proprietary SuperDrive™ technology, combines very high-efficiency with very high output and ultra-low distortion. Monitor speakers compete directly with the efficiency and output of major brands of horn speakers—they not only play as loud, their sound is authentically high-end. Even with moderately powered amplifiers, Monitor speakers deliver truly breathtaking performance. And in classic Paradigm tradition, unparalleled value too! The stylish and affordable new Monitor SE Series is the perfect introduction to the world of high-performance audio. Sure it’s packed with state-of-the-art technology, the kind of stuff only found on speakers that cost much more. But more important, the new Monitor SE Series is part of the Paradigm family of high-performance loudspeakers, and just like all Paradigm loudspeakers it’s engineered to change the way you think and feel about your entertainment.

Built On Research

Monitor SE loudspeakers benefit from Paradigm’s fundamental research into the science of sound. This research, conducted by Paradigm in conjunction with the Canadian National Research Council, has resulted in many of the innovative materials and patented audio technologies found throughout the Paradigm speaker.

Realism in Audio

Imagine lifelike musical performance in any listening space; breathtaking effects and realistic imaging details that bring your movies to life.

Tweeter

X-PAL™ Pure-Aluminium Dome Tweeters with patented† Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA™) Lens. This exclusive design acts as a refined phase plug, blocking a wide range of out-of-phase frequencies which increases and smooths output without coloring the sound.

Both visually stunning and functional, our signature PPA Lens technology improves performance while also protecting the tweeter from getting damaged.

Bass/Midrange

High-performance mineral-filled polypropylene cones with inverted dust caps are lightweight and rigid. Downroll surrounds give them a clean, low-profile look.

Enclosure

Beautiful Monitor SE speaker cabinets, with their unmistakably European fit and finish, complement today’s most stylish décor. Each model is available in high-gloss white or matte black finishes.

TECHNOLOGY

Advanced S-Pal™ Satin-Anodised Pure-Aluminium Bass/Midrange Cones. 

First seen in our Paradigm Reference lineup, very high stiffness-to-mass ratio and outstanding internal damping. The result? Remarkable midrange clarity, superb extended bass response and freedom from unwanted resonances and distortions. In an affordable audio category – unbelievable quality!

Advanced Carbon-Infused Injection-Molded Polypropylene Bass Cones. 

The high mineral content and injection-molding process have created a durable and rigid cone with affords us bragging rights for cone consistency and repeatability.

Advanced S-Pal™ Satin-Anodised Pure-Aluminium Domes

Powerful neodymium magnets and ferro-fluid cooling for increased power handling! Highs are more soaring and spacious, crystal clear and undiluted even at the higher bandwidths.

Wire Mesh Tweeter Guard and WaveGuide™. 

More Reference technology, ensuring a smooth, wide panorama of audiophile-quality sound. Wire mesh protection for the pure-aluminum tweeter.

Sophisticated crossovers in an affordable audiophile product! Again, it’s almost unheard of: polypropylene film or bipolar electrolytic capacitors, air core and laminated core inductors, high-power resistors. Crossover topologies are first and second-order with corresponding acoustic slopes of second and third-order providing optimal bandwidth and seamless integration as drivers cross over.

Long-Travel Motor/Magnet Structures. 

Despite fewer drivers than in previous series’, floorstanding and centre channel speakers actually plumb deeper. This is, in part, attributable to the advanced motor/magnet structures: high-temperature copper or aluminum wire voice coils (varies by model) wound on Kapton formers, oversized magnets with all components FEA-optimised.

Foam-Rubber Elastomer Surrounds. 

Reference Studio Series geometry! Help achieve that play loud AND play deep effect by allowing longer, expertly controlled cone travel.

Baffled about Baffles? Don’t Be!

For those of you who are wondering. A baffle is the surface on which the speakers or drivers are mounted. It prevents the front and rear sound waves from interfering with each other causing sound cancellation, as well as to absorb sound energy, particularly problematic reflected sound. So a speaker baffle is pretty darn important. The new Monitor Series baffle is a work of art – worthy of a spot in the arches of a colosseum. It boasts …

Monitor SE Atom Specifications

Design
2-driver, 2-way bass reflex, bookshelf
Crossover
2nd-order electro-acoustic at 2.3 kHz
Frequency Response   On-Axis
±3dB from 61 Hz – 21 kHz
Frequency Response   30° Off-Axis
±3dB from 55 Hz – 17 kHz
High Frequency Driver
1” (25mm) X-PAL™ dome, ferro-fluid damped / cooled, Perforated Phase-Aligning Tweeter (PPA™) Lens
Mid/Bass Frequency Driver
5-1/2” (140mm) mineral-filled polypropylene cone / inverted dust cap / downroll surround
Low Frequency Extension 45 Hz (DIN)
Sensitivity   Room / Anechoic
89 dB / 86 dB
Impedance Compatible with 8 ohms
Suitable Amplifier Power Range
15 – 100 watts
Maximum Input Power 50 watts
Finishes
Matte Black, Gloss White
Weight 7.25 lbs. (3.28 kg)
Dimensions   HxWxD 12.75″ × 7.125 × 11″ (32cm × 18 × 27cm)

  Reviews

2018 PRODUCT OF THE YEAR: HALL OF FAME
Paradigm’s new Monitor SE Atom is all about maximizing sound quality and value — a no-brainer that anyone can appreciate.
— Hans Wetzel , SoundStage! Network
DIAPASON HI-FI 2018 D’OR
The feeling of freshness always prevails in the service of musicality, with a simplicity of good quality. The stereo image is pleasantly shaped, very airy and precise.
— Diapason
PARADIGM’S NEWEST ATOM…
These little Paradigms are high quality compact speakers. I dare you to find better. This is truly one of the most exciting products I’ve had the pleasure to review. Well done, Paradigm!
— Jeff Dorgay , TONEAudio
PARADIGM MONITOR SE ATOM LOUDSPEAKERS
The highest compliment I can pay Paradigm’s Monitor SE Atom is that I was unable to hear in its sound a single concession made to meet its low price point. The company’s engineers no doubt fretted over where to allocate precious Canadian dollars and cents in its design, and surely had to make compromises somewhere. Yet the Atom’s sound is so well balanced that I’d find it difficult to close my eyes and conclude that I was hearing a pair of minimonitors retailing …
— Hans Wetzel , SoundStage! access
A FEATURE-RICH, FULLY MODERN HI-FI SYSTEM YOU CAN BEGIN, LIVE, AND GROW WITH — FOR $926.95
As with much of the gear that arrives here for measurements and/or photography, I had no plans of listening to the Monitor SE Atoms – there’s only so much time in a day, and I’d rather devote it to the products I’m reviewing. But when I unboxed them, I was so impressed with the apparent quality of their cabinets and parts that I couldn’t resist hearing them.
— Doug Schneider , SoundStage! HiFi
PARADIGM MONITOR SE 5.0 SPEAKER REVIEW
How did PARADIGM make the MONITOR SE SPEAKERS sound so good, but cost so little? Sure, you could buy these for a secondary home theater room, but they sound so good, you might be tempted to replace your primary system with these…I don’t know how they put their better speaker technology into these and yet kept them affordable, but Paradigm has designed the uncommon speaker system for the common man. Recommended!
— Jim Milton , Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity
2018 PRODUCT OF THE YEAR: HALL OF FAME
Paradigm’s new Monitor SE Atom is all about maximizing sound quality and value — a no-brainer that anyone can appreciate.
— Hans Wetzel , SoundStage! Network
Weight
3.2800 kg
Dimensions
N/A
availability

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Depth (mm)

27

design

2 Way

Frequency Response

61 Hz – 21 kHz ±3dB

Height (mm)

32

high frequency driver

1″ X-PAL

impedance

8 Ohms

mid bass driver

5.5″

Model

Monitor Series Atom

power handling

50 Watts

sensitivity

89 dB

type

Speaker System

Width (mm)

18

colour

Gloss White, Matte Black

home theatre speaker type

Bookshelf

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Crafted in Canada, Paradigm manufactures premium high-performance loudspeakers for music and home theatre.

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