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Professional Reviews

Don't take our word for it, below are hundreds of reviews Paradigm has received from industry experts and critics. Read them all, or select a specific model from the dropdown to filter those reviews.
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Persona 7F


Reviewer's Choice

Paradigm Persona 7F Loudspeakers

During my time with Paradigm’s Persona 7Fs, they consistently projected a wonderfully open, detailed, effortless top end capable of communicating vast amounts of space, balance, drive -- and, inevitably, emotion. These all-important sonic attributes were matched only by the awe-inspiring depths to which the 7Fs could dig; never, without a subwoofer in play, had I heard in my room bass so deep or so articulate, or that so powerfully evoked my own emotional responses. And yet neither the 7F’s effortless top-end nor its prodigious bottom-end reproduction was its most appealing quality; that accolade must go to the 7F’s unfailingly neutral and natural-sounding midrange. In the Persona 7F, Paradigm has created an all-out assault on the high end. During my time with them, the Persona 7Fs have proven themselves a benchmark product at their price point, which makes granting them a Reviewers’ Choice award a foregone conclusion. A damned impressive speaker!

—Aron Garrecht , SoundstageUltra.com
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Paradigm Persona 7F Speakers [RUSSIAN]

[Translated] Paradigm engineers succeeded in a real "tour de force": Persona 7F sounds so great that they can compete with speakers that are 2-3 times more expensive. Despite the considerable price, they can be safely given the title of Best Buy.

—Alexander Chechelyov, HiFi.ru
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Persona 3F

Grande Maîstrise et Raffinement / Great Mastery and Refinement [FRENCH]

[Translated]...a hearing with the help of these Personas is a very pleasant experience and I would not have believed, at the outset, that they could have responded as well. Beyond the shadow of a doubt, a beautiful success of Paradigm.

—Benoit Varin, TED Mag@zine
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Persona 9H

A New Paradigm: The Persona 9H

Paradigm has created one of the world’s finest loudspeakers the right way, by applying what they’ve learned from decades of research, design and manufacturing know how to produce a speaker with no compromises. There’s nothing they don’t do, nothing they won’t play and from what I can deduce, nothing they won’t partner with regarding electronics.

—Jeff Dorgay, TONEAudio
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Persona 3F


Sound & Vision Top Pick Award
Score: 5/5 Performance, Build Quality, Features and Value

Paradigm Persona 3F Speaker System Review

...so astounding, so unequivocally brilliant in their performance that they will convince your ears that they don't exist, despite what your eyes will try to tell you.

—Darryl Wilkinson, Sound & Vision
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Persona B


Sound & Vision Top Pick Award
Score: 5/5 Performance, Build Quality, Features and Value

Paradigm Persona 3F Speaker System Review

...so astounding, so unequivocally brilliant in their performance that they will convince your ears that they don't exist, despite what your eyes will try to tell you.

—Darryl Wilkinson, Sound & Vision
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Persona C


Sound & Vision Top Pick Award
Score: 5/5 Performance, Build Quality, Features and Value

Paradigm Persona 3F Speaker System Review

...so astounding, so unequivocally brilliant in their performance that they will convince your ears that they don't exist, despite what your eyes will try to tell you.

—Darryl Wilkinson, Sound & Vision
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Persona SUB


Sound & Vision Top Pick Award
Score: 5/5 Performance, Build Quality, Features and Value

Paradigm Persona 3F Speaker System Review

...so astounding, so unequivocally brilliant in their performance that they will convince your ears that they don't exist, despite what your eyes will try to tell you.

—Darryl Wilkinson, Sound & Vision
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PW Soundbar

Paradigm PW Three-Channel Soundbar Reviewed

Paradigm has packed a lot of features and performance into its new PW Soundbar. Its connectivity is second to none--with aptX Bluetooth, AirPlay, and Play-Fi on the wireless side and HDMI 2.0a with HDR/3D pass-through, optical digital, and analog ins on the wired side. Combine that with its Anthem Room Correction capabilities, which allow you to tune the PW Soundbar, as well as a connected subwoofer and wireless surround speakers, to compensate for the exact acoustic peculiarities of your room, and you can understand why I'm more inclined to compare it to a full-blown component surround sound system than other soundbars.

—Dennis Burger, HomeTheaterReview.com
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Persona 9H

Paradigm Persona 9H Loudspeaker: Sleek, Sophisticated, Stylish

The Paradigm Persona 9Hs not only provided the best overall bass response I’ve had in my listening room, it did so when playing back deep bass at subwoofer frequencies and loudness levels.

—Anthony Cordesman, The Absolute Sound
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Persona 3F

Paradigm Persona 3F Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed [Persona 3F/Persona B/Persona C system]

From their exceptional dispersion characteristics to their wonderful tonal balance, exceptional clarity, and stunning detail, Paradigm's Persona Series speakers leave one wanting for nothing, even way down at the bottom end of the line with the 3F tower. Or, I should clarify: they leave this reviewer wanting for nothing.

—Dennis Burger, HomeTheaterReview.com
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Persona B

Paradigm Persona 3F Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed [Persona 3F/Persona B/Persona C system]

From their exceptional dispersion characteristics to their wonderful tonal balance, exceptional clarity, and stunning detail, Paradigm's Persona Series speakers leave one wanting for nothing, even way down at the bottom end of the line with the 3F tower. Or, I should clarify: they leave this reviewer wanting for nothing.

—Dennis Burger, HomeTheaterReview.com
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Persona C

Paradigm Persona 3F Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed [Persona 3F/Persona B/Persona C system]

From their exceptional dispersion characteristics to their wonderful tonal balance, exceptional clarity, and stunning detail, Paradigm's Persona Series speakers leave one wanting for nothing, even way down at the bottom end of the line with the 3F tower. Or, I should clarify: they leave this reviewer wanting for nothing.

—Dennis Burger, HomeTheaterReview.com
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SUB 2


2017 Editors' Choice Award

The Absolute Sound 2017 Editors' Choice Awards

The Paradigm SUB 2 may be one of the few subwoofers that can be properly mated with planar loudspeakers. Its lightning speed and ability to project front, rear, and sideways mean that its presence and positioning are simply impossible to detect. The SUB 2 features what Paradigm calls Vibration-Canceling Design Architecture, and the design clearly delivers the goods. The hexagonal cabinet can make it hard to install, but once in place the SUB 2 can deliver a crusing 112dB at 10Hz.

The Absolute Sound


Persona 9H


2017 Editors' Choice Award

The Absolute Sound 2017 Editors' Choice Awards

Good things do come in rela- tively small packages, although this is a nearly 300-pound speaker that is 51" high. It uses four new ultra-high ex- cursion woofers, two 700-watt amps, and ARC-2 digital room compensation to produce incredibly deep, accurate bass at to 19Hz and going as low as 15Hz. It also features an advanced beryllium tweeter and midrange driver, and provides equally outstanding midrange and treble perfor- mance in every aspect. Detail, dynamics, depth, and imaging are all excellent. Sensitivity is 96dB, allowing use with even low-power triodes and pro- viding an exceptional sense of life with more powerful amps.

The Absolute Sound


A2


2017 Editors' Choice Award

2017 Editors' Choice Award Winner

"A 2012 Golden Ear recipient, the Shift A2 is more than just a cleverly named loudspeaker. Compact, internally powered, and equipped with DSP bass management and enough back-panel inputs to connect almost any source, this is what 21st century entry-levle high end is all about. A combination of sound and value, it extends the welcome mat to budding high-enders who may have felt they couldn't afford the entrance fee."

The Absolute Sound
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PW AMP

Paradigm PW Amp review: This DTS Play-Fi amplifier will bring out the best from your speakers

An amp I can’t live without -- Paradigm’s PW Amp does something that the competition just can’t: deliver hi-res audio streaming to your speaker setup that compensates for the anomalies produced by your room-speaker interactions. Whether it’s a standalone system or a whole-home audio solution with multiple zones, you’ll be hard pressed to find a solution that makes your setup achieve its full potential. In fact, I liked the PW Amp so much that it’s going to find a permanent place in my home setup. I can’t think of a better recommendation than that.

—Theo Nicolakis, TechHive.com
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Persona 9H


BEST OF INNOVATIONS 2017: High Performance Home Audio-Video
The CES Innovation Awards is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products. Persona 9H won 1st place, and was named BEST OF INNOVATIONS for the High Performance Audio-Video Category.


PW AMP

Paradigm PW Amp Play-Fi Networked Two-Channel Amplifier Review

I can’t commend Paradigm enough for providing the flexibility in bass management and room EQ that ARC affords; this is the only networked amp I am familiar with that offers such sophistication, which is crucial if you want to achieve true high-fidelity.

—Mark Henninger, AVSForum.com
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Prestige 75F

Paradigm Prestige 75F Floorstanding Speaker System Review

The ultimate test is how it sounds, and the 75F—especially in terms of its non-grating, open, natural midrange presentation—scores big here. These are speakers you could enjoy every day.

—Steve Feinstein, Audioholics.com
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PW 800

Paradigm PW 800 Wireless Speaker Review

The Paradigm PW 800 is a wonderful sounding wireless single-speaker music system, simple yet elegant.

—Yongki Go, PH.D., Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity
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Prestige 75F

Exceptional Value Award

A Welcome Addition to the Fleet: Paradigm's Prestige 75F Speakers

Even as a longtime Paradigm owner, I wasn’t prepared for the performance their newest offering delivers. The Prestige 75F escalates past Paradigm strengths, adding a level of resolution and refinement that is rarely available at this price. Add major factory and dealer support and that adds up to a winner.

—Mark Marcantonio, Tone Audio
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Prestige 2000SW


2016 Product of the Year

Paradigm Prestige 2000SW Powered 15-Inch Subwoofer “Awe-Inducing With a Capital A”

Paradigm’s Prestige 2000SW is an awe-inducing, powered subwoofer that can handle the depths of most any movie sound effect, but it is equally adept at transmitting the proper bass frequencies from your favorite hi-res music. From Rock to Classical to bombastic action flicks, I do not see how you could do any better in the bass department.

—John Gatski, Everything Audio Network
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PW 600


Sound & Vision Top Pick Award
Score: 4.5

Paradigm Premium Wireless Multiroom Audio System Review

Paradigm shouldn’t have called it the “Premium” Wireless series. It’s better than that. You might say it’s premium-er than premium. Regardless of what it’s called, it’s a fantastic collection of gorgeous, awesome-sounding streaming gear.

—Darryl Wilkinson, Sound & Vision
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PW 800


Sound & Vision Top Pick Award
Score: 4.5

Paradigm Premium Wireless Multiroom Audio System Review

Paradigm shouldn’t have called it the “Premium” Wireless series. It’s better than that. You might say it’s premium-er than premium. Regardless of what it’s called, it’s a fantastic collection of gorgeous, awesome-sounding streaming gear.

—Darryl Wilkinson, Sound & Vision
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PW AMP


Sound & Vision Top Pick Award
Score: 4.5

Paradigm Premium Wireless Multiroom Audio System Review

Paradigm shouldn’t have called it the “Premium” Wireless series. It’s better than that. You might say it’s premium-er than premium. Regardless of what it’s called, it’s a fantastic collection of gorgeous, awesome-sounding streaming gear.

—Darryl Wilkinson, Sound & Vision
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Prestige 95F


Secrets Thumbs Up Award

Paradigm Prestige Series Surround System Review

These speakers seriously rocked on movies and the performance on two-channel music was so intoxicating that sometimes I started to feel the speakers were tailor made for whatever song I was listening to until the next song came on and then I thought the speakers were made just for that song. This is what you get with properly engineered speakers – you get performance that works for all sorts of material and uses. It’s because these speaker pass the signal with the least interpretation or distortion on their part.

—Jim Clements, Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity
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Prestige 25S


Secrets Thumbs Up Award

Paradigm Prestige Series Surround System Review

These speakers seriously rocked on movies and the performance on two-channel music was so intoxicating that sometimes I started to feel the speakers were tailor made for whatever song I was listening to until the next song came on and then I thought the speakers were made just for that song. This is what you get with properly engineered speakers – you get performance that works for all sorts of material and uses. It’s because these speaker pass the signal with the least interpretation or distortion on their part.

—Jim Clements, Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity
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Prestige 2000SW


Secrets Thumbs Up Award

Paradigm Prestige Series Surround System Review

These speakers seriously rocked on movies and the performance on two-channel music was so intoxicating that sometimes I started to feel the speakers were tailor made for whatever song I was listening to until the next song came on and then I thought the speakers were made just for that song. This is what you get with properly engineered speakers – you get performance that works for all sorts of material and uses. It’s because these speaker pass the signal with the least interpretation or distortion on their part.

—Jim Clements, Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity
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Paradigm Prestige 2000SW Subwoofer Review

The overall sound quality coming from the Paradigm subwoofer was excellent, particularly with music. It reproduced detailed notes and bass lines with resounding clarity and an admirable lack of distortion. For all practical purposes, one of the 2000SW subwoofers was able to produce more than enough output to energize my room, pretty effortlessly, down to just about 20 Hz before a fairly steep roll off of the signal. Although I’ve had subwoofers that have played flat down to about 10 Hz in this room, very few of them have sounded as clean as this Paradigm has in its given operating range.

—Carlo Lo Raso, Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity
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PW AMP

Hands On: Paradigm Premium Wireless Amplifier with DTS Play-Fi Support

After living with the amp through multiple pairs of speakers and several content sources I am confident in saying the PW Amp represents everything a modern music listener would want from an amp.

—Robert Archer, CE Pro
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Prestige 2000SW


HomeTheaterReview.com Best of 2016 Award
Score: 4/5 Stars

Paradigm Prestige 2000SW Subwoofer Reviewed

...the Paradigm Prestige 2000SW subwoofer carries a premium pricetag, but it offers three advantages that many, if not most, high-end subs do not. First, its output is competitive with that of many of the best home theater subs on the market. Second, its distortion is among the lowest I've measured, and it sounds tight and punchy as hell. And third, it includes one of the best subwoofer auto EQ systems available. The 2000SW is a great choice for upscale customers who want precise, high-output bass without the boom--and they want it in a beautiful package that looks as good as it sounds.

—Brent Butterworth, Home Theater Review
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PW AMP

Paradigm Premium Wireless Music System Review

...sonics are where the rubber meets the road when it comes to a music system, and sonically, the PW series delivers in spades, with music that will more than satisfy any listener... It is staggering how much output the PW Amp can produce. I connected it to a pair of tower speakers as well as some large, 8-inch in-walls that I have found difficult to drive. The PW Amp never sounded like a small, digital box, but rather like I was listening to a traditional two-channel amplifier. It coaxed gobs of bass from the Monitors and was able to reach volume levels that were far beyond comfortable. Be confident that the PW Amp allows you to use any speaker you like, delivering audio performance that can satisfy any listener.

—John Sciacca, Residential Systems
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PW 600

Paradigm Premium Wireless Music System Review

... sonics are where the rubber meets the road when it comes to a music system, and sonically, the PW series delivers in spades, with music that will more than satisfy any listener... The PW 600 delivers far bigger sound than I expected, with an ability to reach bass notes that a speaker its size has no business playing. I placed it in my kitchen on a granite counter tucked back under cabinetry and ARC really did a great job of cleaning up the audio in this awkward space. The dual tweeters really present a wide, room-filling sound... Without question, Paradigm’s PW Series of speakers sound terrific, and the inclusion of ARC is a huge bonus for wireless audio systems in the way it can significantly improve real-world, in-room performance.

—John Sciacca, Residential Systems
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PW 800

Paradigm Premium Wireless Music System Review

... sonics are where the rubber meets the road when it comes to a music system, and sonically, the PW series delivers in spades, with music that will more than satisfy any listener... On paper, the PW 800 doesn’t appear to offer much more than the PW 600, reaching just a single Hz lower (39 Hz versus 40) in the bass range. However, this is definitely a case where the numbers don’t tell the whole story, as the 800 delivers significantly fuller and richer audio, not only in bass depth but in complexity and detail in the mids... The speaker’s shape also produces a wider presentation, making it ideal for single-speaker solutions in bigger rooms, and letting you actually experience stereo audio. I placed it atop a dresser centered in a bedroom and you could clearly get left and right detail along with a detailed center... Without question, Paradigm’s PW Series of speakers sound terrific, and the inclusion of ARC is a huge bonus for wireless audio systems in the way it can significantly improve real-world, in-room performance.

—John Sciacca, Residential Systems
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Prestige 75F


CE Pro The Best of 2015

Hands On: Prestige Speakers Underscore Paradigm’s Reputation

I was completely impressed. The first thing I noticed was the speakers’ ability to produce a big, airy soundstage. I also found the 75Fs to produce fast dynamics... I believe these loudspeakers can give more expensive offerings a run for their money. The 75Fs are smooth with very good top- and bottom-end extension. They throw a big soundstage and offer lots of detail. While maybe a touch forward sounding, the midrange is transparent and delivers a lot of clean resolution. I’ve heard a lot of Paradigm speakers over the years and if the 75Fs are a good representation of the series, I’m comfortable calling the Prestiges the best speakers the company has ever engineered.

—Robert Archer, CE Pro
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Prestige 95F

Paradigm Prestige 95F loudspeaker

And never once did I feel deprived. Even in my large space, the Prestige 95Fs seemed content with what might be viewed today as average power. Like any speaker, of course, they could be turned up until either the amp or the speakers screamed uncle. I never reached that point—I stopped short of levels clearly higher than my normal listening. I also tried the Paradigms with some challenging video sound, using a generic center-channel speaker and subwoofer, at levels that made me fear for my new neighborhood's torches-and-pitchforks brigade. I found the Paradigms immensely rewarding in this application. Though that's not my beat for this review, it did suggest that the Prestige 95Fs are likely to satisfy with dynamic, challenging two-channel material, even when driven by a modestly powered amplifier in a large space...the Prestige 95F offers a ton of value and performance... I heard no consistent problems in the speaker's upper midrange and low treble. The Paradigms produced none of the more common, obvious colorations associated with less-than-optimal dispersion... The 95Fs also excelled at imaging and depth, even with a large, flat-screen HDTV sitting between them... I strongly recommend that those looking for speakers in this price range give the Paradigm Prestige 95F a serious audition.

—Thomas J. Norton, Stereophile
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PW 600

Play-Fi challenges Sonos on multi-room audio | Logged On

The PW 600 was a pleasure to use, and while it's expensive, it's clearly a premium option... As soon as I started streaming music, I could hear the difference those premium components make... the bass was so electrifying I felt like I was at a concert. I've never seen a shelf speaker deliver bass like this... the PW 600 is a seriously impressive little speaker. For the serious music lover, it's a great start in a multi-room system.

—Troy Dreier, New Jersery Journal
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Prestige 85F

ENCEINTES ACOUSTIQUES PRESTIGE 85F DE PARADIGM

Après avoir fait passer les Paradigm 85F par toute une variété de matériel musical, je ne peux conclure autrement : peu importe le message musical à livrer, ces enceintes se retrouvent dans une classe à part. Que ce soit de la musique classique, jazz, populaire ou même le dernier blockbuster estival, elles ne fléchissent jamais devant la tâche. De plus, elles agissent comme une loupe magnifiant les détails sonores et du même coup, toute la scène acoustique. Elles sont assurément prêtes pour des pièces de grandes dimensions et pour les amateurs d’émotions fortes autant que nuancées. Paradigm a frappé, avec l’introduction de sa nouvelle série Prestige, un coup de circuit, que dis-je, un grand chelem ! À auditionner sans faute si vous recherchez une enceinte exceptionnelle et un produit supérieur alliant une reproduction sonore de haut niveau à une prestance indéniable. En ce sens, le nom de cette nouvelle série d’enceintes de Paradigm est plus que mérité.

—Francois Lemieux, Magazine TED / Quebec A/V
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PW AMP

Paradigm Premium Wireless Series PW AMP Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

So, what makes the Paradigm PW AMP stand out in that pack?... Firstly, it allows you to bring your own speakers to the Play-Fi party, which is still pretty rare at this point among the lineup of available Play-Fi products...Secondly, and perhaps most importantly, it features Anthem Room Correction, as do all of Paradigm's Premium Wireless Series products, which means that you can dial in its performance to the exact acoustical quirks of your room, with a startling degree of flexibility... the PW AMP is a wonderful little Class D amp with a smart design and wonderfully dynamic, detailed, nuanced performance, along with excellent bass management and room-correction capabilities and more than enough power to drive great big honking tower speakers...

—Dennis Burger, Home Theater Review
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PW 800

REVIEW: PARADIGM PW 800 PREMIUM WIRELESS PLAY-FI SPEAKER

Post Anthem Room Correction... its performance is pretty much flawless. What’s more, I found that ARC allowed me to get pretty wacky with positioning and still enjoy a really super sweet audio experience... I was a little shocked by just how well the PW 800 handled the wide, expansive stereo sound... with a little subwoofer attached, the PW 800 absolutely rocked my face off my skull... It’s gorgeously built, beautifully designed, and looks amazing on a tabletop or even on a larger bookshelf. Kudos to Paradigm for putting as much work into the style as they did the sound... I think Paradigm has one heck of a wireless speaker on its hands here... If you’ve written off wireless speakers as sub-par from a performance standpoint in the past, you owe it to yourself to find your local Paradigm dealer and hear the PW 800 for yourself.

—Dennis Burger, HD Living
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Prestige 1000SW

Highly Recommended
Score: 4/5

Paradigm Prestige 1000SW Subwoofer Review

For music the Paradigm Prestige 1000SW performs fast and tight on the bass lines... Movies are where a sub is really needed and the Paradigm Prestige 1000SW is a beast when it comes to explosions, gun fire, and rumbling rocket engines... This sub pounds the kick drum and bass line with proper oomph. My home theater is roughly 2700 cubic feet and the Prestige 1000SW had zero issues pumping out the bass at HALF GAIN. This is a highly capable sealed subwoofer especially given its 18”x16” footprint... The Paradigm Prestige 1000SW performs brilliantly, especially given its smaller stature, is beautiful to look at and comes with their Perfect Bass Kit. Having the PBK included allows for simple, near automatic room tuning. Certainly not something you get with cheaper subwoofers. The Paradigm Prestige 1000SW is a reference quality subwoofer and comes highly recommended from Reference Home Theater.

—Stephen Hornbrook, Reference Home Theater
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Nobody puts baby in the corner! Paradigm’s latest sub deserves to dance in the spotlight

Some would argue subwoofers are best heard and not seen because, let’s face it, boring black boxes rarely qualify as haute decor. But for Paradigm’s latest Prestige Series additions, the 1000SW and 2000SW, that rule simply does not apply. With several beautiful finish options, gleaming machined stainless steel hardware, and a mean-looking driver that just begs you to stare, Paradigm delivers a sub that deserves to bask in the glow of a spotlight in your home theater... The 1000SW seen here is a powerful, punchy, and musical sub, with as much finesse as muscle, and as much class as sass. In terms of performance, we’d put it right in line with SVS’ incredible SB-13 Ultra, though if we had to take a pick between the two, we’d side with the Paradigm sub based on looks alone.

—Caleb Denison, Digital Trends
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Prestige 15B


Stellar Sound Award

Audiophile Speaker Review! Paradigm Prestige Series 15B Two-Way Stand/Shelf Speaker

The Paradigm Prestige 15B compact small speaker is a serious audiophile speaker designed for small rooms and listening in the near and midfield. Within 10 feet of the listening position, these speakers are extremely articulate with excellent stereo imaging and depth. Many of my reference hi-res tracks were impressively showcased through the Prestige 15B pair; many tracks sounded as good as through some $8,000 speakers I have tested... I can’t think of one negative about these speakers. One big Stellar Sound Award for a pair of impressive, small speakers.

—John Gatski, Everything Audio Network
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Prestige 85F

Paradigm Prestige 85F Loudspeakers Review

Aesthetically I could not fault the 85F. It is easily one of the most sleek and elegant speakers you can buy in this price category and the wife acceptance is likely to be very high. I find it hard to imagine any décor that they would not just complement but actually enhance... If you are in the market for a pair of speakers... and if aesthetics as well as build quality matter to you as much as sound quality, you would be well advised to give the Paradigm Prestige 85F a serious audition. Chances are good, you will be seduced into make these sonic babies a treasured part of your music system!

—Malcolm Gomes, Canada HiFi
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Sampling High End 2015's Best Loudspeakers

What I can tell you is that this is one ambitious speaker. The beryllium midrange and tweeter sounded as clear as could be, and the bass was prodigious... an impressive design statement from a great speaker company: it looks svelte yet substantial, and its lines are BMW clean. And because Paradigm is a performance-first company, the Concept 4F is going to give some far more expensive speakers some sleepless nights...

—Jeff Fritz, SoundStage! Ultra
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Best of High End 2015

The Best of High End 2015 -- Loudspeakers

My picks for the Best Loudspeakers at High End 2015: Paradigm’s Concept 4F was, by a long shot, the star loudspeaker of High End 2015... the Concept 4F’s beautiful appearance is a higher rung on that ladder... But it’s on the technical side that the Concept 4F really stands out... Visually, technically, and sonically, I was blown away by the Concept 4F.

—Doug Schneider, SoundStage! Hi-Fi
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Munich High-End Audio 2015 show highlights and report part 3

One of the unexpected highlights of this years Munich show was Paradigm new 4F Concept speakers... Paradigm’s Oleg Bogdanov explained in details about the complete project and they grabbed my attention on the first few notes strike. There is something right about their performance even at witchy show conditions.

Mono & Stereo
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The 2015 Munich High-End Show

Under development for more than five years, the Concept 4F sounded exceptional in a brief demo, with astounding bass extension and definition coupled to neutral, detailed, and transparent midrange and treble reproduction.

—Robert Harley, The Absolute Sound
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High End 2015 • TABlog

This is a serious speaker from a serious company. It might have started out as a toe-in-the-water concept, but given the response at the show, I think it’s safe to say that Paradigm will be moving upmarket…although I’m confident that what it will do is maintain the company’s reputation for value. It goes straight to the top of the “speakers I’d love to get my mitts on” list.

—Roy Gregory, The Audio Beat
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Baker’s Dozen – Loudspeakers at The Munich High End 2015

Paradigm’s Concept 4F loudspeaker is a genuinely ambitious project (conducted with partner electronics brand Anthem) sporting a 25mm beryllium tweeter, a 178mm beryllium midrange and two front and two rear-driving 216mm woofers in a vibration-reduction layout. The key word is ‘Concept’, as in ‘concept car’, but it shows just what 33 years of R&D can deliver.

—Alan Sircom, Hi-Fi+
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High End 2015 – Munich Germany: Nice Curves – Full-Range Towers from Paradigm and Piega

Paradigm’s Concept 4F made quite the splash here in Munich, demonstrating a shape, materials, and a style that is very un-Paradigm in execution… How’d it sound? Big. Like big big. The Paradigm concept had dynamics in abundance, with easygoing and sailing high-frequency performance…Great things appear to be just over the horizon, then, for Paradigm.

—Hans Wetzel, SoundStage! Global
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Prestige 15B


Sound & Vision Top Pick
Score: 5 Stars

Paradigm Prestige 15B Speaker System Review

The Paradigm Prestige series combines state-of-the-art design, ingenious engineering, and superb build quality with voicing that I found cinematically and musically unerring. Speakers that allow me one-setting enjoyment of action movies, with no dynamic range control intervention, are rare. Speakers that beat my reference system on orchestral material are rarer. But speakers that do both are practically unheard of. I learned a lot—and had a lot of fun—with the Prestige in my listening room. And living with the Seismic 110 sub continues to be a joy.

—Mark Fleischmann, Sound & Vision
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Prestige 45C


Sound & Vision Top Pick
Score: 5 Stars

Paradigm Prestige 15B Speaker System Review

The Paradigm Prestige series combines state-of-the-art design, ingenious engineering, and superb build quality with voicing that I found cinematically and musically unerring. Speakers that allow me one-setting enjoyment of action movies, with no dynamic range control intervention, are rare. Speakers that beat my reference system on orchestral material are rarer. But speakers that do both are practically unheard of. I learned a lot—and had a lot of fun—with the Prestige in my listening room. And living with the Seismic 110 sub continues to be a joy.

—Mark Fleischmann, Sound & Vision
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Seismic 110


Sound & Vision Top Pick
Score: 5 Stars

Paradigm Prestige 15B Speaker System Review

Paradigm spent a lot of time and money refining this unique sub, and the results are both visible and audible... The center and sub were a perfect marriage for voices of both genders, never localizing in the sub. In fact, the 80-Hz sub crossover worked beautifully for everything... The Paradigm Prestige series combines state-of-the-art design, ingenious engineering, and superb build quality with voicing that I found cinematically and musically unerring. Speakers that allow me one-setting enjoyment of action movies, with no dynamic range control intervention, are rare. Speakers that beat my reference system on orchestral material are rarer. But speakers that do both are practically unheard of. I learned a lot—and had a lot of fun—with the Prestige in my listening room. And living with the Seismic 110 sub continues to be a joy.

—Mark Fleischmann, Sound & Vision
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Prestige 95F


Home Theater Review 5 Stars

Paradigm Prestige 95F Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

There are so many things about the Paradigm's Prestige 95F floorstanding speaker that are worthy of discussion... Its inverted Active Ridge Technology surrounds, for example, which give the woofers greater excursion with less distortion and allowed Paradigm to really play around with crossover points in interesting ways... The exquisite design of the voice coil motors and internal wiring and all of the other components that most people will never have a chance to see. I intended to talk about all of that. I really did. But the fact of the matter is that, when I sit down in front of these speakers, I simply forget about all of it. For that matter, given a recording of sufficient fidelity, I forget about the speakers altogether most of the time. I can't tell you that this is exactly what you should look for in a passive loudspeaker. I won't tell you you're wrong if your tastes lean in other directions. But for me, the Prestige 95F presses all of the right buttons.

—Dennis Burger, Home Theater Review
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Soundscape

Reviewing Sound Bars: An Alternative to TV Home Theater Systems

Soundscape includes four built-in low-frequency speakers for deep bass. For those who would still like to use an external subwoofer, a wireless receiver is included that attaches to any existing subwoofer unit. At 42 inches in length, the 20-pound Soundscape offers rich bass and crisp sound. When I tested it, I heard music that I had been missing from my TV’s internal speakers.

—Eric A. Taub, The New York Times
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SA-25

Paradigm SA-25 Reference In-Wall Speakers Review

The SA-25s are among the best sounding compact in-walls I’ve heard and they will certainly satisfy even the most critical audiophile. The SA-25s would serve well for critical two-channel listening for the front channels or as a matching pair of surround speakers too. When you buy a speaker from Paradigm, you can be rest assured that you will be getting a highly engineered product based on sound science and quality materials. Spending time with the SA-25’s left me desperately wanting to check out some of their high end boxed speaker offerings.

—Gene DellaSala, Audioholics
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Prestige 85F

Paradigm Prestige Series 85F Floorstanding Speaker Review

The new Prestige Series is a beautiful speaker, the design and aesthetic are superb, and I can’t imagine anyone not wanting them on view in their living space. Every detail is well thought out; the lack of mounting screws, for the drivers, the brushed aluminum cones and rings, the slightly eased edges and that amazing finish... Sound is unmistakable Paradigm; the imagining is superb, dynamics are clean throughout without any midrange coloration... The bass drivers blew me away with how articulate and extended they sounded. But I loved how smooth and integral the bass was represented... I’ve heard many, many speakers in this price range recently, but the Prestige 85F is more than a competitor, it leads.

—Piero Gabucci, Secrets Of Home Theater & High Fidelity
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Millenia LP XL

Paradigm Millenia LP XL and LP 2 Speakers and Seismic 110 Subwoofer Speaker Review

I felt the Millenia LP speakers performed better than I was expecting and I would not hesitate to recommend them to my friends. They looked beautiful on the walls, provide high quality sound and were easy to set up... if looks, sound quality and especially space saving are qualities that are important to you, the Millenium LPs are worth your consideration. I think you’ll be impressed with what 2 inches can sound like. Fat may be where it’s at, but this thin is in!

—Jim Milton, Secrets of Home Theater & High Fidelity
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Millenia LP 2

Paradigm Millenia LP XL and LP 2 Speakers and Seismic 110 Subwoofer Speaker Review

I felt the Millenia LP speakers performed better than I was expecting and I would not hesitate to recommend them to my friends. They looked beautiful on the walls, provide high quality sound and were easy to set up... if looks, sound quality and especially space saving are qualities that are important to you, the Millenium LPs are worth your consideration. I think you’ll be impressed with what 2 inches can sound like. Fat may be where it’s at, but this thin is in!

—Jim Milton, Secrets of Home Theater & High Fidelity
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Seismic 110

Paradigm Millenia LP XL and LP 2 Speakers and Seismic 110 Subwoofer Speaker Review

The Seismic 110 was a stellar performer (greatly enhanced by the PBK) and because of the software, can be placed almost anywhere in your room within reason and be optimized for your listening location. I thought that the design of the sub was quite unique and certainly not your typical "big black box" on the floor. It was a veritable cast-aluminum canon, heavy and potent.

—Jim Milton, Secrets of Home Theater & High Fidelity
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A2


2015 Editors' Choice Award

2015 Editors' Choice Award Winner

The Absolute Sound


Studio 10 v5


2015 Editors' Choice Award

The Absolute Sound 2015 Editors' Choice Awards - Loudspeakers

A 2012 Golden Ear recipient, the Shift A2 is more than just a cleverly named loudspeaker. Compact, internally powered, and equipped with DSP bass managment and enough back-panel inputs to connect to almost any source, this is what 21st century entry-level high end is all about. A combination of sound and value, it extends the welcome mat to budding high-enders who may have felt they couldn't afford the entrance fee.

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SUB 2


2015 Editors' Choice Award

The Absolute Sound 2015 Editors' Choice Awards

The Absolute Sound


Soundscape

Paradigm Soundscape 5.1 Powered Soundbar Review

Among soundbars, the Soundscape is a top, feature rich, performer and you can’t go wrong. If you consider the Pareto principal, you will get 80% of the performance and enjoyment from the Paradigm when compared to a dedicated theater, especially for normal TV viewing.

—Kevin Lichterman, Secrets of Home Theater & High Fidelity
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Prestige 95F


Reviewers' Choice

Paradigm Reference Prestige 95F Loudspeakers

Paradigm has branched out from its self-imposed conventions in fabulous, Canadian-made style. The Reference Prestige 95F is a beauty of a loudspeaker, especially in its optional Midnight Cherry finish, the quality of which easily exceeded even my high standards. With a sophisticated, cultured sound and bass extension to die for, the flagship of Paradigm’s new Prestige line is as arresting to listen to as it is to look at. Paradigm appears to have come up with another winner!

—Hans Wetzel, SoundStage! Access
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Millenia CT 2

7 Office Gadgets to Inspire and Motivate You

This desktop speaker set provides a deep bass you can feel right in your bones... First, the speakers use a fine black gloss material that looks trendy and slick, like you just discovered a European design ethos. You can stream over Bluetooth from your phone or directly from a laptop. And the sound quality is pure bliss.

—John Brandon, Inc.
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Soundtrack System

Best Sound Bar
Score: #1 Sound Bar

Best Sound Bars of 2014

Outside of laying down bigger bucks for a full blown hi-fi surround system, we can't think of a better addition to your home theater... Tactile detail, clear, dynamic mdirange, potent, lyrical bass, elegant design, wide stereo image...

—Ryan Waniata, Digital Trends
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Soundscape

Game changer: A sound bar an audiophile can love

The Soundscape is significantly more powerful than any other subwooferless sound bar, and clarity and dynamic punch were superb... man, this sound bar is a force to be reckoned with! Whether it was Kong wrestling with dinosaurs or space station hijinks, the Soundscape's dynamic punch easily KO-ed what passes for merely excellent everyday high-performance sound bars.

—Steve Guttenberg, CNET
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Millenia CT 2

Paradigm Millenia CT 2 Speaker System Reviewed

Paradigm begins and ends with performance. The Millenia continues that tradition of exemplary sound quality...you can find plenty of competition in the three-channel plug-and-play realm, but you're just not going to find many that look and sound as good as the Paradigm.

—Sean Killebrew, Home Theater Review
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Soundscape


Sound & Vision Top Pick
Score: 4 Stars

Paradigm Soundscape Soundbar

We can definitively add Paradigm’s name to the handful of makers that offer “serious soundbars”...The Paradigm continued to impress me across a clutch of favorite scenes, offering lots of clean level while maintaining clear, balanced dialogue and very respectable dynamic impact... The Soundscape also goes substantially lower than a lot of other soundbars... if you value dynamics, bass extension, and overall sound quality first, you’ll be well rewarded.

—Daniel Kumin, Sound & Vision
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AVForums Highly Recommended
Score: 9/10

Paradigm Soundscape Soundbar Review

The Paradigm Soundscape is the Rolls Royce of the soundbar sector. It’s big, bold and perhaps a little brash but it goes about its business beautifully, thanks to superior engineering and incredible attention to detail that elicits a performance your typical speaker bar can’t touch... The delivery is accurate, involving and exciting for your typical film soundtrack whilst beautifully composed and assured with musical duties... This is a premium soundbar in every sense... in terms of how it sounds, it currently has no equal.

—Mark Hodgkinson, AVForums
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Soundtrack 2 System

Paradigm Shift Soundtrack 2 (Soundbar and Subwoofer) Review

It is in fact the best sound-system-in-a-box I’ve come across so far south of a kilobuck. While it's not a stretch to think that the Soundtrack 2 might be bested by a pair of the company’s own Mini-Monitor speakers coupled to a modest receiver, there is a plethora of people who have no interest in a bunch of big boxes and the rat’s nest of wires which come with, and who just want better sound than what their TV is giving them. For such applications Paradigm has I think hit a sweet spot delivering a product which satisfies both in terms of cost and sound quality.

—Brian Florian, Secrets of Home Theater & High Fidelity
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Soundscape


Trusted Reviews Recommended
Score: 9/10

Paradigm Soundscape review

If you’re in the market for a soundbar and have a big budget to play with, the Soundscape is a worthy purchase thanks primarily to its sumptuous design and outstanding sound quality, which help justify the hefty price tag and earn it a Recommended badge. It delivers the sort of big, room-filling sound stage you’d expect from bigger speakers, with huge bass output, masses of detail and authoritative dialogue. Music also sounds fantastic through Soundscape’s high-end driver array… Staggeringly good sound quality and debonair design make Paradigm’s Soundscape an impressive soundbar…

—Danny Phillips, Trusted Reviews
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Millenia CT 2

Paradigm Millenia CT 2 Speakers and Subwoofer Review

...my time with the Paradigm Millenia CT 2 system was really enjoyable and fun. The Millenia CT 2 was adept at playing music and movies, the system disappeared into the source and allowed me to enjoy the creative efforts of the producers and musicians. The system is classy and sophisticated enough to fit into an Austin hipster’s condo and is easy and simple to set up and use. Paradigm has engineered a sound system of beauty and quality for an affordable price. The Millenia CT 2 is definitely worth a look for its sound quality and solid design

—Francisco Licon, Secrets of Home Theater & High Fidelity
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Soundscape

Product Review: Paradigm’s Soundscape Powered Soundbar

Sonically is where the Soundscape truly shines... While the Soundscape is pricey by soundbar standards, it certainly has the features and performance chops to back it up. And when clients hear how great it sounds without requiring an extra black box, they’ll likely consider it a bargain.

—John Sciacca, Residential Systems
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Studio 10 v5

Paradigm Reference Studio 10 v.5 Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed

The Paradigm Reference Studio 10 v.5 bookshelf speakers are overachievers in almost every respect. These very musical speakers will surprise you with their ability to produce a huge soundstage while accurately portraying voices and instruments in space with finesse. Considering their published frequency response, the Paradigms deliver a lot more bass energy than expected... The Paradigm Reference Studio 10 v.5 bookshelf speakers provide a great entry point into the high-end audio hobby without breaking the bank account. They're also a great start to a complete home theater surround system if mated with other Paradigm Reference Studio Series products.

—Bob Barrett, Home Theater Review
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Soundtrack 2 System

Paradigm Sound Track 2 Sound Bar Review

"...if you have an office, a basement gym or other small space where you’ll be spending a lot of time where you’d like a LOT more punch to your music then I could see the Soundtrack 2 being a perfect value for you... when you consider the Bluetooth connectivity and ease of placing the sub wherever you want on top of the great Paradigm sound that is inherent in the system..."

—Sam Posten, Home Theater Forum
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H15NC

Paradigm H15NC Active Noise Cancelling Headphones Review

If you’re looking for comfortable headphones with active noise-cancelling, I definitely suggest trying out these Paradigms – especially if you’re travelling by air as low-frequency noise such as engine noise should be well in the range of their noise-cancellation abilities. And the 40-hour battery life should last for most round trips.

Canada HiFi
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Soundscape

Best Soundbar

The Best Soundbar

The best overall soundbar today is the $1,500 Paradigm Soundscape. It offers the best combination of sound quality, features, and usability of any soundbar that we can find. After spending over 25 hours researching and comparing soundbars (and directly listening to the top six models in my listening room), we found it beats out the rest of the competition. If you want high-quality audio without the hassles of multiple boxes and wires, the Paradigm Soundscape is our pick.

The Wirecutter
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Paradigm Soundscape Review

I’ve heard a huge number of sound bars through my work with The Wirecutter, Secrets of Home Theater, and Reference Home Theater. The Paradigm Soundscape might be the best that I’ve heard to date. It doesn’t have any major flaws, and it sounds superb. It offers a huge step up over the speakers built into your TV without the complexity of separate components. For great sound quality with little hassle, the Paradigm Soundscape is the sound bar you should go listen to.

—Chris Heinonen, Reference Home Theater
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Monitor SUB 8

Paradigm Monitor SUB 8 subwoofer with Perfect Bass Kit

“Generally you don’t want to call a subwoofer cute. You want your subwoofer to be burly and manly… But once you look under the hood and unleash its power, it turns out it’s an absolute monster… If you’re looking to put some deep, tight, bass in your place without taking up a lot of space, I can think of few other subs I’d recommend more highly than the Monitor SUB 8. This thing is just awesome.”

—Caleb Denison, Digital Trends
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MilleniaOne CT

The 10 Best Desktop Speakers Available

We know that most people don’t have $1,200 bucks lying around to spend on speakers, but no list of the true top-of-the-line desktop speakers would be complete without including the MilleniaOne CT. They are a component system that includes a 2.1-channel subwoofer that can hit deep lows that will have your neighbors banging on your door while the small 4-inch mid-range and 1-inch tweeters can also make Mozart’s Magic Flute truly come alive. They’re expensive, but they are also the last computer speakers you will likely ever need, no matter what your listening habits are.

—Matt Byrne, Hi Consumption
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A2


2014 Editors' Choice Award

2014 Editors' Choice Award Winner

The Absolute Sound


Monitor 9 v7

There's No Place Like Home - Anthem MRX 510 A/V Receiver and Paradigm Monitor 7 Home-Theater Speaker

While $5,000 is certainly not chump change, in the world of hi-fi that investment often only gets you one stereo component. Alternately, that same money can provide a complete home-theater setup that offers great quality, performance, and value... For those seeking a single home audio/video solution, this Anthem/Paradigm combo gets you the best of both worlds: a solid two-channel setup and a 5.1 surround- sound system—just add audio and video sources. Plus, with unobtrusive looks and the ability to hide the subwoofer, you’ll forget the system is even in the room so you can get lost in the depths of a movie."

—Rob Johnson & Jeff Dorgay, TONEAudio
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Monitor Center 3 v7

There's No Place Like Home - Anthem MRX 510 A/V Receiver and Paradigm Monitor 7 Home-Theater Speaker

While $5,000 is certainly not chump change, in the world of hi-fi that investment often only gets you one stereo component. Alternately, that same money can provide a complete home-theater setup that offers great quality, performance, and value... For those seeking a single home audio/video solution, this Anthem/Paradigm combo gets you the best of both worlds: a solid two-channel setup and a 5.1 surround- sound system—just add audio and video sources. Plus, with unobtrusive looks and the ability to hide the subwoofer, you’ll forget the system is even in the room so you can get lost in the depths of a movie.

—Rob Johnson & Jeff Dorgay, TONEAudio
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Monitor Surround 3 v7

There's No Place Like Home - Anthem MRX 510 A/V Receiver and Paradigm Monitor 7 Home-Theater Speaker

While $5,000 is certainly not chump change, in the world of hi-fi that investment often only gets you one stereo component. Alternately, that same money can provide a complete home-theater setup that offers great quality, performance, and value... For those seeking a single home audio/video solution, this Anthem/Paradigm combo gets you the best of both worlds: a solid two-channel setup and a 5.1 surround- sound system—just add audio and video sources. Plus, with unobtrusive looks and the ability to hide the subwoofer, you’ll forget the system is even in the room so you can get lost in the depths of a movie.

—Rob Johnson & Jeff Dorgay, TONEAudio
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Monitor SUB 10

There's No Place Like Home - Anthem MRX 510 A/V Receiver and Paradigm Monitor 7 Home-Theater Speaker

While $5,000 is certainly not chump change, in the world of hi-fi that investment often only gets you one stereo component. Alternately, that same money can provide a complete home-theater setup that offers great quality, performance, and value... For those seeking a single home audio/video solution, this Anthem/Paradigm combo gets you the best of both worlds: a solid two-channel setup and a 5.1 surround- sound system—just add audio and video sources. Plus, with unobtrusive looks and the ability to hide the subwoofer, you’ll forget the system is even in the room so you can get lost in the depths of a movie.

—Rob Johnson & Jeff Dorgay, TONEAudio
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Studio 10 v5


2014 Editors' Choice Award

The Absolute Sound 2014 Editors' Choice Awards

Paradigm's diminuitive Studio 10 is inherently warm and full, with a remarkably large presentation that will appeal to a wide range of listeners. It's not the most transparent design, but is nevertheless lively and involving. This front-ported two-way can sit on a shelf, but performs best on a rigid stand placed somewhat into the room. Bass isn't bad, but some will want to add one of Paradigm's subwoofers to fill out the bottom end.

The Absolute Sound - Issue 241


SUB 2


2014 Editors' Choice Award

The Absolute Sound 2014 Editors' Choice Awards

The Absolute Sound


Monitor SUB 12


Editor's Choice

Paradigm Monitor SUB 12

There's no denying that the Monitor SUB 12 is one tiny subwoofer, yet even with that Paradigm stuffed it with all manner of interesting features and technologies...The Paradigm was a faithful companion, playing its heart out... the Paradigm Monitor SUB 12 should be one you audition.

—Jim Wilson, Home Theater Shack
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Atom Monitor v7


Best of 2013 Award

Home Theater Review's Best of 2013 Awards

Paradigm continues to refine its most affordable and most lauded bookshelf speaker. It's hard to imagine how the Canadian speaker company keeps eking better performance out of such small speakers, but they do. The impressive little Atom packs a lot of performance for not a lot of money.

Home Theater Review
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Soundtrack System


Best of 2013 Award

Home Theater Review's Best of 2013 Awards

Form factor is more and more of an issue with today's flat HDTV installations, which is why Paradigm cooked up the slick Soundtrack soundbar. Take the sound quality you expect from a pair of Paradigm Atoms, add in a wireless subwoofer, and make the speakers as flat as your TV, and you can see where this system fits into the marketplace.

Home Theater Review
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Studio 100 v5

Paradigm’s Studio 100 and Studio CC-590: My New Reference Speaker System

They’re beautifully neutral, they integrate wonderfully into my room with no fuss or muss, they hit a perfect performance-to-price ratio for me, they’re a lovely match for my Anthem D2v AV processor and A5 amp, oddly enough, they actually sound better when clothed, and quite frankly they make an exquisite benchmark against which to compare all other speakers I review going forward. When a speaker excels in one more more areas, it’s easy enough to spotlight those points. But with speakers like this, which excel in every area, I probably could have summarized these 2500 words with but one pithy sentence: This is what speakers are supposed to sound like. And my wife thinks they’re gorgeous. You’d be amazed at how important that can be.

—Dennis Burger, Technology Tell
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Studio CC-590 v5

Paradigm’s Studio 100 and Studio CC-590: My New Reference Speaker System

They’re beautifully neutral, they integrate wonderfully into my room with no fuss or muss, they hit a perfect performance-to-price ratio for me, they’re a lovely match for my Anthem D2v AV processor and A5 amp, oddly enough, they actually sound better when clothed, and quite frankly they make an exquisite benchmark against which to compare all other speakers I review going forward. When a speaker excels in one more more areas, it’s easy enough to spotlight those points. But with speakers like this, which excel in every area, I probably could have summarized these 2500 words with but one pithy sentence: This is what speakers are supposed to sound like. And my wife thinks they’re gorgeous. You’d be amazed at how important that can be.

—Dennis Burger, Technology Tell
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Soundtrack System

Paradigm SHIFT Soundtrack System

The Soundtrack System is a well-built, well-engineered, compact home theatre system that is easy to setup. It provides a level of performance that had me amazed, given its price, simplicity and size. Though it can’t quite provide the immersive experience of a well-designed 5.1 home theatre system, it is very capable of providing a captivating experience, while being both décor and budget friendly. If you’re looking for a home theatre system with a high-performance-to-price ratio, a small footprint and virtually no wiring, there may not be a better pick than the Paradigm SHIFT Soundtrack System.

—George de Sa, Canada HiFi
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MilleniaOne CT


Stellar Sound Award

Speaker System Review! Paradigm MilleniaOne CT Powered 2.1 Speaker System: "Super Sound In a Small P

If ever there was a product deserving of the Everything Audio Network Stellar Sound Award, it is the Paradigm MilleniaOne CT speaker trio. Its accuracy, ample power and myriad uses make it one of the few audio products that cuts across all audio niches: audiophiles, home theater and home recording, computer audio. Whatever the use, this compact monitor system delivers the sonic goods. Nicely done, Paradigm

—John Gatski, Everything Audio Network
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Inspiration

Paradigm 30th Anniversary Inspiration Monitor

The Inspirations do a fine job of representing the whole spectrum of values for which Paradigm stands. They give us advanced materials and technology (e.g., the beryllium tweeter and anodized aluminum mid/bass driver with its distinctive corrugated surround), fine build-quality (the dark garnet-red Inspirations on their matching stands are a sight to behold), and great value for money. But most of all, they provide an accurate, engaging, high-integrity sound, which is what has attracted so many followers to the Paradigm brand for the past thirty years.

—Chris Martens, The Absolute Sound
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Soundtrack System

Paradigm Soundtrack System Soundbar and Wireless Subwoofer Reviewed

The Paradigm Soundtrack System can hang - not just on your wall, but performance-wise, with soundbar/sub combos costing well more than twice the price. And isn't that the Paradigm model - to deliver twice the performance for half the price and watch the consumers spend their money. Coming from someone who's owned the top speakers that Paradigm makes, I can say that the Paradigm Soundtrack System is both a steal and a top performer.

—Jerry Del Colliano, Home Theater Review
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Studio 60 v5

Paradigm Studio 60 v5

The Studio 60's are no-nonsense, all-business, let's-get-it-done speakers... the best I have heard from nearly any speaker in my room as far as music is concerned... Without question they make an excellent two-channel speaker and I highly recommend anyone looking for speakers in this price range to give these an audition.

—HTR Editorial Team, Home Theater Shack
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Monitor 11 v7


Sound & Vision Top Pick
Score: 4.5 Stars

Paradigm Monitor 11 Speaker System

...the Monitors were immensely satisfying on both music and movies. I never felt the need to rush through a listening session. In fact, on both movies and music, each session often lasted far longer than I had planned. If you’re shopping in this price range, or even twice that, you need to audition the Monitor Series 7.

—Tom Norton, Sound & Vision
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Monitor Center 3 v7


Sound & Vision Top Picks
Score: 4.5 Stars

Paradigm Monitor 11 Speaker System

...the Monitors were immensely satisfying on both music and movies. I never felt the need to rush through a listening session. In fact, on both movies and music, each session often lasted far longer than I had planned. If you’re shopping in this price range, or even twice that, you need to audition the Monitor Series 7.

—Tom Norton, Sound & Vision
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Mini Monitor v7


Sound & Vision Top Pick
Score: 4.5 Stars

Paradigm Monitor 11 Speaker System

...the Monitors were immensely satisfying on both music and movies. I never felt the need to rush through a listening session. In fact, on both movies and music, each session often lasted far longer than I had planned. If you’re shopping in this price range, or even twice that, you need to audition the Monitor Series 7.

—Tom Norton, Sound & Vision
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Monitor SUB 12


Sound & Vision Top Pick
Score: 4 Stars

Paradigm Monitor 11 Speaker System

After its PBK equalization, the SUB 12 invariably pulled more than its own weight on these bass-heavy discs with a tight, crunchy bottom-end performance... With the entire system operating, the Paradigms produced a huge, coherent soundstage.

—Tom Norton, Sound & Vision
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Signature S1

Andrew Baker gets carried away on the musical wings of a pair of wee-wee speakers that surprised the

They are a high-end sounding speaker but with no pretensions: just fun, rhythmic and full of energy. They have the fun and zing of cheap and cheerful speakers combined with the resolution and confidence of speakers which are much more expensive – not to mention much bigger... Despite their small size they give a great sense of scale, throwing the sound out far and wide. The midrange is lovely and the Beryllium tweeters give a clear and open treble, but without overwhelming the listener with detail. As mentioned, bass – particularly in my smallish room – is quite incredible and for those without the room or desire for anything bigger it should prove adequate.

—Andrew Baker, Witch Doctor
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H15NC

Paradigm H15NC Noise-Cancelling On-Ear Headphones

Comfort-wise, I felt the Paradigm H15NC's will appeal to most head sizes and ear shapes. I found the memory foam padding to be quite comfortable...if you have a $300 budget and want active noise cancellation, then the Paradigm H15NC simply rock.

—Stephen Hornbrook, Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity
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Monitor SUB 10

Paradigm Monitor Series 7 Sub 10 Subwoofer - Extended, Clean Bass From A Tiny Box!

... I can conclude that the Monitor Series 7 Sub 10 is an unusually good subwoofer in the $1000-or-less price range, and would be hard to beat for deep bass performance at twice the size and twice the price. It is an exceptional piece of compact audio engineering by a top Canadian speaker company, and I bought the review sample to augment my multichannel audio system.

—Andrew Marshall, Audio Ideas Guide
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Millenia CT

Best Overall Desktop Speakers

10 Best Desktop Speakers

Best Overall Desktop Speakers...A deep and extensive soundstage only adds to its premium performance, bringing acoustics and instrumentals to life with sharp and detailed output. A speaker system this sonically powerful and pleasing deserves top billing.

—Alejandro Bracetti, Gear Patrol
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Millenia CT 2

Best Overall Desktop Speakers

10 Best Desktop Speakers

Best Overall Desktop Speakers...A deep and extensive soundstage only adds to its premium performance, bringing acoustics and instrumentals to life with sharp and detailed output. A speaker system this sonically powerful and pleasing deserves top billing.

—Alejandro Bracetti, Gear Patrol
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Soundtrack System

Paradigm Soundtrack (Soundbar and Subwoofer) Speaker System

I liked the Soundtrack System… It provides better bass than most entry level systems offer while delivering ample volume and clarity for movies and TV viewing… It has multiple mounting and placement options coupled with a sleek, well finished design that will look good in most room decors… The Paradigm Soundtrack delivers in those two areas that I find to be most important: clear dialog reproduction and broad dynamic range. If you are looking for simplicity and flexibility in a good sounding soundbar system, the Soundtrack may well be what you are looking for. "Good sound" always sounds good to me.

—Jim Milton, Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity
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A2

For their sub-$600 price, you get a good-looking, well-designed pair of speakers that requires nothing more than a source with volume control, be that a computer, TV, gaming system, or iPod. But if your goals are more sonically ambitious, the A2s can take their place within an audiophile-approved two-channel system with equal assurance, sounding more robust, more balanced, and more extended down low than their physical size or price would suggest. They respond to better ancillary equipment, cables and speaker stands, becoming the conduit through which it all speaks, just like their pricier competition. "For the Way You Play" indeed. The A2s are the little speakers that not only could but do.

—Marc Mickelson, The Audio Beat
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Soundtrack System


Editors' Choice Award
Score: 4.5 stars

Paradigm Soundtrack Review

Outside of laying down bigger bucks for a full blown hi-fi surround system, we can’t think of a better addition to your home theater... If you’re looking for a real taste of hi-fi sound in a pint-sized package and you’ve got the cash, Paradigm’s Soundtrack is a no-brainer.

—Ryan Waniata, Digital Trends
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MilleniaOne CT

The bottom line for me as a reviewer is my attitude towards the product at the end of the eval period. With some products I'm indifferent, with some I am enthusiastic, and with a rare few so good was the performance that I feared going back to my reference equipment. From that perspective we are in trouble: it will be hard or perhaps impossible for us to go back to a living room without the MilleniaOne CT.

—Brian Florian, Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity
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Inspiration


Reviewers' Choice

Paradigm Reference 30th Anniversary Inspiration Loudspeakers

The beautifully built 30th Anniversary Inspiration is, by far, the best-looking stand-mounted speaker Paradigm has ever made, and to my ears is their best-sounding and their highest-resolution... What’s probably more important is this: In terms of appearance, build, and sound, as well as the exclusivity offered by a limited edition, and the cachet of custom features, the Paradigm Reference 30th Anniversary Inspiration is a unique and highly appealing speaker that’s tough to beat at the price. If all that doesn’t make a product special, I’m not sure what does. If what I’ve described appeals to you, consider ordering some Inspirations before it’s too late.

—Doug Schneider, SoundStage! Network
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Atom Monitor v7

Paradigm Atom Monitor Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

I set out to see if an affordable two-way bookshelf speaker could live up to and recreate a scaled-down version of a true cinema experience in one's own home. This is a test the Paradigm Atom Monitor speaker passed with flying colors. For less than a grand for a five Atom surround sound setup, I found it not only hugely satisfying, but utterly surprising just how much performance the little Atom packed for so little money... This is why I consider the Atom to be not only a great speaker, but a leader among its peers.

—Andrew Robinson, Home Theater Review
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H15

Paradigm H15 Review

...velvety low end, and soft, sculpted upper register...comfortable, relaxed approach to music reproduction...a very light pair of headphones - barely noticeable when worn...comfortable listening for hours at a time...there's a lot to love about the H15.

—Ryan Waniata, Digital Trends
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H15NC

Review: Paradigm Shift H15 and H15NC On-Ear Headphones

...engaging the noise-cancellation results in virtually no perceptible change in its audio quality. Major props to Paradigm for that.

—Dennis Burger, Technology Tell
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H15

Review: Paradigm Shift H15 and H15NC On-Ear Headphones

...I feel pretty confident in saying that the sound of the H15 isn't going to be described as "dull" by anyone. There's oodles of high-end sparkle here...

—Dennis Burger, Technology Tell
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Signature S2

The Upgrade: Component Stereos

For an excellent setup at a slightly lower price (say you have a family that wants to eat or wear weather-appropriate clothing), Hansen recommends... the Paradigm Signature S2

—Peter Martin, Esquire
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Atom Monitor v7

Review: Paradigm Atom Monitor 7

My listening notes raved about the natural sound of the high frequencies... that showed not the slightest trace of vocal sibilance... It's as good a -$400/pair minimonitor as we've found.

—Brent Butterworth, Sound & Vision
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Signature S8

The Paradigm Reference Signature S8 Speakers (Pg. 104)

Spoiler Alert: The Paradigm Reference Signature S8s are amazing speakers that don’t cost a small fortune. They offer performance way beyond what you’d expect for the price... the Signature S8s have major audiophile cred.

—Jeff Dorgay, TONEAudio
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Soundtrack System

Paradigm Shift Soundtrack Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer Review

Quite possibly the best sub-one-thousand pound [dollar] Soundbar package, bar none.

—Mark Hodgkinson, AVForums.com
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A2

Review: Paradigm Shift A2 speakers offer flexible inputs, perky sound

The Paradigm A2 is a flexible desktop speaker that... provides very pleasing sound and a broad soundstage when run in a pair. If you’ve been living with a set of cheap “computer” speakers, it’s well worth your while to audition them.

—Christopher Breen, Macworld
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Millenia CT

Product Review: Paradigm Millenia CT Compact Theater with Powered Subwoofer

It can recreate a deep and expansive soundstage that many loudspeakers two to three times its price can only hint at... this package comes highly recommended.

—Todd Anthony Puma, Residential Systems
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Millenia CT 2

Product Review: Paradigm Millenia CT Compact Theater with Powered Subwoofer

It can recreate a deep and expansive soundstage that many loudspeakers two to three times its price can only hint at... this package comes highly recommended.

—Todd Anthony Puma, Residential Systems
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SUB 2


Stellar Sound Award

Paradigm SUB 2 Signature Reference Six-Driver Powered Subwoofer: “Audiophile Recording Ace Reviews T

Within the first couple of seconds of that first depth charge explosion, I knew the SUB 2 was a game changer. The entire room shook and the leather in the theater chairs flapped like they were in a giant wind storm... The Paradigm SUB 2 Reference Signature subwoofer may be the best-measuring, self-enclosed, powered home cinema subwoofer ever made!

—Tom Jung, Everything Audio Network
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Monitor Center 3 v7

Test Report: Paradigm Monitor Series 7 Speaker System

Paradigm has remained in the loudspeaker performance/value forefront for decades, a position that’s not going to change with the Monitor Series 7...the Paradigm system reviewed here is ridiculously good... it delivers natural tonal balance, serious bass extension, impressively clean dynamic range and transient punch, and tight, stable imaging in generous, well-balanced measure, with cosmetics and fit’n’finish that will satisfy most and should offend none. Unhesitatingly recommended.

—Daniel Kumin, Sound & Vision
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UltraAudio.com Select Component

The Overwhelming March of Technology: Anthem Statement M1 Mono Amplifiers

What I can unequivocally say is that the Anthem Statement M1 is darn near the ideal of a straight wire with gain, and at 1000W, that gain is almost unlimited.

—Jeff Fritz, UltraAudio.com
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SUB 2

Paradigm SUB 2 Subwoofer Review

The SUB 2 is insanely expensive, unreasonably heavy, and all around ridiculous in almost every way I can imagine – and despite all that, I love it. It is a subwoofer that throws the entire concept of ROI out the window and is a testament to what engineers can accomplish given free rein to innovate. While I certainly can’t afford one – the SUB 2 deserves to be on the short list of anyone who can. It’s big, it’s a little stupid, and it’s the best commercial subwoofer I’ve ever encountered.

—Dave Upton, Home Theater Forum
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Paradigm Millenia CT System Review

It should be obvious by now the Paradigm Millenia CT wowed us big time. Its unique combination of near-flawless neutrality, eminent listenability, and its relaxed yet refined nature gives it a level of sonic goodness seldom heard from any speaker system, let alone one of the Millenia's size. Add in its receiver-less operability, and you have the perfect, no-holds-barred sound system for your computer or video streaming device...The Paradigm Millenia CT system is, by a good margin, the best self-powered, compact speaker system we've heard yet. It truly does deliver upper-echelon sound, and for that reason alone easily earns an Editor's Choice recommendation. Well done, Paradigm!

—Oliver Amnuayphol, Digital Trends
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Millenia CT

Paradigm Millenia CT Compact Theater Review

The image is both wide and deep—brilliantly immersive, wonderfully balanced, and genuinely enveloping in a way that faux surround processing never is.

—Dennis Burger, Technology Tell
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Millenia CT 2

Paradigm Millenia CT Compact Theater Review

The image is both wide and deep—brilliantly immersive, wonderfully balanced, and genuinely enveloping in a way that faux surround processing never is.

—Dennis Burger, Technology Tell
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MilleniaOne 3.0 System

Paradigm MilleniaOne/Seismic 110 review

The satellites deliver plenty of subtle detail with a great deal of weight...This package is a smooth and easy listen, with an attention to detail to marvel at.

What Hi-Fi?
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A2

Home Theater Review's Best of 2012 Awards

Paradigm's new Shift series of components are exactly that; a paradigm shift, in that they're aimed at a new breed of enthusiast, one who values performance, portability and simplicity. On all three levels the A2 bookshelf speakers succeed. These powered monitors sound as good connected to a laptop or portable music device as they do directly to a preamp in an intimate two channel setup. But the fun doesn't have to stop there. Thanks to their rather ingenious input and connection options you can even use them in a home theater setup, thus negating the need for bulky, or expensive amplifiers -an AV preamp is all that is required. You can even daisy chain multiple A2s together to cut down on cable clutter. Add in a variety of custom paint schemes and you've got the makings for one of this year's most surprising and well-rounded loudspeakers we tested.

HomeTheaterReview.com
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Gear of the Year

Gear of the Year

Big sound can come from small speakers: You just need a lot of power and a clever design. The Paradigm Millenia CT has a crushing peak-system power of 480 watts, but won't clutter up the living room since there's no bulky receiver set-top box, just an Apple-TV-size control unit (the amplifier is built into the subwoofer). Its satellites boast spacious treble, while its eight-inch cone sub delivers driving bass. Invest and home-movie night will never be the same.

—Geoff Morrison, Men's Journal
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Millenia CT

Major Mojo: Paradigm Millenia CT Desktop Speakers

The little system will happily play really loud, far, far louder than I normally play on my desktop, and they never sounded like they were running out of gas.

—Steve Guttenberg, Inner|Fidelity
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Millenia CT 2

Major Mojo: Paradigm Millenia CT Desktop Speakers

The little system will happily play really loud, far, far louder than I normally play on my desktop, and they never sounded like they were running out of gas.

—Steve Guttenberg, Inner|Fidelity
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Millenia CT

Paradigm Millenia CT: 2.1 That Sounds Like A Million Bucks

As al­ways, if you want an amaz­ing home stereo set­up you are go­ing to make an in­vest­ment. The Paradigm Mil­le­nia CT is no ex­cep­tion to the rule. How­ev­er, if you love to get the most from your mu­sic, games, or movies, you will al­so feel like this $700 in­vest­ment is worth it. It’s worth the pric­etag, and is a gor­geous ad­di­tion to any com­put­er sys­tem or home au­dio set­up.

—Greg May, Truly Net
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Millenia CT 2

Paradigm Millenia CT: 2.1 That Sounds Like A Million Bucks

As al­ways, if you want an amaz­ing home stereo set­up you are go­ing to make an in­vest­ment. The Paradigm Mil­le­nia CT is no ex­cep­tion to the rule. How­ev­er, if you love to get the most from your mu­sic, games, or movies, you will al­so feel like this $700 in­vest­ment is worth it. It’s worth the pric­etag, and is a gor­geous ad­di­tion to any com­put­er sys­tem or home au­dio set­up.

—Greg May, Truly Net
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Millenia CT


Reviewers' Choice

Paradigm Millenia CT Powered 2.1-Channel Loudspeaker System

I’m left with only one conclusion: Paradigm’s Millenia CT is exceptional. This conveniently sized and carefully conceived system doesn’t merely hint at high-end sound -- it actually provides it. If what I’ve written thus far isn’t convincing enough, then perhaps my actions will speak more clearly: I’m buying my review sample.

—Hans Wetzel, SoundStage! Network
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Millenia CT 2


Reviewers' Choice

Paradigm Millenia CT Powered 2.1-Channel Loudspeaker System

I’m left with only one conclusion: Paradigm’s Millenia CT is exceptional. This conveniently sized and carefully conceived system doesn’t merely hint at high-end sound -- it actually provides it. If what I’ve written thus far isn’t convincing enough, then perhaps my actions will speak more clearly: I’m buying my review sample.

—Hans Wetzel, SoundStage! Network
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e3m

Paradigm SHIFT E3m Earphones

the E3m offered a relaxed and slightly darker persona, which lends to a smooth sound and allows for many hours of continuous, pleasurable listening, even at high volume levels...The E3m also often gave me the impression that I was listening to speakers in a room, rather than buds in my head.

—George de Sa, Canada HiFi
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e2m

The Biggie
Score: 4.5 Stars

Paradigm Shift E2m In-Ear Headphones Review

Paradigm has earned dozens of awards for its high-value high-end loudspeakers and has made a strong transition into the headphone category with its Shift-series, earning one more award from us, and it's a BIGGIE...I can't think of a better pair of in-ear headphones that will appeal to as many listeners as the E2m.

—Ian White, Big Picture Big Sound
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Millenia CT

The 10 Best Computer Speakers

...its alluring design, beautiful finish, and clean, powerful, full-range sound is beguiling. It's ideal for a small home theater setup as well as a desktop system.

—Jamie Lendino, PC Mag
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Millenia CT 2

The 10 Best Computer Speakers

...its alluring design, beautiful finish, and clean, powerful, full-range sound is beguiling. It's ideal for a small home theater setup as well as a desktop system.

—Jamie Lendino, PC Mag
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Millenia CT

...it completely blows away almost any soundbar.

—Brent Butterworth, Sound+Vision
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Millenia CT 2

...it completely blows away almost any soundbar.

—Brent Butterworth, Sound+Vision
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Editor's Choice Award
Score: 4.5 stars

4.5 stars and Editor's Choice

If you're serious about having excellent 2.1 audio for your home theater or PC, the Paradigm Millenia CT is a major investment that will not disappoint.

—Tim Gideon, PC Mag
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MilleniaOne 2.0 System

Paradigm MilleniaOne Speaker System

The Paradigm MilleniaOne sets a new standard in performance for the compact satellite speaker category, and in terms of build quality and cosmetics, it’s top notch. As for sound quality, if you want satellite speakers, the MilleniaOne is simply the best I’ve heard—and if you don’t want satellites, it just might change your mind.

—Mark Fleischmann, Sound & Vision
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MilleniaOne 3.0 System

Paradigm MilleniaOne Speaker System

The Paradigm MilleniaOne sets a new standard in performance for the compact satellite speaker category, and in terms of build quality and cosmetics, it’s top notch. As for sound quality, if you want satellite speakers, the MilleniaOne is simply the best I’ve heard—and if you don’t want satellites, it just might change your mind.

—Mark Fleischmann, Sound & Vision
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MilleniaSub

Paradigm MilleniaOne Speaker System

The MilleniaSub is equally impressive, and equally well built, though otherwise its strongest skill set is in ergonomics. It takes up little space and will go almost anywhere you tell it to, a function of both the flat form factor and the fine-tuning possible with the Perfect Bass Kit.

—Mark Fleischmann, Sound & Vision
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MilleniaOne 3.0 System

Paradigm MilleniaOne/Sub review

The sound was rich and detailed, with that synergy you get when all the surrounding channels are served by an identical enclosure...Easy with music and hard-hitting on explosions from the sub, this is a real option for space-strapped fans of cinema sound.

—Adam Rayner, Home Cinema Choice
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MilleniaOne 2.0 System

Paradigm MilleniaOne/Sub review

The sound was rich and detailed, with that synergy you get when all the surrounding channels are served by an identical enclosure...Easy with music and hard-hitting on explosions from the sub, this is a real option for space-strapped fans of cinema sound.

—Adam Rayner, Home Cinema Choice
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MilleniaSub

Paradigm MilleniaOne/Sub review

The sound was rich and detailed, with that synergy you get when all the surrounding channels are served by an identical enclosure...Easy with music and hard-hitting on explosions from the sub, this is a real option for space-strapped fans of cinema sound.

—Adam Rayner, Home Cinema Choice
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e2m

REVIEW: PARADIGM SHIFT E2M EARBUDS

The Paradigm SHIFT E2m earbuds are the best earbuds I’ve ever owned. They sound great, they’re easily the most comfortable earpieces I’ve ever tried, both physically and sonically, and that’s not something I’d ever say about any earbuds.

—Doug Kline, Geek Exchange
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A2

Paradigm Shift Series A2 Powered Loudspeaker Reviewed

...when it comes to the A2 loudspeaker, shift is exactly what it will do to both your expectations and your body. Simply put, the A2 is a fun, fun, fun mother #*&!!!

—Andrew Robinson, HomeTheaterReview.com
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Cinema 100 CT


Trusted Reviews Recommended

Paradigm Cinema 100 CT review

The Paradigm Cinema 100 CT is an outstanding speaker system. It boasts luxurious build quality and performance that’s a cut above your average compact package. That’s largely thanks to the subwoofer, which harnesses Paradigm’s considerable expertise in that particular field with tight, agile and muscular bass, but the sats play their part with a beautifully open and composed performance. Most impressive is how it makes you believe you’re listening to much bigger speakers, offering presence and authority beyond the norm – the mark of a truly triumphant compact system.

—Danny Phillips, Trusted Reviews
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A2

Paradigm SHIFT A2 Active Speakers Review

The Paradigms took me aback with their room filling, viscerally exciting presentation. I literally did a double take. This was real deal, high fidelity sound that in no way resembled classic “computer speakers” in any shape or form. I am talking about authentic, tuneful, believable bass, liquid, totally satisfying midrange textures, and silky high frequencies.

—Andre Marc, Audio Video Revolution
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Cinema 100 CT

Paradigm 100 CT and Cinema Sub loudspeaker review

Voices were clean and uncoloured, even when Hollywood’s finest are shouting, and the sheer size of the sound belies the size of the boxes. This really is a system for someone who craves a big sound but wants to avoid room-dominating speakers... Paradigm’s 100CT speakers, and the subwoofer that goes with them, form a bit of a wonder package.

—Adam Rayner, Home Cinema Choice
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Paradigm Cinema 100 CT (Compact Theater) Speaker System Reviewed

The Paradigm Cinema 100 CT system is a wonderful-sounding achievement that also looks good and is friendly on your wallet at just under $1,000. You are going to have to spend significantly more to best them if you're shopping for a complete 5.1 speaker system package. The Cinema 100 is more than capable in small to medium rooms, but what sets it apart is how comfortable the system is with music. Don't discount movies and gaming, though, for the Cinema 100 is exceptional in those arenas, too. Furthermore, the Paradigm Cinema 100 CT is extremely forgiving of sources and source material, which means it doesn't need the highest level of separates to perform at its best. All of these factors make the Cinema CT a well-balanced 5.1 system for any occasion.

—Alex Lezcano, Home Theater Review
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AVForums Best Buy
Score: 8/10

Paradigm Cinema 100 CT 5.1 Speaker Package Review

If you can get away with slightly larger satellites, if you can get away with a subwoofer that doesn't need to slide behind your sofa, then here is a package that actually delivers a sound that feels like the floorstanding loudspeakers that you've already decided you can't shoe horn into your room. The scale of sound this package delivers is epic, relative to the real estate it asks you to give up to accommodate it... The Cinema 100 CT successfully trades a slight compromise in size, for a lot less of a compromise in performance and so should you.

—AVF Staff, AVForums
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Monitor SUB 12


Good Sound! Great Buy

Paradigm Series 7 Monitor Sub 12 Subwoofer

The engineers at Paradigm have created something special with the Monitor SUB 12... The depth of bass, the transient performance, and all the features such as wireless transmission and room correction put it in a higher class, and that makes it one of the best options at the price available today.

—Vince Hanada, SoundStage! GoodSound!
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Mini Monitor v7

Paradigm and Cambridge Audio System REVIEW

The speakers display the expected mini monitor (as in type not model name) virtues – excellent imaging and precise instrument placement, along with plenty of speed and an overall feeling of cohesion and driver integration... In the great audiophile scheme of things, it’s distinctly entry level but it genuinely did the business and kept me happy for as long as I had it running, even with humble sources... it seemed that I could live with the system forever and never really want any more.

—Ashley Kramer, Witch Doctor, NZ
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SIG-1.5R-30 v.3

Paradigm Signature Designer Series In-Wall Speakers

After hearing the Paradigm Signature ADP's and 1.5R-30's with 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, I am a firm believer in its ability to envelop the viewer in the movie's sound and music. Now if only we could have every movie expertly mixed in 7.1. Absolutely check out Paradigm's Signature collection of in-wall and in-ceiling speakers if you are looking for the ultimate in performance, without taking up an inch of floor space.

—Stephen Hornbrook, Secrets of Home Theater & High Fidelity
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SIG-ADP v.3

Paradigm Signature Designer Series In-Wall Speakers

After hearing the Paradigm Signature ADP's and 1.5R-30's with 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, I am a firm believer in its ability to envelop the viewer in the movie's sound and music. Now if only we could have every movie expertly mixed in 7.1. Absolutely check out Paradigm's Signature collection of in-wall and in-ceiling speakers if you are looking for the ultimate in performance, without taking up an inch of floor space.

—Stephen Hornbrook, Secrets of Home Theater & High Fidelity
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Monitor SUB 12

Paradigm Monitor SUB 12, Perfect Bass Kit and PT-2 Wireless Transmitter Reviewed

The bottom line is that the Monitor SUB 12 hits hard, really hard ... but does it in a refined way... The Monitor SUB 12 is a shining example of that type of bridge product, as it provides an affordable, immersive home theater experience that is really difficult to beat at this price point.

—Sean Killebrew, Home Theater Review
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Studio 20 v5

Paradigm Reference Studio 20 v5 loudspeaker

With the v5 iteration of its Reference Studio 20, Paradigm has surprised me. This detailed, dynamic bookshelf model has a naturally coherent integration of the midrange and high frequencies that I found intoxicating—it may have set a new benchmark at its price for stand-mounted speakers. I enjoyed my revealing and involving listening sessions with these speakers, and was reluctant to disconnect them and start my next review. They touched me that much.

—Robert J. Reina, Stereophile
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SUB 1


Best Powered Subwoofer 2012

Paradigm SUB 1 Subwoofer

So what was I missing before I tried the Paradigm SUB 1? One thing was bass that integrated with my speakers and filled in those lower octaves, but without drawing unnecessary attention to itself. I was also missing out on notes that I can feel in my body and not even the movie theater could reproduce. In the end I was really missing another dimension to music and movies that I had survived without, but no longer want to give up... The SUB 1 brought home performance that bested what I could get in the theater and never disappointed. Just make sure to fasten everything in the room down when you decide to let it rip.

—Chris Heinonen, Secrets of Home Theater & High Fidelity
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e3m

How did they sound? In a word, terrific.

—Andre Marc, Audio Video Revolution


A2

The Paradigm Shift A2s struck me as having a certain iPad quality. You think you don't need or want the A2s, until you've spent a while using them. You slowly realize there are so many situations where they can fulfill a role, you start to wonder what life was like before.

—Russell Williams, AVForums.com
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Cinema 100 CT

Paradigm Cinema 100 CT 5.1 Speaker System

I was surprised - make that pleasantly surprised. Both by the sound the Paradigm Cinema 100CT produced and just how much I enjoyed them in my room. Sure they looked tiny and they were not up to my reference speakers quality of music reproduction. But for TV and movies they were plenty of fun...at the top of my list for a secondary TV and light music system. If your room is not overly big and as long as you can place the sub up front, close to the mains will make a nice discreet 5.1 system.

—Jared Rachwalski, Secrets of Home Theater & High Fidelity
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e1

For being a $50 earphone the E1 is a killer in terms of audio quality. After a few initial days of burning in and a good few months of testing, the Paradigm SHIFT E1 lives up to its price point and even goes beyond it. It's clear and transparent all around and doesn't largely favor one single audio spectrum more.

—Md Islam, Touchtip
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e3m

If ear buds are your ticket to portable device audio bliss, check out the Paradigm Shift's E3m. They offer a combination of stealth portability, deep low-end extension, warm sound and wallet friendliness.

—Robert Archer, Electronic House
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SUB 2

Bassaholic Certified Extreme

Paradigm Signature Sub 2 Subwoofer Review

Most of my friends have seen so many speakers come through my house that they barely get a second glance or draw a comment anymore. Not the Sub 2, it invariably received comments and questions. Paradigm’s Signature Sub 2 is undoubtedly one of the most impressively engineered powered subwoofers on the market today. If this fine subwoofer is within your financial means you would be remiss to not give it an audition.

—Josh Ricci, Audioholics
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e3m

The E3m is a genuinely musical device that does what it set out to do, and does it persuasively enough, I would think, to please almost anyone. It is comfortable for long stretches without physical or listening fatigue -- and if cost is a concern, it is clearly a standout at its modest price.

—Richard Freed, The Audio Beat
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Cinema 100 CT

Paradigm Cinema 100 CT Home Theater Speaker System - Review

The Paradigm Cinema 100 CT is a great example of well-styled and engineered speaker system, that delivers great sound for reasonable price... The Cinema 100 CT does a great job with both movies and music and, unlike many compact systems available at big-box stores, does a respectable job in the bass dept.

—Robert Silva, About.com
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Monitor 9 v7

Paradigm Monitor 9, Series 7 Loudspeaker (TAS 222)

Indeed, this is a cleverly balanced and involving design that ultimately lets the music do the talking. It reminds me of one of those terrific, affordable Barbera d’Albas from Italy that one enjoys without having to get cerebral. Good stuff, excellent value.

—Wayne Garcia, The Absolute Sound
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e3m

I found the e3ms to do an excellent job with the midrange. Not only were the music vocals full-bodied and natural, voices on the phone were rendered with great clarity.

—Brian Kahn, Home Theater Review
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A2

The Paradigm Shifts' sound is equally straightforward: dynamic, uncolored, and impressively extended. The A2's reproduced pop and jazz bass with laudable impact and pitch-definition down to the lowest notes of the bass guitar...Music keying on smooth and extended treble, such as piano jazz trios or string quartets also sounded great.

—Daniel Kumin, Sound+Vision
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Mini Monitor v7

Paradigm Monitor 7 Series Speakers

When I first received the Mini Monitors ahead of the other pieces, I dropped them into my system as a stereo pair and was floored. This is Paradigm's entry level 6-incher?!? Then the rest of the set arrived and things really started cooking... The Mini Monitors are an instant classic, the Center 1 is so very hifi that I wonder what three would be like as an L/C/R set, and the Surround 1 continues the legacy of delivering the best surround sound field you can put into a home theatre... The Series 7, like so many Paradigms before them, are speakers which have the potential to become heirlooms!

—Brian Florian, Secrets of Home Theater & High Fidelity
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Monitor Center 1 v7

Paradigm Monitor 7 Series Speakers

When I first received the Mini Monitors ahead of the other pieces, I dropped them into my system as a stereo pair and was floored. This is Paradigm's entry level 6-incher?!? Then the rest of the set arrived and things really started cooking... The Mini Monitors are an instant classic, the Center 1 is so very hifi that I wonder what three would be like as an L/C/R set, and the Surround 1 continues the legacy of delivering the best surround sound field you can put into a home theatre... The Series 7, like so many Paradigms before them, are speakers which have the potential to become heirlooms!

—Brian Florian, Secrets of Home Theater & High Fidelity
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Monitor Surround 1 v7

Paradigm Monitor 7 Series Speakers

When I first received the Mini Monitors ahead of the other pieces, I dropped them into my system as a stereo pair and was floored. This is Paradigm's entry level 6-incher?!? Then the rest of the set arrived and things really started cooking... The Mini Monitors are an instant classic, the Center 1 is so very hifi that I wonder what three would be like as an L/C/R set, and the Surround 1 continues the legacy of delivering the best surround sound field you can put into a home theatre... The Series 7, like so many Paradigms before them, are speakers which have the potential to become heirlooms!

—Brian Florian, Secrets of Home Theater & High Fidelity
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Monitor 11 v7


SoundStage! Reviewers' Choice

Paradigm Series 7 Monitor 11 / Center 3 / Surround 3 / Sub 12 Home-Theater Speaker System

Paradigm’s Monitor Series 7 home-theater system is a step up in performance from the previous Monitor Series, with improvements that include new and better drivers, a new configuration for the surround speakers, and surprising subwoofer performance from a small package. This is remarkable... well worth hearing at your Paradigm dealer.

—Vince Hanada, SoundStage! Xperience
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Monitor Center 3 v7


SoundStage! Reviewers' Choice

Paradigm Series 7 Monitor 11 / Center 3 / Surround 3 / Sub 12 Home-Theater Speaker System

Paradigm’s Monitor Series 7 home-theater system is a step up in performance from the previous Monitor Series, with improvements that include new and better drivers, a new configuration for the surround speakers, and surprising subwoofer performance from a small package. This is remarkable... well worth hearing at your Paradigm dealer.

—Vince Hanada, SoundStage! Xperience
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Monitor Surround 3 v7


SoundStage! Reviewers' Choice

Paradigm Series 7 Monitor 11 / Center 3 / Surround 3 / Sub 12 Home-Theater Speaker System

Paradigm’s Monitor Series 7 home-theater system is a step up in performance from the previous Monitor Series, with improvements that include new and better drivers, a new configuration for the surround speakers, and surprising subwoofer performance from a small package. This is remarkable... well worth hearing at your Paradigm dealer.

—Vince Hanada, SoundStage! Xperience
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Monitor SUB 12


SoundStage! Reviewers' Choice

Paradigm Series 7 Monitor 11 / Center 3 / Surround 3 / Sub 12 Home-Theater Speaker System

Paradigm’s Monitor Series 7 home-theater system is a step up in performance from the previous Monitor Series, with improvements that include new and better drivers, a new configuration for the surround speakers, and surprising subwoofer performance from a small package. This is remarkable... well worth hearing at your Paradigm dealer.

—Vince Hanada, SoundStage! Xperience
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DSP-3200

Paradigm DSP-3200 Subwoofer Review

The Paradigm subwoofer produced deep, visceral bass that engaged the viewer in the story... Bass never sounded heavy or boomy, just low and tight with good extension and depth. It's one of the best subs I've heard in my system. While listening to stereo music, the DSP-3200 outperformed many of the subwoofers I've used in my system... The Paradigm DSP-3200 is one of the best subwoofers I've tested. With solid, extended bass response... you can't ask for much more. It's a great value for a stereo or home theater system.

—Gary Altunian, About.com
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A2

For a pair of speakers without a sub, the A2s can deliver big volume and big sound with virtually no distortion thanks to its digital signal processing. Audio felt downright immersive during movies (not to mention BBC's Life) and the imaging of lows, mids and highs were excellent.

—Adrian Covert, Gizmodo
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Monitor 9 v7

Test Report: Paradigm Monitor Series 7 Speaker System

Paradigm has remained in the loudspeaker performance/value forefront for decades, a position that’s not going to change with the Monitor Series 7...the Paradigm system reviewed here is ridiculously good... it delivers natural tonal balance, serious bass extension, impressively clean dynamic range and transient punch, and tight, stable imaging in generous, well-balanced measure, with cosmetics and fit’n’finish that will satisfy most and should offend none. Unhesitatingly recommended.

—Daniel Kumin, Sound & Vision
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Monitor Surround 3 v7

Test Report: Paradigm Monitor Series 7 Speaker System

Paradigm has remained in the loudspeaker performance/value forefront for decades, a position that’s not going to change with the Monitor Series 7...the Paradigm system reviewed here is ridiculously good... it delivers natural tonal balance, serious bass extension, impressively clean dynamic range and transient punch, and tight, stable imaging in generous, well-balanced measure, with cosmetics and fit’n’finish that will satisfy most and should offend none. Unhesitatingly recommended.

—Daniel Kumin, Sound & Vision
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DSP-3200

Test Report: Paradigm Monitor Series 7 Speaker System

Paradigm has remained in the loudspeaker performance/value forefront for decades, a position that’s not going to change with the Monitor Series 7...the Paradigm system reviewed here is ridiculously good... it delivers natural tonal balance, serious bass extension, impressively clean dynamic range and transient punch, and tight, stable imaging in generous, well-balanced measure, with cosmetics and fit’n’finish that will satisfy most and should offend none. Unhesitatingly recommended.

—Daniel Kumin, Sound & Vision
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e3m

My goodness, these things are fun to listen to!...No question about it: this is now my reference earbud in the sub-$300 category.

—Dennis Burger, Home Tech Tell
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Mini Monitor v7

Paradigm Mini Monitor v7 Review – Great Sound – Low Price

The fit and finish were top-notch Paradigm with no splitting seams, exposed screws, or peeling veneers. In fact, after being so impressed with their sound I was surprised when I examined them more closely to find the Rosenut wood finish to be vinyl. The sound was so much more expensive and led me to believe they had a solid wood finish or veneer... These speakers are a must buy for your close-range listening environment. They have a respectable low end, are not fatiguing in any way, and very smooth. Well done.

—Derek Brooks, Audiophile Journal
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A2

...the A2 makes for a fantastic "bookshelf" system. They also would make a very decent upgrade to a TV's built in sound and do so without adding another box to the equipment stack (or remote to the side table). And as far as PC speakers go, I couldn't ask for a better outfit.

—Brian Florian, Home Theater HiFi
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As impressive as the bass was, what really stood out was the precision of the A2s' imaging. Small monitors have a reputation for good imaging, but even for small monitors, the A2s were exceptional in this regard...I could follow the sounds as they crossed the soundstage in a way that I've heard from very few other speakers.

—Brooke McClelland, GoodSound!
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Mini Monitor v7

Paradigm Mini Monitor v.7 Loudspeaker Reviewed

...the Mini Monitor v.7 from Paradigm is yet another hit in a long stream of hits from the Canadian speaker manufacturer. Version 7's updated appearance, drivers and sonics make it the best Mini Monitor yet. While the Mini Monitor still requires the use of a sub for full range sound reproduction and is suitable for use in small to medium rooms it's still a capable performer and huge value for the money. Apartment dwelling audiophiles and home theater enthusiasts should rejoice for they have yet another compact and affordable solution in the Mini Monitor v.7.

—Andrew Robinson, Home Theater Review
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Monitor 11 v7

Paradigm Monitor Series 7 5-Channel Speaker System (TPV 109)

Paradigm’s Monitor Series 7 system offers a well-balanced mix of virtues while upholding the model line’s hard won reputation for value-first engineering. This system might serve as a “gateway to the high-end” for some listeners, but it is good enough that it will be a satisfying destination in its own right for many others.

—Chris Martens, hi-fi+
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Monitor Center 3 v7

Paradigm Monitor Series 7 5-Channel Speaker System (TPV 109)

Paradigm’s Monitor Series 7 system offers a well-balanced mix of virtues while upholding the model line’s hard won reputation for value-first engineering. This system might serve as a “gateway to the high-end” for some listeners, but it is good enough that it will be a satisfying destination in its own right for many others.

—Chris Martens, hi-fi+
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Monitor Surround 3 v7

Paradigm Monitor Series 7 5-Channel Speaker System (TPV 109)

Paradigm’s Monitor Series 7 system offers a well-balanced mix of virtues while upholding the model line’s hard won reputation for value-first engineering. This system might serve as a “gateway to the high-end” for some listeners, but it is good enough that it will be a satisfying destination in its own right for many others.

—Chris Martens, hi-fi+
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A2

Paradigm's A2 speakers are a total knockout and, at about $500 a pair, a tremendous value, too. Their limited quirks are easily out-shined by their superior build quality, unique connectivity features and fantastic sound. These speakers exhibit a high level of musical refinement that is an absolute feast for the ear. Though marketed toward aspiring DJs and music producers, these speakers will likely find audience with audiophiles everywhere. If there's a better sounding sound solution under $500 out there, we haven't heard it yet.

—Caleb Denison, Digital Trends
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At just $279 apiece, these little active Atoms boast a size(and price)-to-oomph ratio that makes my special places tingle, and rate an "11 on a scale of 1 to ass-kicking." I seriously haven't had this much fun listening to music in a long, long time.

—Dennis Burger, Home Tech Tell
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SUB 12


Home Theater Shack Editor's Choice

Paradigm Reference Studio v.5 Series (Studio 100,CC-690,ADP-590,SUB 15) Review

I have every confidence that should you audition the Paradigm Studio series and SUB 15, that you'll be highly impressed… For the home theater enthusiast, or the avid audiophile the Studio 100, CC-690, ADP-590 and SUB 15 make a spectacular combination. Though the true strength of this system is in the home theater, it reproduces music just as well if not better than anything else I've heard in the price range. If you happen to be in the market for new gear, I highly recommend that you give this system a listen and make that determination for yourself. Highly recommended.

—Dave Upton, Home Theater Shack
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Mini Monitor v7


Sound & Vision Top Picks
Score: 4.5 Stars

Paradigm Mini Monitor Speaker System

If the latest Mini Monitor is anything to go by, Paradigm’s gen-seven redesign of the Monitor Series is an unqualified success. These speakers are voiced to mate gently with less expensive electronics but still have enough power handling to suit aggressive movie soundtracks and rock ’n’ roll... In general, these speakers would be great all-around performers at any price. At their asking price, they’re a superb value.

—Mark Fleischmann, Sound & Vision
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DSP-3200


Sound & Vision Top Pick
Score: 4.5 Stars

Paradigm Mini Monitor Speaker System

...the sub kept up with numerous thumping blows...The PBK-equalized bass in both music and effects was deep and solid. As my notes remind me, “Even a synthetic beat has an aesthetic about it."... The PBK-perfected sub contributed tunefully to the bass clarinet’s bottom end. It also kept Ron Carter’s string bass lines even and in correct proportion, with no booming or rolled-off notes.

—Mark Fleischmann, Sound & Vision
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Monitor 7 v7

Paradigm Monitor 7 v.7 Floorstanding Loudspeaker Reviewed

... the Monitor 7 is a fantastic all-rounder... add an affordable subwoofer and you should be in music and movie heaven for years to come. Paradigm's Monitor line of speakers has always been one of my affordable favorites and with the introduction of their latest version, Version 7, they'll remain one of my favorites a while longer.

—Andrew Robinson, Home Theater Review
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Monitor Center 3 v7

Paradigm Monitor 7 v.7 Floorstanding Loudspeaker Reviewed

There was no audible gap between the Monitor 7s and the matching center channel... Dialog, despite the chaos and destruction occurring on-screen, was intelligible and clear.... Paradigm's Monitor line of speakers has always been one of my affordable favorites and with the introduction of their latest version, Version 7, they'll remain one of favorites a while longer.

—Andrew Robinson, Home Theater Review
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Cinema 200

Paradigm Cinema 100 and 200 loudspeakers

Combine the Cinema Sub with three Cinema 200s and a pair (or quartet) of Cinema 100s (or a full set of 100s for smaller rooms), throw in an Anthem MRX receiver, and you’ve got the makings of a truly audiophile system that sounds as sumptuous with stereo material as with surround music and movies... Paradigm’s newly updated Cinema series speakers boast the sort of dynamics that you just don’t expect at this size and price point.

—Dennis Burger, Residential Systems
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Cinema Sub

Paradigm Cinema 100 and 200 loudspeakers

Combine the Cinema Sub with three Cinema 200s and a pair (or quartet) of Cinema 100s (or a full set of 100s for smaller rooms), throw in an Anthem MRX receiver, and you’ve got the makings of a truly audiophile system that sounds as sumptuous with stereo material as with surround music and movies... Paradigm’s newly updated Cinema series speakers boast the sort of dynamics that you just don’t expect at this size and price point.

—Dennis Burger, Residential Systems
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Cinema 100 2.0 System

Paradigm Cinema 100 and 200 loudspeakers

And THEN you hear them. And the first thing you can’t help but notice is how incredibly dynamic they are. Even if you’ve heard a multitude of speakers in this size and price range that sound surprisingly good (and there are plenty), try to find another speaker system in this class that sounds so yummy across such a wide volume range and you’ve got your work cut out for you. The subtlest of sounds sashay into the listening space with a subtle confidence that’s impossible not to love. I’m hard pressed to think of another speaker I’ve heard of this size that sounds so wonderful at such low volumes.

—Dennis Burger, Residential Systems
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Signature S8

Paradigm Reference Signature S8 v3 Loudspeakers Reviewed

Value is everything in today's marketplace and... the Paradigm Signature S8 v3 is just that. You could talk about the S8 versus other loudspeakers in the $4,000 to $10,000 price range but the Paradigms simply wipe the floor with nearly every player in that part of the market on most levels...the Paradigm Signature S8 is possibly the best value in high-end loudspeakers period.

—Jerry Del Colliano, Home Theater Review
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Atom Monitor v7


SoundStage! Reivewers' Choice

Paradigm Atom Monitor v.7 Loudspeakers

I’ve been familiar with the model’s various iterations over many years, and can unequivocally say that, overall, the v.7 is the best one yet... when the grille comes off, it reveals an attractive baffle with a clean, high-tech appearance and sharp-looking drivers. Most important, the speaker sounds remarkably robust in the bass for its size, exceedingly natural from the upper bass through the mids, and lively but extremely clean in the highs. All told, Paradigm’s Atom Monitor continues to be one of the best deals in high-end audio, and the highest-value entry point in the company’s vast speaker line. Very highly recommended for those looking for a lot of music for very little money.

—Doug Schneider, SoundStage! Hi-Fi
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Monitor 11 v7

First Listen: Paradigm Monitor Series 7 Speakers

Right out of the box, I was struck by both the smoothness and nuance of the Monitor 11’s... the 11’s sound quite refined and sophisticated (if I heard them in the dark and was told they were Paradigm Studio models, I might well have believed that assertion)... I could not help but note that the Monitor 11’s offer a really nice combination of bass extension, power and control.

—Chris Martens, hi-fi+
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Mini Monitor v7

A 'First Look' at the Paradigm Series 7 Mini Monitor Speakers

Initial listening impressions across the board are very favorable. I set them up for stereo playback, and within a couple tracks, I noted bass so deep, that I had to make sure I had disabled my subwoofer! We can only surmise what the towers have in store for us. Imaging was highly localized, and the midrange was devoid of harmonics that would have otherwise turned it to mush. The highs were pinpoint sharp and detailed. The Minis seem capable of prodigious output, handling mucho watts, yet they won't need as much as some of Paradigm's other smaller speakers, these being a couple of dB more efficient. On the whole, they delivered a most satisfying listening experience... The Series 7 Monitors are going to set an exciting new performance precedent at their entry level price points, which over the past two decades is exactly what we have come to expect from Paradigm. The legend continues…

—Brian Florian, Secrets of Home Theater & High Fidelity
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Cinema Sub

HomeTechTell Review: Paradigm Cinema 100 & 200 Speakers and Cinema Sub

Paradigm has officially spoiled me. With movies, the Cinema Sub delivers the sort of weighty omnipresence that subwoofers should exhibit in theory, but rarely do at this size. And none of that comes at the expense of power. Forget wattage ratings. In terms of pure sonic output, I’ll put the Cinema Sub up against competitors with many multiples of rated power handling and dare them to keep up.

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Cinema 200

HomeTechTell Review: Paradigm Cinema 100 & 200 Speakers and Cinema Sub

Sure, they’re detailed. Incredibly so. Yes, they’re wonderfully tonally balanced... What really sets this system apart is its downright thrilling capacity for dynamic range... Even in the quietest of moments, the speaker never fails to positively teleport the subtlest of sounds into the room, with no loss of frequency dynamics or detail. Yet push them into positively scary territory moments later, and they never exhibit the sort of distortion and loss of clarity that has your brain screaming. “Oh em gee, turn it down! Turn it down!”… The Cinema 200 also boasts so much mass for its size.

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Cinema 100 2.0 System

HomeTechTell Review: Paradigm Cinema 100 & 200 Speakers and Cinema Sub

Sure, they’re detailed. Incredibly so. Yes, they’re wonderfully tonally balanced... What really sets this system apart is its downright thrilling capacity for dynamic range... Even in the quietest of moments, the speaker never fails to positively teleport the subtlest of sounds into the room, with no loss of frequency dynamics or detail. Yet push them into positively scary territory moments later, and they never exhibit the sort of distortion and loss of clarity that has your brain screaming. “Oh em gee, turn it down! Turn it down!”

HomeTechTell
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Signature S6

Paradigm Signature S6 v3

I commend Paradigm for doing what many might think is tilting at windmills - deliver state-of-the-art performance while maintaining high-value pricing... If you crave tonal neutrality, speed, immediacy, tuneful punchy bass and want to hear everything on your records—good, bad or ugly—I heartily recommend you track down a pair for audition.

—Paul Candy, 6moons
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MilleniaOne 3.0 System

Paradigm Reference MilleniaOne 5.0 Speakers and MilleniaSub Subwoofer Review

The MilleniaOne 5.0 speakers combine gorgeous styling with outstanding performance in the compact speaker class. ..The MilleniaSub is also a great looker and thanks to its design and size, it is one of very few subwoofers on the market to offer such flexibility of placement. Better yet this subwoofer will surprise most listeners with its extraordinary performance.

—Suave Kajko, Canada HiFi
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MilleniaOne 2.0 System

Paradigm Reference MilleniaOne 5.0 Speakers and MilleniaSub Subwoofer Review

The MilleniaOne 5.0 speakers combine gorgeous styling with outstanding performance in the compact speaker class. ..The MilleniaSub is also a great looker and thanks to its design and size, it is one of very few subwoofers on the market to offer such flexibility of placement. Better yet this subwoofer will surprise most listeners with its extraordinary performance.

—Suave Kajko, Canada HiFi
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MilleniaSub

Paradigm Reference MilleniaOne 5.0 Speakers and MilleniaSub Subwoofer Review

The MilleniaOne 5.0 speakers combine gorgeous styling with outstanding performance in the compact speaker class. ..The MilleniaSub is also a great looker and thanks to its design and size, it is one of very few subwoofers on the market to offer such flexibility of placement. Better yet this subwoofer will surprise most listeners with its extraordinary performance.

—Suave Kajko, Canada HiFi
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Studio 100 v5


Editor's Choice
Score: 5 Stars

Paradigm Studio v.5 Series (Studio 100,CC-690,ADP-590,SUB 15) Review

For the home theater enthusiast, or the avid audiophile the Studio 100, CC-690, ADP-590 and SUB 15 make a spectacular combination. Though the true strength of this system is in the home theater, it reproduces music just as well if not better than anything else I've heard in the price range. If you happen to be in the market for new gear, I highly recommend that you give this system a listen and make that determination for yourself. Highly recommended.

—Dave Upton, Home Theater Shack
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Studio CC-690 v5


Editor's Choice
Score: 5 Stars

Paradigm Studio v.5 Series (Studio 100,CC-690,ADP-590,SUB 15) Review

For the home theater enthusiast, or the avid audiophile the Studio 100, CC-690, ADP-590 and SUB 15 make a spectacular combination. Though the true strength of this system is in the home theater, it reproduces music just as well if not better than anything else I've heard in the price range. If you happen to be in the market for new gear, I highly recommend that you give this system a listen and make that determination for yourself. Highly recommended.

—Dave Upton, Home Theater Shack
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Studio ADP-590 v5


Editor's Choice
Score: 5 Stars

Paradigm Reference Studio v.5 Series(Studio 100,CC-690,ADP-590,SUB 15) Review

For the home theater enthusiast, or the avid audiophile the Studio 100, CC-690, ADP-590 and SUB 15 make a spectacular combination. Though the true strength of this system is in the home theater, it reproduces music just as well if not better than anything else I've heard in the price range. If you happen to be in the market for new gear, I highly recommend that you give this system a listen and make that determination for yourself. Highly recommended.

—Dave Upton, Home Theater Shack
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SUB 15


Editor's Choice
Score: 5 Stars

Paradigm Reference Studio v.5 Series(Studio 100,CC-690,ADP-590,SUB 15) Review

For the home theater enthusiast, or the avid audiophile the Studio 100, CC-690, ADP-590 and SUB 15 make a spectacular combination. Though the true strength of this system is in the home theater, it reproduces music just as well if not better than anything else I've heard in the price range. If you happen to be in the market for new gear, I highly recommend that you give this system a listen and make that determination for yourself. Highly recommended.

—Dave Upton, Home Theater Shack
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MilleniaOne 3.0 System

PARADIGM MILLENIAONE 5.0 SYSTEM WITH MILLENIASUB REVIEW

The MilleniaOne and MilleniaSub pairing smash any preconceived notion of what a “lifestyle system” is meant to be. Paradigm hasn’t just taken some cheap parts and coated them in a shiny shell here. Instead, the company has taken the high road and delivered a well-built, highly musical sound system that just so happens to look fantastic as well.

—Caleb Denison, Digital Trends
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MilleniaOne 2.0 System

PARADIGM MILLENIAONE 5.0 SYSTEM WITH MILLENIASUB REVIEW

The MilleniaOne and MilleniaSub pairing smash any preconceived notion of what a “lifestyle system” is meant to be. Paradigm hasn’t just taken some cheap parts and coated them in a shiny shell here. Instead, the company has taken the high road and delivered a well-built, highly musical sound system that just so happens to look fantastic as well.

—Caleb Denison, Digital Trends
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MilleniaSub

PARADIGM MILLENIAONE 5.0 SYSTEM WITH MILLENIASUB REVIEW

The MilleniaOne and MilleniaSub pairing smash any preconceived notion of what a “lifestyle system” is meant to be. Paradigm hasn’t just taken some cheap parts and coated them in a shiny shell here. Instead, the company has taken the high road and delivered a well-built, highly musical sound system that just so happens to look fantastic as well.

—Caleb Denison, Digital Trends
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SUB 1

Paradigm SUB1 review Baby brother it may be, but Paradigm's SUB1 still packs plenty of punch

It was exqusite... It offered polite aplomb and a lovely underpinning effect to tighten up the rest of a stereo sound stage... I have no hesitation in recommending Paradigm's product to anyone hunting for a top-flight woofer. Especially if they like a bit of style to go with their substance.

—Adam Rayner, Tech Radar
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SUB 12

Hands On: Anthem Electronics, Paradigm Studio Series

I also incorporated the Studio Series complementary Sub 12 subwoofer into the surround-sound system, which provided more than enough bottom end to enhance the bookshelf-size front channels. I set the crossover right around 80 Hz, and barely hit the volume dial to 10 o'clock in unleashing the dual 850-watt front-firing power.

—Arlen Schweiger, CE Pro
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SUB 2


Sound & Vision Top Pick
Score: 5 Stars

Paradigm Reference Signature SUB 2 Subwoofer

I’ve never heard a sub that approaches the performance of the Paradigm Reference Signature SUB 2. This is 230 pounds of pure, pulverizing home theater excitement, and it earns my highest recommendation. Unlike other subs, you needn’t worry about whether your associated gear is up to the challenge. With this one, you need to be sure your house is structurally sound enough to withstand it.

—Shane Buettner, Sound & Vision
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Studio 10 v5

The (True) Sound of Music Paradigm Studio 10 Reference Speaker (v.5)

With almost 30 years of dedicated craftsmanship behind them, the wizards at Paradigm have produced a speaker that effortlessly fills a room with a breadth and depth of sound typically reserved for speakers double their size (and double the price). Boasting a 1? tweeter, 5.5? mid-woofer and oval bass port, the Studio 10s begin with clean, tight bass response, move into a strikingly precise mid-range, and top things off with flawless detail at the high end... you’d be hard pressed to find a better pair of speakers for breathing life and presence into your music collection. Spend a few minutes with them, and you’ll be talking about ‘tone,’ ‘resonance’ and all the other musical ideals you forgot you knew.

—Samuel Morris, Gear Patrol


Signature S6


Editor's Choice

Paradigm Reference Signature Series 5.1 (S6,C3,ADP,SUB 1) Review

What value did I place on hearing things I had never heard before in my tired old recordings? How much was it worth to have friends come over and spend two hours with a massive grin on their faces as the Paradigm's did their job with whatever film we had chosen? Finally, what was it worth to have my wife repeatedly ask me to turn it up instead of down? Am I willing to spend that kind of money on audio gear? After hearing these speakers, the answer is a simple and emphatic, YES!

—Dave Upton, Home Theater Shack
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Signature C3


Editor's Choice

Paradigm Reference Signature Series 5.1 (S6,C3,ADP,SUB 1) Review

What value did I place on hearing things I had never heard before in my tired old recordings? How much was it worth to have friends come over and spend two hours with a massive grin on their faces as the Paradigm's did their job with whatever film we had chosen? Finally, what was it worth to have my wife repeatedly ask me to turn it up instead of down? Am I willing to spend that kind of money on audio gear? After hearing these speakers, the answer is a simple and emphatic, YES!

—Dave Upton, Home Theater Shack
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Signature ADP3


Editor's Choice

Paradigm Reference Signature Series 5.1 (S6,C3,ADP,SUB 1) Review

What value did I place on hearing things I had never heard before in my tired old recordings? How much was it worth to have friends come over and spend two hours with a massive grin on their faces as the Paradigm's did their job with whatever film we had chosen? Finally, what was it worth to have my wife repeatedly ask me to turn it up instead of down? Am I willing to spend that kind of money on audio gear? After hearing these speakers, the answer is a simple and emphatic, YES!

—Dave Upton, Home Theater Shack
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SUB 1


Editor's Choice

Paradigm Reference Signature Series 5.1 (S6,C3,ADP,SUB 1) Review

What value did I place on hearing things I had never heard before in my tired old recordings? How much was it worth to have friends come over and spend two hours with a massive grin on their faces as the Paradigm's did their job with whatever film we had chosen? Finally, what was it worth to have my wife repeatedly ask me to turn it up instead of down? Am I willing to spend that kind of money on audio gear? After hearing these speakers, the answer is a simple and emphatic, YES!

—Dave Upton, Home Theater Shack
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SUB 15


Everything Audio Stellar Sound Award

Home Cinema Review! Paradigm Reference Studio Sub 15 Subwoofer Review

The SUB 15's impact was tremendous with a five second subsonic blast of room vibration and pictures rattling on walls two floors away (according to my wife). Wow… No lingering flabbiness like many ported subs I have tried… A great big Stellar Sound Award for this speaker; it is Everything Audio's new reference subwoofer.

—John Gatski, Everything Audio Network
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Stylus 470

Paradigm Stylus Series 470 v.3 (outdoor speakers)

The Paradigm Stylus 470 speakers delivered an inspiring performance that was true to the source with all types of music. Thanks to their large woofers and large cabinets, they provided a wide frequency range combined with a crystal clear sound... If you’re looking for top notch sound quality for your outdoor space, the Paradigm Stylus 470 speakers should definitely satisfy your need.

Canada HiFi
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Seismic 110

Paradigm Reference Seismic 110 Subwoofer

The Paradigm Seismic 110 subwoofer is a freak. It is very small, lightweight as subwoofers go; yet capable of playing very loud, very low, and very clean. It will blow away subwoofers that are bigger, heavier, and in some cases, more expensive. Highly recommended!

—Ross Jones, Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity
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SUB 2

Paradigm Reference Signature SUB 2 Subwoofer

Paradigm has achieved their goal of designing the best subwoofer available on the market to date...The SUB 2 is in position, ready and willing to take on all challengers.

—John E. Johnson, Jr., Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity
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SA-15R-SM

Paradigm SA-15R-SM In-Ceiling Speakers

If you are looking to add an in-wall audio system, with high performance ceiling speakers, or just want invisible, wife-approved surrounds in your living room, the Paradigm SA-15R-SM must be on your list... These Paradigm in-ceiling speakers definitely took my system into the next level of performance and high fidelity.

—Stephen Hornbrook, Secrets of Home Theater & High Fidelity
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Seismic 110


SoundStage! Network Reviewers' Choice

Paradigm Reference MilleniaOne / Seismic 110 Home-Theater Speaker System

If I were looking for a compact lifestyle system, this one would be at the top of my list. The MilleniaOnes and Seismic 110 cost a little more than many small sat-sub systems, but cost a lot less than I would have expected considering their outstanding performance.

—Roger Kanno, SoundStage! Xperience
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MilleniaOne 3.0 System


SoundStage! Network Reviewers' Choice

Paradigm Reference MilleniaOne / Seismic 110 Home-Theater Speaker System

If I were looking for a compact lifestyle system, this one would be at the top of my list. The MilleniaOnes and Seismic 110 cost a little more than many small sat-sub systems, but cost a lot less than I would have expected considering their outstanding performance.

—Roger Kanno, SoundStage! Xperience
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MilleniaOne 2.0 System


SoundStage! Network Reviewers' Choice

Paradigm Reference MilleniaOne / Seismic 110 Home-Theater Speaker System

If I were looking for a compact lifestyle system, this one would be at the top of my list. The MilleniaOnes and Seismic 110 cost a little more than many small sat-sub systems, but cost a lot less than I would have expected considering their outstanding performance.

—Roger Kanno, SoundStage! Xperience
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Seismic 110


AV Forums Best Buy Award

Paradigm Seismic 110 Subwoofer Review

...the performance boost the on-board PBK EQ system delivers and it is worth every penny if you have a less than perfect room, like most people in fact do. Even if that weren't the case, the raw performance is a match for anything I've heard remotely close to the size and gives good cause for concern to some well established sealed boxes of similar price and even larger dimensions.

—Russell Williams, AV Forums
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Home Cinema Choice Best Buy
Score: 5/5 Stars!

Paradigm Seismic 110 review

The Seismic 110 was musical and grippy, fast with no appreciable overhang. Yet equally it enjoys reaching right down into the fear zone, even in the midst of other bass, and has effortless depth...the Paradigm handled all of this with effortless power, skilled articulation and rich profundity... a demon amongst compact subs... This Bulldog's got bite!

—Adam Rayner, Tech Radar / Home Cinema Choice
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The Neoteric Listener... Paradigm and Jolida!

...the seamless integration of the Seismic 110 made a staggering improvement in the enjoyment of both music and movies... the Seismic 110 delivered really fine low level information for the money. The Seismic 110 and the Paradigm 20 v.5s bring out the best in each other, all to the good for the fortunate listener who needs a full sound without sacrificing a lot of floor space.

—Dean Seislove, Postivie Feedback
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Signature S8

Paradigm Reference Signature Series Review

With a 25 year history of building products with a strong performance to value relationship, Paradigm has now proven its ability to improve a design several times over. It should be very proud of this latest v.3 iteration that includes state-of-the-art components like pure beryllium tweeters, injection-molded, mineral-filled, polypropylene bass cones, and beautiful piano finishes. Whether it’s delicate audiophile sounds or bombastic movie effects, Paradigm has proven it can still build world-class speakers for affordable prices.

—Augie Bettencourt, Audio Video Revolution
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Signature C5

Paradigm Reference Signature Series Review

With a 25 year history of building products with a strong performance to value relationship, Paradigm has now proven its ability to improve a design several times over. It should be very proud of this latest v.3 iteration that includes state-of-the-art components like pure beryllium tweeters, injection-molded, mineral-filled, polypropylene bass cones, and beautiful piano finishes. Whether it’s delicate audiophile sounds or bombastic movie effects, Paradigm has proven it can still build world-class speakers for affordable prices.

—Augie Bettencourt, Audio Video Revolution
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Signature S2

Paradigm Reference Signature Series Review

With a 25 year history of building products with a strong performance to value relationship, Paradigm has now proven its ability to improve a design several times over. It should be very proud of this latest v.3 iteration that includes state-of-the-art components like pure beryllium tweeters, injection-molded, mineral-filled, polypropylene bass cones, and beautiful piano finishes. Whether it’s delicate audiophile sounds or bombastic movie effects, Paradigm has proven it can still build world-class speakers for affordable prices.

—Augie Bettencourt, Audio Video Revolution
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Seismic 110

Paradigm MilleniaOne/Seismic 110

The sub can produce lashings of power, but it's one of the more compact designs we've seen. Its curved cabinet is an unusual but stylish alternative in a world of square and boxy monoliths... a sound trail that travels with detail and assertion from front to rear. This package is a smooth and easy listen, with an attention to detail to marvel at.

—Editorial Staff, What Hi-Fi?
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SE Sub

Paradigm Special Edition SE 1 / SE 3 / SE Center / SE Sub Home-Theater Speaker System

The handsome little SE Sub is a sealed 11" cube that can be oriented to fire down at the floor or straight ahead into the room... The SE Sub shone brightly here, adding a perfect amount of impact... In fact, the robustly built SE Sub sounded much bigger than it is...If you’re looking for a home-theater package that punches way above its competition while offering genuine tastes of high-end sound and looks, then Paradigm’s new SE range deserves a serious look.

—Aron Garrecht, SoundStage! Access
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SUB 1

Home Theater Speaker System of the Year 2010

Paradigm Reference Signature S6 v.3 / C3 v.3 / ADP3 v.3 / Sub 1 / PBK Home-Theater Speaker System

The Sub 1, with its unique hexagonal shape and six drivers, deserves special mention for its ability to fill my room with massive amounts of bass without noticeable distortion. This ultraclean reproduction of low frequencies allowed it to disappear aurally, yet still rattle objects at opposite ends of the room... the Sub 1 energized my entire room while maintaining a tight grip on every note. That grip was so absolute that it sometimes felt as if the Sub 1 was directly coupled to my room; no matter how loudly I played it, the bass was evenly distributed, with little, if any, distortion.

—Roger Kanno, SoundStage! Network
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Signature S6


Reviewers' Choice

Paradigm Reference Signature S6 v.3 / C3 v.3 / ADP3 v.3 / Sub 1 / PBK Home-Theater Speaker System

The Paradigm Reference Signature v.3 system is an absolutely stellar combination of loudspeakers... For both movies and music, each component of the Signature v.3 system performed flawlessly. The S6 v.3s were spectacular, whether on their own or as part of a 5.1-channel system. Some manufacturers’ center and surround models seem afterthoughts, but the C3 v.3 and ADP3 v.3 matched the performance of the incredible S6 v.3 note for note. Add to all this a truly world-class subwoofer in the Sub 1, which includes Paradigm’s sophisticated PBK-1 room-correction system, and it’s hard to imagine a better home-theater speaker system at any price.

—Roger Kanno, SoundStage! Network
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Signature C3


Reviewers' Choice

Paradigm Reference Signature S6 v.3 / C3 v.3 / ADP3 v.3 / Sub 1 / PBK Home-Theater Speaker System

The Paradigm Reference Signature v.3 system is an absolutely stellar combination of loudspeakers… For both movies and music, each component of the Signature v.3 system performed flawlessly. The S6 v.3s were spectacular, whether on their own or as part of a 5.1-channel system. Some manufacturers’ center and surround models seem afterthoughts, but the C3 v.3 and ADP3 v.3 matched the performance of the incredible S6 v.3 note for note. Add to all this a truly world-class subwoofer in the Sub 1, which includes Paradigm’s sophisticated PBK-1 room-correction system, and it’s hard to imagine a better home-theater speaker system at any price.

—Roger Kanno, SoundStage! Network
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Signature ADP3


Reviewers' Choice

Paradigm Reference Signature S6 v.3 / C3 v.3 / ADP3 v.3 / Sub 1 / PBK Home-Theater Speaker System

The Paradigm Reference Signature v.3 system is an absolutely stellar combination of loudspeakers… For both movies and music, each component of the Signature v.3 system performed flawlessly. The S6 v.3s were spectacular, whether on their own or as part of a 5.1-channel system. Some manufacturers’ center and surround models seem afterthoughts, but the C3 v.3 and ADP3 v.3 matched the performance of the incredible S6 v.3 note for note. Add to all this a truly world-class subwoofer in the Sub 1, which includes Paradigm’s sophisticated PBK-1 room-correction system, and it’s hard to imagine a better home-theater speaker system at any price.

—Roger Kanno, SoundStage! Network
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Signature S8

Paradigm • Reference Signature S8 v3 Loudspeakers

There is a great deal to admire about Paradigm's best-of-the-best effort, including a dazzling treble region, thanks to one special tweeter, a well-integrated midrange, and nimble, deep bass. Diligently set up, these speakers convey space, including height information, better than most, and better than some that cost many times their price, and they transport you into the unique sonic world of each recording in an exhilarating way... Golden-eared audiophiles, and especially the audio press, need to hear these speakers, perhaps again and again, so that the music-making abilities of Paradigm speakers sink in.

—Marc Mickelson, The Audio Beat
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SUB 2

Paradigm Signature Sub 2 review. The most powerful active subwoofer ever built...

The simple fact is I couldn't stress this product in any way. You will reach the limit of what you think is sane far sooner than you will find any limit in the Signature Sub 2. It's an absolute Reference Status subwoofer, and I love it.

—Adam Rayner, Tech Radar
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Signature S2


Stellar Sound

Dynamic Duo Review! Anthem I225 Amp/Preamp,Paradigm Signature S2 Speakers

If you have a bookshelf system or an old stereo system as your main listening system, but want to move up to the big league of audiophile listening — without spending a fortune, I heartily recommend the Paradigm Signature S2 speakers and Anthem Integrated 225 tandem. The combination of price, features and performance, should please most discriminating listeners.

—John Gatski, Everything Audio Network
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Stylus 370

Review - Paradigm Stylus 370 Oudoor Speakers

Overall --- brilliant sound quality all over the back yard. It has made working in the garden even more of a pleasure and having a spa to sooth the tired muscles even more relaxing. Can't wait to throw a huge party to see if the neighbors like them too ;-) If you like to work and play outside then don't even think about it --- install good quality outdoor speakers before summer gets here.

—Bob Hetherington, Home Toys
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CS-60R-30 v2

Review - Paradigm CS-60R-30 Ceiling Speakers

Paradigm's CS-60R-30 Ceiling Speakers are a fine example of great quality sound from a small ceiling speaker and I'm impressed with these units from top to bottom. They look great and they sound great. What more do you want to know?... As I write this review I'm listening to them in my office --- crisp, clear and clean.

—Bob Hetherington, Home Toys
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Signature S2

The World's Best Audio System

How Close Can I Get for Half the Price or Less? -- Paradigm Reference Signature S2 v.3 Loudspeakers

There is a great alternative for audiophiles who don’t want to compromise on performance, but who also don’t want to spend a ridiculous amount of money. The Paradigm Reference Signature S2 v.3 and Reference Signature Sub 2 are one way to soar into the stratosphere while keeping your budget firmly grounded. Now you know.

—Jeff Fritz, Ultra Audio
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SUB 2

The World's Best Audio System

How Close Can I Get for Half the Price or Less? -- Paradigm Reference Signature S2 v.3 Loudspeakers

There is a great alternative for audiophiles who don’t want to compromise on performance, but who also don’t want to spend a ridiculous amount of money. The Paradigm Reference Signature S2 v.3 and Reference Signature Sub 2 are one way to soar into the stratosphere while keeping your budget firmly grounded. Now you know.

—Jeff Fritz, Ultra Audio
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SE Sub


The Perfect Vision Recommended

Paradigm Special Edition Speaker System (The Perfect Vision 86)

Whether you view the Special Edition system as a wonderful destination in its own right, or as a step up the performance ladder toward even bigger and better things in the future, there’s no denying that it offers killer value for money. ... you will definitely want to buy this system with its matching subwoofer to help and weight and depth in the lowest two octaves of the audio spectrum.

—Chris Martens, hi-fi+ / The Perfect Vision
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Signature S1

Paradigm Signature Reference S1 Monitor Loudspeaker Reviewed

...it's amazing the amount of sheer performance and technology Paradigm has been able to squeeze into the diminutive S1s. For such a small speaker they act and sound much larger, coming close to the S2s which are almost double their size. If space is at a premium in your house or listening room and you're on a budget, you can't do much better than the Paradigm Signature S1s though I should warn you, you can do a lot worse. Highly recommended. Demo a pair today, seriously, go now.

—Andrew Robinson, Home Theater Review
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Signature C5

Mixing and Matching: The Paradigm Reference Signature C5 Center Channel Cone Speaker vs. Electrostat

The C5 is as good as it gets, right out of the box. When home theater was getting started, no one realized that the center channel would be the most important. Well, now we know, and the Paradigm C5 is a killer.

—John E. Johnson, Jr., Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity
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Studio 20 v5

Paradigm Reference Studio 20 v.5 Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

...the Studio 20 v.5 is a very smooth, refined, nearly colorless or characterless loudspeaker. I don't mean characterless in a bad way, actually quite the opposite. When you think about it, a loudspeaker should be characterless, it should simply be a messenger, one without any agenda or history of its own. Like the detective novels and television shows of yesteryear, the Studio 20 v.5 keep it to "just the facts." The Studio 20 v.5's midrange is sublime and among the best you'll find in its class.

—Andrew Robinson, Home Theater Review
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SUB 15

MUSIC IN THE ROUND

I hail Paradigm's Reference Studio SUB 15 as a worthy successor to its Reference Servo-15. The SUB 15 offers all the powerful bass and extension needed for any music and, indeed, for home theater.

—Kalman Rubinson, Stereophile
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SE Sub


Sound & Vision Top Pick
Score: 5 Stars

Paradigm Special Edition SE 1 Speaker System

What the Perfect Bass Kit can do for your system is well worth the asking price. But what surprised me was the beauty of the Rosenut veneer cabinetry... The SE 1 and SE SUB don’t just sound like far more expensive products—they also look like ’em. The Special Edition belongs on anyone’s short list of affordable yet high-performing speakers.

—Mark Fleischmann, Sound & Vision
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Paradigm SE Series Home Theater Speaker System - Review

SE Sub provides excellent, tight, deep bass response, especially considering its size...you will find it hard to find something in this price range and lower that sounds as good and, in fact, may even put the brakes on those who think they need to spend more...

—Robert Silva, About.com
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Studio 60 v5

Paradigm Reference Studio 60 v.5 loudspeaker

Kudos to Paradigm for breaking the mold of a successful design in order to improve it. I can't think of any parameter in which the Reference Studio 60 v.5 is not a significant advance on its predecessors. Keeping in mind that the earlier Studio 60s were themselves pace-setters in their day, the Studio 60 v.5 sets the bar even higher for both performance and appearance... The v.5 is still a Paradigm Reference Studio, but more enjoyable in every way than its predecessor.

—Kal Rubinson, Stereophile
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Millenia ADP

Paradigm Reference Millenia 300 Tower Floor-standing Speakers, Millenia 30 Center Channel Speaker, M

The ADP Surrounds provide a very diffuse soundfield which helps them to disappear, yet continue to add all of the sound envelopment required for a truly theatrical experience.

—Larry Hryshko, Home Theater HiFi
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SUB 12


2013 Best Lifestyle System

Paradigm Reference Studio Speaker System

"Powerful" doesn't quite cut it when describing this sub in that its output seemed unlimited... It never audibly distressed, even on the most profound tracks… SUB 12 is capable of truly visceral impact... it is one of the most articulate subwoofers I've heard in a while… The SUB 12 has that delicious, latent quality we've come to expect from sealed alignments. Implementing PBK just ices the cake.

—Brian Florian, Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity
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Studio CC-490 v5

Paradigm Reference Studio Speaker System

A special nod to the CC-490, with its remarkable neutrality and ability to plainly resolve dialogue from today's HD audio formats, it is proof positive that Paradigm is still on the leading edge of multichannel sound.

—Brian Florian, SECRETS of Home Theater and High Fidelity
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SUB 12

Paradigm Studio SUB 12 Subwoofer Review

Honestly, it’s hard to do anything but gush about the SUB 12. On its own, it’s a fantastic subwoofer—rich and nuanced, with a perfect voice for music and more than enough power for movies. Throw in the Perfect Bass Kit (or ARC if you have an Anthem processor), and quite frankly one of the best 12-inch subs I’ve heard in its class is elevated into another category altogether.

—EH Staff, Electronic House
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SUB 2

Product of the year

Paradigm Reference Signature Sub 2 Subwoofer

The Paradigm Reference Signature Sub 2 is a tremendously ambitious effort that redefines what should be expected of a powered subwoofer. I haven’t experienced another subwoofer that I think is as capable...Find a Sub 2 you can demo, and I think you’ll come to the conclusion I have. Get it. Play it. Be moved by it.

—Jeff Fritz, SoundStage!
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Signature S8

Paradigm Reference Signature 7.1 surround system review

These Paradigm Reference cabinets are a wonderful slice of high-end audio, which compete for clarity with some speaker packages way more expensive...the performance is just that amazing

—Adam Rayner, Tech Radar
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Signature ADP3

Paradigm Reference Signature 7.1 surround system review

These Paradigm Reference cabinets are a wonderful slice of high-end audio, which compete for clarity with some speaker packages way more expensive...the performance is just that amazing

—Adam Rayner, Tech Radar
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Signature C5

Paradigm Reference Signature 7.1 surround system review

These Paradigm Reference cabinets are a wonderful slice of high-end audio, which compete for clarity with some speaker packages way more expensive...the performance is just that amazing

—Adam Rayner, Tech Radar
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SUB 15

Paradigm Studio 100 5.1 Speaker System Reviewed

The Studio 15 subwoofer does a phenomenal job in plumbing the depths of the audio range, reaching down to the bottom with authority… was tighter than I expected, tight enough to blend well with the main speakers, and could easily compete with most 12-inch subwoofers in terms of speed, yet had the additional low end for the off-the-charts bass that can easily become an addiction.

—Brian Kahn, Home Theater Review
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Studio 100 v5

Paradigm Studio 100 5.1 Speaker System Reviewed

Paradigm has hit a home run with their new Studio Series v.5. The Paradigm Studio 100 v.5s are quite capable in either a stereo or multi-channel setting... They throw a huge soundstage with well-defined images, without pinpointing the speakers as the sonic source and vocals are reproduced with full-bodied warmth. All in all, these speakers can simply disappear and let the music or movie shine through to be enjoyed. People with speakers costing as much as $20,000 a pair have commented to me that they could easily live with Paradigm Studio 100s without a second thought. They are just that good.

—Brian Kahn, Home Theater Review
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Studio CC-690 v5

Paradigm Studio 100 5.1 Speaker System Reviewed

Paradigm has hit a home run with their new Studio Series v.5. The Paradigm Studio 100 v.5s are quite capable in either a stereo or multi-channel setting. The CC-690 and ADP-590 speakers do their job very well... Pans across the front three speakers were smooth and even with both vocal and other sounds. The center channel remained consistent off-axis across the critical midrange area...

—Brian Kahn, Home Theater Review
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Studio ADP-590 v5

Paradigm Studio 100 5.1 Speaker System Reviewed

Paradigm has hit a home run with their new Studio Series v.5. The Paradigm Studio 100 v.5s are quite capable in either a stereo or multi-channel setting. The CC-690 and ADP-590 speakers do their job very well...

—Brian Kahn, Home Theater Review
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Studio 60 v5

Playback Recommended 2009

TESTED: PARADIGM STUDIO 60 V.5 5.1-CHANNEL SURROUND SPEAKER SYSTEM

I think the firm has really struck gold with its fifth-generation Studio models. The new Studios not only look better than their predecessors, but also sound a lot better

—Chris Martens, Hi-Fi Plus
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Studio 10 v5


GoodSound! Great Buy

Paradigm Reference Studio 10 v.5 Loudspeakers

Paradigm has made a lot of two-way speakers over the years, but I believe that the Reference Studio 10 v.5 is the best affordable one yet. The build quality is excellent, the cosmetics are outstanding... The 10’s excellent bass performance, as well as its ability to play loud, belie its price, and its evenhanded performance across the audioband will be appreciated by those who want their speakers to just step out of the way and keep the focus on the music.

—Doug Schneider, GoodSound!
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SIG-LCR 5 v.3

Paradigm SIG-LCR 5 In-Wall Speakers Reviewed

The SIG-LCR 5s get closer to blurring the line between traditional floor-standing loudspeakers and in-wall speakers than anything else I've encountered... The purity and naturalness of the SIG-LCR 5s is remarkable. From the top down, I found them to be nearly indistinguishable from my reference Signature S8s... Dynamically, the SIG-LCR 5s are class leaders, going louder with less power and doing it with more finesse than any in-walls I've heard to date.

—Andrew Robinson, Home Theater Review
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AMS-350

Paradigm AMS-350 In-Wall Speaker Reviewed

Paradigm AMS-350s are fantastic speakers that just happen to be in-walls, which for me (and I'm sure others) is a huge benefit. They possess real musicality that is equally right for music and movies and come closer to the audiophile-grade sound many in-wall speakers aspire to achieve... as far as in-walls go, they are among the best you can buy without spending stupid money. Put 'em behind a perforated screen for movies and you may question the need for anything else. Keep the tweeter near or at ear level and you'll have a wonderful two-channel system that just happens to use in-walls instead of monitors or floor-standing loudspeakers, which may go over well with your significant other. Highly recommended and worth checking out, not to mention worth every penny.

—Andrew Robinson, Home Theater Review
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CS-LCR v2

Paradigm CS-LCR In Wall Loudspeaker Reviewed

I'm a huge fan of LCR speaker designs for two reasons. First, it makes sense, for this is what sound mixers and engineers use to master the content you watch. Second, it simplifies your shopping when it comes to buying home theater speakers. Not only are the Paradigm CS-LCRs superb-sounding, they are also hugely affordable to boot, making them one of my favorite home theater in-wall speakers currently in the market today. Highly recommended.

—Andrew Robinson, Home Theater Review
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PV-150

Paradigm PV-150 In-Wall Loudspeakers Reviewed

If you've been longing for in-walls speakers for a secondary system or to round out a whole home automation system, but don't want to lose your shirt in the process, the PV-150s from Paradigm are tailor-made for you. If you're looking for affordable in-walls to complement your new HDTV, the PV-150s are more than up to the task, for no matter how you slice it, the performance they provide for the money may be without equal.

—Andrew Robinson, Home Theater Review
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CS-60R-30 v2

Paradigm CS-60R-30 In-Ceiling Loudspeaker Reviewed

The CS-60R-30s from Paradigm are a great marriage between traditional in-walls and in-ceiling speakers, for they radiate and produce sound in the vein of forward-firing loudspeakers, yet can be installed in a ceiling practically out of view... if your speakers must go in the ceiling but you don't want in-ceiling sound, then the Paradigm CS-60R-30s are for you.

—Andrew Robinson, Home Theater Review
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Signature S8

Top Pick

Paradigm Reference Signature S8 Speaker System

The Signature series is the real deal. It sounds effortless at any playback level and provides breathtaking imaging and incredible dynamics. I’ve found my new reference.

Sound & Vision
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Signature C5

Top Pick

Paradigm Reference Signature S8 Speaker System

The Signature series is the real deal. It sounds effortless at any playback level and provides breathtaking imaging and incredible dynamics. I’ve found my new reference.

Sound & Vision
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Signature ADP3

Top Pick

Paradigm Reference Signature S8 Speaker System

The Signature series is the real deal. It sounds effortless at any playback level and provides breathtaking imaging and incredible dynamics. I’ve found my new reference.

Sound & Vision
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Stylus 270

Paradigm Stylus 270

With a bright, lively and realistic sound (especially in mid and high ranges) the speakers deliver exceptional performance on rock and jazz albums. The imaging is also impressive, so you can hear the most lifelike high-hats since Max Roach rolled into town... it’s tight and potent in the mid ranges... cool, sci-fi look when grills are exposed. At 9.5-inches tall and 7 inches wide, they can easily be tucked out of sight. Unique brackets allow vertical or horizontal mounting.

WIRED
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UltraCube 10

Paradigm Monitor 7 and UltraCube 10 Review

These are the subs that pack big-thrills in small packages. In fact their UltraCube “motto”, “Big bass for small space…” seems quite fitting considering the size and output of the sub... The Monitor 7/UltraCube 10 system provides a richly detailed and inviting musical experience for the audio connoisseur on a budget.

Digital Trends
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Millenia 20 Trio

Paradigm Millenia 20 Trio LCR Flat Screen Speaker System

I found that the Paradigm Millenia 20 Trio LCR Speaker System delivered clear sound across a wide range of frequencies and provided well-balanced left, center, right sound image... I really enjoyed using this system and found that it performed better that I expected. I give the Paradigm Millenia 20 Trio LCR Speaker 4.5 out of 5 Stars.

—Robert Silva, About.com
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Rock Monitor 60-SM

Paradigm 60-SM Rock Monitor Speaker System Review

The Paradigm 60-SM Rock Monitors are all around solid performers, providing better sound than you might expect from such a conspicuous little package that happens to blend beautifully into almost any outdoor setting... If you are yearning to take your music outdoors without cramping your style, the Paradigm Rock Monitors should provide sufficient reasoning for you to catch up on your listening sessions while enhancing the enjoyment of yard activities.

—Gene DellaSala, Audioholics
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Millenia 20

Paradigm Millenia Speaker System

With the Millenia 20, Paradigm shows just how good a slim tower can sound. The parts and build quality alone are more than worth the cost...These are among the few wall-huggers that sound not just good but great.

—Mark Fleischmann, Sound & Vision
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UltraCube 10

Paradigm Cinema 330 LCR Speakers, Cinema ADP Surround Speakers, and UltraCube 10 Subwoofer

In my listening tests, the UltraCube 10 was better with music perhaps due to the higher tuning frequency, where the tube sub was able to extend lower giving it the nod for movies. If you need a small subwoofer and don't want to sacrifice much output, put this sub on your audition list. It is so acceptable my wife actually said it looked like a cute little robot. Remember, that is the function of a small subwoofer: giving you some good bass, but practically disappearing into the room decor. The UltraCube 10 does it all.

—Jared Rachwalski, Secrets of Home Theater & High Fidelity
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Paradigm UltraCube 10 Subwoofer

The little UltraCube 10 played just as deep as those other, more expensive cubes; it just costs a little less... You pay a little more for the UltraCube for the technology used to reduce its size. In the UltraCube 10, Paradigm offers one of the best solutions available.

—Randall Smith, Home Theater Sound
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Rock Monitor 60-SM

Paradigm Rock Monitor SM-60 Stereo Outdoor Rock Speaker

Outdoor speakers are not made for critical listening, but the Paradigm Rock Monitor (60-SM) made outdoor listening pleasant and effortless, whether playing music, talk, sports or news... the Rock Monitor will fit right into most gardens, planters and other outdoor spaces and won't even be noticed until it's turned on. When playing music, the Rock Monitor just might become the gathering place in your backyard.

—Gary Altunian, About.com
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Paradigm Rock Monitor 60-SM Outdoor (Shaped Like a Boulder) Speakers

I knew what to expect from Paradigm - a solid performing unit, yet I was skeptical at the beginning to some extent. I can honestly say it didn't take long for me to accept the 60-SM as having rich quality sound. I very much liked the dual wiring option, and since the unit is so solidly built, I'd have no problem leaving the unit outdoors all year round. I look forward to next summer...

—Piero Gabucci, Secrets of Home Theater & High Fidelity
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UltraCube 12

Paradigm has outdone itself, and the Monitor 11 v.6 is no exception proclaims Vince Hanada of HomeTh

Given the light weight of the UltraCube 12 subwoofer, I thought I’d be disappointed in its performance... the UltraCube 12 provided a noticeable improvement in bass quantity. The explosions... were handled with aplomb, providing room-filling bass that belied the cube’s small size. The bass quality wasn’t boomy, but tight and punchy. Gunshots were well served by the taut bass emanating from the UltraCube 12.

—Vince Hanada, Home Theater Sound
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Atom Monitor v5

Big, Bold, Vibrant Sound

I was awed...big, bold, vibrant sound...played louder and cleaner than any small speaker this inexpensive could be expected to...a masterpiece of modern day speaker design...absolutely superb sound with very little power-I suspect you could drive this little speaker with tubes...may be the best entry-level speaker that Paradigm has ever produced.

—Doug Schneider, Good Sound


Monitor 9 v5

Spectacular

...Spectacular...remarkably musically accomplished...crisp and fast with excellent decay...bass was as deep as I have become accustomed to with my far more expensive refrence system...this is a lot of system for the money

—John Potis, Home Theater & Sound


Monitor 11 v5

Spookily Real Sounding

...cost to performance ratio is off the chart...covered every inch of my large home theater with sound...timbre-matching is excellent, as is its coherency...exacting precision...spookily real-sounding...played seriously loud...the Monitor 11's sonically disappear like a set of mini satellites-or much more expensive big speakers.

—Steve Guttenberg, Home Theater


Stylus 370

Paradigm Stylus 370 V.3 Outdoor Speakers

To those readers who, like me, had not gotten around to creating an outdoor listening environment, Paradigm has taken away your excuses. The 370 v.3s are well-designed and engineered for easy installation, and will surprise you with the quality of sound reproduction capable in outdoor speaker enclosures. Highly recommended!

—Ross Jones, Secrets of Home Theater & High Fidelity
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Monitor 5 v3

Big Sound, Small Speaker

This smallish speaker doesn't sound small-it sounds BIG... the level of performance the Monitor 5's achieved-was ear-opening...big speaker sound coupled with across-the-board fine performance.

—Doug Schneider, SoundStage!


Monitor 11 v2

Blown Away

...the Monitor 11's are true audio superstars... If there's a better value in speakers, I haven't heard it. They're smooth as glass, have awesome high-end performance, and rock deep in bass frequencies...these are amazing speakers...I was blown away.

—Mike McGann, E-Gear


Monitor 3 v2

Extraordinary Sound Quality

...sound quality was extraordinary!... crystal clear... marvellous transparency... nicely balanced... Vocals were natural and full... bass lacked nothing... on DVD movies the speakers integrated beautifully... strong musicality, extremely natural and articulate...

DVD Home Theater


Monitor 90p v2

My New Reference Speakers

...they became my reference speakers... no pronounced coloration, frequency dips, crossover anomalies, or cabinet resonances. They seduced me into enjoying the music and forgetting about technicalities... an outstanding example of sound reproducing capability which wasn't possible even 10 years ago... certainly not at this price...

—Joseph M. Cierniak, The Sensible Sound


Smooth, Detailed, Effortless

Ingenious... could put a few loudspeakers at ten times the price to shame... they excel in so many areas... Smooth... detailed... effortless... bass quality had every bit of the shudder factor I require... rivaling or surpassing many dedicated subwoofers...

—Colin Miller, Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity


Mini Monitor v1

Paradigm Has Done It Again!

sound quality was excellent: Its basic neutrality served all manner of music very well, not to mention soundtracks...I can't think of a system from any other manufacturer that provides substantially better performance that doesn't also cost considerably more. Paradigm has done it again!

—David Ranada, Stereo Review


I've Heard Highly Regarded $2,000 Two-Way 6-Inchers That Could Not Keep Up

The Paradigm is perfect for the real-world audiophile on a budget... I've heard highly regarded $2,000 two-way 6-inchers that could not keep up with the Mini Monitor... the Mini Monitor's high end is... the kind of hyper-clean, smooth-as-silk treble I expect to hear from expensive monitors, not budget boxes... the Paradigm Mini Monitor carr[ies] my strong recommendation.

—Corey Greenberg, Audio


Monitor 7 v1

Very Well Balanced... Smooth... With Excellent Articulation

very well balanced in midrange and treble, with a clarity that allowed precise lateral imaging and good depth... very smooth bass response... I heard a nicely sweet string sound, with excellent articulation of brass. Female voice [was]... very natural... the midrange was very smoothed and detailed, unusually so for a speaker this inexpensive.

—Andrew Marshall, Audio Ideas Guide


Monitor 9 v1

The Monitor 9 Excelled

The Monitor 9 excelled... soundstaging became a prepetual delight. Bass, too, was amazingly disciplined... On the whole, the Monitor 9 is one of the most natural speakers of its size that I've heard, combining the delicate precision of bookshelf models with the full-bodied but measured bass of a high-end tower.

—Mark Fleischman, E/Town


LCR-350

The Bar Has Just Been Raised

superb timbral matching in all channels... the Paradigm 350 speakers offer a level of absolute fidelity with music or soundtracks that would be hard for other manufacturers to rival or surpass even at a much higher price. In the area of entry-level home theater, the bar has just been raised

—Andrew Marshall, Audio Ideas Guide


CC-350

The Bar Has Just Been Raised

superb timbral matching in all channels... the Paradigm 350 speakers offer a level of absolute fidelity with music or soundtracks that would be hard for other manufacturers to rival or surpass even at a much higher price. In the area of entry-level home theater, the bar has just been raised

—Andrew Marshall, Audio Ideas Guide


ADP-350 v1

The Bar Has Just Been Raised

superb timbral matching in all channels... the Paradigm 350 speakers offer a level of absolute fidelity with music or soundtracks that would be hard for other manufacturers to rival or surpass even at a much higher price. In the area of entry-level home theater, the bar has just been raised

—Andrew Marshall, Audio Ideas Guide


Monitor 70p v1

Clean, Latent Sonic Power

Imaging was excellent, about as good as it gets in terms of tightness and depth... the system provided excellent dynamic range, thanks mainly to the power available for the [subwoofers]... it could very cleanly produce high levels of low frequencies... clean, latent sonic power

—David Ranada, Stereo Review


Monitor 90p v1

A Remarkable Reproducer.. Extraordinary... Outstanding

In looking at the measurements for the Monitor 90p, after spending several hours doing them, I was struck by their exemplary nature. This could be called a textbook set of curves if any could, the closest to straight lines that I've seen in some time... extraordinary power and bass extension... it will play very loudly and cleanly... these speakers exhibited an unusual clarity and neutrality... The Monitor 90Ps have a very wide listening window, and are ideal for large, wide rooms... a remarkable reproducer especially for its price, with extrordinary imaging, a soundstage both wide and deep that you can listen right into. Its dynamic freedom and open ease of presentation are outstanding... Paradigm has always provided value for money in all their models but in the Monitor 90P they've really outdone themselves, producing a speaker that competes with most at twice the price.

—Andrew Marshall, Audio Ideas Guide


Affordable, Powerful, Musical

stereo imaging was wide. Midrange frequencies were very well reproduced, with good presence, no aggressiveness or weakness... an impressive SPL and sense of realism... affordable, powerful, musical speakers.

—Jean-Marc Amyot, Québec Audio


Micro v2

Tight, Bright and Intelligible

tight, bright and intelligible sound... Make sure Paradigm is high on your audition list.

—Steve Crowe, Australian Hi-Fi


A Serious Steal

utterly free of the laundry list of sonic problems that plague most inexpensive speakers... a serious steal.

—Corey Greenberg, Audio


Atom v2

I'm Still Dazzled... Speechless... My Highest Recommendation

I can't believe how great these Atoms sound... a new benchmark for this price range... It's ridiculous! Sound this good can't come this cheap... I almost feel it shouldn't... I'm still dazzled... It just leaves me speechless.

—Corey Greenberg, Audio


A Truly Excellent Speaker for the Beginner Audiophile

I hope that when the next generation of high-enders sit in their holographic-imaging, multimedia environments reminiscing about their first systems (the hardware equivalents of "first loves"), their eyes will dampen slightly as they mention their old Paradigm Atoms - a truly excellent speaker for the beginner audiophile.

—Stephen Stone, Stereophile


Titan v2

So Much Value, it's Scary

Sonically, the Titan's balance was nearly perfect, and detail was excellent... The Titan would be absolutely fantastic in any role... Bravo... these speakers offer so much value, it's scary

—Tom Nousaine, Sound & Image


Exceptional... Astonishing

...These Titans are indeed mighty... mighty good value, with measurements that are truly spectacular. The sound is crisp, clean, and dynamic...

—Andrew Marshall, Audio Ideas Guide


Phantom v2

Amazing Level of Performance

an amazing level of performance... effectively competes with speakers close to twice its price, so any budget audiophile assembling a system with an under-$1000 budget would be foolish not to audition the phantom.

—Andrew Marshall, Audio Ideas Guide


Outstanding

response smoothness that would do justice to speakers at ten times the price... unquestionably an outstanding value.

—Julian Hirsch, Stereo Review


SA-35

Paradigm SA-35 v.2 In-wall Speaker

From build quality to sound quality, the SA-35 v.2 deserves your consideration for a two-channel, home theater or whole house in-wall speaker system. The Ultra Rigid mounting system firmly anchors and couples the speaker to the wall, no doubt contributing to its tight, well-defined bass response and the speaker’s clarity, detail and transparency is outstanding. I enthusiastically recommend the Paradigm SA-35 v.2.

—Gary Altunian, About.com
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