- Written by Brian Florian
- Published on 24 June 2013
Conclusions about the Paradigm MilleniaOne CT
The bottom line for me as a reviewer is my attitude towards the product at the end of the eval period. With some products I'm indifferent, with some I am enthusiastic, and with a rare few so good was the performance that I feared going back to my reference equipment. From that perspective we are in trouble: it will be hard or perhaps impossible for us to go back to a living room without the MilleniaOne CT. Gripes about things like the size of the remote seem trite when faced with the prospect of having to box-up the set.
Honestly, the question is less about how good the MilleniaOne CT is and more about where it stands in terms of value.
From a pure audio performance perspective, it's not a stretch to suggest that for $1199 one could do as good or better with a receiver and a pair of decent loudspeakers (several options from Paradigm come to mind). But that would be a narrow viewed conclusion. My years as a reviewer, audiophile, and videophile, have left me with surplus equipment, including receiver and speakers to spare (literally)…yet I never bothered to setup a chain in the living room.
I've craved high fidelity there but had no place to put it (at very least a traditional outfit would have messed with my wife's décor). The value of the MilleniaOne CT's ability to "sneak" into such a space virtually undetected is the key, though not entirely an exclusive (there have long been small outfits like this). Doing so with still decent fidelity though is the genius.