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(2) Like new condition speakers, black ash color, $250
Made completely in North America, the Paradigm Mini Monitor V.6 consists of a 1" H-PTD dome tweeter coupled with a 6 ½" M-ICP coned midrange/woofer. The woofer's basket uses Paradigm's proprietary GRIP material, which is a special carbon-plastic composite that couples strength and rigidity with extremely low mass. The cabinet has a fairly large rear-firing quasi-third-order resistive port that allows the modestly sized speaker to deliver bass to 70Hz at --2dB down. Paradigm doesn't supply any specific impedance curves but its literature does claim that the Mini Monitor's impedance is "compatible with 8 ohms."
Special attention was devoted to the Mini's cabinet rigidity and interior damping. The ¾"-thick MDF box with a 1" thick baffle has especially rigid cross bracing and mitering to reduce cabinet resonances to a bare minimum. 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.
Given its very modest price point, Paradigm's designers had to choose carefully how and where they were going to spend their money. 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.
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