Paradigm Monitor Series Gets v.6 Injection
The Canadian company's lauded Monitor Series features improved design with better magnetic grilles and a wenge finish option.
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Paradigm’s Monitor Series v.6
August 06, 2008 by Arlen Schweiger

Paradigm’s Monitor Series loudspeakers already sound pretty darn good. Now the Canadian company went ahead and gave it bit of a design makeover, too, just when you thought the Monitors couldn’t get any better.

This is v.6—the sixth version of Paradigm’s Monitor Series. The new magnetic grilles now have ultra-low diffraction, and they stay perfectly centered over the baffles unless they’re removed, thanks to redesigned and reinforced placement of the magnets keeping them on.

Other exterior improvements include nickel-plated screws added to all bookshelf, floorstanding and center-channel speakers in the lineup, giving that extra detail. They also now come in wenge finish that’s popular with contemporary decors, so if you need something other than black, cherry or rosenut you can go with this blackish-brown flavor.

Modified phase-coherent crossovers, plus an updated voice coil for the Titan Monitor bookshelf speaker, enhance the insides to go with technology maintained from v.5 such as SuperDrive, which yields the series’ high output, high efficiency and ultra-low distortion.

Here’s the whole lineup:

  • Atom Monitor – Two-driver 2-way bookshelf/stand-mounted: 5-1/2” M-ICP mid/bass, 1” H-PTD dome; $149/ea
  • Mini Monitor – Two-driver 2-way bookshelf/stand-mounted: 6-1/2” M-ICP mid/bass, 1” H-PTD dome; $219/ea
  • Titan Monitor – Two-driver 2-way bookshelf/stand-mounted: 7-1/2” M-ICP mid/bass, 1” H-PTD dome; $279/ea
  • Monitor 7 – Four-driver 2-1/2-way floorstanding: Two 5-1/2” carbon-infused polypropylene bass, 5-1/2” M-ICP mid/bass,1” H-PTD dome; $379/ea
  • Monitor 9 – Four-driver 2-1/2-way floorstanding: Two 6-1/2” carbon-infused polypropylene bass, 6-1/2” M-ICP mid/bass,1” H-PTD dome; $499/ea
  • Monitor 11 – Four-driver 2-1/2-way floorstanding: Two 7-1/2” carbon-infused polypropylene bass, 7-1/2” M-ICP mid/bass, 1” H-PTD dome; $699/ea
  • CC-190 – Four-driver 3-way center channel: Two 5-1/2” carbon-infused polypropylene bass, 3-1/2” M-ICP mid/bass, 1” H-PTD dome: $299
  • CC-290 – Four-driver 3-way center channel: Two 6-1/2” carbon-infused polypropylene bass, 4-1/2” M-ICP mid/bass, 1” H-PTD dome; $499
  • CC-390 – Seven-driver 3-way center channel: Four 6-1/2” carbon-infused polypropylene bass, two 4-1/2” M-ICP mid/bass, 1” H-PTD dome; $699
  • ADP-190 – Four-driver 2-way surround/rear: Two 5-1/2” M-ICP mid/bass, two 1” H-PTD domes; $249/ea
  • ADP-390 – Five-driver 3-way surround/rear: One carbon-infused polypropylene bass, two 4-1/2” M-ICP mid/bass, two 1” H-PTD domes; $429/ea
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Arlen Schweiger - Contributor, Electronic House Magazine
Arlen writes about home technology installations and product news and reviews for electronichouse.com and Electronic House magazine.

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