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GoldenEar Triton One Tower Loudspeaker


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210-805-9927

GoldenEar Triton One Tower Loudspeaker


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210-805-9927


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    MY TAKE:  No other speaker manufacturer on the planet has received more praise from audiophile reviewers and listeners around the world than Golden Ear Technologies. And not just one or two models, but every single offering in their broad line up is a winner. Hands down, one of the most high-value speaker lines available today. – Galen Carol
     

    Triton Towers Overview -

    The Triton Series Towers are high-performance loudspeakers, with the top three models including a built-in powered subwoofer. All the Triton Towers are engineered for superb performance in both high quality two channel stereo systems as well as in multi-channel home theater and music systems. Their sleek, elegantly curved and tapered design is not only gorgeous but is important from a performance perspective as well. Performance-wise, the Triton Towers all deliver boxless three-dimensional imaging, which reviewers have hailed as "mystical", "magical" - and, best summed up by the dramatic, "had us believing that the entire surface of the front wall was covered with speakers.". Likewise, the powerful, deep subwoofer bass blends perfectly with the silky smooth, utterly transparent midrange and high frequencies, putting many dramatically more expensive speakers to shame.

    The powered subwoofer sections in each Triton One, Two+ and Three+ incorporate a high power GoldenEar ForceField digital amplifier. The amplifier’s DSP design not only yields extremely linear and low distortion response, but also dynamically controls operating parameters for optimum performance. The amp drives up to three 5" x 9" front-mounted quadratic subwoofer bass drivers which are coupled to multiple side-mounted quadratic planar infrasonic bass radiators. The result is awe-inspiring bass, which delivers both musical subtlety as well as room-shaking authority. The advantages of building the subwoofers into the Tritons are many. First, of course, this eliminates the need for additional subwoofer boxes in the room. But more important are the performance advantages. By engineering the subwoofer as an integral part to the speaker, we get far superior integration and blending than can be achieved with separate subwoofers, even when using two. The two subwoofers in a pair of Tritons couple better to the air in the room, helping to better deal with the room's eigenmodes and smooth out response. Of course, the dual subwoofers are also intrinsically more powerful and couple together synergistically for more truly exceptional bass.

    The hallmark of all GoldenEar speakers, the Triton Towers all utilize our High-Velocity Folded Ribbon (HVFR™) tweeter design. The HVFR tweeter propagates sound waves and moves the air by squeezing it with its accordion-like pleated diaphragm, rather than pushing it as conventional drivers do. Greater efficiency, lower distortion, improved dynamics and superbly detailed sound are the result of this amazing technology. And every Triton Tower utilizes our amazing spider-leg, cast-basket mid/bass drivers with proprietary computer optimized cone design that assures smooth, extended response.

    The Triton Tower’s striking, but harmoniously minimalist design, can fit nicely into a great variety of decors while going almost unnoticed. Their sleek, narrow baffle, sophisticated look also helps the speakers create truly magnificent 3D imaging with tremendous depth, height and width that extends well beyond the loudspeakers themselves. As with all GoldenEar speakers, development work is conducted at our Arnprior, Canada engineering facility utilizing our full-size anechoic chamber, which is an exact duplicate of the chamber at the NRC in Ottawa Canada, in combination with intense critical listening.

    The Triton Towers are all beautifully finished with an elegant black designer cloth, piano-black base and top cap.


    Triton One Tower –

    The Triton One is an evolutionary speaker that builds upon all the advanced technologies that have made the Tritons famous. (In response to questions, there is no Triton One+ coming. The "+" in the new Triton Three+ and Two+ is technology already in the One.) The sleek 54" tall Triton One represents the highest technology GoldenEar has to offer, including 56 bit DSP engine for the sub section, a fully balanced crossover design, high-end film capacitors, advanced cabinet design, and much more. The Triton One includes a built-in subwoofer section powered by a 1600 watt GoldenEar ForceField digital amplifier. The amp drives three 5" x 9" front-mounted quadratic subwoofer bass drivers which are coupled to dual (per side) side-mounted 7" x 10" quadratic planar infrasonic bass radiators. Our newly developed Frequency Dependent Bass Loading Technology, utilizing open-cell polyurethane foam damping pads, as well as special hollow-fiberfill, further optimizes low-frequency performance. There are two newly designed 5-1/4" cast-basket midrange/upper bass drivers, which incorporate GoldenEar’s proprietary Multi-Vaned Phase Plug (MVPP™) design, housed in dual discreet midrange chambers, arranged in a D’Appolito array surrounding the extraordinary GoldenEar High-Velocity Folded Ribbon (HVFR™) tweeter.

    The result is a superb, Loudspeaker-of-the-Year award winning reference home audio and home theater loudspeaker that has performance equal to, and in many cases surpassing, speakers selling for ten times its cost.


    REVIEWS:

    Stereophile – “Class A Sound for a Class B Price? To answer the provocative question posed by that subhead: No, I don't think that GoldenEar Technology's Triton One delivers the quality of sound you can get from speakers like MBL's Radialstrahler 101 Mk.II ($70,500), Sonus Faber's Amati Futura ($36,000), Vivid Audio's G1 Giya ($65,000), Wilson Audio Specialties' Alexia ($48,500), or YG Acoustics' Sonja 1.3 ($106,800). If you yearn for and can afford one of these Class A superspeakers, go for it.

    And yet, the mere fact that it's not unreasonable to compare the sound of the $4999.98 Triton One with the sounds of speakers costing tens of thousands of dollars more per pair says a lot about the GoldenEar's level of performance. For the audiophile who doesn't have—or doesn't wish—to spend the money for cost-no-object speakers, yet wants sound quality that approaches what such expensive models can produce, I recommend first listening to the Triton One. You may decide that it's all the speaker you need.” – Robert Deutsch


    The Absolute Sound – “Truly Exceptional Sound and Value. The Triton Ones are one of the best buys in speakers I’ve had the chance to hear at anything like their price. They have all— or more—of the features and technology that anyone looking for specsmanship could want, but their real merit is that they provide sustained musical pleasure with exceptional realism. Highly recommended, and if $5000 is too much, be aware that the Triton Twos have many of the same design features and share the same tweeter.” – Anthony Cordesman


    SoundStage HiFi – “GoldenEar Technology’s Triton One reminds me of Mirage’s groundbreaking M1, partly for the way it looks -- its cloth-covered cabinet and shiny endcaps -- but mostly because, like the M1 back in its day, it offers a unique combination of strengths: bass power and depth that even speakers costing multiples of its price can’t match; outstanding neutrality across the audioband; exceptional clarity, particularly through the midrange and up through the highs; topflight soundstaging capabilities; and better driver-to-driver coherence than I thought could be managed in so large and complex a design. Because the Triton One is more sensitive than average, you don’t need gobs of power to make a pair of them sing, though they’ll be just as happy with a big, powerful amplifier. And the One has a dial to adjust the output of its bass section, so it won’t be hard to fine-tune should it overload your room with bass, as it did mine.

    “The Triton One’s performance across the board is exceptional. I’m sure you can’t find another speaker that offers all it does -- in short, full-range, reference-grade sound -- for a price that any serious audiophile with a decent job can afford: $4999.98/pair. There’s tremendous value here, probably even more than the Mirage M1 offered. The hi-fi world needs more products like this. That’s why GoldenEar’s Triton One gets my highest recommendation. – Doug Schneider


    Dagogo – “This experience has been a real eye, ear and mind opener. The Golden Ear Triton One will not appeal to the audiophile that wears his system like some kind of cloak of self-esteem, making up for other short comings. The Triton One is for the music lover who trusts his or her ears while possessing enough fortitude to shake off the turned-up noses from the multitude of snobs that populate this hobby.

    Unbelievably capable, accessible to the music lover of nearly any realistic budget and from the lineage of true audiophile royalty, stating the Golden Ear Triton One is a no brainer simply does not go far enough. I will go out on a limb and state the Golden Ear Triton One may be the finest deal in all of high-end audio.” – Greg Petan


    Digital Trends – “If I had to marry just one speaker, forsaking all others, never to have an eargasm with another speaker again, for as long we both should live, I’d totally marry the Triton One. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate variety. I enjoy the exotic beauty of other speakers, and I’m always intrigued by their personalities and quirks, but if I had to stick to just one musical partner for life, I can’t think of a better choice for me than the Triton One. It’s a speaker that satisfies all my needs, and does it exceptionally well.

    “Normally, I would recommend some alternatives in this section, but the Triton One don’t really have any peers at the moment. The Martin Logan Mantis are exceptional electrostatic speakers with built-in subwoofers, but they have a much different character, and are over $3,000 more expensive. The Definitive Technology Mythos ST-L Super Towers are also excellent, but again exhibit a different voice, though they do hail from the same genes as the Triton One.

    If you get the opportunity to listen to the Triton One someday, you should. But I would caution you, once you hear what kind of sound is possible for $5,000, you won’t be able to stop thinking about it until you can get another fix. Sorry folks, but this passion is like a drug, and the Triton One are the most addicting one of them all.” - Caleb Denison


    Home Theater Review – “It's a bit hard to write about a speaker like GoldenEar Technology's Triton One without sounding outright hyperbolic. But in every criterion that matters to me, the speaker simply punches way above its weight class. Tonally neutral? Yep. Dynamic? Shockingly so. Clean? I would go so far as to say pristine. Good time alignment between drivers? I'll be damned if I can tell where one rolls off and the other picks up. Throw in its massive frequency response (14 Hz to 35 kHz), and its overall sonic performance is beyond reproach.

    “In a lot of ways, it's really the Carl Sagan of speakers (and I can't think of higher praise than that). In the same way that Sagan brought the knowledge of the cosmos to the common man in a wonderfully digestible way, the Triton One brings a level of performance that's usually out of reach for most consumers down to a point that can't quite be described as affordable, per se, but pound-for-pound (or dollar-for-dollar, depending on where you live), I can think of very few speakers with performance-to-price ratios anywhere close to this.” – Dennis Berger

     

    SPECIFICATIONS:

    Description: Three-way floorstanding loudspeaker.

    Drive-units: 1.06" by 1.31" High-Velocity Folded Ribbon (HVFR) tweeter, two 5¼" midrange cones, three 5" by 9" woofers powered by an internal amplifier, four 7" by 10" passive radiators.

    Crossover frequencies: 100Hz, 3.5kHz. Frequency range: 14Hz–35kHz. Sensitivity: 92dB/2.83V/m.

    Nominal impedance: 8 ohms. Recommended amplification: 20–650Wpc.

    Built-in subwoofer amplifier: 1600W, class-D.

    Dimensions: 54" (1385mm) H (with base, no spikes) by 5¾" (150mm) W front by 8" (205mm) W rear by 165/8" (425mm) D.

    Weight: 80 lbs (36.4kg).

     

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GoldenEar Triton One Tower Loudspeaker


Not available online, please call to order.
210-805-9927


Description

 

MY TAKE:  No other speaker manufacturer on the planet has received more praise from audiophile reviewers and listeners around the world than Golden Ear Technologies. And not just one or two models, but every single offering in their broad line up is a winner. Hands down, one of the most high-value speaker lines available today. – Galen Carol
 

Triton Towers Overview -

The Triton Series Towers are high-performance loudspeakers, with the top three models including a built-in powered subwoofer. All the Triton Towers are engineered for superb performance in both high quality two channel stereo systems as well as in multi-channel home theater and music systems. Their sleek, elegantly curved and tapered design is not only gorgeous but is important from a performance perspective as well. Performance-wise, the Triton Towers all deliver boxless three-dimensional imaging, which reviewers have hailed as "mystical", "magical" - and, best summed up by the dramatic, "had us believing that the entire surface of the front wall was covered with speakers.". Likewise, the powerful, deep subwoofer bass blends perfectly with the silky smooth, utterly transparent midrange and high frequencies, putting many dramatically more expensive speakers to shame.

The powered subwoofer sections in each Triton One, Two+ and Three+ incorporate a high power GoldenEar ForceField digital amplifier. The amplifier’s DSP design not only yields extremely linear and low distortion response, but also dynamically controls operating parameters for optimum performance. The amp drives up to three 5" x 9" front-mounted quadratic subwoofer bass drivers which are coupled to multiple side-mounted quadratic planar infrasonic bass radiators. The result is awe-inspiring bass, which delivers both musical subtlety as well as room-shaking authority. The advantages of building the subwoofers into the Tritons are many. First, of course, this eliminates the need for additional subwoofer boxes in the room. But more important are the performance advantages. By engineering the subwoofer as an integral part to the speaker, we get far superior integration and blending than can be achieved with separate subwoofers, even when using two. The two subwoofers in a pair of Tritons couple better to the air in the room, helping to better deal with the room's eigenmodes and smooth out response. Of course, the dual subwoofers are also intrinsically more powerful and couple together synergistically for more truly exceptional bass.

The hallmark of all GoldenEar speakers, the Triton Towers all utilize our High-Velocity Folded Ribbon (HVFR™) tweeter design. The HVFR tweeter propagates sound waves and moves the air by squeezing it with its accordion-like pleated diaphragm, rather than pushing it as conventional drivers do. Greater efficiency, lower distortion, improved dynamics and superbly detailed sound are the result of this amazing technology. And every Triton Tower utilizes our amazing spider-leg, cast-basket mid/bass drivers with proprietary computer optimized cone design that assures smooth, extended response.

The Triton Tower’s striking, but harmoniously minimalist design, can fit nicely into a great variety of decors while going almost unnoticed. Their sleek, narrow baffle, sophisticated look also helps the speakers create truly magnificent 3D imaging with tremendous depth, height and width that extends well beyond the loudspeakers themselves. As with all GoldenEar speakers, development work is conducted at our Arnprior, Canada engineering facility utilizing our full-size anechoic chamber, which is an exact duplicate of the chamber at the NRC in Ottawa Canada, in combination with intense critical listening.

The Triton Towers are all beautifully finished with an elegant black designer cloth, piano-black base and top cap.


Triton One Tower –

The Triton One is an evolutionary speaker that builds upon all the advanced technologies that have made the Tritons famous. (In response to questions, there is no Triton One+ coming. The "+" in the new Triton Three+ and Two+ is technology already in the One.) The sleek 54" tall Triton One represents the highest technology GoldenEar has to offer, including 56 bit DSP engine for the sub section, a fully balanced crossover design, high-end film capacitors, advanced cabinet design, and much more. The Triton One includes a built-in subwoofer section powered by a 1600 watt GoldenEar ForceField digital amplifier. The amp drives three 5" x 9" front-mounted quadratic subwoofer bass drivers which are coupled to dual (per side) side-mounted 7" x 10" quadratic planar infrasonic bass radiators. Our newly developed Frequency Dependent Bass Loading Technology, utilizing open-cell polyurethane foam damping pads, as well as special hollow-fiberfill, further optimizes low-frequency performance. There are two newly designed 5-1/4" cast-basket midrange/upper bass drivers, which incorporate GoldenEar’s proprietary Multi-Vaned Phase Plug (MVPP™) design, housed in dual discreet midrange chambers, arranged in a D’Appolito array surrounding the extraordinary GoldenEar High-Velocity Folded Ribbon (HVFR™) tweeter.

The result is a superb, Loudspeaker-of-the-Year award winning reference home audio and home theater loudspeaker that has performance equal to, and in many cases surpassing, speakers selling for ten times its cost.


REVIEWS:

Stereophile – “Class A Sound for a Class B Price? To answer the provocative question posed by that subhead: No, I don't think that GoldenEar Technology's Triton One delivers the quality of sound you can get from speakers like MBL's Radialstrahler 101 Mk.II ($70,500), Sonus Faber's Amati Futura ($36,000), Vivid Audio's G1 Giya ($65,000), Wilson Audio Specialties' Alexia ($48,500), or YG Acoustics' Sonja 1.3 ($106,800). If you yearn for and can afford one of these Class A superspeakers, go for it.

And yet, the mere fact that it's not unreasonable to compare the sound of the $4999.98 Triton One with the sounds of speakers costing tens of thousands of dollars more per pair says a lot about the GoldenEar's level of performance. For the audiophile who doesn't have—or doesn't wish—to spend the money for cost-no-object speakers, yet wants sound quality that approaches what such expensive models can produce, I recommend first listening to the Triton One. You may decide that it's all the speaker you need.” – Robert Deutsch


The Absolute Sound – “Truly Exceptional Sound and Value. The Triton Ones are one of the best buys in speakers I’ve had the chance to hear at anything like their price. They have all— or more—of the features and technology that anyone looking for specsmanship could want, but their real merit is that they provide sustained musical pleasure with exceptional realism. Highly recommended, and if $5000 is too much, be aware that the Triton Twos have many of the same design features and share the same tweeter.” – Anthony Cordesman


SoundStage HiFi – “GoldenEar Technology’s Triton One reminds me of Mirage’s groundbreaking M1, partly for the way it looks -- its cloth-covered cabinet and shiny endcaps -- but mostly because, like the M1 back in its day, it offers a unique combination of strengths: bass power and depth that even speakers costing multiples of its price can’t match; outstanding neutrality across the audioband; exceptional clarity, particularly through the midrange and up through the highs; topflight soundstaging capabilities; and better driver-to-driver coherence than I thought could be managed in so large and complex a design. Because the Triton One is more sensitive than average, you don’t need gobs of power to make a pair of them sing, though they’ll be just as happy with a big, powerful amplifier. And the One has a dial to adjust the output of its bass section, so it won’t be hard to fine-tune should it overload your room with bass, as it did mine.

“The Triton One’s performance across the board is exceptional. I’m sure you can’t find another speaker that offers all it does -- in short, full-range, reference-grade sound -- for a price that any serious audiophile with a decent job can afford: $4999.98/pair. There’s tremendous value here, probably even more than the Mirage M1 offered. The hi-fi world needs more products like this. That’s why GoldenEar’s Triton One gets my highest recommendation. – Doug Schneider


Dagogo – “This experience has been a real eye, ear and mind opener. The Golden Ear Triton One will not appeal to the audiophile that wears his system like some kind of cloak of self-esteem, making up for other short comings. The Triton One is for the music lover who trusts his or her ears while possessing enough fortitude to shake off the turned-up noses from the multitude of snobs that populate this hobby.

Unbelievably capable, accessible to the music lover of nearly any realistic budget and from the lineage of true audiophile royalty, stating the Golden Ear Triton One is a no brainer simply does not go far enough. I will go out on a limb and state the Golden Ear Triton One may be the finest deal in all of high-end audio.” – Greg Petan


Digital Trends – “If I had to marry just one speaker, forsaking all others, never to have an eargasm with another speaker again, for as long we both should live, I’d totally marry the Triton One. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate variety. I enjoy the exotic beauty of other speakers, and I’m always intrigued by their personalities and quirks, but if I had to stick to just one musical partner for life, I can’t think of a better choice for me than the Triton One. It’s a speaker that satisfies all my needs, and does it exceptionally well.

“Normally, I would recommend some alternatives in this section, but the Triton One don’t really have any peers at the moment. The Martin Logan Mantis are exceptional electrostatic speakers with built-in subwoofers, but they have a much different character, and are over $3,000 more expensive. The Definitive Technology Mythos ST-L Super Towers are also excellent, but again exhibit a different voice, though they do hail from the same genes as the Triton One.

If you get the opportunity to listen to the Triton One someday, you should. But I would caution you, once you hear what kind of sound is possible for $5,000, you won’t be able to stop thinking about it until you can get another fix. Sorry folks, but this passion is like a drug, and the Triton One are the most addicting one of them all.” - Caleb Denison


Home Theater Review – “It's a bit hard to write about a speaker like GoldenEar Technology's Triton One without sounding outright hyperbolic. But in every criterion that matters to me, the speaker simply punches way above its weight class. Tonally neutral? Yep. Dynamic? Shockingly so. Clean? I would go so far as to say pristine. Good time alignment between drivers? I'll be damned if I can tell where one rolls off and the other picks up. Throw in its massive frequency response (14 Hz to 35 kHz), and its overall sonic performance is beyond reproach.

“In a lot of ways, it's really the Carl Sagan of speakers (and I can't think of higher praise than that). In the same way that Sagan brought the knowledge of the cosmos to the common man in a wonderfully digestible way, the Triton One brings a level of performance that's usually out of reach for most consumers down to a point that can't quite be described as affordable, per se, but pound-for-pound (or dollar-for-dollar, depending on where you live), I can think of very few speakers with performance-to-price ratios anywhere close to this.” – Dennis Berger

 

SPECIFICATIONS:

Description: Three-way floorstanding loudspeaker.

Drive-units: 1.06" by 1.31" High-Velocity Folded Ribbon (HVFR) tweeter, two 5¼" midrange cones, three 5" by 9" woofers powered by an internal amplifier, four 7" by 10" passive radiators.

Crossover frequencies: 100Hz, 3.5kHz. Frequency range: 14Hz–35kHz. Sensitivity: 92dB/2.83V/m.

Nominal impedance: 8 ohms. Recommended amplification: 20–650Wpc.

Built-in subwoofer amplifier: 1600W, class-D.

Dimensions: 54" (1385mm) H (with base, no spikes) by 5¾" (150mm) W front by 8" (205mm) W rear by 165/8" (425mm) D.

Weight: 80 lbs (36.4kg).

 

Click here to read the Brochure