Originally Posted by craig john
When you selected the Triad Gold Mini Monitors for your Atmos speaker system, what was the goal of the system? Was it timbre matching with your Focals? Or was it simply getting the highest resolution in-ceiling speakers available? Or, maybe some other set of priorities? Where you able to hear them before making the decision? Triad has never released any measurements of the Gold Mini Monitors, (or any of their other speakers, for that matter), so you couldn't really review measurements to verify their sound signature. I'm just curious how you decided on Triad's for your Atmos speakers.
Are you considering Triad speakers for any of your mains and/or surrounds?
I'm thinking you might have seen and read the earlier Post below,
That ^^^ Post covers everything in Great-Detail and "Nothing" has been Edited-Out/Changed/Altered in anyway.
But, let me give this a shot on your questions and please keep in mind I can only reply the way I text not like other AVS Members ???
(1) When you selected the Triad Gold Mini Monitors for your Atmos speaker system, what was the goal of the system?
I said to Charles that I want the Triad in-ceiling speakers to come as close as possible to my current, Focal/JML Utopias.
I also in that discussion said, Charles, (Let's see what this will cost if you tell Steve C. to set All-Cost-Aside)
In other words Charles, to be sure your following me buddy, (I want to know what Steve C. would recommend with Cost Not even entering into his recommendations)
Also, Charles, (Ask Steve C. if it turns-out his 1st No-Cost-Recommendation is just so overly expensive then what)
(2) Was it timbre matching with your Focals?
Yes, that's what was told to Charles by me and told to Steve C. & Jim Laughlin as a Priority.
Match the Triad speakers to the Focal/JML Utopia's as close as possible.
(Steve & Jim had the complete list of specifications to All my Focal/JML Utopia speakers)
(3) Or was it simply getting the highest resolution in-ceiling speakers available?
Craig, A Biggggg YES
on the above I was hoping that just maybe I could afford them, maybe.
As it turned-out I could and also another thing as a Married guy for Plus 35-Years to Cathy, she Signed-Off on the project
Keep in mind buddy I'm already 74 and June 75 so in my situation I want to do and have everything in my reach.
(No-Children in the USA and none left in Vietnam)
So, the way we feel, Cathy & I, money is for having and enjoying the things we want while we still can.
(4) Or, maybe some other set of priorities?
Well I think the ^^^ above says all about the other buddy ^^^.
(5) Where you able to hear them before making the decision?
I have never-ever even seen a Triad speaker of any kind in person.
Only lots & lots & lots of videos in the Home Theater on the 123" 16x9 screen.
And reading everything I could find using Google-Search etc. and buddy believe me that was a Lottttttttttttttt
Being retired I can spend as much time as I wish researching anything I'm wanting "Before
" a decision is made like going with Triad.
When I say I spent hours in actual reality, I spent days, weeks, months and sometimes 12-hours a day doing that.
I even went and did searches on Steve Colburn and his complete work history.
He has been around and there is No-Doubt in this guy's mind that Steve knows his stuff including the Triad line of speakers.
I took the time Craig to read customer comments on every thread on every internet site I could find.
And as you already know with your Vast-Experience
we are talking about thousands & thousands of comments.
I don't spend the monies this is going to cost and not have been assured I'm getting what I think I'm getting.
I think I would like to now cover something you have not asked about in your post to you and of course anyone that's interested.
Now that Charles & Jason have done the Exact-Speaker-Locations the real question is to ?Steve? will they work/perform as they should ???
I say the ^^^ above as my H/T is simply nothing more than a Bonus room over the 2 1/2 car garage below.
So, the exact placement of the six Triad speakers is now known and as in many already constructed H/T rooms those locations are NOT
But, Charles thinks they will work and is going to reach out to Steve C. to see if he agrees now that we do know where they would actually be mounted ???
(6) Are you considering Triad speakers for any of your mains and/or surrounds?
I am not even remotely considering changing the current Focal/JML Utopias.
They are the stuff and to me as well as everyone else that have been in the H/T.
Never-Ever has even 1-negative comment about how they sound and perform.
(Including Chad B. that did both my Audio & Video Custom-Calibrations)
(7) Triad has never released any measurements of the Gold Mini Monitors, (or any of their other speakers, for that matter), so you couldn't really review measurements to verify their sound signature.
Sadly, your right so in my case I have put my Faith in Steve Colburn & Jim Laughlin at Triad for their combined knowledge.
And of course Charles "Wolf-Hill-Technologies" that we have a very-very long history with one another.
(8) I'm just curious how you decided on Triad's for your Atmos speakers.
I think the most straight forward way for me to answer ^^^that is.
I haven't really seen where any other speaker manufacturer even comes close to Triad and the way Steve & Jim have worked so close with Charles.
Even Charles has commented to me multiple times how impressed he is with Triad's support to him as a dealer.
I am in the process right now of replacing All 4 of my current Mirage BPS 400 Subs.
That will take place at the same time "Wolf-Hill-Technologies" does the Triad in-ceiling speaker Atmos system.
I'm going with four (4) of the SVS PB-3000 Subs.
And yes I have spent more hours than any normal person would even remotely consider doing on researching them.
They are the Stuff !!!
Footprint-Weight-Overall performance-Excellent pricing-looks (Black Ash NON-Reflective) latest Digital Processing etc.
Also when I really got into the research I soon found out that the SVS PB-3000 Subs came really close to the Performance of the SVS PB-4000 series
And in the frequency ranges most heard the PB-3000 "Exceeded" the PB-4000.
Just to make sure 100% all of us are on the same page guys.
Nothing concrete has actually taken place yet and will not until sometime around the middle of March 2020.
(Of course I have to confirm the monies side of all this)