In this review, we will be comparing specifications of Paradigm MilleniaOne 1.0 and RP-500M, two Bookshelf speakers from Paradigm and Klipsch.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of Paradigm MilleniaOne 1.0 and Klipsch RP-500M 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 Klipsch RP-500M 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 RP-500M 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, RP-500M features a 1" Tractrix Horn Tweeter and 1 x 5.25" Cerametallic Woofer with a Crossover frequency at 1500 Hz.
Paradigm MilleniaOne 1.0 has a frequency range of 120-20k Hz whereas RP-500M has a frequency range of 48-25k Hz.
Impedance and Sensitivity
Paradigm MilleniaOne 1.0 and RP-500M 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 RP-500M's is at 93 dB. This 4 dB difference makes Klipsch RP-500M a more sensitive speaker compared to Paradigm MilleniaOne 1.0, hence will play louder with the same amount of watts.
Paradigm MilleniaOne 1.0 has a power range of 15-100 watts RMS whereas RP-500M has a power range of 75 watts.
Input Type and Bi-Amping / Bi-Wiring
Paradigm MilleniaOne 1.0 features Single binding posts type posts and RP-500M has a Single binding posts type posts. None of these speakers feature bi-amping/bi-wiring.
Cabinet Type and Port Position
Both Paradigm MilleniaOne 1.0 and RP-500M have a back firing ports.