Video - Click on the Video Tab Above
"A Total Knockout"
Play your music almost anywhere! The compact but big sounding Paradigm Shift Series A2 powered speaker makes it possible. It has built-in input jacks for AirPort Express, Bluetooth, and other wireless receiving devices, allowing you to connect to third-party wireless audio devices for streaming music exactly where you want it.
"Paradigm’s A2 speakers are a total knockout," raves Caleb Denison in his November 17, 2011 review for DigitalTrends.com. "These speakers exhibit a high level of musical refinement that is an absolute feast for the ear."
"Play a well recorded piano album and the A2 really comes into its own," notes Steve Guttenberg in his CNET.com review for October 29, 2011. "The instrument's natural soft-to-loud dynamics are intact, which isn't true for most smaller computer or desktop speakers."
"Kick Ass Speakers"
"If you've said to yourself, 'I'd like to get some speakers for my computer that can kick some ass,' you may have found your perfect dancing partner," says Michael Lavorgna at AudioStream.com.
"Strong bass and treble make the Paradigm Shift A2 great fun speakers," reports Andrew Williams in his November 4, 2012 TrustedReviews.com posting. "It's a good-sounding solution that looks the part too."
Made for the Way You Listen
The A2 is made for the way you listen to music. It has a set of inputs and outputs that allow you to use one speaker, two speakers, or multiple speakers by daisy-chaining audio cables. No matter the application, Paradigm's got you covered. Use the A2 with your portable music player, music server, dock or computer. Hook it up to a TV, guitar, keyboard, or mix deck.
Each A2 has one pair of stereo RCA inputs and outputs and a 3.5mm mini-plug input and output jack. And there's a mono, left and right channel mode switch. You'll also find a rear panel volume control, AC power receptacle, on/off switch, and AC power input for use with the included detachable AC power cord.
Drivers and Amplification
The A2 has a 5-1/2" satin-anodized pure-aluminum cone for a surprising amount of bass response that dips down to 55 Hz. The 1" anodized pure-aluminum dome tweeter.
Some powered speaker systems only have an amp in one of the speakers, forcing you to buy and use them in pairs. The A2 is way more flexible than that. Each A2 has its own built-in power amplifiers designed specifically for the A2. One amp is for the woofer, and one amp is for the tweeter. Together they provide a room-filling 50-watts RMS and 100-watts peak power. That's a lot of musical muscle!
Digital Signal Processing
Digital signal processing ensures the best possible sound quality. Sophisticated mathematical algorithms shape frequency response, so that even when you're listening at loud levels, not only is the bass intense, but also overall sound from the A2 is accurate, clear, and musical.
Apple Airport Express Integration
Want to stream wireless music from your computer, iPhone, or other compatible Apple device? The A2 has a built-in Auxiliary AC Power input, making it easy to plug an Apple Airport Express right into the back of the speaker.