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Paradigm Cinema 100CT 5.1 Speaker System

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Introduction to the Paradigm Cinema 100CT 5.1 Speaker System

Ok, I'll admit it. I was not expecting much from this diminutive 5.1 budget speaker system that arrived at my house in a single box. The entire system fits inside the shipping box for my reference subwoofer (MartinLogan Descent i). Granted it is massive and costs more than three of these 5.1 systems, but still, five speakers and a sub that take up less real-estate than even my Husky-Shepherd? Could these possibly produce full sound in my large listening space?

PARADIGM CINEMA 100CT 5.1 SPEAKER SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS

  • Satellites (5):
  • Design: 2-way Sealed Enclosure
  • Drivers: One 1" Aluminum Dome Tweeter, One 4" Polypropylene Midrange
  • MFR: 125 Hz - 20 kHz, ± 2 dB
  • Sensitivity: 88 dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Dimensions: 8.4" X 4.8" W x 6.8" D
  • Weight 4 Pounds/each
  • Subwoofer (1):
  • Design: Single Driver, Ported
  • Driver: 8" Polymer
  • Amplifier: 100 Watts RMS, 300 Watts Peak
  • Variable Crossover: 35 Hz - 150 Hz
  • 2 position Phase Switch, 00 or 1800
  • Inputs: Line-level (RCA)
  • Dimensions: 13.4" H x 12.8" W x 12.8" D
  • Weight 21.4 Pounds
  • System price:
  • 2.0 - $299 US / $329 CA
  • 3.0 - $449 US / $499 CA
  • 5.1 - $999 US / $1099 CA (as reviewed here)
  • Subwoofer only - $349 US / $379 CA
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