• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Amazing!

    • Written by from Margate

    They are worth every penny. Great throughout the full range of sound. Place the subwoofer so it is firing towards a wall about 7-8" away and the bass will make your jaw drop. Everything's totally crystal clear, no distortion or muddiness. I have their tower speakers as well and am totally in love with this company.

    The only shortcoming is extremely low frequencies, such as found in certain hip hop/rap songs won't really be very loud, due to the limited size of the subwoofer (8").

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The Remote

    • Written by from Windsor

    The remote is necessary to operate this system.. It should not be the only access and is quite a flaw for a system this caliber. It is a thin wafer. Also you need to practically be on top of the system to get it to respond. Very poor rating.

    3 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Millenia CT's Revisited!

    • Written by

    I feel so bad I gave a lukewarm review before, I had to establish another account to set the record straight. After listening to these speakers for one year, I can say they are extraordinary. Best computer-related purchase I've ever made. I am a true audiophile and listen to a lot of music online. If you do, and I bet you do, then pick up a set of these. They are worth it. Your life will never be the same (not an exaggeration!)

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice speakers but should be for this price - needs better connectivity

    • Written by from Frisco

    If you are going to use this strictly with your Apple TV then the connectivity couldn't be easier. However, I wanted nice speakers for the bedroom. Didn't want a big setup with a amplifier etc.
    When connecting to a Apple TV this item is great, HDMI from Apple TV to the LCD TV and Optical audio to the Millenia and basically ready to go.
    When I switch to cable or blue ray or xbox I can't get the audio to follow. The optical cable is optical in - my LCD TV does not have optical out. So, I had to go buy another switcher device to ger all my connections to work.
    I wouldn't think my statements would be fair - but do the price of this item - they could have made it better. The sound is great but should for this price. My KEF speakers in the living room are much nicer - but they do say there is a break in period.

    Also note, the optical connection sounds much better so you may want to consider that. The bass is good but not the same as an amplifier system with a 8 inch sub.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Marvelously clear sounding speakers with great bass!

    • Written by from El Paso

    The best 2.1 speakers I've ever owned. I previously owned the BoseC3s and 5s and they don't hold a candle to these speakers.

    I'm a musician of over 20 years and have supersensitive ears and I have to say that these speakers sound crisp and clear with no static or distortion. If you like to crank up the volume, these speakers can pack a bit of a punch. The subwoofer also provides deep, rich bass for all the low-end lovers out there. Here are some of the tunes and genres I tested them out too:

    Will.i.am - Scream and Shout
    Intro cuts like glass with these speakers and you can even hear the crisp, doctored highs in Britney's voice

    Little Dragon - Test
    This tune put the subwoofer to the test and it sounds so good that you feel as if your body is an extension of the subwoofer

    Alicia Keys - Empire State of Mind
    Alicia's highs come out like a soft, gentle wind

    Ella Fitzgerald/Louis Armstrong - Dream a Little Dream
    Ella's voice has always been pitch perfect but listening to her voice through these speakers will send chills down your spine. The Millenia CTs glorify her voice. Satchmo's voice also makes great use of the CTs midrange.

    The only thing I don't care for is the flimsy remote and that there are no contols on the control box. Aside from that, these speakers are great.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good unit, but not incredibly impressed

    • Written by from REDMOND

    For a $700 unit I was expecting this unit to be a lot better than the B&W MM-1. The bass response is great on this, but when compared to the sound quality of the B&W MM-1 I much prefer the MM-1s.

    Where these speakers shine is when you turn them even louder; the subwoofer really packs some great bass and the quality gets even better with the more detail you can hear. However, for the small 10x15ft room I have these speakers in, I really didn't need such a whopping amount of volume or bass. Compared side by side to the MM-1s I'd go as far to say that these speakers sound muffled in quality.

    I ended up sticking with the B&W MM-1s, I believed they sounded better for my room than the Paradigms, for both my desktop PC and for use with my TV. I was slightly disappointed in these speakers because I had high expectations considering the great reviews that seem to be floating around the web as well as the higher price point.

    If you like listening to your music/movies/tv very loud with a lot of bass, this set could be great for you. The bass on the Millenia CT is the major point had me really wanting to keep these speakers. However, if you like superior quality sound with excellent detail I heavily suggest giving the MM-1s a shot, yes even for your TV.

    12 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What a joke!

    • Written by from Prospect Avenue

    first i open box and think the tweeters are bigger and a bit clunky. not so much that tall, but just fat, heavy speakers with awkward ports. The front mesh comes off kinda cool, it snaps back on via magnet which is cool but I think either way, they are ugly. Then I open a box within the box and its a boat load of cords. and not standard cord, and they have specific way of going in and the just overall feeling was they were cheap plastic connectors and the cords are obnoxiously long. by the time your done hooking em up through the sound board its a sloppy mess of cords that is a turn off. yeah I can do a variety of things to gather/hide them but its just unnecessary and they cant be moved easily if you wanted to switch from your mac to you TV. Then the best part is the remote. You literally cannot power on these speakers without the remote. there is no power button. unecessary. the remote is honestly the cheapest joker piece of scrap plastic I've honestly ever held since i can remember (born in 1987). and you have to use the remote to change the input too, so the remote is important... and the response time from the remote to the speaker has a lag that just bothers me. They sound like completely normal speakers but when you turn them up super loud they actually do impress you. but that's it. so if you listen to your speakers literally all the way up, or just about, these are for you. for me, they get to the point where no one listens to music that loud on a normal basis. you cant hear people talk when they are at max vol. kind of obnoxious is being nice. they also do not come with poles which I swear they claimed the did. any level of volume thats not blarring is faint, incredibly low treble, and standard bass. no crisp hits, just a really big object that has a stand and doesnt do much. the quality, if any, is in the tweeters at very high levels. I took em back and got a $750 gift certificate to the apple store. ipad mini? nike fuel band? sound bar? I could get 'em all and more, so glad i didnt waste that $750 (w/tax). That's pure robbery.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not quite as good as I thought

    • Written by from Greenwich

    I'm pretty picky, but even for a desktop system, I think they could get louder. A wee bit underpowered. Kind of surprised me. They look and sound clean, I like the way they "auto-fade" (sort of go to sleep), but for the "good" audio maybe the regular Millenia's ($400 more), or the Audioengine A5's plus sub, plus interface ($399+$349+$169) would have been better for someone like me who demands big volume and bass. They're pretty great though, average listeners will like...

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for University Student

    • Written by from Keewatin

    My son wanted a Bose 5.1Accoustimas system for xmas like his roommate has in residence. I did lots of research and having grown up with 901s and not that impressed the the 'Bose' sound, I looked for alternative system and settled on the Millenia based on reviews. Best tech purchase in my life. Beautiful modern look, easy setup, and unbelievable sound. We cranked out Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites, Comfortably Numb, On the Train to Bangkok, 2112, Erase Me and were blown away. Crisp clear sound, rumbling base as much as a 18 year old could want. If you are reading this, buy it!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply Fantastic

    • Written by from Burlingame

    Beautiful design married with amazing sound. You can't ask for any more for the price of these speakers with subwoofer. I put the sub on the floor under my desk and the speakers beside a 27 inch Cinema Display. I checked out some other really popular speakers that cost $499 (in the Apple Store) that looked beautiful but are really mediocre. For the extra $200 the Paradigm's are so worth the extra cost. They're on a completely different level. Worth every penny. Get them.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    • Written by from Gulf Breeze

    They are so easy to set up and sound great. The look and feel of the sub and the speakers are substantial and not cheap. I do agree with some of the reviews I have read that the remote is a little weak and I think that Paradigm should provide codes for remote learning. I have it set up in a sunroom with a 46 inch Samsung LED and Apple TVand absolutely love the sound that accompanies the great picture on that set (Movies and Music via itunes match). I was contemplating a soundbar (and listened to several) and then went with the CT. No regrets at all and would highly recommend this product.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing sound!

    • Written by from Wyomissing

    Reminds me of Dahlquist or Magnaplanar speakers. Amazing sound from the Optical digital audio TOSLINK connections. Expensive but well worth it! You will not be disappointed.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Unbelievable

    • Written by from Toronto

    Bought these speakers for my office edit suite on the weekend. I have Paradigm speakers for my home theatre system, so I knew the quality these Paradigm speakers would deliver.

    OMG - Totally blown away! I may have invested a little more in price than I've spent for computer speakers in past, but this speaker system delivers for more than I paid for. These little baby's kick as hard as my Home system, for literally a fraction of the cost and size.

    I so highly recommend this system. Hearing is believing.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product, issue with the optical audio

    • Written by from Whitehorse

    This audio system comes with a slick finish and modern looks but its not until you turn on your favourite tunes that you appreciate the real quality.

    Rich sound, deep tones and superior clarity when I played a few different types of music. Everything from the alternative rock to piano classics came through without disappointment.

    Only gripe, the optical audio does not work on my airport extreme, not sure what the deal is there, im going to call Paradigm and see if its a one off issue or a compatibility issue. Still, the analogue plug and play with the airport extreme works fine...

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best of the Best!!!

    • Written by from Sofia

    Paradigm has always been world famous for delivering best value for money! This product makes no exception! In my opinion for this price, Millenia CT Speaker System is by far the best one you can get! Exceptional build and quality! Perfect match for my Apple TV! Extremely high quality Hi-Fi sound! I just love it!!!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love these speakers

    • Written by from Houston

    Speakers came well packaged, nested in foam and double boxed. Set up with apple tv was easy because my 18 year old son did it. I agree with some comments that without his help I would have had problems with the minimalist instructions. But to get to the point, the speakers sound amazing. Such depth and richness of sound from such small speakers. I am so happy with this purchase that I am going to buy a second set for my studio! Yay Paradigm and Apple.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely outstanding...

    • Written by from Burlington

    For the price easily one of the best purchases I`ve ever made. Sound is crisp, bass is solid, and not too mention how loud they`ll go for the size of the speakers. 3.5mm jack makes life easy, and the optional bluetooth piece is a dream come true. I love the fact that i can spend $700, plug 2 cables into my tv, and have a full booming system I can hear throughout the house... Clearly if you gave this anything but a 5 your problem most definitely isn`t with the speakers themselves.

    50 of 53 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Paradigm Quality for your Desktop

    • Written by from KELOWNA

    These speakers are a value!! Best sounding speakers out there not considering price...Ive had paradigms in my home for years and they are sonically the best bang for your buck you can find!

    45 of 47 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Setup in under 5 minutes - night and day better than TV speakers

    • Written by from Toronto

    Received this little system for my birthday. I set it up in less than five minutes. The sound is sensational compared to the LED TV speakers we were using. Now I enjoy listening to music through my Apple TV.

    The remote that comes with the system is pretty lousy. However, I just reprogrammed my Harmony One and that solved that problem. Really, all manufacturer included remotes are lousy so why should Paradigm be any different?

    Overall a great system for anyone with limited space. My girlfriend even loves the way the speakers look!

    99 of 107 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    thrilled

    • Written by from Westfield

    After what seems like years of gentle nagging I finally convinced my husband to put the "Tower of sound and tangled wires" out to pasture. I'm thrilled! i'm sure I have no idea how this much sound quantity comes from such tiny little speakers. Quite frankly, I don't care! I have noticed he is playing it awfully loud at night. Must be his stamp of approval, but he won't admit it!

    59 of 60 people found this useful