In this review, we will be comparing specifications of Paradigm MilleniaOne 1.0 and Elysian 2, two Bookshelf speakers from Paradigm and Wharfedale.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of Paradigm MilleniaOne 1.0 and Wharfedale Elysian 2 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 Wharfedale Elysian 2 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.
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One of the fundamental differences between these two speakers is that Paradigm MilleniaOne 1.0 is a 2-way design whereas Elysian 2 is a 3-way speaker. 3-way designs utilize a midrange driver in addition to the tweeter and woofer on 2-way designs. Designing a crossover for a 3-way speaker is a complicated process and generally increases the overall cost of the speaker. Paradigm MilleniaOne 1.0 features a 1" Hard-Dome Tweeter and x 4" S-PAL Aluminum Woofer . On the other hand, Elysian 2 features a 27x90mm" AMT (Ribbon) Tweeter , a 6" Midrange and 1 x 8.5" Coated Fiberglass Woofer with a Crossover frequency at 360 / 2900 Hz.
Paradigm MilleniaOne 1.0 has a frequency range of 120-20k Hz whereas Elysian 2 has a frequency range of 35-22k Hz.
Impedance and Sensitivity
Paradigm MilleniaOne 1.0 is a 8 ohms speaker compared to Elysian 2 which has a nominal impedance of 4 ohms. On the other hand, they have the same sensitivity of 89 dB.
Paradigm MilleniaOne 1.0 has a power range of 15-100 watts RMS whereas Elysian 2 has a power range of 25-250 watts.
Input Type and Bi-Amping / Bi-Wiring
Elysian 2 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
Paradigm MilleniaOne 1.0 has a back firing port whereas Elysian 2 has a bottom firing ports.