TRITON TWO+ TOWER WITH BUILT-IN1200-WATT POWERED SUBWOOFER
The Triton Two+ Tower is a remarkable, award-winning high-performance loudspeaker with a built-in powered subwoofer. It is designed for superb performance in both high quality two-channel stereo systems as well as in multi-channel home theatre and music systems when paired with any of our perfectly matched centre channels and surrounds. Its sleek, elegantly curved and tapered design is important from both a styling and a performance perspective. It has a gorgeous piano black finish and its compelling cutting-edge silhouette speaks for itself. Additionally, the very narrow front baffle contributes significantly to the Triton Two+’s exceptional 3D imaging capability. Cutting-edge technology is synergistically combined to deliver the extraordinary sound quality of the Tritons, which can be a revelation.
Their dynamic, effortless, you-are-there clarity will almost literally put the live performance or action right into your home, or conversely, put you into the concert hall or the live-action on the screen. The built-in powered subwoofer section of the Triton Two+ incorporates a fully-balanced GoldenEar designed 1200-Watt DSP controlled digital amp. It drives two front-mounted quadratic 5″ x 9″ long-throw subwoofer bass drivers which are coupled to two side-mounted quadratic 7″ x 10″ planar infrasonic radiators.
The amp has a Programmable Logic Device PLD based state machine with a nearly instantaneous 278nS update time to perfectly manage a myriad of functions including soft-clipping, DC offset control, output-stage anti-saturation protection and discrete multi-band limiting. Intrinsic THD is extremely low so very little negative feedback is required thus ensuring optimum transient performance.
“I was struck with how well integrated the sound was from top to bottom … with some whomping bass.” – Roger Kanno, SoundStage!
On the Triton Two+ There are two 4.5″ GoldenEar-designed cast-basket high-definition bass/midrange drivers which are arrayed in a D’Appolito configuration around the tweeter. The drivers incorporate a unique Multi-Vaned Phase Plug MVPP™ as well as a proprietary computer optimized cone topology which helps them to achieve smooth linear response extending beyond 20 kHz. Even though they are crossed over at 3.5 kHz, the extended bandwidth and smooth resonant-free response well beyond their crossover point help them to achieve near ideal performance in the range in which they are utilized. The extraordinary high-frequency driver is a proprietary High Velocity Folded Ribbon HVFR™ design.
The tweeter diaphragm is a high-temperature film, which is folded like an accordion and positioned within an intense neodymium magnetic field. Unlike more conventional dome or ribbon tweeters that push the air, the HVFR develops higher pressure and velocity by squeezing the air out between the pleats of the diaphragm. The result is better impedance matching to the air in the room with greater control, smoother more extended response, and dramatically improved dynamic range.
The advantages of building the subwoofers into the Tritons are many. First, of course, this eliminates the need for additional bulky subwoofer boxes in the room. But more important are the performance advantages. First, by engineering the subwoofer as an integral part to the speaker, we get far superior integration and blending than can be achieved with separate subwoofers, even when using two.
The two subwoofers in a pair of Tritons couple better to the air in the room, helping to better deal with the room’s eigenmodes and smooth out response. Of course, the dual subwoofers are also intrinsically more powerful and couple together synergistically for more truly exceptional bass. Hookup is as simple as just speaker wire, and there is a separate LFE input if desired.
TRITON THREE+ TOWER WITH BUILT-IN800-WATT POWERED SUBWOOFER
Like the Two+, the Triton Three+ incorporates the built-in powered subwoofer technology first pioneered by GoldenEar principals Sandy Gross and Don Givogue. In this case, there is an integral 800-Watt digital/DSP controlled power amp driving an active front-mounted long-throw 5″ x 9″ quadratic subwoofer driver. This is coupled to two opposing, inertially balanced 6.75″ x 8″ quadratic planar infrasonic passive radiators which are located on the sides, near the floor, in order to take full advantage of boundary coupling. There is one of the same 4.5″ high-definition cast basket MVPP™ drivers as used in the Two, along with the same GoldenEar signature High Velocity Folded Ribbon HVFR™ tweeter. Performance-wise, the Triton Three+ delivers the same boxless three-dimensional imaging as the Triton Two+, which reviewers have hailed as “mystical,” “magical” — and, best summed up by the dramatic reviewer’s rave,
“had us believing that the entire surface of the front wall was covered with speakers.” Likewise, the powerful, deep subwoofer bass blends perfectly with the silky smooth, utterly transparent midrange and high frequencies, putting many dramatically more expensive speakers to shame.“ GoldenEar has now given you a big taste of Triton One-like performance in its new Triton + Series models.”– Chris Martens, HiFi+
TRITON THREE+ SPECIFICATIONS*
- Speaker: 5-1/4″ W front x 7″ W rear x 13″ D x 44″ H height with base installed, no spikes.
- Base: 11-1/2″ W x 16-1/4″ D.
Frequency Response: 21 Hz – 35 kHz.
Efficiency: 90 dB.
Nominal Impedance: Compatible with 8 ohms.
Driver Complement: One 5″x 9″ long-throw quadratic subwoofer bass driver, coupled to Two 6-3/4″ x 8″ quadratic planar infrasonic radiators, One 4-1/2″ high-definition cast-basket MVPP™ upper-bass/mid driver, One High-Velocity Folded Ribbon HVFR™ Tweeter.
Rec. Amp: 20 – 400 watt/channel.
Built-In Subwoofer Power Amplification: 800 watt ForceField Amplifier.