2.1Ch Speaker System: The Paradigm Millenia CT2 system
includes two satellite speakers, a low-profile subwoofer with built-in system
amp, control box, and IR remote. The Millenia CT2 makes a great addition to
your flat-panel television, gaming console, or computer. It provides a vastly
improved virtual surround sound listening experience for your movies, music, and games.
Dolby Digital Decoding + Paradigm Virtual Surround: The Millenia CT2
system decodes Dolby Digital through its optical (toslink) digital input and
provides virtual surround sound from just two satellite speakers and a subwoofer
via proprietary DSP technology, known as "Paradigm Virtual Surround". In most
systems without dedicated surround/rear speakers much of the impact of surround
sound is lost, since there are no physical speaker channels to deliver it.
Paradigm Virtual Surround processing ensures none of this impactful sound is
lost. Through sophisticated mathematical algorithms, Paradigm Virtual Surround
gathers all the neglected sonic information in a central sweet spot, then
redirects it into the front left and right channels, sending it out into the
room in a way that creates the auditory illusion of surround sound with an
enveloping audio experience.
Note: The Paradigm Virtual Surround mode can be turned off for 2-channel
stereo music listening.
Satellite Speakers: The Millenia CT2 system features a pair
of two-way satellite loudspeakers. The rigid, resonant-resistant thermoplastic
ABS speaker enclosure allows for larger, more powerful drivers than typical in a
system of this size. Each satellite speaker features an advanced 1" S-PAL
(Satin-Anodized Pure-Aluminum) dome tweeter with a powerful motor structure and
neodymium magnet, plus high-temperature voice coil. Each speaker
also features an advanced 4" S-PAL (Satin-Anodized Pure-Aluminum) bass/midrange
driver with an oversized motor structure and a large, powerful
magnet; plus high-temperature voice coil. High-quality rubber surrounds around
the bass/midrange drivers provide superb damping properties and excellent
flexibility that promote extended cone movement. A 3rd-order electro-acoustic
crossover (2.4 kHz) separates the bass/midrange frequencies from the high
frequencies. The satellite speaker's enclosure is an acoustic suspension
(sealed) design for tight, accurate midrange & midbass frequencies. Low-diffraction grilles maximize
imaging and ensure smooth dispersion.
Powered Subwoofer: The Millenia CT2 features a low-profile
powered subwoofer. The low-profile subwoofer employs a rigid, resonant-resistant
thermoplastic ABS enclosure to resist vibration and distortion. The enclosure
uses a bass-reflex design with dual low-turbulence resistive ports for bigger,
boomier bass. Its 8" reinforced polymer composite cone woofer with rubber
surround and 1.5" voice-coil delivers bass that is deep and rich. The powerful
built-in 3-channel Ultra-Class D amplifier provides 40 watts (RMS) to each satellite
speaker and 80 watts (RMS) to the subwoofer, with system peak power of 480
Wired Connections: The Millenia CT2 system's control box is
fitted with an optical (toslink) digital input and analog (3.5mm) audio input to
connect to your TV, game console, or computer. There is also a RJ-45 port which
connects the control box to the system's powered subwoofer, using the included
10' RJ-45 cable. There are 2-pin proprietary speaker terminals on the back of each
speaker and subwoofer, as well as two 15' lengths of speaker wire that connect
the speakers and sub together. The powered subwoofer needs be plugged into an AC
power outlet using the included 6' power cord.
Bluetooth Audio w/ aptX: The Paradigm Millenia CT2 features built-in
Bluetooth (A2DP/AVRCP) so you can wirelessly stream stored music and music apps on
your Apple device (iPod/iPhone/iPad), Android
smartphone/tablet, or other compatible device to the 2.1ch speaker system. It
even offers aptX audio coding in order two wirelessly deliver CD-quality sound
from select Android mobile devices to the system. You'll be able to control
basic playback functions (Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track) from the CT2 system's
IR remote. You will still continue to use your Bluetooth-enabled device for
advance music navigation and to view song/artist information.
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 Millenia CT2.
Controls: The included control box and IR remote provides Power, Input,
Volume, and Mute controls. The remote also provides basic playback controls
(Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track) of your Bluetooth-paired device. There is a subwoofer level control on the
rear-panel of the powered sub to adjust the system's bass level independent from
the system's volume level.
Mounting Options: The two satellite speakers can be
table-top mounted using the included table-stands. The table-stands allow you to tilt the speakers
up/down. The powered subwoofer comes with a cradle to mount it vertically or
rubber feet to position it horizontally. There is a M6 screw insert on the back
of the speakers, but because of how far its recessed, it will not fit the
Pinpoint or Sanus wall-brackets. However, you can go to
Paradigm's website to purchase proprietary wall-mount brackets (sold