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Paradigm 60-SM Rock Monitor Speaker System Review

by November 28, 2007
Paradigm Rocks

Paradigm Rocks

  • Product Name: Paradigm 60-SM Rock Monitor Speaker
  • Manufacturer: Paradigm
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Review Date: November 28, 2007 19:00
  • MSRP: $259/ea
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Design

Crossover(s)
High-Frequency Driver(s)
Bass / Midrange Driver(s)
Low-Frequency Ext
Frequency Response
Sensitivity - Outdoor
Power Range
Maximum Input Power
Impedance
Internal Volume
Height, Width, Depth
Weight
Finishes
Single speaker system with Stereo L/R inputs, 3-driver, 2 x 2-way coaxially mounted high-frequency drivers, weather, water, UV-resistant sealed enclosure
Two 2nd-order electro-acoustic at 3.0kHz
Two 25-mm (1 in) PTD™ domes
Dual voice coil, 165-mm (6-1/2 in) ICP™ cone, die-cast chassis
44 Hz (DIN)
±2 dB from 66 Hz - 20 kHz (on axis) ±2 dB from 66 Hz - 18 kHz 30° Off-Axis
89 dB (groundplane measurement)
15 - 100 watts Mono
70 watts
Compatible with: 4 ohms Mono; 8 ohms Stereo
8.1 L / 0.29 cu ft
31.0 cm x 28.2 cm x 27.0 cm / 12-3/16 in x 11-1/8 in x 10-5/8 in
5.5 kg / 12.1 lb each
Northeastern Dark Granite, Western Sandstone, Fieldstone

Pros

  • Small unobtrusive package that blends well in any landscaping
  • Delivers satisfactory audio performance

Cons

  • Bass extension a bit limited

Introduction

The Paradigm 60-SM Rock Monitors are all around solid performers, providing better sound than you might expect from such a conspicuous little package that happens to blend beautifully into almost any outdoor setting. If you are yearning to take your music outdoors without cramping your style, these little rocks should provide sufficient reasoning for you to catch up on your listening sessions while enhancing the enjoyment of yard activities.

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Dan Banquer posts on November 30, 2007 07:45
Rock Monitors

“The Paradigm 60-SM Rock Monitors are all around solid performers”
Yes Gene, but are they solid as a rock performers?
Sorry about that, I just couldn't resist.
d.b.
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