Paradigm Reference Studio 20 v5 loudspeaker Specifications

Sidebar 1: Specifications

Description: Two-way, bass-reflex bookshelf speaker. Drive-units (both with IMS/Shock-Mount chassis): 1" (25mm), ferrofluid-damped/-cooled G-PAL dome tweeter; 7" (178mm) S-PAL-cone woofer with 1.5" (38mm) voice-coil and AVS die-cast chassis. Frequency response: 54Hz–22kHz, ±2dB (on axis), 54Hz–20kHz, ±2dB (30° off axis). Sensitivity: 90dB room, 87dB anechoic. Recommended amplification: 15–180W. Maximum input power: 110W.
Dimensions: 14 5/8" (372mm) H by 8 7/8" (225mm) W by 13 1/8" (335mm) D (H includes spikes or outrigger feet; W excludes outriggers). Weight: 24 lbs (10.9kg).
Finishes: Cherry, Rosenut; Gloss Black, add $100/pair.
Serial Numbers of Units Reviewed: 73078, 73079.
Price: $1398/pair. Stands: J29, $498/pair; S30, $150/pair. Approximate number of dealers: 250.
Manufacturer: Paradigm Electronics Inc., 205 Annagem Blvd., Mississauga, Ontario L5T 2V1, Canada. Tel: (905) 564-1994. Fax: (905) 564-8726. Web:

Paradigm Electronics Inc.
205 Annagem Blvd.
Mississauga, Ontario L5T 2V1
(905) 564-1994

Jarod's picture

Love these lil buggers.

mrwrightkkpsi's picture

For over two years I've been enjoying this speaker.  Very happy to see them get some priase in a publication like this one.  HUGE difference over the v.4 as stated in the review (which wasn't a bad desing in it's own right).  Great all-around speaker especially if matched with good electronics.  

tmsorosk's picture

   Got a pair a few months ago for my third system . I had it narrowed down to three pair but thanks to Bobs great review I went with the Paradigm's . Thanks Bob .

  After listening to them for a few months then rereading the review I can confirm that Bobs sonic description was accurate . 

I tried them with quite a few amps before settling on a 200 watt Luxman that I retired a bunch of years ago . At first I felt that the 20's were not capable of playing loud and clean but once I had them properly driven that was not a concern . Also tried a bunch of speaker cables before being content with Cardas's new Clear cable . Great match .



Audiolad's picture

Until you own one, you can't imagine how heavy they are. They also deserve a very good amplifier, although I drive mine with a Marantz. I must admit that some of Canton's new stand mounts give an airier sound, the Studio 20 gives a presence that few other speakers of this size can.