Get An Unbelievable Deal On One Of The Best Bookshelf Speakers Under $500!

The Paradigm Monitor SE Atom Bookshelf Speaker is one of the best bookshelf speakers under $500, if not the best.

It competes with speakers way above that price.

They may not look like much, but there’s a boatload of tech packed in these mini-monitors. First, there are the 5-1/2″ Poly Midrange Cones with inverted caps and reverse roll surrounds for surprisingly low bass from a speaker of this size. Add to that the 1″ S-PAL (aluminum) tweeters with a Perforated Phase Alignment (PPA) Lens for smooth and extended high-frequency. This elegant piece of tech gives you incredible detail without the brightness you get from a lot of metal tweeters.

The icing on the cake is the computer-optimized second-order crossover that provides seamless dynamic integration– which means you get a big, composed presentation– at higher volumes than these little speakers have any business playing at. All this adds up to a $300 speaker that plays like a $500-600 one.

I also really love the midrange on these…vocals are amazing. The SE Atom is a great speaker to start a budget hi-fi system with!  I have them in the white color, and I find myself coming back to them all the time, even though I have access to speakers many times their price.

From the Manufacturer:

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.


  • Design: 2-driver, 2-way bass reflex bookshelf

  • Crossover: 2nd-order electro-acoustic at 2.3kHz

  • High Frequency Driver: 1” (25mm) S-PAL dome, ferro-fluid damped / cooled, Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA) Lens

  • Bass/Midrange Driver: Two 5-1/2” (140mm) mineral- filled polypropylene cones / inverted dust cap / downroll surround

  • Low Frequency Extension: 45Hz

  • Frequency Response (On Axis): +/- 3dB from 55Hz – 21kHz

  • Frequency Response (30°): +/- 3dB from 55Hz – 17kHz

  • Sensitivity – Room: 89 dB

  • Sensitivity – Anechoic: 86 dB

  • Suitable Amplifier Power Range: 15-100W

  • Maximum Input Power: 50 Watts

  • Impedance: Compatible with 8 ohms

  • Overall Dimensions (h x w x d): 12-3/4” x 7-1/8” x 11”, (32cm x 18cm x 27cm)

  • Weight: 12lb (5.4kg) each

  • Finish: Matte Black

Right now, Paradigm is running a holiday sale on these speakers in Matte Black, so you can get them at 25% off the regular price of $318– which is low, to begin with— making them just $238.50 for a limited time! These will make a great holiday gift or an amazing speaker to start a budget hi-fi system. This sale is your chance to get a bonafide audiophile speaker for pocket change! Pick them up now before they run out!

Sale link below!

AMAZON-Paradigm Monitor SE Atom Bookshelf Speaker in Matte Black (Pair)

If you’re looking for a tower speaker, you can get the Monitor SE towers at 25% off as well! Click here for sale prices! 

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