Bookshelf Speakers

Paradigm Signature S2, Version 3 Bookshelf Speakers and Anthem Integrated 225 Amplifier

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Introduction

The CEDIA Expo isn't really a show for audiophiles. Most of the setups are geared towards in-wall speakers, projectors, and other various forms of home automation, but there are always a few vendors there that have some nice demonstrations. This year, one of my favorite demonstrations came from Paradigm, who had a complete home theater built with their Signature S2, Version 3s as the front speakers. One of their demo tracks, “Rainy Night in Georgia”, was just wonderful with just amazing clarity. As soon as I returned from the show, I requested a pair to review, as well as the Anthem Integrated 225 amplifier to power them.

Specifications

Anthem 225 Integrated Amplifier
  • Power Output: 225 Watts x 2 into 8 Ohms, 310 Watts x 2 into 4 Ohms
  • Inputs 5 Pair RCA, 1 Pair XLR, 1 Phono, 12V Trigger, RS-232 Serial, IR Repeater
  • Outputs; 1 Pair 5-way Speaker Binding Posts, 2 Pair RCA, 12V Trigger, IR Repeater
  • Dimensions: 5.9" H x 17.25" W x 18" D
  • Weight 43 Pounds
  • Price $1,499 USA
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Paradigm Signature S2 Bookshelf Speakers
  • Design: Two-way Bookshelf, Ported
  • Drivers: One 1" P-BE Dome Tweeter, One 7" Co-PAL Mid/Bass
  • MFR: 52 Hz - 45 kHz 2 dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Sensitivity: 91 dB
  • Dimensions: 15" H x 8.25" W x 14" D
  • Weight 28 Pounds/each
  • Price $2,998/pair USA
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