GoldenEar’s New Triton One
The Triton One combines GoldenEar’s folded ribbon tweeter with two 5.25” midrange units arranged above and below it, three 5”x9” “racetrack-shaped” woofers operating below 100Hz, and four passive radiators, arranged on pairs on opposite sides of the cloth-wrapped enclosure. The woofers are driven by a 1600W class-D amplifier, and the crossover to the upper-frequency unit is unusual, in that it is balanced.
Demmed with an MSB transport and Analog DAC (the latter to be reviewed in the April issue of Stereophile, with an Audio Research Reference 5SE preamp and Pass Labs XA100.5 power amplifiers (above), in a room sensibly treated with RealTraps, the Triton Ones may have been tall but sounded acoustically small, ie, behaved as a point source that completely disappeared; the balance on a piano/bass/drums jazz track was smooth without being mellow, inviting yet detailed. And on Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, the bass drum knocked me back in my seat. At a hair under $5k/pair, this speaker should be a best-seller.