Longtime Sandy Gross fan here, i adore my DefTech 7002 , CLR 2500 and Trinity and have loved the sound they have produced since owning the 7002/2500 since 2007 and the Trinity since 2010 in my condo.. powered by my Parasound A52 and Yammie A5000 with Monster Speaker Z2 cables and audioquest RCA's/HDMI from my Oppo 105D..(using Infinity bookshelf Entra mini's as rears and entra center as rear center) No atmos/dts-x . However ... i have recently thought of upgrading since i am moving to a new house in the next few months ( we are selling our condo and upgrading) haven't picked out the house just yet but in the process of doing that as well...
I told myself if i ever get tired of these DefTech speakers and decide to finally upgrade , it will be the Goldenear speakers.. have heard the 1st generation Triton 2 and the Triton 1 and based on my limited sessions i belIeve that these are the only true upgrades to my def tech's , in fact i think they sound better..on music (did not get a chance to hear them on movies, but assume they are an improvement as well) I don't know what my new room will look like.. but i have an idea of what i want to do to make the upgrade worthwhile... will probably listen again before making the final purchase...
Thinking of going with --- Triton Two Plus (probably my best bang for the buck. want the highest end i can get for the $$)
Triton SuperCenter XXL (one for front and one for rear or XL for rear center(s)
Aon 2 for rears or supersats 3’s?
Aon 2 for another of rear(s) for ATmos/DTS-X , supersats?
Still going to use my DefTech Trinity Sub (not sure if the SuperSUb XXL is an upgrade )
upgrading to the Parasound A51 (my A52's bigger brother)
upgrading to the Parasound 2250 (my 2125's bigger brother) for rears plus a second 2250 if needed
upgrading to YAMMIE CX-a5100 Atmos/DTS-X PRE/PRO
Assuming I am going with a larger living space so I can accommodate the Atmos/DTS X
Will let you know what room size I am going with .. enjoy talking with you guys about it and if you have any suggestions I appreciate it.. I am excited about getting a freestanding house and excited about upgrading my equipment…. 😊
(future goldenear owner 😊 )