I don’t expect everyone who is looking for small monitor speakers to buy a pair of Mini Monitors regardless of how bad the economy gets. But even folks with unlimited funds may find much about the Minis that will encourage them to pick up a pair, or two, or three. The bottom line, which appeals to everyone, is that the Minis offer a surprisingly high level of sonic quality for a ridiculously low price. Sure, they aren’t elegant looking and taking off their grilles results in an even less décor-friendly appearance, but if you close your eyes they look mighty fine, indeed.
If you want to play audiophile Santa Claus, buy a couple of pairs and give them to some deserving young music-lovers. Although trickle-down didn’t work for the economy as a whole, when applied to the development of future audiophiles it might be just the ticket to a brighter future.
Paradigm Mini Monitor V.6
Driver complement: Two-way, 6.5" M-ICP woofer, 1" H-PTD dome tweeter
Sensitivity: 92dB (in-room), 89dB (anechoic)
Impedance: Compatible with 8 ohms
Frequency response: 70Hz–20kHz +/-2dB; low-frequency extension: 43Hz (DIN)
Recommended amplifier power: 15W to 100W
Finishes: rosenut, black ash, wenge, and cherry
Matching Speaker Stand: S-26, J-29 (sold separately)
Dimensions: 13 1/8" x 7" x 11 3/16"
Weight: 34 lbs. per pair
Price: $478 per pair
Paradigm Electronics Inc.
205 Annagem Blvd.
Mississauga, Ontario L5T 2V1