Paradigm Millenia CT 2
Powered, compact 2.1 speaker system with Bluetooth®
Our take on the Paradigm Millenia CT 2 by Crutchfield's Eric Angevine
Get big sound from Paradigm's compact 3-piece Millenia CT 2 system.
Big sound from a compact system
Paradigm says CT stands for Compact Theater, but there's nothing compact about the way this powered speaker system sounds. The Millenia CT 2's three-piece design delivers true high fidelity for a plug-and-play world — no receiver required. Pair it with your TV and an audio/video source like a Blu-ray or DVD player, or Apple TV® to create a small but highly potent home theater setup. Bluetooth is built in, so you can stream music from your mobile device without ever leaving the couch. The Millenia CT 2 can take the place of a sound bar, offering better stereo separation, and more depth, thanks to Paradigm's Virtual Surround processing.
Makes a great desktop setup, too
The Millenia CT 2 also makes an excellent near-field, desktop audio system. Connect it to your computer to bring your music to life and add impact and realism to your video games. Included desktop speaker stands allow you to adjust the satellites to achieve the perfect listening angle. The system's small interface box provides analog and digital audio inputs for your sources, and hooks up the included subwoofer with a supplied cable. You also get a compact, five-button remote to control the system.
Engineered for great sound
As an award-winning, high-end speaker manufacturer, Paradigm takes engineering and audio performance seriously. That's why the Millenia CT speakers are built to exacting standards with high-quality component parts. The satellite's pure aluminum dome tweeters and bass/midrange cones serve up precise, detailed sound. The system's subwoofer uses an 8" reinforced polymer composite cone in a ported enclosure for deep, solid bass. You can position the sub horizontally using four supplied rubber feet, or place it vertically in the included cradle. The sub's built-in, three-channel amplifier powers the satellite speakers with 40 watts each, while pushing 80 watts of power to the bass driver. Proprietary digital signal processing in the amp monitors the music signal to ensure accurate, consistent and musical bass without distortion, even when the system is playing at high volume levels.
- three-piece powered system with two satellite speakers and a subwoofer
- compact interface box includes a Toslink optical digital and 3.5mm analog audio input for connecting two source components, such as a Blu-ray/DVD/CD player, TV, computer, game console, or portable music player
- Bluetooth compatible for wireless music streaming
- separate amplifier channels for each satellite speaker and subwoofer provide clear, powerful sound
- system frequency response: 28-20,000 Hz (±2 dB)
- Virtual Surround processing creates a deeper movie soundstage
- included control box allows instant connection to your TV and audio/video equipment
- all connecting cables and speaker wire included
- remote control
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Millenia CT 2 satellite speakers:
- 1" S-PAL satin-anodized pure-aluminum dome tweeter
- 4" S-PAL satin-anodized pure-aluminum cone midrange/woofer
- sealed acoustic suspension design
- resonant-resistant thermoplastic (ABS) enclosures with gloss black finish
- frequency response 140-20,000 Hz (±2 dB)
- adjustable tabletop/shelf stands included (can also be wall mounted with optional brackets)
- 4-5/8"W x 8-1/2"H x 6-3/8"D (including stand)
- weight: 5 lbs. each (including stand and hardware)
Millenia CT 2 powered subwoofer/amplifier:
- 8" reinforced polymer-composite cone woofer
- vibration-resistant, anti-resonant molded polymer cabinet with gloss black finish
- built-in 3-channel amplifier with 40 watts RMS x 2 for the satellite speakers and 80 watts RMS for the subwoofer
- frequency response: 20-150 Hz
- can be placed horizontally or vertically (rubber feet and cradle included for each mounting option)
- weight: 12.5 lbs.
- 5-3/4"W x 14-3/4"H x 17-3/4"D
What's in the Box:
- 2 Satellite speakers
- Powered subwoofer
- Control box
- 6' AC power cord
- Remote control (CR2025 3V battery installed)
- 2 Speaker grilles (installed)
- 2 Subwoofer grilles (installed)
- 6' Stereo minijack cable
- 4' Optical digital cable
- 10' RJ-45 cable
- Two lengths of 15' speaker wire
- 2 Table-top speaker stands (installed)
- Vertical subwoofer cradle
- 4 Rubber feet
- Paradigm logo
- Owner's Manual
- Setup Guide
- Upgrade Kit Instructions
- Wall-bracket note
Scratch & Dent items may be missing non-essential accessories. In some cases the manufacturer's accessories have been replaced with generic equivalents.
got these as a gift for my husband - he always has the music on while working in his office, and misses the quality of the paradigm system we have in the living area. He loved the gift and claims that his music and games are taken to a new level.
Olga, dallas tx
Paradigm Millenia CT 2 Reviews
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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 watts.
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 separately).
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wireless and small, self powered [ Michael Nov 16, 2017 ]
2 questions already asked
The sub casing has amps for the sub and the two tweeters. All in included. excellent unit. I have two [ Clinton Mar 06, 2015 ]
It has two inputs: one 3.5mm analog and one optical digital [ Matthew Nov 24, 2014 ]