August 11, 2011
| by Rachel Cericola
Paradigm has put some of its speakers on a diet. Despite the ultra-thin appearance of the new Reference Millenia LP, this on-wall speaker can certainly rock the room, the house, and possibly even the neighborhood.
As part of the Paradigm Reference Series, the Millenia LP features a 1.5-inch profile, which makes it thin enough to hang with your plasma, LED or other flat-panel, as well as projector screens.
Paradigm says that each speaker can be used for left/right or center-channel sound, meaning it can also be installed vertically or horizontally. Besides being able to flip the speakers to your liking, the Millenia LP boasts an installation that doesn’t require removing portions of the walls. Instead, only small speaker wire holes are needed to mount these units.
On the inside, the Millenia LP features convex S-PAL satin-anodized pure aluminum domes and curved mineral-filled polypropylene bass/midrange cones. There’s also a little mica and injection-molding to keep the speaker shape intact, as well as deliver bass without audible vibrations and resonances.
The Millenia LP speaker is now shipping, with a black gloss finish. Expect to pay $499 each.
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.