New onboard interface, Bluetooth and aptX streaming technologies, redesigned remote and Dolby Digital take it up another notch in quality and convenience
Denver, CO – CEDIA EXPO 2013 – Sept. 26th – 28th – Booth #SR-1 – Paradigm Electronics Inc. an international leader in speaker design and manufacturing has released the second version of its popular Millenia CT, part of Paradigm’s SHIFT Series. Millenia CT 2 continues as a superb candidate in connectivity for popular networked audio devices such as Apple TV or Airport Express and the two-speaker setup continues to deliver excellent audio performance, equal to or better than the industry’s most expensive soundbars. As an upgrade to version one and in response to customer feedback for more flexibility, the system now hosts an onboard interface to ehance functionality. Its controls are discrete, slightly recessed to allow for stacking of the Millenia CT 2’s control module and Apple TV without interference. The remote control unit was completely redesigned and is now easier to use and with heightened aesthetic appeal. The addition of Dolby Digital to the system improves compatibility with televisions that do not feature LPCM audio modes. Bluetooth and APTX streaming technologies as well as AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile) are also included, enabling remote control from Bluetooth sources directly from the system. The renowned high-performance sound of Paradigm in an upgraded compact plug’n play audio setup with built-in amplifier.
These CT speakers were inspired by Paradigm’s award-winning Paradigm Reference MilleniaOne speakers, which won, among other awards, Sound & Vision’s Product of the Year. The demand for this little system with its uncomplicated setup shows no sign of slowing.
In the box are two high-performance speakers with adjustable table stands, subwoofer with feet and removable floor cradle, infrared remote control with 2 ‘AAA’ batteries, controller box for instant connection to your audio/video equipment and the 6 cables needed for hook-up (power, optical, 3.5-mm, controller box and two speaker cables). A true plug’n play option that sets up in minutes.
“The lack of sound quality in today’s flat panel TVs left a large hole in the market that Paradigm was happy to fill. Typical soundbars don’t give you that much-needed stereo separation that makes music sound live. From an install standpoint, with the Millenia CT 2, there’s nothing to do. Everything you need for a quick and easy setup is in the box and setup takes minutes. The system was designed for people who want an audiophile level of sound without a complicated technical setup. We listened to customer feedback with version one and took that heavily into account with this new version. All the new additions only make the system more convenient, more current and of course, the emphasis is heavy on keeping things simple. It’s a great looking system that even with a subwoofer fits easily into a variety of environments and that’s a big part of its popularity,” said Mark Aling, Senior Director of Marketing at Paradigm.
With a 30-year history of award-winning sound, who better than Paradigm to provide a high-performance TV-centric sound solution. The all-in-one configuration of a typical soundbar doesn’t provide enough stereo separation, so right off the bat the spaciousness and sound clarity in the Millenia CT 2 is going to be a step up. Add Paradigm’s sonic pedigree, thoughtful upgrades in this new version and the bar’s raised even higher.
Millenia CT 2 is a multimedia system and can be paired with a computer or with other networked audio devices to provide sound in secondary listening areas. With its speakers and powered sub there’s no need for a receiver, which makes it a cost effective sound solution. Pricing for the system is competitive with soundbar/subwoofer packages.
Millenia CT 2 speakers feature 1? S-PAL™ satin-anodized pure-aluminum domes and 4? S-PAL™ satin-anodized pure-aluminum bass/midrange cones. Wall-mounting brackets are available for speakers as optional system accessories. The low-profile subwoofer features an 8? reinforced polymer composite cone with 1-1/2-inch hightemperature voice coil. The sub can be positioned vertically using the included cradle or horizontally on supplied feet.
The Millenia CT 2 will be available from select Paradigm Dealers throughout North America and also direct from the Paradigm SHIFT website: www.paradigm.com/shift. The system will be available in a Black Gloss finish at an estimated MAP of $849 (USD). Estimated availability is Q1 2014.
(Technical specifications have not changed for v.2.)
Paradigm reserves the right to change specifications as design improvements and modifications are incorporated.
About Paradigm Electronics
Innovative design, advanced materials, in-?house manufacturing and state-?of-?the-?art engineering have made Paradigm an international leader in speaker design. With more than 300 industry awards for audio excellence and numerous rave reviews from around the world, Paradigm is committed to staying at the leading edge of speaker technology, consistently achieving the ultimate in sound for music and home theater.
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