Monitor SE Atom

$318.00 pair

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2-driver, 2-way bass reflex, bookshelf

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.

Built On Research

Monitor SE loudspeakers benefit from Paradigm’s fundamental research into the science of sound. This research, conducted by Paradigm in conjunction with the Canadian National Research Council, has resulted in many of the innovative materials and patented audio technologies found throughout the Paradigm speaker.

Realism in Audio

Imagine lifelike musical performance in any listening space; breathtaking effects and realistic imaging details that bring your movies to life.

Tweeter

X-PAL™ Pure-Aluminum Dome Tweeters with patented† Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA™) Lens. This exclusive design acts as a refined phase plug, blocking a wide range of out-of-phase frequencies which increases and smooths output without coloring the sound.

Both visually stunning and functional, our signature PPA Lens technology improves performance while also protecting the tweeter from getting damaged.

† US patent: 10,003,869.

Bass/Midrange

High-performance mineral-filled polypropylene cones with inverted dust caps are lightweight and rigid. Downroll surrounds give them a clean, low-profile look.

Enclosure

Beautiful Monitor SE speaker cabinets, with their unmistakably European fit and finish, complement today’s most stylish décor. Each model is available in high-gloss white or matte black finishes.

Partnered with the NRC

Paradigm is partnered with Canada’s world-renowned NRC in ongoing research to reveal the true nature of sound and human hearing. Findings influence design and performance specs, resulting in a uniquely realistic listening experience, backed by sound science.

MODEL COMPARISON
MODEL COMPARISON
Product Price
Starting At
Design Frequency Response On-Axis Low Frequency Extension Sensitivity Room / Anechoic
Monitor SE 8000F
$799.00
5-driver, 3-way bass reflex, floorstanding ±3dB from 45 Hz - 21 kHz 35 Hz (DIN) 95 dB / 92 dB
Monitor SE 6000F
$499.00
5-driver, 3-way bass reflex, floorstanding ±3dB from 53 Hz - 21 kHz 43 Hz (DIN) 93 dB / 90 dB
Monitor SE 3000F
$379.00
4-driver, 3-way bass reflex, floorstanding ±3dB from 55 Hz - 21 kHz 44 Hz (DIN) 91 dB / 88 dB
Monitor SE Atom
$318.00
2-driver, 2-way bass reflex, bookshelf ±3dB from 61 Hz - 21 kHz 45 Hz (DIN) 89 dB / 86 dB
Monitor SE 2000C
$219.00
3-driver, 2-way bass reflex, center channel ±3dB from 65 Hz - 21 kHz 53 Hz (DIN) 93 dB / 90 dB

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

DOWNLOADS
MONITOR SE MANUAL 3.27M
MONITOR SE DATASHEET 1.2M
MONITOR SE DIMENSIONAL DRAWINGS 414.34k
MONITOR SE SERIES REVIEW SUMMARY 4.12M

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Siu Tsang
|May 8, 2020
I bought the PARADIGM MONITOR SE ATOM speakers two weeks ago when they offered 25% off. I haven't used Paradigm speakers before. I don't know what to expect when I bought them. I worried they didn't produce enough bass and was planning to buy a subwoofer along with it but I was wrong. I used them mainly as front speakers with my 80 watts per channel 5.1 home theater AV receiver in a 11'x15' living room, with only two speakers set up. My listenning position is 13' from the speaker. Adjusting the speaker distance setting from the receiver can improve the sound quality. I am surprised that the ATOM produces fair enough bass. I do feel the vibration on sofa. The bass does not feel thin or artificial. Listen from the movie Braveheart sound track, the bass is deep. It meets my expectation, from a non-technical, non-audiophile perspective. So I decided not to buy a subwoofer. Most people say you need a subwoofer with bookshelf speaker. It is not with the ATOM to me unless you really want a very full and rich feel in music. I live in a townhouse that I can't crank up the volumn too loud. Hans Wetzel from Soundstageaccess wrote a very good review on this speaker. I usually doubt those reviews because I guess they were paid to do so but this time I concur with him and I experienced the same sound quality from my ATOM as he described it. He didn't lied. I don't need to repeat what he said, just read his review. It also has the link on sound measurement graphs in that review. You need to test the speaker with high resolution music sources and this speaker really delivers. The ATOM sounds (bass, middle, high) very natural, especially good at vocal, not tainted/colored by the speaker itself. It can faithfully produce the singer's voice. My wife can hear three distinct voices when three people sing together. It has good sound stage and separation. You feel like the person sing just in front of you, from a specific point. It has dimension. I used to have computer speakers, they can be loud but lack dimension, sound just fill up the space without character. The ATOM is not a near field computer speaker. It has enough power for my living room. So I am very happy with the ATOMs, also happy with Paradigm. The ATOMs really deserves some good comments.
Jim STEVENSON
|September 12, 2019
Recently bought a pair to replace my old Atoms, the original Atoms from more than 20 years ago, as the foam surrounds have rotted away. These new Atoms are very impressive with a very smooth and natural sound across a variety of musical genres. While you will not get chest thumping bass, nevertheless there is good extension in to the lower frequencies. These will be excellent for surrounds (what I'll use them for), for bookshelf speakers in a small apartment, and even mains with the addition of a sub.
Chris Papaioannou
|February 10, 2019
I recently purchased these speakers for my front home theatre 2.1 setup with Polk Subwoofer running through a new Yamaha Receiver. I can tell you they sound amazing! the detail, mids and bass are impressive, being an "entry level" price point bookshelf speaker for Paradigm, it sounds professional and clean. I heard stunning detailed sound in shows I normally watch, just impressed!! Bonus, and they look beautiful! Two thumbs up! Keep up the good work Paradigm