CEDIA is one of the few places where you can gather and meet with like-minded people interested in high-quality audio to go with — and also sometimes without — their video. Industry veteran Sandy Gross, of Polk Audio and Definitive Technology renown, used CEDIA to launch his latest speaker venture, GoldenEar Technology. To judge from both the demo I sat through of the new Triton Two tower ($2,500 per pair), a model that incorporates a high-velocity folded-ribbon tweeter, and the buzz on the show floor, it looks like Gross is off to another impressive start. [Editor’s note: S+V will post the exclusive first test of GoldenEar speakers soon. The review is by Al Griffin, and test bench measurements are done by Brent Butterworth.]
Also impressive was the new sub-$2,000 ElectroMotion ESL towers from MartinLogan (available in March 2011). I’ve long been a fan of the transparent, airy electrostatic panel sound of MartinLogan speakers, and these towers bring that sweet sound at a much more affordable price point. According to ML, the ElectroMotion ESL is “the most affordable full-size XStat electrostatic transducer ever designed.” And there you have it — another CEDIA notch has been added to the tradeshow belt. Next up: CES in January! Can’t wait!
John Sciacca began his career as a custom installer in 1998 at Custom Theater and Audio in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, where he still works. He's still trying to figure out how to get the members of his family to turn the lights off when they're actually in the house, let alone from hundreds of miles away.
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