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 included Bluetooth receiver lets you wirelessly stream
music from your Bluetooth-enabled mobile device to the A2 speaker. 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.
Stainless Steel Stand: The stainless steel stand features
four non-slip rubber feet for added stability (feet are not removable). A
self-adhesive rubber matt sits between the A2 speaker and the stainless steel
stand to reduce any acoustic vibration. A single screw attaches the stainless
steel stand to the bottom of the A2 powered speaker.
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 Paradigm Shift BD1 is a
universal Bluetooth Receiver (v2.1) which allows you to wirelessly stream music
from your Bluetooth-enabled device to the A2 powered speaker. The Paradigm Shift
BD1 Bluetooth Receiver lets you stream music from any Bluetooth-enabled device
supporting A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) or AVRCP (Audio/Video
Remote Control Profile). This includes the iPhone, Android, and Blackberry
smartphones; as well as other Bluetooth enabled devices such as your computer,
laptop, or tablet.
- 3.5mm Connector: The BD1 Bluetooth Receiver connects to
the Paradigm Shift A2 powered speakers rear-panel 3.5mm input.
- Rechargeable Battery: The Paradigm Shift BD1 Bluetooth
Receiver features an integrated Lithium-Polymer rechargeable battery
(250mAH). The built-in battery has a battery life of up to 12 hours
(operating time) or 230 hours (standby time).
- Battery Charger: The BD1's integrated Lithium-Polymer
battery can be recharged using the included AC power adapter. This AC power
adapter can be plugged directly into the Paradigm Shift A2's auxiliary AC
input. A 48" USB charging cable is also included, which allows you to
charge the built-in battery from a free USB (type-A) port on your computer
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology,
some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or
may not support all features when used with the Paradigm Shift BD1.
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.