Wander down to the far end of CEDIA’s long exhibit hall and
you’ll find a closed-door booth emblazoned with an unfamiliar company name:
GoldenEar Technology. Enter that booth, and you’ll see legendary speaker-guy
Sandy Gross showing off his latest creation, the Triton Two towers. The Triton
Two, the first product to emerge from the new company, is actually the
handiwork of a team that’s been around the speaker game for decades. Needless
to say, these guys know good sound.
I had seen the Triton Two in
prototype form at CES, and was intrigued by its slender, sloped design. But now
I had a chance to hear it. Despite the booming of subs from surrounding
exhibits, the GoldenEar towers cut through with a bold, rich sound that was
distinguished by its airy top-end. Maybe all the fancy electronics Sandy had hooked up had something to do with it, but I suspect that
these speakers are just really, really good. I can’t say that I heard any
better sound at CEDIA 2010.
Along with the Triton Two Tower ($1,249/each), GoldenEar Tech’s lineup consists of the
SuperSat 50 ($499 ea.) and SuperSat 3 ($249 ea.) speakers, both of which can be
deployed as either compact monitors or surrounds. (Center-channel versions of
both speakers are also available.)
Rounding out the range is the ForceField 3 ($499 ea.) and 4 ($699 ea.)
subs. Be on the lookout for all speakers to land in October.
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