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If a guy was looking at Triton 5's and the 3's, which is better and why?

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With respect to the MPX surrounds, are you worried about upgrading to an immersive sound field that requires unipolar surrounds?
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Just felt it was the best for the space while highlighting the capabilities of the speaker.

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If a guy was looking at Triton 5's and the 3's, which is better and why?
The 5s are a brand-new passive design using some tech & lessons learned from the Triton 1 & 7. The 3 is an older design that includes a powered subwoofer section. That's what different. As to which is better, like the other guy noted you'll need to go listen to find out for yourself. There could also be situations where one would be preferred over the other, like if you already have a sub (or a lot of them) that you like, or if you're space restricted and don't have room for extra subs, that sort of thing.
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Cool Late to the Party

I have just recently become aware of GoldenEar speakers while looking to update rear speakers for my audio/video room.

My nearest dealer is a 4 hour return trip. Initially went for a demo to listen to rear speakers. As a result I purchased the XL for centre and MPX for side rear speakers. Current front speakers are the Oskar Kithara with the original Heil tweeter. It's the tweeter that led me to GE.

The XL is the first centre channel that I have used that I can actually enjoy and live with. Tried a number of units in the past in Totem and Mirage systems and ended up selling them. Auditioned many others and gave up. I have been using a fathom centre channel for over 7 years. The XL surprisingly mates quite well with the Kitharas. I'm getting a very good on screen (110" diag) dialog/image for the first time. I had to tilt the XL up roughly 1 1/2 inches, while sitting 11 feet back.

The MPX (purchased un listened) replaces my Mirage OMR2. They are built into rectangular columns just behind the seating area (to hide wiring). Much more open, detailed and a more enveloping sound. No issue with the design not being a di-pole. It just works!

b4z - I owned the original Mirage M3 as well as the OM6 + MR2 and I find the GE to be much smoother, while detailed, open and more engaging. There is nothing dark about the T5 or T2 that I auditioned on the same visit.

What I did find was that these speakers are quite revealing of what drives them. The 2 channel demo consisting of T5, Macintosh steamer, Bryston pre-amp and Bryston 4B power amp. One of the songs we listened to was Stevie Ray Vaughan 'Tin Pan Alley' (cd rip). Very dynamic, but the steel of the guitar was almost forced and quite sharp. This would lead to me having listener fatigue. I also own this album in vinyl, sacd and cd. When we switched to my Blue Circle DAR integrated ($3500) that I brought with me, things became much more relaxed, sweet and open. Obviously not as dynamic or with as much slam (100 watts vs 300), but to me and the sales person much more enjoyable. So the lesson I learned is to make sure you listen with what you are going to use. Most expensive is not necessarily the best combo.
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Question MPX breaking in

In order to break in the MPX and get a feel for them in 2 channel, I decided to move them to upstairs great room.

Currently using a British $2k 13 inch bookshelves bought earlier this year. These are very will respected and I purchased them (before knowing of GE), after a dedicated A/B comparison with the Harbeth P3ESR in the same great room and equipment.

I removed the bookshelves and the existing in-wall Polkaudio speakers (1998). As the Polks are longer, I stuffed Roxul insulation around the openings. Not ideal, but I was just going to break the MPX in. After continuous play for 3 days, they started settling down and opening up. What I was not expecting and that both my wife and I started preferring the MPX after a week. Considering the above set up being far from ideal, this was not expected at all. The naturalness and timber, space just came through better. Bass and slam a bit better on the bookshelves, but the MPX were not properly installed/sealed.

So, now I'm wondering how the Aon 2 or 3 would sound in this set up. There are two built-in book cabinets flacking a fireplace. Cabinets are 43 1/2 " H x 41 1/2 " W x 21" D. Cabinets are open to the ceiling which is 10ft in height. This puts the tweeter way above one's ear, but that is what I have to work with, and it's the current set up. My thought is that the Aon option would actually put the tweeter lower than the MPX and also moved them out about 12", so the front will be even with the front of the fireplace. Should provide an even more open sound and better bass. Of course in either case a small sub will be added.

If anyone has a set up similar to this, I would love your opinion. Mr Sandy your input is most welcome and appreciated.
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Have had my triton 7s since April and love them. Just got the super center xl and love that too. I power the 7s with a b&k 125.2 and power the center with a emotiva xpa 100. I want to upgrade from the b&k because it has an awful on/off pop which I have to run a speaker selector to get rid of. My question is how should I upgrade? I have a 900$ budget. I can get a emotiva xpa2 for the 7s. Or I could get another xpa 100 mono block and use two of them to power the sevens and get something else to power the super center xl. What would you guys suggest????
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Have had my triton 7s since April and love them. Just got the super center xl and love that too. I power the 7s with a b&k 125.2 and power the center with a emotiva xpa 100. I want to upgrade from the b&k because it has an awful on/off pop which I have to run a speaker selector to get rid of. My question is how should I upgrade? I have a 900$ budget. I can get a emotiva xpa2 for the 7s. Or I could get another xpa 100 mono block and use two of them to power the sevens and get something else to power the super center xl. What would you guys suggest????
xpa-100 is $100 off this weekend. 3 of them would be pretty sweet!

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In order to break in the MPX and get a feel for them in 2 channel, I decided to move them to upstairs great room.

Currently using a British $2k 13 inch bookshelves bought earlier this year. These are very will respected and I purchased them (before knowing of GE), after a dedicated A/B comparison with the Harbeth P3ESR in the same great room and equipment.

I removed the bookshelves and the existing in-wall Polkaudio speakers (1998). As the Polks are longer, I stuffed Roxul insulation around the openings. Not ideal, but I was just going to break the MPX in. After continuous play for 3 days, they started settling down and opening up. What I was not expecting and that both my wife and I started preferring the MPX after a week. Considering the above set up being far from ideal, this was not expected at all. The naturalness and timber, space just came through better. Bass and slam a bit better on the bookshelves, but the MPX were not properly installed/sealed.

So, now I'm wondering how the Aon 2 or 3 would sound in this set up. There are two built-in book cabinets flacking a fireplace. Cabinets are 43 1/2 " H x 41 1/2 " W x 21" D. Cabinets are open to the ceiling which is 10ft in height. This puts the tweeter way above one's ear, but that is what I have to work with, and it's the current set up. My thought is that the Aon option would actually put the tweeter lower than the MPX and also moved them out about 12", so the front will be even with the front of the fireplace. Should provide an even more open sound and better bass. Of course in either case a small sub will be added.

If anyone has a set up similar to this, I would love your opinion. Mr Sandy your input is most welcome and appreciated.
Hi, It is not totally clear, but it seems that you are asking about placing Aons on top of a 43.5" high cabinet? I assume that this is where you currently have your bookshelf speakers? I would say this should work fine, especially if you angle them down slightly. And yes, as you suggest, move them out so that they are flush with the front edge of the cabinet and fireplace. All the Best, Sandy
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