If you're looking at this page, it's probably because you are simply sick and tired of the hollowed-out sound coming from your flat-panel TV! Well now there are several solutions that look good, sound good and won't break the bank. The Soundtrack 2 is a fabulous 2.1 channel system with Paradigm Virtual Surround offers an immersive surround-sound experience.
A fabulous 2.1 channel system withParadigm Virtual Surround offers an immersive surround-sound experience. Action packed movies? Multichannel music? Turn on Movie Mode to get the mesmerizing impact of Dolby Digital material. Switch to Music Mode for a classic 2-channel experience. Bluetooth capability. Stream from a mobile phone or other portable device and charge the device from another room while continuing playback and control from Soundtrack 2’s remote or top-panel controls. Easy-to-use remote boasts a superb fit and finish.
Great sound, anywhere! The Soundtrack 2 System is perfect in a main room but it’s equally ideal in smaller spaces and secondary rooms ... think family room, bedroom, den, home office, kids’ dorm room at school or even the board room!
Qualities and Features: Sound quality — a Paradigm Soundtrack 2 is giant sonic step above anything available at a big box store. Paradigm engineering also makes it a better built product — high-power audiophile drivers, a subwoofer boasting performance and power that is far above most other compact systems on the market. Then there are its features: dedicated Music Mode for 2-channel content and a dedicated multichannel Movie Mode showcasing our Paradigm Virtual Surround (see next page for details), Bluetooth capability and Dolby Digital encoding.
Who Is Soundtrack 2 System For? Anyone who wants audiophile sound in a space-saving format with loads of current technology included and a product that looks as good as it sounds.
Special Soundtrack 2 System Features: The two full-range driver complements in the soundbar are physically separated into two channels. Two drivers and a passive radiator make up the right channel of the soundbar with the same complement on the left. This separation ensures that sound from both channels travels widely and deeply throughout the room. Stereo imaging is immaculate. Superb reproduction of the original live event or original recording session. If in a live performance cellos were to the left, violas spread across the front, drums in the back, then that’s where you’ll hear them. In a movie, as special effects fly in, you’ll find yourself ducking your head. With a dedicated Music Mode and Movie Mode boasting Paradigm Virtual Surround you can switch back and forth to suit your listening.
In a nutshell: This is a small system with very big sonic attributes!
High-Performance Drivers - Bass/Midrange
2 x 4" bass/midrange woofers: Mineral-filled polypropylene. This material delivers a superb low-mass, high-stiffness ratio. The benefits of this? Excellent reproduction in the higher midrange and fast transient response (explosions, etc.). The material is also an effective damper for distortion as the woofers move back and forth.
2 x 4" passive radiators: Constructed of a mineral-filled polypropylene, the dual radiators extend the speaker’s range in the lower bass frequencies.
2 x 1" high-frequency ferro-fluid cooled dome tweeters: Pure-aluminum dome tweeters are a rarity at this price. Fluid cooling the voice coil improves power handling which improves the accuracy, purity and range of the high-frequencies.
Compact Low-Profile Wireless Subwoofer
The Soundtrack's wireless subwoofer makes installation quick and easy. In fact it will take most people longer to unpack than to connect! Its stylish low-profile design not only has the looks, but opens up many placement options. Soundtrack can be positioned horizontally or vertically using the included stand. A 210mm (8") woofer and a ported or reflex enclosure deliver very good solid bass. But there's more. You can also opt to connect this with a standard RCA to RCA subwoofer cable if that is better for you. Note this cable is not included.
A 200mm (8") laminated polypropylene cone driver with a 12mm (1-1/2") high-temperature aluminum-wire voice coil. Dual ports ensure even, articulate, well-timed bass performance. Oversized ports and driver are arranged in a perpendicular array to achieve the low-profile design. Wired option for subwoofer is also available, cable not included. If desired, the sub will fit into a standard A/V cabinet.
Advanced Class-D Amplification
Digital Signal Processing in the amplifier not only ensures clean, musical bass performance, it also supplies the processing power necessary for Paradigm Virtual Surround, a surround sound algorithm developed by Paradigm’s engineers. The Class-D amplification delivers 2 x 25 Watts of RMS power and 2 x 50 Watts peak power from the sound bar. The amplified sub delivers 100 Watts of RMS power and 250 Watts peak power.
In The News
"For our money, it’s quite possibly the best sub-one-thousand pound (A$1,500) Soundbar package, bar none". - Reviewed by Mark Hodgkinson, AV Forums March 2013.
What’s In The Box?
Includes soundbar and subwoofer with floor cradle, ergonomic remote with 2 ‘AAA’ batteries, wall-mounting bracket and installation template, AC power cord, digital optical cable and stereo RCA analogue cable. Right-angle RCA adaptor allows easy access when the sub is placed on the floor in a horizontal position. Four rubber feet are also included to ensure all-important heat dissipation when the sub is placed on the floor in a horizontal position.
Over the years, many of our staff have visited Paradigm's major design and manufacturing headquarters in Canada and can assure all our customers that Scott Bagley (Co Founder) and his team take engineering and audio performance seriously. The result has been that their high-end Home speakers have won numerous industry awards. It is no different with the Soundtrack System which is likewise designed and engineered to precise standards in the same Toronto facilities as their high-end gear. Soundtrack uses high-quality component parts and the amplifiers use sophisticated digital signal processing to monitor the audio signal to ensure accurate, consistent and musical sound without distortion, even when the system is playing at high volume levels. Soundtrack is a great option for those who want more than just a plain and basic Soundbar and don't want to pay more for close equivalents in other brands.
Main Features & Specifications
- Design: Two-way stereo speaker design for detailed sound.
- Two 25mm S-PAL™ satin-anodized pure-aluminum dome tweeters.
- Two 105mm mineral-filled polypropylene bass/midrange drivers.
- Two 105mm mineral-filled polypropylene passive radiators.
- Frequency Response (System): 40Hz to 20kHz.
- Sensitivity: 88dB
- Transmitter: Built-in transmitter sends audio signals to subwoofer.
- Wireless range: 15 metres approx.
- Enclosure: Molded ABS with matte finish.
- Snap-in/out stability feet for floor mounting.
- Screws for wall mounting - but you may need extra depending upon wall surface.
- Wall Bracket: Included.
- Dimensions(WxHxD): 923 x 135 x 73mm (including snap-in feet)
- Nett Weight: 3.4kg. (with feet)
- Design: Ported enclosure with a 210mm reinforced mineral-filled polypropylene cone.
- Enclosure: Molded ABS enclosure with matte finish.
- RCA subwoofer input for wired connection (RCA subwoofer cable not included)
- Nett Weight: 5.7kg (stand adds 500 grams approx.)
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 464 x 360 x 160mm.
- Line Input: 1 x RCA stereo (Cable Included).
- 1 x Minijack auxiliary input.
- 1 x Optical digital audio input (Cable Included)
- Wireless Music Streaming Capability from Bluetooth enabled devices incluing phones, tablets and computers
- Remote Control: Included.
- Remote learns your TVs remote controls' volume and mute commands.
- Power Output:
- 150 watts RMS total system power.
- 2 x 25 watts RMS for soundbar.
- 100 watts for the subwoofer.
- Manufacturer's Warranty: 12 Months.
Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE