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Paradigm® Monitor Series Black Surround 3 Rear/Surround Speaker

Model #: 1230000071
At a Glance

High-Performance Low-Profile Bi-Directional Design will appeal to the audiophile eager for an affordable high-end 5.1 music and home theater experience that includes Paradigm’s sought-after “surrounded-by-sound” experience in a dedicated high — performance surround speaker of compact dimensions. The low-profile is application-friendly: perfectly suited for today’s multi-purpose listening spaces.

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Get to know this product.

  • 4-driver
  • 2-Way bi-directional surround/rear
  • Black finish

Anyone eager for an affordable, high-end surround speaker will want to hear Paradigm Surround 1 or Paradigm Surround 3. These speakers add size and dimension to the musical soundstage, which envelopes you in non-localized sound. Their design ensures maximum placement flexibility – even in rooms where dimensions and configuration are not ideal.

Patented† Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA™) Tweeter Lens Technology

Paradigm’s patent pending Phase Aligning (PPA™) Lens Distinctive perforated lens in front of the tweeter and midrange drivers increase and smooth output without coloring the sound, while also protecting the drivers from getting damaged.

Mid-Bass Cones

X-PAL™ Satin-Anodized Pure Aluminum Mid-Bass Cones: Provide high stiffness-to-mass ratio and outstanding internal damping. The result? Remarkable midrange clarity, super extended bass response and freedom from unwanted resonances and distortions. (Paradigm Surround 3)

Mineral Filled Polypropylene Mid-Bass Cones: Oversized computer-optimized ferrite magnets and high-power motor structures deliver detailed performance with clean, extended bass. (Paradigm Surround 1)

Partnered with the NRC

Paradigm is partnered with Canada’s world-renowned NRC in ongoing research to reveal the true nature of sound and human hearing. Findings influence design and performance specs, resulting in a uniquely realistic listening experience, backed by sound science.


Additional Specifications

Design4-driver, 2-way bi-directional surround/rear
Frequency Response On-Axis±2dB from 90 Hz - 20 kHz
High Frequency DriverTwo 1” (25mm) X-PAL™ dome, ferro-fluid damped / cooled, Perforated Phase-Aligning Tweeter (PPA™) Lens
Mid/Bass Frequency DriverTwo 5-1/2" (140mm) X-PAL™ cones, 1" (25mm) voice-coils, oversize ceramic / ferrite magnets, GRIP™ chassis
Sensitivity Room / Anechoic90 dB / 87 dB
ImpedanceCompatible with 8 ohms
Weight13.95 lbs. (6.32 kg)
Dimensions HxWxD10.625" × 13" × 5.62" (27cm × 33cm × 14.3cm)
Low Frequency Extension45 Hz (DIN)
Crossover2nd-order electro-acoustic at 2.3 kHz
Frequency Response 30° Off-Axisbi-directional soundfield
Suitable Amplifier Power Range15 - 175 watts
Maximum Input Power120 watts

Misc. Specs

Product Weight (lbs.)13.95
Frequency Response±2dB from 90 Hz - 20 kHz
Impedance8 ohms
Maximum Power Handling (Watts)120
Sensitivity90 dB
Speaker TypeSurround Speakers
Depth (in.)5.62
Height (in.)10.625
Width (in.)13
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