Read them for yourself. Please, Sign in or Sign up to add comments. Products Details. Mini Monitor v7 discontinued. When I first received the Mini Monitors ahead of the other pieces, I dropped them into my system as a stereo pair and was floored. This is Paradigm's entry level 6-incher'! Initial listening impressions across the board are very favorable. I set them up for stereo playback, and within a couple tracks, I noted bass so deep, that I had to make sure I had disabled my subwoofer!
We can only surmise what the towers have in store for us. Imaging was highly localized, and the midrange was devoid of harmonics that would have otherwise turned it to mush. The highs were pinpoint sharp and detailed. The Minis seem capable of prodigious output, Version 7's updated appearance, drivers and sonics make it the best Mini Monitor yet. While the Mini Monitor still requires the use of a sub for full range sound reproduction and is suitable for use in small to medium rooms it's still a capable performer and huge value for the money.
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The Minis seem capable of prodigious output, Version 7's updated appearance, drivers and sonics make it the best Mini Monitor yet. While the Mini Monitor still requires the use of a sub for full range sound reproduction and is suitable for use in small to medium rooms it's still a capable performer and huge value for the money.
Apartment dwelling audiophiles and home theater enthusiasts The fit and finish were top-notch Paradigm with no splitting seams, exposed screws, or peeling veneers. In fact, after being so impressed with their sound I was surprised when I examined them more closely to find the Rosenut wood finish to be vinyl. The sound was so much more expensive and led me to believe they had a solid wood finish or veneer These speakers are a must buy for your close-range listening environment.
They have a respectable low end, are not The speakers display the expected mini monitor as in type not model name virtues ' excellent imaging and precise instrument placement, along with plenty of speed and an overall feeling of cohesion and driver integration In the great audiophile scheme of things, it's distinctly entry level but it genuinely did the business and kept me happy for as long as I had it running, even with humble sources I never felt the need to rush through a listening session.
In fact, on both movies and music, each session often lasted far longer than I had planned. If you're shopping in this price range, or even twice that, you need to audition the Monitor Series 7. If the latest Mini Monitor is anything to go by, Paradigm's gen-seven redesign of the Monitor Series is an unqualified success. The one-piece combination front baffle cover places both drivers far enough away from the front of the cabinet to reduce the most pernicious diffraction effects.
They opted to put it inside rather than outside the speaker. Prospective purchasers have a choice of four different cabinet finishes—rosenut, black ash, wenge, and cherry. The review samples were covered in what I assume was the rosenut finish. I hesitate to call it wood veneer because anyone with a critical eye will immediately see that this finish bears very little resemblance to real wood. Wood-textured-vinyl-covering is a better description. Of course, you can always just leave the grilles in place.
Instead of trying to deliver a wide frequency range at the expense of midrange purity, Paradigm opted to get the midrange right and let the frequency extremes fall where they may. Since most of what we refer to as music is in the midrange, the Minis sound more relaxed and realistic than most speakers with a similar price tag. A couple of lower-bit-rate MP3 tracks have slipped into my music library thanks to iTunes. One particular track by Faith No More is especially nasty.
How do they accomplish this seemingly impossible feat? By presenting the midrange cleanly while gently rolling off the upper-frequency hash and low-frequency junk. Even on first listen the Minis have a very euphonic personality. Many—no, most—speakers with dynamic drivers require multiple hours of break-in before they sound anywhere near their best.
The Triangle EX speakers I reviewed recently were a case in point. The Triangles really did require hours of break-in to settle in. Some, especially less expensive models, can be downright unlistenable until their mechanical parts loosen up a bit and their electronic innards become fully formed. But from the very beginning Paradigm Minis have a sweet disposition that makes even rude sources tolerable. For listeners with little tolerance for audiophile games like marathon white-noise break-in sessions, the Minis are a refreshing change from the norm.
Despite their easy-listening nature the Minis still manage to achieve an acceptable level of audiophile-approved overall performance. They image as well as most comparably sized but far more expensive speakers. Even without curved front baffles or physically time-aligned drivers the Minis create a seamless soundstage with excellent lateral image placement and reasonable depth. Timbrally, the Minis err on the warm side of neutral, which I think is preferable to the alternative, especially in a modestly priced mini-monitor.
Typically, Minis will be mated with lower-cost electronics that often deliver less than optimal sound. So if the Mini can help music sound more like music, so much the better. Even if you use more expensive gear, as I did for most of the review, the Minis never give the impression that they are the weak link in the reproduction chain.
I had no trouble matching the Mini speakers with several subwoofers.
Version 7's updated appearance, drivers and sonics make it the best Mini Monitor yet. While the Mini Monitor still requires the use of a sub for full range. The Mini Monitor's build quality and finish improves with every iteration and v.7 is the best yet. The Mini Monitor's driver compliment and. The highs were pinpoint sharp and detailed. The Minis seem capable of prodigious output, handling mucho watts, yet they won't need as much as.