Paradigm Control Monitor loudspeaker Specifications

Sidebar 3: Specifications

Description: Two-way, reflex-loaded, stand-mounted loudspeaker. Drive-units: 1" (26mm) textile-dome tweeter, 8" (210mm) copolymer polypropylene-cone woofer. Crossover frequency: 2kHz. Crossover slopes: third-order (acoustic slope), quasi-Butterworth. Frequency response: 55Hz–20kHz –2dB. Sensitivity: 89dB/W/m. Nominal impedance: 8 ohms. Amplifier requirements: 15–100W.
Dimensions: 20" (510mm) H by 10" (255mm) W by 13.5" (345mm) D. Internal volume: 32 liters. Shipping weight: 55 lbs (25kg)/pair.
Finishes available: Natural Oak, North American Walnut, Black Ash wood veneers.
Price: $680/pair (matching m-40 stands cost $120/pair) (1989); no longer available (2016). Approximate number of dealers: 180.
Manufacturer: Paradigm Electronics Inc., Weston, Ontario M9L 2R6, Canada (1989); 205 Annagem Boulevard, Mississauga, Ontario L5T 2V1, Canada (2016). Tel: (905) 696-2868. Fax: (905) 696-9479. Web:

Paradigm Electronics Inc.
205 Annagem Boulevard
Mississauga, Ontario L5T 2V1
(905) 696-2868

Herb Reichert's picture

I too believe in, "...the single-speaker dem." But alas, I have 12 pairs and live in a little leafy leanto lol

James.Seeds's picture

I've had my Paradigms for at least 25 years, replaced the tweeter and woofer on both the only thing original is the crossover and cabinets, they're shuffled back and forth from garage to backyard. Not a speaker to be used for critical listening more for convenience as they're a solid box that can take the constant movement

makarisma's picture

Is there an organization similar to NRC in the US?

Trevor_Bartram's picture

I have Paradigm Studio Monitor 30s, they too like many other minimonitors exhibit a bass hump, this is intentional, when the speaker is located a quarter wavelength (at the hump center frequency) from a rear wall the bass hump disappears. This is due to the interaction between the forward wave and reflected wave from the rear wall. Bringing the speaker out into the room also helps imaging too. Hope this helps.