Paradigm Mini-Monitor 5.1 Speaker System

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Introduction

Paradigm is increasingly becoming a unique entity in the world of audio equipment manufacturers. The industry continues to conglomerate itself into ever larger multinational corporations in the hopes of leveraging economies of scale, and optimizing cost of goods by outsourcing components and sub-assemblies. Paradigm, by contrast, remains thoroughly vertically integrated. With rare exceptions, the entirety of any given product, from the voice coil to the enclosure, is manufactured on-site at Paradigm's headquarters in Ontario, Canada.

Specifications

  • Mini-Monitor
  • Design: Two-way, Ported
  • Drivers: One 1" Dome Tweeter, One 6.5" Mid/Bass
  • Crossover: 2nd-order Electro-acoustic at 2.0 kHz
  • MFR: 70 Hz - 20 kHz ± 2 dB
  • Sensitivity: 92 dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Dimensions: 13.3" H x 7" W x 11.8" D
  • Weight: 17 Pounds/each
  • MSRP $249/each USA
  • CC-190 Center Channel Speaker
  • Design: Three-way, Ported
  • Drivers: One 1" Dome Tweeter, One 3.5" Midrange, Two 5.5" Woofers
  • Crossovers 2nd-order Electro-acoustic at 2.8 kHz, 2nd-order Electro-acoustic at 300 Hz
  • MFR: 90 Hz - 20 kHz ± 2 dB
  • Sensitivity: 93 dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms
  • Dimensions: 7" H x 22.3" W x 10.2" D
  • Weight 20.5 Pounds
  • MSRP $349/each USA
  • ADP-190 Surround Speaker
  • Design: Two-way, Ported
  • Drivers: Two 1" Dome Tweeters, Two 5.5" Mid/Bass
  • Crossover 2nd-order Electro-acoustic at 2.0 kHz
  • MFR: 110 Hz - 20 kHz ± 2 dB
  • Sensitivity: 90 dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Dimensions: 10.3" H x 7.4" W x 6.4" D
  • Weight: 8 Pounds/each
  • MSRP $249/each USA
  • DSP-3100 Subwoofer
  • Design: Powered Subwoofer, Ported
  • Driver: 10"
  • Amplifier: 200 Watts RMS, 600 Watts Peak
  • MFR: 30 Hz - 150 Hz; Low Frequency Extension - 24 Hz
  • Connections: Line-Level Inputs RCA (L/R-Mono) for L/R Line-Out or Sub-Out / LFE-Out, USB for PBK
  • Dimensions: 16.25" H x 12.25" W x 16.75" D
  • Weight: 40 Pounds
  • MSRP $599 USA
  • Paradigm

Also, somewhat uniquely, Paradigm over the years has maintained a core line of speakers. Somewhat akin to automotive manufacturers, the model names remain the same year to year but there has been a steady stream of improvements, with occasional overhauls to the models. So just like the 1984 Honda Accord shares little more than the nameplate with its modern predecessor, the current iterations of the Paradigm speaker line up share little more than the name and color. So here is a look at v.6 of a Paradigm Monitor 5.1 system.