Monday, April 14, 2014

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Paradigm Millenia CT 2 Now Shipping!

We are excited to announce that the Millenia CT 2 system is now shipping. Millenia CT 2 is a superb candidate in connectivity for popular networked audio devices such as Apple TV or Airport Express. The 2-speaker setup with subwoofer continues to deliver excellent audio performance, equal to or better than the most expensive soundbars. The system hosts an onboard control box interface and controls are recessed to allow for stacking of the control module and Apple TV without interference. Dedicated Music Mode, Movie Mode, Paradigm Virtual Surround and Dolby Digital are included. 

The addition of Dolby Digital to the system improves compatibility with televisions that don’t feature LPCM audio. Bluetooth and aptX streaming as well as AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile) are included, enabling control from Bluetooth sources directly from the system with a high quality of streaming. IR learning is part of the package, the remote in this version is easier to use and discrete HEX codes have been included.

Same great sound but the new additions make the system more convenient, more current and of course keep it simple to operate. Our proprietary Paradigm Virtual Surround designed by our engineers and made possible through our DSP-based amplifier platform adds hugely to its appeal as a movie machine. Customers get audiophile-quality immersive surround sound — all the fast-paced impact and surround magic of movies and multichannel music — from a compact 2.1 channel system! It’s also a great looking system that fits nicely into a variety of environments — that remains a big part of its appeal,” - Mark Aling, Senior Director of Marketing at Paradigm.

Everything’s in the box: two speakers with adjustable stands, subwoofer with floor standing cradle, feet for use when sub sits in a horizontal position, redesigned ergonomic infrared remote control with 2 ‘AAA’ batteries included, full-function control box for instant connection to your audio/video equipment and the 6 audio cables needed for hook-up.

Millenia CT 2 speakers feature 1˝ S-PAL™ satin-anodized pure-aluminum domes and 4˝ S-PAL™ satin-anodized pure-aluminum bass/midrange cones. Brackets for wall mounting the speakers are available as optional system accessories. The low-profile subwoofer features an 8˝ reinforced polymer composite cone with 1-1/2-inch high-temperature voice coil. Position the sub vertically, horizontally or slide it away under a couch with no change to sound quality.

The Millenia CT 2 system is available in Black Gloss from participating Paradigm Dealers across North America or from the Paradigm website (link below). FMV is $899.99 system.

An upgrade kit for current Millenia CT owners is available and it includes a control box for instant connection to your audio/video equipment as well as a new remote control with 3 ‘AAA’ batteries. FMV is $199.99.

Click here! for more information on the Millenia CT 2 or to buy online.


Friday, March 7, 2014

Paradigm's Soundtrack™ 2 System Now Shipping!

We are pleased to announce we are now shipping the Soundtrack 2, a 6-driver soundbar and wireless subwoofer system. This is a low-profile Paradigm-quality sound offering to match all flat panels. Bluetooth with aptX streaming technology. Includes 2-channel Music Mode and multichannel Movie modes with Dolby Digital and Paradigm Virtual Surround. No installation. No complicated technical setup. A great-sounding alternative to existing low-profile soundbars with sonic superiority based on Paradigm’s 30 years of award-winning sound innovation. Fully powered via the built-in amplifier, Soundtrack 2 needs no additional A/V components for power.

One of the reasons we decided to tackle the powered soundbar market was the lack of existing high-fidelity options. The physical cone separation. Deep, articulate bass from the sub makes it the perfect solution for those short on room space or craving a minimalist aesthetic. Power numbers? 2 x 25 watts RMS Sustained; 2 x 50 watts Peak Power for the soundbar. The sub offers 240 watts Peak Power. The onboard interface controls Power, Volume and Synching of the subwoofer with the soundbar. The system can learn power on/off, source select, volume up/down and mute from the television’s remote so that both Soundtrack 2 and the TV can be controlled with just one remote. Discrete HEX codes are also available.

The soundbar features two bass/midrange drivers, two passive radiators and two high-frequency drivers. 4-1/2˝ bass midrange drivers and 4˝ passive radiators are a mineral filled polypropylene delivering a low-mass, high-stiffness cone. High-frequency drivers feature 1˝ satin-anodized aluminum dome tweeters for superb high-frequency performance, a rarity at this price point. Passive radiators promote extended lower frequencies. Driver complements are physically separated inside the cabinet ensuring sonic clarity and discrete channel separation. Snap-in feet are included for placing the soundbar on a flat surface.

The soundbar’s rear panel offers digital optical and analog stereo inputs for hook-up of Blu-ray/DVD/CD players, gaming consoles, satellite receivers or other external sources. Analog outputs are included for wired subwoofer connection. Connections can be made via the soundbar or the TV, increasing the amount of inputs and improving the user experience. Users can opt for a wireless or wired sub. The dual-ported subwoofer features an 8˝ laminated composite cone driver with a 1-1/2˝ high-temperature aluminum-wire voice coil. Oversized ports and driver are arranged in a perpendicular array to achieve the low-profile design with the dual ports providing deep, even bass response. The DSP signal-processing engine uses sophisticated mathematical algorithms to shape frequency response so that even at loud levels, bass is musical and accurate. The Digital Signal Processing platform is also behind the mathematical algorithms required for Paradigm Virtual Surround sound processing … a surround sound so realistic it makes this product a standout in the category. The sub can fit into a standard A/V cabinet, if desired. 

When it comes to all-in-one value-oriented powered audio solutions, our Soundtrack™ 2 system is a winner. Its high level of performance combined with a non-technical setup in a placement-friendly format, is what today’s smaller living spaces are calling for. Bluetooth with aptX streaming, Music and Movie modes with Paradigm Virtual Surround and Dolby Digital decoding add hugely to the Soundtrack2 experience. Whether as the primary system or as a secondary system in bedrooms, dens, dorms, etc., customers are going to experience a music and movie experience that’s very higher caliber. The built in amplifier make it a virtually plug’n play system,” said Mark Aling, the Senior Director of Marketing at Paradigm.

The Soundtrack 2 is available in Black Gloss from participating Paradigm Dealers throughout North America and from the Paradigm SHIFT website.

Click here! for more details on the Soundtrack 2 System.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Paradigm's H15NC makes the Cover of CanadaHiFi

Check out the good-looking headphones on the cover of the February/March issue of Canada HiFi magazine. A summary of the H15NC review will follow soon...

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

It is with deep sadness that we relay the sudden, unexpected passing of our colleague and 40-year CE industry veteran, Bob Gassel

It is with deep sadness that we relay the sudden, unexpected passing of our colleague and 40-year CE industry veteran Bob (Robert) Gassel, on Sunday, February 2nd, 2014 in Carmel, Indiana at the age of 63.

For the past four years, Bob has worked with the Paradigm, MartinLogan and Anthem brands, initially as Vice President of International Sales and most recently as Vice President of Engineering and Product Development.

Prior to joining Paradigm, Bob was principal of The Gassel Group, a firm he founded to coach sales people toward a deeper understanding of their clients needs in order to be more effective in their sales efforts. Bob employed the creativity, expertise and experience he gained selling direct to end users and B2B in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America. He brought a unique perspective and passion to this role, as evidenced by the many written testaments to his successful method of coaching from sales people and clients.

Previous to founding The Gassel Group, Bob enjoyed a stellar 14-year career at the Klipsch Group Inc. where he held a variety of executive positions including Director of Sales for Asia, Global Director of Training, Director of Customer Service and Technical Support, Director OEM and Business Unit Manager International.

Bob travelled the world, was a lifelong audiophile and well respected across the CE industry, both in North America and internationally. He was a gentleman and a true professional. He will be missed for his wry sense of humor and genuine enthusiasm for all things audio. His alternate passion was golf. No one enjoyed their weekend golfing and annual golf trip more than Bob.

His commitment and dedication to guiding the development of new Paradigm, MartinLogan and Anthe products and his success in helping grow these brands on the international stage is much appreciated and will be remembered. As a key member of our team, Bob’s expertise, thoughtful input and attention to even the smallest detail will be greatly missed.

Friday, January 3, 2014

"There may not be a better pick than the Paradigm SHIFT Soundtrack System" - Canada HiFi

In a recent review of Paradigm's Soundtrack System, Canada HiFi tells the consumer why it may be the best bang-for-your-buck, easy-to-use, lifestyle system out there...

"The Soundtrack System is a well-built, well-engineered, compact home theatre system that is easy to setup.  It provides a level of performance that had me amazed, given its price, simplicity and size. Though it can’t quite provide the immersive experience of a well-designed 5.1 home theatre system, it is very capable of providing a captivating experience, while being both d├ęcor and budget friendly.  If you’re looking for a home theatre system with a high-performance-to-price ratio, a small footprint and virtually no wiring, there may not be a better pick than the Paradigm SHIFT Soundtrack System."

- George de Sa, Canada HiFi

Click here! to read the full Soundtrack System review from Canada Hifi.
Click here! for more info on the Soundtrack System or to buy online.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

MilleniaOne CT wins "Best Lifestyle System 2013" from Secrets of Home Theater & High Fidelity

Secrets of Home Theater & High Fidelity announced their 2013 Products-of-the-Year Awards and we are proud to announce that our very own MilleniaOne CT won "Best Lifestyle System"!

Click here! to see all of the Secrets "Best of 2013" winners.
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