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Paradigm Shift A2

Paradigm Shift A2
alaScore 90

11 reviews

Dec, 2018

We have collected and analysed 10 expert reviews and 1 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 81/100 and users rate it 100/100. The average review date is 10-01-2013. We have compared these reviews to 1146946 reviews from other Speakers. The alaScore™ for this product is 90/100 = Excellent. Last update: 10-12-2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Paradigm Shift A2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Paradigm Shift A2 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca. There are some less positive comments about the reliability, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the usability.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Paradigm Shift A2 Black Ash Bookshelf SpeakerParadigm Shift A2 Black Ash Bookshelf Speaker

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

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.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Mark Craven (homecinemachoice.com)

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...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Aaron Saldanha (tech.firstpost.com)

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...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Brian Florian (hometheaterhifi.com)

Paradigm Shift A2 Powered Bookshelf Speakers

 

The Active Atom, or A2 to be hip, is part of a new sub-brand dubbed Paradigm Shift.

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...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Christopher Breen (techhive.com)

Review: Paradigm Shift A2 speakers offer flexible inputs, perky sound

 

The Shift A2, from venerable speaker maker Paradigm, offers good sound (and just as good looks) in a desktop speaker than can be run solo or in pairs.

Full soundstage ; Flexible input options ; AC-power jack on back of each speaker

Separate volume knobs when used in pairs; no detents on volume knobs ; Bass is present but not big

The Paradigm A2 is a flexible desktop speaker that, while not a champion on the low end, provides very pleasing sound and a broad soundstage when run in a pair. If you’ve been living with a set of cheap “computer” speakers, it’s well worth your while...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Andre Marc (avrev.com)

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...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Adrian Covert (gizmodo.com.au)

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...

Feb, 2012