OK folks, so I have just returned from auditioning some Trion Sevens. The room where the audition was done was an perfectly room, with no sound treatment and an open doorway that lead to a hall where the entrance doors were found. Basically, it was more or less like a small living room, maybe 15' x 15'. It was, on other words, a perfectly horrible room sound wise...and exactly perfect for most home listeners since it matches what many people actually have. They had it setup as a 2.0 system, which was fine by me. I am going to also be using a center channel, but if I can get excellent sound without one, then that means I will be even more excellent sound with one.
He had his own demo music disc, but instead I brought along Depeche Mode's Black Celebration. The opening to the song Black Celebration has a lot of subtle sounds in it, all moving about, slowly building up. The vocals are distinctive and, if not rendered properly will sound just plain weird. It also has some nice effects deeper into the song. The Trion Sevens played everything beautifully, and I was surprised by just how much bass there was - since it does not have a built in subwoofer and none was in use. The sound clarity was precise, the items moved crisply about. I was happy.
I also brought along Battlestar Galactica Blood & Chrome. The opening scene, where Adama is fighting toasters in the simulator is full of all kinds of sounds. The high pitched rapid fire rounds being shot, the distinctive sound Cylon fighters make, the distinctive DRADIS sound. What can I say, but WOW. The Triton Sevens were AMAZING!! They filled the space with sound. The voices, in helmets, were properly muffled yet clear, then perfectly clear when no helmets were in use. The sounds were precise, scarily so. I swear I was hearing sounds almost directly beside me...yet the two speakers were in front of me (toed in slightly as they should be). The center area was full of sound, as if there was an actual center speaker in use. I was grinning ear to ear. I jerked to the side at one point when a sound was just a little too close to my ear, only to laugh at myself for it. It was like I was listening to it for the first time.
If anyone has doubts, go listen to them for yourself - it is free after all.
Also, my dealer says that Sandy get personally involved in the product line. My dealer ordered a bunch of horizontal speakers to use as surrounds for a guy and Sandy called him to make sure he did not actually mean vertical (since that is what almost everyone uses for surrounds). The buyer was going to place them underneath a soffit rail he put in his room, so he wanted horizontal surrounds so they would blend in more. But my dealer was happily surprised for the caller to actually be Sandy Gross himself.
Anyway, I purchased two Triton Sevens and a Supersat 60C, to be here on Wed or Thurs.