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Paradigm Reference 11SE Mk2
3 Reviews
rating  4.67 of 5
Description: 2 way bookshelf speaker with 2 8 inch woofers. Mid 90s.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Zo a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: March 27, 2016

Bottom Line:   
I own a full set of Polk Audio Paradigm 11se MK2 since 1989 with Yamaha AVX-700 and Polk Audio Monitor Series 2 rear and center channel speakers. They work flawless, sound fantastic and now my son is taking them to enjoy in his gaming setup!!!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rob a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: September 5, 2007

Bottom Line:   
I have owned a set of two of these speakers for about 6 months. When I hooked them up it opened up a new standard in home audio to me. So much so that I recently bought two more of them for rears. They are clean, clear, crisp highs with nice deep clear bass...no distortion or over-reacting. The one thing I can say for a negative is that the speakers tend not to like hard rock...the bass is not really good for punchy bass..it likes more soft or extended bass. Virtually everything else is flawless.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   1995

Price Paid:    $340.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by James Schwartz a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 31, 2007

Bottom Line:   
I purchased these speakers originally to go with a Rotel integrated amp and Pro-Ject turntable, but they've ended up as the mains of a 7.1 home theatre system I've put together. The Paradigm CC350 resides as the centre channel, and I'm using 2 sets of Axiom 1.2 bookshelf speakers as my side and rear surrounds.
It's powered by a Sony STR DE995 7.1 Receiver that I also purchased off of Ebay.
So far I am quite happy with the detail and accuracy of these MKII's.
If you can pick them up for under $300.00, you really can't go wrong. These are NOT bookshelf speakers, but a heavy 70lbs per that stand nearly 40" tall.
I use an 8" Axiom subwoofer in tandem with the set up, which gives me the deep lows that I'd otherwise miss with the MKII's.
These speakers are not bi-wireable, but have decent binding posts in the rear. For the money I paid, I'm very satisfied. Build quality is very good.
They are not the most sensitive speaker, and require a fair bit of power to make them shine. My 30 watt rotel didn't do a thing to them, which is why I moved them to the home theatre set up.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $225.00

Purchased At:   Craigslist

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