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Paradigm Mini Monitor are two-way bookshelf speakers with a 6.5" mid-range driver and a 1" high frequency tweeter.

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Great audio clarity

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Manufactured in Canada

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Great value for the price

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Decent bass for a bookshelf..don't expect too much though

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Removable front grills

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Available in several different wood finishes

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Durable Kevlar cone and titanium tweeter

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Paradigm has excellent customer service

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Excellent high and mid-range frequencies

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Only available from authorized Paradigm dealers, limits availability and price competition

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No public pricing online, tough to compare prices to get the best deal

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Large, require a speaker stand solution sold separately

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Paradigm Mini Monitor are two-way bookshelf speakers with a 6.5" mid-range driver and a 1" high frequency tweeter. Since their introduction in the 1990s, they've gone through 5 iterations, with the v.5 version released in 2009 as the latest to be introduced. Not much has changed to the product over this time, with most changes coming to the aesthetics (magnetic grilles), and the speaker wire terminals. These speakers are popular amongst audiophiles on a budget, because at $379 / pair, they are found to be affordable while delivering good audio quality.

  • tweeter: 1" H-PTD dome, ferro-fluid cooled
  • midrange: 6.5" M-ICP cone driver, with 1" voice coil, GRIP chassis
  • crossover: 2nd-order electro-acoustic @ 2.0 kHz
  • low-frequency extension: 43 Hz (DIN)
  • sensitivity: 92 dB (room) / 89 dB (anechoic)
  • suitable amp: 15 - 100 Watts (80 Watts max. input power)
  • volume: 10.6 L / 0.37 cu. ft
  • dimensions: 13-3/8" x 7-1/2" x 11-3/16"
  • weight: 34 lbs. / pair
  • finishes:¬†Weng√©, Cherry, Rosenut, Black Ash
  • available stands: Paradigm S-26, Paradigm J-29 (sold separately)
Post Review
01/31/2010 11:16

My brother just bought a pair for CAD $300 / pair new. I will continue to recommend these speakers to anyone looking at getting good (dare I say audiophile) sound quality, at an affordable price. Honestly, you can forget an equivalently-price surround sound setup and merely get a pair of these and you'll be way happier.

02/13/2008 06:33

My flatmate owned these speakers and I listened to them a lot, they are fantastic value for money and have excellent bass for a bookshelf speaker. The treble may be a little bright for some people.

08/29/2006 01:04

I have had these speakers for a few years now as my main speakers, and they are amazing bookshelf speakers. Paradigm is a great brand. I'm looking to upgrade to a pair of 90Ps.

08/28/2006 08:14

use these as rear surround in my system. very compact, sound great.

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