Paradigm Millenia HT Speaker System

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DESIGN, FEATURES, SPECS (continued)

The MilleniaSub is considerably more complex than the MilleniaOne, housing two bass drivers, a sophsticated electronic crossover and a very powerful amplifier in its slim, compact form.

"Back to Back Bipolar Dual Woofer Design... inherently vibration cancelling. Woofers fire in opposite directions resulting in physical cancellation of cabinet vibration and a massive reduction in the potential for sound-destroying resonances.

"Killer Polymer Monocoque Cone Design... the outer skin of the cone bears the brunt of the motion stress brought on by extended cone movement. Cone is FEA-optimized (Finite Element Analysis) for maximum strength-to-weight ratio.

"Over-Molded Corrugated Santoprene Surround... well known performance advantages like high excursion and symmetrical compliance as well as increased longevity remiscent of our RVC-12SQ in-wall sub = higher outout, lower distortion; every bass note sounds disinct.

"Radical Dustcap Design... braced through the center and adhered to the cone's edge to move primary cone breakup mode to outside the woofer's operating band. Reduced distortion and improved frequency response.

"FEA-Optimized Motor Structure... 1" voice coil, high energy rare-earth neodymium ring magnets.

"5-mm Thick Die-Cast Aluminum Cabinet... ultra-rigid but also super slim to fit in al the state-of-the-art technology.

"Built-in wireless receiver for wireless signal input option.

"USB port for Perfect Bass Kit equalization.

"Advanced Ultra-Class-D Amplifier... Paradigm's Digital Signal Processing Design. Sophisticated mathematical algorithms shape frequency response ensuring accurate, consistent musicla bass without distortion even at highest output levels."


This cutaway view of the MilleniaSub shows off its many high tech features.


The MilleniaSub is about as big as a standard briefcase — pretty darn small for a subwoofer. The three knobs on the front are controls for level, crossover frequency, and phase. The "P" logo lights up blue when the sub is powered up; it powers off automatically when no input signal is sensed.


Like the MilleniaOne, the sub can be positioned vertically as in the previous photo or horizontally on four felt-padded, hefty, locking metal feet. Here, too, is a closeup of the unusually flat 13 x 4" bass driver with its corrugated surround.


Input panel has AC jack, USB port and phono input plug. Note big thumbscrews that attach sturdy plastic base for vertical operation.

Note: The MilleniaSub design did not just materialize out of the blue. It is, in fact, an adaptation of a low profile subwoofer developed for in-wall mounting that Paradigm has offered for some time. For details, see this page on the RVC-12SQ reference in-wall subwoofer.

Paradigm MilleniaSub Specifications
Design Dual driver, sealed box, vibration cancelling, built-in Ultra-Class-D™ power amplifier, built-in wireless receiver for wireless option, USB port for PBK equalization
Amplifier: High-Current,
Discrete Output
900 watts Dynamic Peak /
300 watts RMS
Amplifier Features Auto-on, soft clipping, thermal monitoring
Subwoofer Cut-Off (low pass) Frequency Variable 35 Hz - 150 Hz; Bypass Option
Bass Drivers Two 355 x 76-mm (14 x 3") reinforced polymer cones, corrugated Santoprene® surrounds, 25-mm (1 in) voice-coils
Bass / Mid Driver 102-mm (4 in) S-PAL™ satin-anodized
pure-aluminum dome
Low-Frequency Extension* 21 Hz (DIN 45 500. Indicates -3 dB in a typical listening room.)
Sub / Sat Phase Alignment Variable 0° - 180°
Line-Level Input RCA Sub-Out / LFE-Out of receiver,
processor or other line-level source
Height, Width, Depth
(horizontal, incld feet)
13.75 x 46.5 x 35.5 cm
5-1/2 x 18-3/8 x 14"
Height, Width, Depth
(vertical, including stand)
38.25 x 12.5 cm (stand width 17.9cm ) x 46.5 cm
(15 in x 4-7/8 in (stand width 7") x 18-3/8")
Height, Width, Depth
(on-wall, incld hardware)
35.6 cm x 46.5 cm x 15.0 cm
(14 x 18-3/8 x 5-7/8")
Weight 10.9 kg / 24 lb each
Finishes Gloss Black, Gloss White
Accessories (sold sep.) Paradigm PT-2 Wireless Transmitter
Paradigm Perfect Bass room correction system
MilleniaSub Wall-Mount Bracket system
Finishes Gloss Black, Gloss White


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