CES 2013: GoldenEar’s new Triton

$1,400/pair. That’s what a pair of GoldenEar Triton Seven loudspeakers will cost you. Drivers are set in a D’Appolito array around a “High Velocity Folded Ribbon” (their description sounds a lot like AMT — not a bad thing). A pair of passive radiators are mounted at the bass of each cabinet.

More specs:

  • Size: 40″ h x 11″ d x 6″ w
  • Weight: 31lbs
  • Nominal impedance: 8ohms
  • Sensitivity: 89dB
  • Frequency Response: 29Hz – 25kHz

Driven here by a pair of Pass Labs XA60.5 monoblock amps, fronted by an Audio Research Reference CD8 and an Audio Research Reference 5SE preamp.

Not to be short, but I thought this room sounded surprisingly good. The loudspeakers fit the room well, and provided believable and articulate low-bass, and threw in a very healthy dose of imaging. Sometimes, it isn’t the blingy audiophile widgets and bits, it’s the design that shines. Case in point is this GoldenEar. Impressive.