Iconic Product: Eclipse Monitor

Paradigm considers its 1991 Eclipse Monitor to be the firm's most iconic product, partly because the speaker embodies the design rigor and discipline that characterizes Paradigm to this day, but also because it was the immediate precursor to Paradigm's Reference range.

Even though the Eclipse Monitors were created more than twenty years ago, their performance specifications (frequency response: 35Hz-20kHz +/-2dB, on axis; 35Hz-15kHz +/-2dB, 30 degrees off-axis) would still be considered extremely impressive by contemporary standards.

Adapted and excerpted fromĀ The Absolute Sound'sĀ Illustrated History of High-End Audio, Volume One: Loudspeakers. Copyright © 2015-2016 The Absolute Sound. All rights reserved.