Powered Speaker: The Paradigm Shift A2 Powered Speaker features a
two-way speaker design and a built-in amplifier with digital signal processing.
With two analog inputs you can connect your TV, computer, laptop, tablet, or
portable MP3 device. The two analog outputs allow you to daisy chain multiple A2
powered speakers for a stereo speaker configuration in one room or a mono
speaker configuration in multiple rooms.
Digital Signal Processing (DSP): Sophisticated mathematical algorithms
shape the Paradigm Shift A2's frequency response so that even when you're
listening at loud levels not only is the bass intense, the overall sound from
the A2 is unbelievably accurate, clear, and musical.
Bi-Amplified: The Paradigm Shift A2 features a built-in 100 watt (RMS)
amplifier. The amplifier sends 50 watts (RMS) to the tweeter and 50 watts (RMS)
to the woofer.
Two-Way Speaker Design: The Paradigm Shift A2 Powered Speaker features
a two-way driver design for exceptional sound.
- Tweeter: A 1" anodized pure-aluminum dome tweeter provides a high
frequency response up to 20,000 Hz.
- Woofer: A 5.5" satin-anodized pure-aluminum cone woofer provides
a low frequency response down to 55 Hz.
Acoustic Suspension Cabinet: The Paradigm Shift A2 features an
acoustic suspension (sealed) cabinet for tight, accurate bass response.
Rubber Feet: The powered speaker comes with 4 self-adhesive rubber
feet for added stability. The rubber feet add approximately 0.375" to the height
of the speaker.
Optional Stainless Steel Stand: You can add the Paradigm Shift
Stainless Steel Stand (819STAND,
sold separately) to the A2 powered speakers for a more sophisticated, sculpted
Power Switch: The Paradigm Shift A2 Powered Speaker's main power
switch is located on its rear-panel.
Volume Control: The A2 is designed for use with various audio devices.
However, audio sources have different output levels. The A2's rear-panel rotary
volume control allows you to adjust the powered speaker's input level to match
the output level of your device. Once you have set the A2's volume level, you
can use your connected source's volume control to raise and lower the volume of
Stereo/Mono Switch: The Paradigm Shift A2 can be used as a mono
speaker, or as a stereo pair when connected to another A2 powered speaker (sold
separately). There is a rear-panel switch to designate weather its being used as
a mono speaker or a left/right stereo speaker.
Analog Inputs: The Paradigm Shift A2 Powered Speaker features two
rear-panel analog inputs; a stereo RCA input and a stereo minijack (3.5mm) input
for connecting your external audio devices.
Analog Outputs: The A2 Powered Speaker features two rear-panel analog
outputs; a stereo RCA output and a stereo minijack (3.5mm) output. These outputs
can be used to connect multiple A2 speakers and/or a powered subwoofer.
Optional Bluetooth Receiver: The optional Paradigm Shift BD1 Bluetooth
sold separately) allows you to wirelessly stream music from your
Bluetooth-enabled device to the A2 powered speaker. The BD1 Bluetooth receiver
connects to the A2's rear-panel 3.5mm input.
Auxiliary AC Input: The Paradigm Shift A2 is fitted with a rear-panel
two-prong AC power input to power an external portable audio source, such as an
Apple Airport Express (sold separately).
AC Power: The Paradigm Shift A2 Powered Speaker operates off of
standard household AC current (100-240V~50/60Hz,
1.5W) using the supplied 69" detachable AC power cord.