Paradigm® Monitor SE 5.5" Matte Black Bookshelf Speaker

Model #: Monitor SE Atom-Black
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Paradigm® Monitor SE Atom Bookshelf Speaker-Matte Black with X-PAL™ Tweeters and Perforated Phase Alignment Lens
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Discover Superior Audio Performance, Without The Cost

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.


  • X-PAL™ Pure-Aluminum Dome Tweeters with exclusive Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA™) Lens. This patent pending 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.

The Monitor SE line is the new entry-level gateway to the Paradigm family. It lives up to the Paradigm performance reputation in every way and offers an audiophile experience at a surprisingly affordable price.

Advanced Technology Includes

  • Poly Cones with inverted caps, reverse roll surrounds and X-PAL™ Tweeters.
  • Perforated Phase Alignment (PPA™) Lens smooths extended high frequency response for incredible detail.
  • Computer optimized second-order crossovers, engineered for seamless dynamic integration
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Misc. Specs

Product Weight (lbs.)12
Color Finish NameMatte Black
CollectionMonitor SE
RMS Power Handling (Watts)50
Impedance8 ohms
Maximum Power Handling (Watts)50
Number of Speakers1
Speaker TypeBookshelf Speakers
Depth (in.)11
Height (in.)12.75
Width (in.)7.13
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