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Same here the waiting is killing me...hope my xpa-2 can handle the job.
These speakers are very efficient and with built-in sub amps you will be fine
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Same here the waiting is killing me...hope my xpa-2 can handle the job.

I purchased an XPR-2 and I know it's probably overkill because the speakers are supposed to be really efficient. Depending on your room size and listening levels you should be fine.
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I would love to hear these in person as I am interested in buying them based on a short listen to the 3's and the 7's. What I would want is a new center channel that can keep up with the output of the ones for home theater use.........then I may be very interested.
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I would love to hear these in person as I am interested in buying them based on a short listen to the 3's and the 7's. What I would want is a new center channel that can keep up with the output of the ones for home theater use.........then I may be very interested.

I just got the GoldenEars SuperCenter XL to replace my SC60 and what a difference. One needs a deep shelf to make it work the best but a much better center channel. As you can see on the picture I need a deeper mantle - I was able to pull the speaker out about two inches and it made a huge difference and I plan to modify the mantle to give me at least six inches.depth behind the speaker

The One is the first speaker I have bought in decades without listening to them. But given Sandys performance on the previous speakers and the sound of my Titian Twos I am not worried.


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Hi,
is the T1 only intended for large rooms or also midium and small sized rooms, or will the T2 be a btter choice for medium and small rooms ?

And is the auto ON and OFF of the subwoofers a 100% working system, or do they stay OFF when they play very low volume music ?
The auto ON and OFF for most active subwoofer work very bad and need a lot of audio power to turn ON and stay ON.......

Thx
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Any thoughts on how these would compare with JTR 888's in terms of output capability? I sure the Triton 1's wouldn't play as loud as the JTR's, but I'm guessing they'll certainly be more musical and refined. I don't mind a little bit of loss in output capability as I don't use the full output capability of the JTR's, but at the same time, I don't want to have to worry about compression, distortion, and/or damaging speaker drivers if I really crank them up. The same question would also apply to the Supercenter XL speaker as well. Thanks.
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I just recently demoed the Triton Sevens and was more than impressed with them. However, the one thing I found disappointing was the deeper base; it just wasn't as present as I was hoping. This could have been due to several reasons: the size of the room (a medium sized demo room); the source material (mostly, normal CDs); or something with the speakers or their connection. When I put my ear to the passive radiators, I heard nothing. Was this correct? I understand that the Sevens lack the powered subwoofer of the other Triton models, but I was still expecting a bit more of the deep base (among the music I demoed were pipe organ, 70s electronic & prog/art rock, and symphonic). For example, playing Heart's Magic Man off the Dreamboat Annie CD, there's a synthesized note that drops down until it becomes an almost menacing floor of deep bass. With the 7s, I heard the bass, but it wasn't that floor I was hoping for (and used to get from my old Cambridge Soundworks system, with its nonpowered subwoofer, back in the early 90s). Was I hearing a limitation of the speaker or was something wrong? Otherwise, the sound was spectacular, holographic, precise, and revealing.
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Any thoughts on how these would compare with JTR 888's in terms of output capability? I sure the Triton 1's wouldn't play as loud as the JTR's, but I'm guessing they'll certainly be more musical and refined. I don't mind a little bit of loss in output capability as I don't use the full output capability of the JTR's, but at the same time, I don't want to have to worry about compression, distortion, and/or damaging speaker drivers if I really crank them up. The same question would also apply to the Supercenter XL speaker as well. Thanks.
I was going to post something very similar to this. I am going to be getting new speakers down the road here and I am thinking the new JTR 215's, but I would also like to hear the new Triton 1's. Anybody ever compare any of the two, JTR vs Golden Ear?
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I was going to post something very similar to this. I am going to be getting new speakers down the road here and I am thinking the new JTR 215's, but I would also like to hear the new Triton 1's. Anybody ever compare any of the two, JTR vs Golden Ear?
The Triton Ones are not out yet - They start shipping in July. Oops now scheduled for August.

Edit: update on this posting confirms August by Sandy: GoldenEar Technologies Anticipation Thread
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Hopefully GE gets the shipments of the Ones this week
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Pretty freaking excited myself....everything is ready but the speakers...
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GE posted that they started shipping the Ones last Friday (1August)
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GE posted that they started shipping the Ones last Friday (1August)
Awesome. I just sent an email to my dealer trying to confirm when they will get their shipment. Then it's magic time!
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Initial Unboxing - not me unfortunately: http://www.hdliving.com/2014/08/06/p...e-loudspeaker/
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Although I'm not a fan of speakers that need to be plugged in, I will nevertheless pay attention to the Triton One review in the next issue of The Absolute Sound.

And as far as the power consumption goes, perhaps it runs on a similar principle as Def Tech's new Mythos ST-L. They, too must plug in, and according to DT the ST-L internal subs are rated at 1200W capability and pull 700W max, which is going full-bore and just before a fuse would blow. Recommended amplification is 20–350W, with a frequency range of 14Hz–30KHz. The M-3si (my speaker) has a frequency range of 30Hz–30KHz. My MC501s feed them around 5W average at 42% volume, my "reference level" in here.

So if the Triton Ones operate in a similar way, power consumption shouldn't be much of a big deal unless you're killing them, I suppose. My amps don't pull much power at all, whch is in my favor; the B&Ks before them pulled more at less than half the power capacity. My Mac dealer sells Golden Ear also, so I have a place to go hear them if it gets to that point.
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If you can afford the speakers, you can probably handle the electric bill,
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If you can afford the speakers, you can probably handle the electric bill,
True enough, but I was addressing the earlier questions about power consumption with regard to line capacity. In my particular space, outlets and lines are limited. My system shares a line with an air conditioner unfortunately, and the room has only 3 duplexes. The stereo shares one with my computer setup. I do have a voltage regulator with some free plugs, so the GLs would have to go into those if I went for them, but this is why I was curious about power consumption.
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True enough, but I was addressing the earlier questions about power consumption with regard to line capacity. In my particular space, outlets and lines are limited. My system shares a line with an air conditioner unfortunately, and the room has only 3 duplexes. The stereo shares one with my computer setup. I do have a voltage regulator with some free plugs, so the GLs would have to go into those if I went for them, but this is why I was curious about power consumption.
The GoldenEars are pretty efficient so I suspect you will be fine. You could also use a battery backup regulated power supply like APC.
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I was visiting Rick the owner of Audio Alternative here in Fort Collins. As I was about to leave Rick got a call directly from Sandy informing him that his shipment of Triton Ones would be on their way by Tuesday at the latest. Imagine Sandy keeping it personal like that. He is quite the man. My Ones are now less than two weeks away.
Thanks Sandy and Rick
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this is from Stereophile

On September 4, from 6–9pm, GoldenEar founder Sandy Gross will be presenting the Triton Ones at Gramophone, 8880 McGaw Road, Columbia MD 21045. RSVP to (410) 381-2100
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this is from Stereophile

On September 4, from 6–9pm, GoldenEar founder Sandy Gross will be presenting the Triton Ones at Gramophone, 8880 McGaw Road, Columbia MD 21045. RSVP to (410) 381-2100
Or you can RSVP to events@gramophone dot com.

I got an invitation to the event and I am planning to attend it even though it is a bit of a drive for me. I don't know how often I will get to meet Sandy Gross!
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The GoldenEars are pretty efficient so I suspect you will be fine. You could also use a battery backup regulated power supply like APC.
I also have a Furman Elite-15PFi in the system, which has a 45A current reserve. Now, my monoblocks are plugged into those outlets; but if I replaced my speakers with the GEs I might put the GEs in those outlets instead. I'd also consider power cord upgrades for them.
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The October TAS arrived yesterday and it has a review of the Golden Ear Triton One speakers. The review is by Anthony Cordesman.

It's a killer review, extremely positive and AC recommends the Triton Ones enthusiastically. The price is not bad either, at $2500 less than the Bryston Model Ts I'd rediscovered recently. If my Mirages went down today, I'm not sure what I'd get to replace them. I already decided I wouldn't attempt to fix them, but their replacement is still uncertain.

One thing about the Tritons gives me pause. With powered speakers ground loops can be a problem sometimes; I've wrestled with that problem off and on for quite a while. I have it under control now through lifting the ground on several pieces of gear. The TAS review states this seems less of an issue with the Triton Ones, though. And I admit I'd rather my Macs drive any speaker rather than having to plug it in anyway. Still, the Triton One review is compelling, and cannot be ignored. Since I'm not actively committed to replacement of my M-3sis yet, and have also just spent a bit over 2K on a new computer setup and software, that mitigates the curiosity; for sure it dampens ideas of doing anything too extravagant for the immediate future. But I've read the review twice already, and may re-read it several times. No, make that will re-read it several times; I know better!
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The TAS article is a great review of the Ones.
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I just talked to my dealer and he is going to email me as soon as my Ones arrive. Man this has been a long wait. 3 months is the longest I've waited for hi-fi gear. My Bryston amp took a month to get built and I thought that was an eternity.
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I just talked to my dealer and he is going to email me as soon as my Ones arrive. Man this has been a long wait. 3 months is the longest I've waited for hi-fi gear. My Bryston amp took a month to get built and I thought that was an eternity.
did you ever get them? any pics?
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Yes, and they are the best speakers I have ever owned. They sound downright breathtaking.
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Yes, and they are the best speakers I have ever owned. They sound downright breathtaking.
Sounds great, can you tell me what else is in yout system?
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Sure thing. My 2 channel and ht share the same room. The 2 channel consists of oyaide ics, kimber 12tc speaker cables, shunyata power cables, richard grey power filters, bryston 4bsst2 amp, benchmark dac2, yba cd2 transport, and of course the magnificent triton ones.
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The October TAS arrived yesterday and it has a review of the Golden Ear Triton One speakers. The review is by Anthony Cordesman.


One thing about the Tritons gives me pause. With powered speakers ground loops can be a problem sometimes; I've wrestled with that problem off and on for quite a while.
Agreed. And what if those plate amps go down 5 years from now and you cant get them fixed or replaced????. If something is going to fail in that speaker it will most likely be the plate amp. I dont like the idea of proprietary electronics in a 5k speaker waiting to fail.
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