In this review, we will be comparing specifications of Paradigm MilleniaOne 1.0 and BW 706 S2, two Bookshelf speakers from Paradigm and Bowers & Wilkins.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of Paradigm MilleniaOne 1.0 and B&W 706 S2 before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how Paradigm MilleniaOne 1.0 and B&W 706 S2 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.
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Both Paradigm MilleniaOne 1.0 and BW 706 S2 are 2-way speakers. Paradigm MilleniaOne 1.0 features a 1" Hard-Dome Tweeter and x 4" S-PAL Aluminum Woofer . On the other hand, BW 706 S2 features a 1" Decoupled Carbon Decoupled Soft-Dome Tweeter and 1 x 6.5" Continuum Woofer .
Paradigm MilleniaOne 1.0 has a frequency range of 120-20k Hz whereas BW 706 S2 has a frequency range of 50-28k Hz.
Impedance and Sensitivity
Paradigm MilleniaOne 1.0 and BW 706 S2 has the same Impedance of 8 ohms but where they differ is the sensitivity levels. Paradigm MilleniaOne 1.0 sensitivity is rated at 89 dB and BW 706 S2's is at 88 dB. This 1 dB difference makes Paradigm MilleniaOne 1.0 a more sensitive speaker compared to B&W 706 S2, hence will play louder with the same amount of watts.
Paradigm MilleniaOne 1.0 has a power range of 15-100 watts RMS whereas BW 706 S2 has a power range of 30-120 watts.
Input Type and Bi-Amping / Bi-Wiring
BW 706 S2 features Post posts which makes bi-amping or bi-wiring possible. Paradigm MilleniaOne 1.0 has a Spring post which doesn't feature bi-amping/bi-wiring.
Cabinet Type and Port Position
Both Paradigm MilleniaOne 1.0 and BW 706 S2 have a back firing ports.