October 18, 2012

"...completely blows away almost any soundbar... vastly better than almost all of the desktop audio systems..." - Brent Butterworth, Millenia CT

Back in March 2011, Brent Butterworth of Sound + Vision wrote a phenomenal review of the Paradigm Reference MilleniaOne and MilleniaSub. And when we say phenomenal, we mean it. He gave the system 9.7/10 and a bold and beautiful conclusion:
"I'm thrilled that at long last a speaker manufacturer decided to build a lifestyle system with all the care and quality it normally lavishes on its cost-is-no-object gear. After an hour, I was convinced that the Paradigm MilleniaOne/MilleniaSub combo is one of the best lifestyle systems I've reviewed. And after 4 hours, I was convinced it's one of the best speaker systems I've reviewed."
In January 2012, Sound + Vision announced their Product of the Year for 2011 and much to our surprise, (though not theirs), the MilleniaOne and MilleniaSub were the chosen ones!

Paradigm's Millenia CT
Fast forward to September 2012. We launch a budget and user friendly powered system on Apple.com and Apple.ca - the Millenia CT. So it was no surprise that when the product launched, Brent was more than a tad bit interested in seeing how this user-friendly budget system fared in comparison, so we sent him a system to try out... and last week we found out just what Brent thought. Read on for some teasers if you want to know...

Paradigm's Millenia CT "A 2.1 encore to our favorite compact 5.1 speaker system"
2.1 vs. Soundbar
"It just so happened that I had had several soundbars in my listening room for testing for a couple of weeks before I received the Millenia CT. I’d gotten used to the soundbar sound, and I was amazed by the difference in performance when I switched to the 2.1 system."

"The close spacing of the drivers and the well-designed crossover gives them excellent dispersion and exceptionally clear and natural midrange. Watching the DVD of Star Trek Generations, I was struck by how good the dialogue sounded."

"I was also struck by how big and enveloping the sound was... The subwoofer is more than adequate to fill out the sound from the satellites.... The Millenia CT plays good and loud, too. It’s quite listenable even at full volume."

Bottom Line
"Where it really shines is as a relatively inexpensive sound system for a TV, because it completely blows away almost any soundbar. It’s also a great choice for a computer audio system, because it’s compact and vastly better than almost all of the desktop audio systems I’ve heard. A hell of a lot of great sound for $699."

Looks like we've stayed on track with the newest addition to the Millenia family... 
Here's hoping you think so too!

Click here! to read Sound + Vision's review of the Millenia CT.
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