There is no speaker category that symbolizes the shift in consumer preference more than soundbars. It represents everything homeowners want in a speaker system, including in some cases home theater processing and the ability to playback content from their smart devices such as the iPhone and iPad.
The Canadian company Paradigm Electronics has always been in lock step with consumer demand. Its latest product, the Soundtrack 2 soundbar and wireless subwoofer system, is proof of its ability to judge the market. The low-profile speaker system offers homeowners an industrial design that matches the lines of today’s flat-panel televisions and a wealth of audio options that provide users with the ability listen to content from their smart devices and immerse themselves within movies.
“Its high level of performance, combined with a non-technical setup in a placement-friendly format, is what today’s smaller living spaces are calling for,” says Mark Aling, senior director of marketing for Paradigm. “Bluetooth with aptX streaming, music and movie modes with Paradigm Virtual Surround and Dolby Digital decoding add hugely to the Soundtrack 2 experience. Whether as the primary system or as a secondary system in bedrooms, dens, dorms, etc., customers are going to experience a music and movie experience that’s very higher caliber. The built-in amplifier makes it a virtually plug-and-play system.”
The system utilizes a six-driver soundbar that includes two bass/midrange drivers, two passive radiators, and two high-frequency drivers. An amplifier rated to deliver 2×25 watts of RMS power and 50 watts of power drives the multi-driver array, while the wireless subwoofer incorporates an amplifier rated to deliver 240 watts of power. The system also offers on-board interface options such as power, volume and subwoofer sync. Discrete HEX codes are also available for custom install applications. Some of its connection options include digital optical and stereo inputs. The system ships in a gloss black finish.