This pair of Paradigm SE 3 Floorstand Special Edition models not only look and perform much like Paradigm Reference products, but do so at a much lower cost. If you're looking for a home-theater package that punches way above its competition while offering genuine tastes of high-end sound and looks, then Paradigms new SE range deserves a serious look...
(Aron Garrecht, Good Sound!)
...What you get in return is serious sound reproduction that can compete with higher-priced speakers in bigger, less accommodating cabinets. The combination of great sound and a striking slimline appearance make the SE3s a very satisfying system...
(Rebecca Day, Technology Tell)
About Paradigm SE Series:
Not buying a new home or the car of your dreams right now? Staying home with friends and family—connecting and being entertained? When it comes to home entertainment, if you’re looking for a well-priced mix of aesthetics and competitive performance, the Paradigm SE Series is the perfect choice. Designed and engineered to be a complete music and home theater solution!
STYLE: Soft edges and clean lines! Even the subwoofer has a compact ‘easy-to-live-with’ footprint … our smallest subwoofer yet!
PERFORMANCE: Combines award-winning technology from our Monitor Series and high-end ‘Reference’ Studio Series … the best of both with the emphasis on affordability
QUALITY: Real wood veneer cabinets at these prices? Unheard of. But we delivered!
VALUE: Paradigm is the #1 Brand in affordable high-end performance. And has been for more than 25 years.
Advanced G-PAL™ Gold-Anodized Pure-Aluminum Domes exceptionally rigid low-mass domes with treated textile suspensions ensure remarkably uniform, instantaneous power response. Elevated dome position provides better ‘air’ and frequency response that is smooth, pure and clear.
Die-Cast WaveGuide™ Chassis and Phase Alignment Bridge. A smooth panorama of audiophile-quality sound.
Advanced S-PAL™ Satin-Anodized Pure-Aluminum Midrange and Bass / Midrange Cones with advanced Santoprene® rubber suspensions and powerful
ceramic / ferrite magnets. FEA-optimized, elliptical shaped suspensions allow for inaudible levels of distortion with deeper and louder bass performance than is typical in speakers at this price range. Output linearity is simply superb!
Mineral-Filled Co-Polymer Polypropylene Bass Cones with oversized magnet structures are engineered for very high power. The high-stiffness design is intrinsically low in distortion, allowing the bass cone to respond instantly to the starts and stops of even the leading edge of changing bass notes.
Real Wood Veneer Cabinets! Soft edges and clean lines, even the sleek design of the soft rubber feet adds a touch of class and elegance. Grilles attach magnetically.
Design 4-driver, 2-1/2-way floorstanding
Crossovers 2nd-order electro-acoustic at 2.0 kHz, 2nd-order electro-acoustic at 600 Hz
High-Frequency Driver 25-mm (1 in) G-PAL dome, ferro-fluid damped / cooled
Bass / Midrange Driver 140-mm (5-1/2 in) S-PAL cone, 25-mm (1 in) voice-coil, GRIP chassis
Bass Drivers Two 140-mm (5-1/2 in) mineral-filled polypropylene cones, 25-mm (1 in) voice-coils, GRIP chassis
Low-Frequency Extension* 40 Hz (DIN)
On-Axis 2 dB from 65 Hz - 20 kHz
30 Off-Axis 2 dB from 65 Hz - 15 kHz
Sensitivity - Room / Anechoic 93 dB / 90 dB
Suitable Amplifier Power Range 15 - 200 watts
Maximum Input Power 140 watts
Impedance Compatible with 8 ohms
Height, Width, Depth 34 in x 6-1/2 in x 10 in
Finish Black Gloss
Please note: I bought these about 4 years ago and never used them much. I maybe used them 20 times. Local pick up in San Francisco. Price is firm.