Originally Posted by Dawn Gordon
Of course I'm biased, however, the comparison between a mass market brand (Definitive) and a hand-built brand (Triad) is quite audible. Keep in mind that all Triad LCRs are designed to be used with a Subwoofer.
Dawn, as I Triad dealer I would have assumed you know that in the majority of their models Triad uses mass market drivers commonly used across the industry. Perhaps a tweak or two, but that really is superficial. The only thing unique is that they cut the MDF boards to make the enclosure once an order is placed.
That is the complete opposite of a company like Phase Technology, who manufactures (and OEMs in-walls for their components for other companies, like McIntosh), almost literally, every component in their loudspeakers, including the cabinet, in their factories in The USA. Phase Tech has many patents on driver and cabinet technologies as a result. Not sure how many patents or major contributions towards the progression of loudspeaker technology Triad has, but, I would guess little to none since, as a dealer, they've never touted any to us in marketing info (that I can recall).
Zorba's ranting and vitriol at dealers is totally misplaced towards me, however statements like the above post are certainly cause for some angst.
As a company, Triad physically manufactures little % of the components in their line of product. They assemble, sure, but this doesn't apply some sort of magical pixy dust that makes the speakers sound better as a result.