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Old 01-11-2015, 06:55 PM
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Hi, I just found this thread….In terms of removing the cloth, you certainly can. The speakers are voiced with the cloth, but removing it won't dramatically change things. Honestly though, I can't quite understand why one would want to, as the styling with the cloth is very sleek. But of course, all this is very personal. Sandy
The drivers are of high quality and the tweeter is a sight to behold. I would prefer having the option such as Martin Logan Motion. Magnetic grill and sock the rest? Running with the socks off reveals the radiators which then makes things appear a bit busy. A minor nit pick considering how good the speaker sounds.

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I see that you still have PSB Stratus Gold and C6 speakers. I am considering changing my current 11.2 theater that features the Golds the C6 and eight other 20 year old PSB speakers. I have to say that I really enjoy this set up. Do you have an opinion that using all Triton speakers would be a worthwhile upgrade? I think that listening in a showroom would be a potential waste of time since they would not duplicate my home environment.
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Old 02-27-2015, 09:31 AM
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I see that you still have PSB Stratus Gold and C6 speakers. I am considering changing my current 11.2 theater that features the Golds the C6 and nine other 20 year old PSB speakers. I have to say that I really enjoy this set up. Do you have an opinion that using all Triton speakers would be a worthwhile upgrade? I think that listening in a showroom would be a potential waste of time since they would not duplicate my home environment.
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No. The midrange of the Stratus golds is more refined than the GE. Even though the tweeter in the Stratus is not AMT/HVFT it is the best aluminum there is. The magic that was done in the crossovers is just amazing with the Stratus series. The top end also rivals the GE.

I have been listening to speakers for a long time searching for upgrades. The only ones that I would consider cost 30k a pair + whatever surrounds I would get. The improvement would be minimal. I run my PSB setup with good subs so there is almost nowhere to go.

Now if something happened and I no longer had my PSB setup I would be looking to GE. GE offers the most sound for the money in today's market.

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Thanks for sharing

I really appreciate your shared experience. It has been fun and educational checking out all of the GE tech.
As a PSB experience, please check out the blu-ray of Into The Storm. At the 50 minute mark, as multiple tornadoes strike, my room was energized as never before. A good demo for the Tritons also.
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Has anyone managed to get a discount on GE speakers at their local dealer?


I went in to local dealer super excited to get Triton 5's but they don't have them. Bummer! I asked when they would get them and I was informed they don't carry them in stock. >.<


They had 1, 2 and 7's. So I listed to the 2's and liked them. But I think they might be overkill since I have two beefy hsu subs. I also liked the 7's, and I REALLY wanted to get speakers today, but I have a feeling I would be kicking myself for not getting 5's. Who knows, maybe with my subs I should be getting the 7's?


But anyway, anyone managed to talk down dealer on these? I'd buy his opened twos if I could get them for the price of fives. The guy should really just carry fives...
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I wasn't able to get a discount on my Ones at Stereo Plus and Design in Ottawa, but they did give me the original amount that I spent on the Twos. You can't beat that.

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The fives are damned rare on the ground right now. I can count the number of "woo-hoo! GOT MINE!" posts I've seen on one hand and have fingers left over.

I didn't even bother trying to talk my dealer down when I got my 1s last year. He gave me a stinking good deal on a high-zoot Pioneer receiver instead.

I had the upgrade bug this time last year, when the 1s were even rarer because of an unfortunate flood in China. Me, I'd sit back and wait. Maybe the 5s won't rate the premium and if so, well, there's some 7s right over there .
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Has anyone managed to get a discount on GE speakers at their local dealer?


I went in to local dealer super excited to get Triton 5's but they don't have them. Bummer! I asked when they would get them and I was informed they don't carry them in stock. >.<


They had 1, 2 and 7's. So I listed to the 2's and liked them. But I think they might be overkill since I have two beefy hsu subs. I also liked the 7's, and I REALLY wanted to get speakers today, but I have a feeling I would be kicking myself for not getting 5's. Who knows, maybe with my subs I should be getting the 7's?


But anyway, anyone managed to talk down dealer on these? I'd buy his opened twos if I could get them for the price of fives. The guy should really just carry fives...
There is more to the 5s than just extended bass. Different drivers/radiators than the 7s and new crossover topology derived from the build of the 1s. Result is (supposedly, haven't heard them) better mids.

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There is more to the 5s than just extended bass. Different drivers/radiators than the 7s and new crossover topology derived from the build of the 1s. Result is (supposedly, haven't heard them) better mids.
I have heard both. The 5 is certainly more refined and extends deeper than the 7. I took video of the 5s being driven by a Parasound integrated at Axpona last weekend. The 5 is now my favorite GE tower as it lacks electronics in the box. I do not like the idea of electronics in the tower. If it ever fails that could be a real problem.

Here are the 5s in action.
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Hey all…I’ve had my Triton 1’s for about 3 weeks now. Paired with a new Parasound Halo Integrated.

So far I’m not getting that airy open and large sound I heard on my 2 different demos. I’m still exploring the notion that I may be getting less output out of the right speaker. I need to resolve that! or it could be a Halo amp issue.

But that said, CD’s through my transport (Sony SACD player) and music through my streaming device sound a tad muffled. Like I feel the need to boost treble and I have never ever done that in my life.

Some thoughts. First and foremost I need to resolve the right speaker issue. I’ve chatted with my dealer in Metairie, LA.

But I also have explored trying a different integrated amp. Like a McIntosh. It doubles the cost of the Halo integrated. On the other hand, McIintosh gear leans toward the warmer-softer side of sonics and I certainly don’t want this to sound any less vibrant.

Thoughts?

Bass is a tad much for my medium sized room. But I am still dialing that in. I know the potential of these excellent speakers. I heard them on demos and fell in love. Reviewers LOVE these so I know my issue is correctible.

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Switch speaker wire on back of the amp and see if your problem follows the channel. If it does not put things back as they were. Now switch the wire but I doubt it is the speaker wire.

Keep all tremble, bass, eq and balance settings neutral during your test.
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Good suggestion Mike! I will do this after work. Thx!
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