Paradigm Monitor SE Atom Bookshelf In The House: Stylish and Affordable!

I’ve been waiting a long time to get my hands on these speakers. As an admitted long-time fan of “Digms” (That’s how Paradigm fans refer to their beloved speakers, by the way) I had to check out the latest incarnation of their entry-level Atom speaker, the Paradigm Monitor SE Atom Bookshelf. It’s a very polished product, pushing the boundaries of how a $300 speaker should look. The only thing keeping it from being the cleanest entry-level bookshelf I have seen is the lack of magnetic grills. That being said, the chrome “P” logo on the angle cut grills along with gloss white cabinet look super classy, so I may leave them on anyway. If they sound anything like Paradigms I have owned in the past, we may have another candidate for the best home bookshelf speakers! Stay tuned for sound impressions on my full review!

Specs From The Manufacturer’s Website:

DESIGN 2-driver, 2-way bass reflex, bookshelf
FREQUENCY RESPONSE ON-AXIS ±3dB from 61 Hz – 21 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
SENSITIVITY ROOM / ANECHOIC 89 dB / 86 dB
IMPEDANCE Compatible with 8 ohms
FINISHES Matte Black, Gloss White
WEIGHT 12 lbs. (5.4 kg)
DIMENSIONS HXWXD 12.75″ × 7.125 × 11″ (32cm × 18 × 27cm)
LOW FREQUENCY EXTENSION 45 Hz (DIN)
CROSSOVER 2nd-order electro-acoustic at 2.3 kHz
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 30° OFF-AXIS ±3dB from 55 Hz – 17 kHz
SUITABLE AMPLIFIER POWER RANGE 15 – 100 watts
MAXIMUM INPUT POWER 50 watts


Unboxing and Closeup Pics:

Amazon: Paradigm Monitor SE Atom Bookshelf Speaker in Gloss White (Pair)

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