Paradigm Classic Surround 3 Surround Speakers



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The Paradigm Surround 3 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.


Anyone eager for an affordable, high-end surround speaker will want to hear Paradigm Classic Surround 3. The Paradigm Classic Surround 3 uses a similar bass driver and tweeter to those found in the Monitor SE series.

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.

Key Features

  • 4 Driver, 2-way bi-directional surround/rear speakers
  • Wall Mount brackets included

The low-profile is application-friendly: perfectly suited for today’s multi-purpose listening spaces.

In recording studios, discrete multichannel mixing is the order of the day. Bi-directional in nature, the new coherent surround technology reproduces the surround experience exactly as the sound engineers envisioned. The speakers add size and dimension to the soundstage while enveloping you in non-localized sound.

The bidirectional technology of Paradigm Classic Surround 3 also ensures extreme placement flexibility! It is more forgiving in areas where room dimensions, characteristics and/or room configuration (or all of these!) may not be optimal for a music and home theater setup. In multi-use rooms where traditional surround speaker placement is neither possible or practical, Monitor Surrounds should be your first response.

We call them surrounds, but of course, they’re also ideal as rear speakers in a 7.1 setup.

Advanced S-Pal™ Satin-Anodized Pure-Aluminum Bass/Midrange Cones. First seen in our Paradigm Reference lineup, very high stiffness-to-mass ratio and outstanding internal damping. The result? Remarkable midrange clarity, superb extended bass response and freedom from unwanted resonances and distortions. In an affordable audio category – unbelieveable quality!

Advanced S-Pal™ Satin-Anodized Pure-AluminumDomes with powerful neodymium magnets and ferro-fluid cooling for increased power handling! Highs are more soaring and spacious, crystal clear and undiluted even at the higher bandwidths.

Wire Mesh Tweeter Guard and WaveGuide™. More Reference technology, ensuring a smooth, wide panorama of audiophile-quality sound. Wire mesh protection for the pure-aluminum tweeter.

Sophisticated crossovers in an affordable audiophile product! Again, it’s almost unheard of: polypropylene film or bipolar electrolytic capacitors, air core and laminated core inductors, high-power resistors. Crossover topologies are first and second-order with corresponding acoustic slopes of second and third-order providing optimal bandwidth and seamless integration as drivers cross over.

Long-Travel Motor/Magnet Structures. Despite fewer drivers than in previous series’, floorstanding and center channel speakers actually plumb deeper. This is, in part, attributable to the advanced motor/magnet structures: high-temperature copper or aluminum wire voice coils (varies by model) wound on Kapton formers, oversized magnets with all components FEA-optimized.

Foam-Rubber Elastomer Surrounds. Reference Studio Series geometry!
Help achieve that play loud AND play deep effect by allowing longer, expertly controlled cone travel.

  • Design: 4-driver, 2-way bi-directional surround/rear
  • Crossover: 2nd-order electro-acoustic at 2.3 kHz
  • Frequency Response On-Axis: ±2dB from 90 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Frequency Response 30° Off-Axis: (bi-directional soundfield)
  • High Frequency Driver: Two 1” (25mm) X-PAL™ dome, ferro-fluid damped / cooled, Perforated Phase-Aligning Tweeter (PPA™) Lens
  • Mid/Bass Frequency Driver: Two 5-1/2" (140mm) X-PAL™ cones, 1" (25mm) voice-coils, oversize ceramic / ferrite magnets, GRIP™ chassis
  • Low Frequency Extension: 45 Hz (DIN)
  • Sensitivity Room / Anechoic: 90 dB / 87 dB
  • Impedance: Compatible with 8 ohms
  • Suitable Amplifier Power Range: 15 - 175 watts
  • Maximum Input Power: 120 watts
  • Finishes: Black
  • Weight: 13.95 lbs. (6.32 kg)
  • Dimensions HxWxD: 10.625" × 13 × 5.625" (27cm × 33 × 16.8cm)

Additional information

Weight 13 kg
Dimensions 35 × 40 × 40 cm