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Paradigm Shift A2

Paradigm Shift A2
alaScore 91

9 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Paradigm Shift A2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 9 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

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Paradigm Shift A2 Active Bookshelf Speakers Review

 

There's always a first time for everything. And it's the first time for the Canadian manufacturer Paradigm to enter the Active Speaker segment. Certainly, this is a good move and it would be a welcome move to see more audio manufacturers to enter into...

TECHNOLOGY Paradigm engineers have surely put in a lot of effort to make an entry into the Active speaker segment. The A2s should not be looked upon as studio monitors but as any other home-entertainment speakers. The only fact that will separate them...

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Paradigm Shift A2 Powered Bookshelf Speakers

 

The Active Atom booksehlf speaker, or A2 to be hip, is part of a new sub-brand dubbed Paradigm Shift. Back in 1997 Paradigm had a line of powered speakers derived from their then recently launched...

Reinforced by the fact that these fall under a new brand, the A2 was created with a different and new focus for Paradigm: "Fun". There are plenty of situations where good sound may be appreciated but where there is no need to go for broke and...

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Paradigm SHIFT A2 Active Speakers Review

 

Paradigm has been a mainstay of the high-end two-channel, home theater, and lifestyle speaker market for so many years now, it's easy to take them for granted. I bet some audiophiles do. Not me. My home theater system is all Paradigm, and I use their...

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Paradigm Shift A2 loudspeaker review

 

There are reasons to buy active bookshelf speakers over an iPod/Bluetooth dock. What you lose in portability and convenience is immediately gained in true performance. The A2s from Paradigm Shift are a case in point – their cabinet size affords space...

The A2’s audio performance will leave a grin on your face – for smallish cabinets these pack serious punch, with enough low-end to snuffle out the basslines in your MP3 collection and a mellifluous mid-range. The overall sound is very easy on the ear,...

The optional Bluetooth receiver isn’t supplied with a USB AC adapter – so you’ll have to buy one of those, too ; If you opt for a pair of A2s, remember you’ll need to plug both the speakers into your mains, and run cabling between the two – which isn’t...

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Paradigm Shift A2

 

Active speakers that know how to have a good time.

Powerful, controlled bass

Mids lack texture ; Bit too "fun" to function as serious monitors ; Distracting front LED

Each speaker has a volume dial on the back, so if you're using a couple as a stereo pair, you'll need to match them manually. And even with the volume set to "zero", there's still a slight hiss that may annoy if you want to use them as computer speakers.

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Paradigm Shift A2 Review: These Little Speakers Will Blow Your Roof Off

 

Paradigm have been making high-quality audio equipment for a long, long time. But last year they launched their new Paradigm Shift line to bring their...

I used these speakers over the span of a couple months in a room that is roughly 9m x 4.5m with vaulted ceiling. Long story short, there’s a lot of space to fill. I don’t think I once had the A2s turned up more than 50 per cent. Should You Buy It? On...

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