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Paradigm Shift A2

Paradigm Shift A2
alaScore 90

11 reviews

Sep, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Paradigm Shift A2. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the design and price are overall positive. Many are less positive about the reliability and size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Paradigm Shift A2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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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. Some have doubts about the reliability, whereas reviews are divided on the usability.

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

Sep, 2020

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

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