Paradigm SHIFT™ A2 Bluetooth® Bundle
Two A2 speakers, desktop stands, and BD1 wireless Bluetooth receiver
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Item #: 819A2BTB
Your price: $789.00 Earn up to 789 Rewards points
You don't have to choose between the convenience of wireless playback and high-performance sound. With the Paradigm A2 Bluetooth Bundle you get both. This system starts with a pair of the amazing Paradigm SHIFT A2 powered speakers in a sleek, Storm Black satin finish. Then it adds Paradigm's BD1 Bluetooth plug-in adapter that lets you wirelessly stream music from your Bluetooth-enabled smartphones, portable music players, tablets, and computers. Plus it comes with a pair of matching brushed stainless steel desktop stands that angle your A2s upward to provide optimum stereo sound.
If you've never heard the A2s, you're in for a treat. These speakers deliver powerful, engaging sound that brings your music to life. From crisp, clear guitar notes, to breathy saxophone solos and smooth, accurate vocals, the A2s will place you right in the middle of your favorite recordings. Each solidly built wood cabinet houses a 1" pure aluminum dome tweeter and 5-1/2" satin-anodized pure aluminum cone woofer. Both drivers are powered by their own separate 50 watt RMS amplifier for impressive control and output. Sophisticated built-in digital signal processing helps ensure the utmost accuracy and clarity, even when you're listening to your music at high volume levels.
Praise for the Paradigm A2 from The Absolute Sound
"A 2012 Golden Ear recipient, the [Paradigm] Shift A2 is more than just a cleverly named loudspeaker. Compact, internally powered, and equipped with DSP bass management and enough back-panel inputs to connect to almost any source, this is what 21st century entry-level high end is all about. A combination of sound and value, it extends the welcome mat to budding high-enders who may have felt they couldn't afford the entrance fee."
— The Absolute Sound 2013 Guide to high-performance loudspeakers
"The Paradigm Shift A2 represents a very high order of value and performance — incredibly versatile for small-room, family-on-the-go, and impromptu listening anywhere there's an outlet."
— From Neil Gader's review in The Absolute Sound, July/August, 2012
|Pieces in System||2|
|Tweeter Size (inches)||1|
|Midrange size (inches)||N/A|
|Woofer size (inches)||5-1/2|
|Power Output (Watts)||100|
|Frequency Response||55-20,00 Hz|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
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.
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 the system.
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.
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.
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Wanted new desktop sound system. Paradigm is as good as it gets. Great reviews - easy choice. [ Harold Dec 05, 2015 ]