Just thought I'd provide an update on my experiences with my new Goldenear Triton One.R's as well as the new SuperCenter Reference. I have had all three approximately two weeks, I've been running music through the speakers pretty much 24/7 for that entire time, which is probably overkill (definitely don't want to debate "breaking in"). For reference, prior to this, I had a set of Triton 5's and a SuperCenter XXL (the previous largest version) that I used daily for 3.5 years, mostly HT/gaming but some music as well. I have a 3.0 setup, no sub, in a very large open room (25x25, 20' ceilings, etc.), the speakers are about 10' apart, I sit about 14' back (can't change that, unfortunately), and the speakers are toed in to right behind my head, approximately 10" off the rear wall (any further and the wife would kill me), and 5+ feet from the side walls.
To me, the biggest difference between the One.R and the 5 is the absolute dramatic increase in scale and dynamics. I did audition both the original 1 and 5 a couple years ago, and at that time, I personally found the 5 to be a little more musical, however it did give up quite a bit in scale, and obviously the filling out of the low end. With the One.R's, I feel they are simply more musical and engaging than my 5s (the best part of the 5s), but they also bring a large increase in dynamics and they reach so much lower on bass that it really adds that dramatic impact to music and movies. It's a much fuller sound, transients have more impact, and even with my extremely large space, I have not moved the sub dials past the 12 o'clock mark (standard). With the upgraded tweeter, it is still 100% non fatiguing, even at very high listening levels, but I can absolutely hear an increase in detail in the entire upper range.
I do notice that the more I turn them up, the more I enjoy them (odd, huh?). They're much more involved and impactful, perhaps some of the obvious benefits disappear a bit at lower volumes (I think one of the professional reviewers commented on the same).
The biggest surprise, which is a nominal increase in price (IMO), is the difference between the SuperCenter Reference and the XXL. To me, I personally never "loved" my XXL, although I really did like it a lot, I always had a little trouble discerning voices, as I mostly watch movies/games. Honestly, I believe some blame is on my Integra DHC-60.7, which for whatever reason does not handle voices well, which is odd to nail down, they always seem a little "low", although another reviewer also had that complaint on the Integra as well. I have run Audyssey XT32 a couple times with my old setup, it never fully addressed it. I know plenty of people love the XXL, and without another processor to test, I wouldn't necessarily blame the XXL. However, the SuperCenter Reference is fantastic, in comparison. I do not have those same issues, the voices are natural, clear, and movies have become a lot more enjoyable with my new 3.0 setup. Even without a sub, it's dynamic, impactful, and full of detail.
That about wraps it up, figured I'd provide my own thoughts so far, as I've already been a Goldenear owner for many years, but I am absolutely loving the new One.R's and the Reference Center! I also had a great experience with my dealer, smooth transaction, so I'm happy all around.