GoldenEar Triton One Tower Speaker Delivers Smooth, Natural Sound
The Triton One Tower Speaker inside GoldenEar Technology’s suite at the Venetian during 2014 International CES.
The new Triton One uses much of the same technology as the company’s other tower speakers - the Triton line also features the Two, Three and Seven models - including the much-loved High Velocity Folded Ribbon (HVFR) tweeter.
The One also features two each 5.25-inch main drivers, three 9-inch high oval bass drivers (powered by a 1,600-Watt class D amp) and then four passive radiators.
According to GoldenEar, the 54-inch tall Triton One cabinet builds upon that of the Triton Two, “incorporating even thicker cabinet walls and baffles, improved bracing and additional damping; all optimized with advanced accelerometer analysis at our engineering facility.”
In the company’s suite at the Venetian, Gross spun a selection of jazz and classical tunes through the new Ones, and what struck me most was how smooth and natural they sounded. There was a lot of muscle going into these speakers, but the sound was relaxed and honest without any of the artificial flavors or additives you often find.
One of the most surprising things about these speakers, given the impressive hardware built into them and the sound quality, was the price. A pair of Triton Ones will cost $5,000 (a relative bargain compared with similar-stature products in the Venetian, but now the flagship of the Triton line with its predecessors ranging from $1,400 to $3,000 per pair).
Perhaps not as surprising, especially after hearing them and seeing them, the Triton One earned CES’ Innovations Design and Engineering Award accolades. Gross, GoldenEar’s founder and president, has been no stranger to awards lately, having recently won the Lifetime Achievement Award from the HTSA (you can also read an extensive Q&A with Gross here). Look for the Triton Ones in April.