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Paradigm Monitor Series Atom Bookshelf Speakers (Pair)

Paradigm Monitor Series Atom Bookshelf Speakers * Priced As Pair
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Atom Bookshelf Speakers

Paradigm is a better brand of audio. With better audio comes a better experience. Paradigm have been building better audio for more than 30 years. Unlike almost every other audio manufacturer, Paradigm have their own sound research and development facilities—a 36,000-cubic-foot anechoic chamber to take accurate sound measurements and their own double blind listening rooms to test every product they produce. Paradigm have won hundreds of product awards and garnered thousands of rave reviews, all of which continue to confirm why Paradigm is the first choice for even the most critical listener.

Now well into its third decade, Paradigm has firmly established the invaluable reputation of producing outstanding affordable high-end speakers at a price which none can compete. Headquartered just outside of Toronto, Canada, Paradigm’s large and advanced facilities house extensive state-of-the-art R&D resources.

Paradigms immense success is the stuff legends are made of. From meagre beginnings, Paradigm has grown to become the performance/value leader in the market. In fact, the highly respected trade magazine, Inside Track, has rated Paradigm #1 for best price/value for the past 10 consecutive years. Paradigm products are now available in some 55 countries around the world, distributed by 25 distributors and has become one of the best selling speakers in North America.

So what has created this enormous success? Pure and simple… product performance. The team at Paradigm have a fundamental love of music and the pleasure it provides in our lives. As such Paradigm has always been a product driven company. The concern has always been with producing real wood products that can genuinely bring us closer to the live musical event.

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• As Life Style Store we do not sell grey or parallel imported products.

• This product meets Australian Manufacturers Warranty requirements.

• Life Style Store pride ourselves on providing you with the right product to suit your needs and with the after-sales service to support it.

Paradigm Monitor Series Atom Bookshelf Speaker 


No Need to Give Up Fidelity to Get Loud!

Paradigm's Monitor Series, with its proprietary SuperDrive™ technology, combines very high-efficiency with very high output and ultra-low distortion. Monitor speakers compete directly with the efficiency and output of major brands of horn speakers—they not only play as loud, their sound is authentically high-end. Even with moderately powered amplifiers, Monitor speakers deliver truly breathtaking performance. And in classic Paradigm tradition, unparalleled value too!

The stylish and affordable new Monitor SE Series is the perfect introduction to the world of high-performance audio. Sure it’s packed with state-of-the-art technology, the kind of stuff only found on speakers that cost much more. But more important, the new Monitor SE Series is part of the Paradigm family of high-performance loudspeakers, and just like all Paradigm loudspeakers it’s engineered to change the way you think and feel about your entertainment.

Built On Research

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

Realism in Audio

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


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

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


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


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


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.

Baffled about Baffles? Don’t Be!

For those of you who are wondering. A baffle is the surface on which the speakers or drivers are mounted. It prevents the front and rear sound waves from interfering with each other causing sound cancellation, as well as to absorb sound energy, particularly problematic reflected sound. So a speaker baffle is pretty darn important.

The new Monitor Series baffle is a work of art – worthy of a spot in the arches of a colosseum. It boasts …


Monitor SE Atom Specifications


2-driver, 2-way bass reflex, bookshelf


2nd-order electro-acoustic at 2.3 kHz

Frequency Response   On-Axis

±3dB from 61 Hz - 21 kHz

Frequency Response   30° Off-Axis

±3dB from 55 Hz - 17 kHz

High Frequency Driver

1” (25mm) X-PAL™ dome, ferro-fluid damped / cooled, Perforated Phase-Aligning Tweeter (PPA™) Lens

Mid/Bass Frequency Driver

5-1/2” (140mm) mineral-filled polypropylene cone / inverted dust cap / downroll surround

Low Frequency Extension

45 Hz (DIN)

Sensitivity   Room / Anechoic

89 dB / 86 dB


Compatible with 8 ohms

Suitable Amplifier Power Range

15 - 100 watts

Maximum Input Power

50 watts


Matte Black, Gloss White


7.25 lbs. (3.28 kg)

Dimensions   HxWxD

12.75" × 7.125 × 11" (32cm × 18 × 27cm)


Paradigm’s new Monitor SE Atom is all about maximizing sound quality and value -- a no-brainer that anyone can appreciate.
-- Hans Wetzel , SoundStage! Network
The feeling of freshness always prevails in the service of musicality, with a simplicity of good quality. The stereo image is pleasantly shaped, very airy and precise.
-- Diapason

These little Paradigms are high quality compact speakers. I dare you to find better. This is truly one of the most exciting products I’ve had the pleasure to review. Well done, Paradigm!

-- Jeff Dorgay , TONEAudio
The highest compliment I can pay Paradigm’s Monitor SE Atom is that I was unable to hear in its sound a single concession made to meet its low price point. The company’s engineers no doubt fretted over where to allocate precious Canadian dollars and cents in its design, and surely had to make compromises somewhere. Yet the Atom’s sound is so well balanced that I’d find it difficult to close my eyes and conclude that I was hearing a pair of minimonitors retailing ...
-- Hans Wetzel , SoundStage! access
As with much of the gear that arrives here for measurements and/or photography, I had no plans of listening to the Monitor SE Atoms – there’s only so much time in a day, and I’d rather devote it to the products I’m reviewing. But when I unboxed them, I was so impressed with the apparent quality of their cabinets and parts that I couldn’t resist hearing them.
-- Doug Schneider , SoundStage! HiFi
How did PARADIGM make the MONITOR SE SPEAKERS sound so good, but cost so little? Sure, you could buy these for a secondary home theater room, but they sound so good, you might be tempted to replace your primary system with these...I don’t know how they put their better speaker technology into these and yet kept them affordable, but Paradigm has designed the uncommon speaker system for the common man. Recommended!
-- Jim Milton , Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity
Paradigm’s new Monitor SE Atom is all about maximizing sound quality and value -- a no-brainer that anyone can appreciate.
-- Hans Wetzel , SoundStage! Network
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Short DescriptionParadigm Monitor Series Atom Bookshelf Speakers * Priced As Pair
Product NameParadigm Monitor Series Atom Bookshelf Speakers (Pair)
ModelMonitor Series Atom
TypeSpeaker System
Colour(s)Black, Gloss White
Design2 Way
Frequency Response61 Hz - 21 kHz ±3dB
Power Handling RMS50 Watts
Impedance8 Ohms
Sensitivity89 dB
High Frequency Driver1" X-PAL
Mid/Bass Driver5.5"
Mid DriverNo
Bass DriverNo
Height (mm)32
Width (mm)18
Depth (mm)27
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