"In terms of performance, the Monitor 7s are phenomenal all-'rounders, possessing a refined and smooth top end and a warm non-fatiguing midrange. Bass-wise, the Monitor 7s are rather robust and can plunge deeper than their dual five-and-a-half-inch drivers would have you believe.
• Dynamically, the Monitor 7s are surprising, possessing the sort of lightning reflexes you'd expect to pay much more for.
• Soundstaging and imaging are both superb with the Monitor 7s. The Monitor 7s' soundstage is as deep as it is wide and very nicely detailed and natural in its presentation. In terms of imaging, especially center focus, the Monitor 7s react much more like mini monitors than floor-standing loudspeakers."
"For just under $650 a pair, you'll be hard-pressed to find better budget floor-standing loudspeakers then the Monitor 7s from Paradigm. Never before has such performance and nearly full-range sound been able to be had so cheaply. The Monitor 7s are not just good for budget speakers, they're good, period."
4-driver, 2-1/2 way; floorstanding
3rd-order electro-acoustic at 2.0kHz, 2nd-order electro-acoustic at 700 Hz (lower bass driver)
Frequency Response On-Axis
±2dB from 54 Hz - 20 kHz
Frequency Response 30° Off-Axis
±2dB from 54 Hz - 18 kHz
High Frequency Driver
25-mm (1 in) H-PTD™ dome, ferro-fluid cooled
Mid/Bass Frequency Driver
140-mm (5-1/2 in) M-ICP™ cone, 25-mm (1 in) voice coil, GRIP™ chassis
Low Frequency Driver
Two 140-mm (5-1/2 in) carbon-infused polypropylene cones, 25-mm (1 in) voice coils, GRIP™ chassis
Low Frequency Extension
41 Hz (DIN)
Sensitivity Room / Anechoic
94 dB / 91 dB
Compatible with 8 ohms
Suitable Amplifier Power Range
15 - 180 watts
Maximum Input Power
74 lbs. (33.5 kg)
36.938" × 6.5" × 11.75"
(93.8cm × 16.5cm × 29.8cm)
130356 and 130360