Paradigm Monitor 9 Speakers w/ Monitor Center 1 – Monitor Surround 1 Spkrs – Bundle
This Bundle Includes:
(2) Monitor 9 Floor Standing Speakers
(1) Monitor Center 1
(2) Monitor Surround 1
Paradigm Monitor 9 Floor Standing Speakers
The Paradigm Monitor 9 Floor Standing Speakers may be the sweet spot for budget home theatre and hifi enthusiasts. Paradigm has for many years been at the leading edge of sensibly priced, excellent sounding loudspeakers.
There are some significant improvements over previous generations of the Monitor Series. These include a modified phase coherent crossover, a new rear port, additional colours and a new magnetic grille, redesigned for minimum diffraction and for better fitting to front baffle via magnets. The Monitor series has been very successful for Paradigm over many years.
“When you have something that works and sells as well as our Monitor Series, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to re-invent it top to bottom,” says Paradigm Marketing Manager Mark Aling. “However, if the R&D team identifies something that can be improved, even incrementally, our philosophy is that such changes enhance the value of the product. Paradigm’s customers and dealers deserve the best value possible, and that’s what Monitor Series is all about.”
Paradigm’s SuperDrive technology, first introduced in Series V.5, remains a vital component of the Monitor Series. SuperDrive combines very high efficiency with very high output and ultra-low distortion. Combined with the tweaked crossover design, even moderately powered amplifiers allow the Monitor 9’s to deliver a higher level of performance than ever before. Compared to many other major speaker brands, Monitor V7 speakers lead the way–not just in their product category, but compared to some other speakers selling at up to twice the price! Paradigm believe that Monitor 9’s will look smarter and sound better than any other brand in its price range. We therefore invite you to bring in your favourite music and put them to the test.
Advanced S-Pal™ Satin-Anodized Pure-Aluminum Bass/Midrange Cones. First seen in our Paradigm Reference lineup, very high stiffness-to-mass ratio and outstanding internal damping. The result? Remarkable midrange clarity, superb extended bass response and freedom from unwanted resonances and distortions. In an affordable audio category – unbelievable quality!
Advanced Carbon-Infused Injection-Molded Polypropylene Bass Cones. The high mineral content and injection-molding process have created a durable and rigid cone with affords us bragging rights for cone consistency and repeatability.
Advanced S-Pal™ Satin-Anodized Pure-Aluminum Domes with powerful neodymium magnets and ferro-fluid cooling for increased power handling! Highs are more soaring and spacious, crystal clear and undiluted even at the higher bandwidths.
Wire Mesh Tweeter Guard and WaveGuide™. More Reference technology, ensuring a smooth, wide panorama of audiophile-quality sound. Wire mesh protection for the pure-aluminum tweeter.
Sophisticated crossovers in an affordable audiophile product! Again, it’s almost unheard of: polypropylene film or bipolar electrolytic capacitors, air core and laminated core inductors, high-power resistors. Crossover topologies are first and second-order with corresponding acoustic slopes of second and third-order providing optimal bandwidth and seamless integration as drivers cross over.
Long-Travel Motor/Magnet Structures. Despite fewer drivers than in previous series’, floorstanding and center channel speakers actually plumb deeper. This is, in part, attributable to the advanced motor/magnet structures: high-temperature copper or aluminum wire voice coils (varies by model) wound on Kapton formers, oversized magnets with all components FEA-optimized.
Foam-Rubber Elastomer Surrounds. Reference Studio Series geometry!
Help achieve that play loud AND play deep effect by allowing longer, expertly controlled cone travel.
Paradigm Monitor Center 1
The Center 1, like so many other Paradigm center channel speakers, is a superb product: compact yet still a true 3-way. The tweeter in the middle crosses over to the midrange below it at 3 kHz, which in turn crosses over to the pair of woofers to either side at 550Hz. Not only does this embody all the virtues of a true 3-way, but it does so with virtually no off axis combing, the woofers being very close together to begin with and voicing only up to a relatively low frequency. The midrange is “protected” from the backpressure of the woofers by being in a sealed volume of its own.
Paradigm Monitor Surround 1
The Surround 1 carries on a very long lineage of dedicated dipole surround speakers. The Surround 1 have a shallowed angle to the poles. Not only does this enable the attractive curved appearance, but in giving them a little more direct sound to their mix it may yield a more even presentation to multiple rows of seating. The pair of tweeters and 4 1/2″ mid-bass drivers are squeezed into a remarkably compact enclosure. Wall mount hardware is included, suitable for drywall attachment, though catching a stud is always preferred. The binding posts are suitably recessed for wall mounting but use of something like bananas will still require an accommodating hole in the wall. In addition half-sphere rubber feet are provided should you need to place them on a shelf or other horizontal surface.