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GoldenEar Triton Seven Home Theater Speaker System

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Introduction to the GoldenEar Triton Seven Home Theater Speaker System

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GoldenEar Technology has been making some fairly dramatic waves in the loudspeaker market over the past few years. Co-founders Sandy Gross, formerly of Polk Audio and Definitive Technology, and Don Givogue, also from Definitive, have used their combined experience to help develop a well-regarded product line that could cover most of the needs that a home audio or theater enthusiast might have. Their design philosophy is summed up by a quote from the company's website: "We hear very well and we care enough to set the same sonic goals for every loudspeaker we create, whether it is our least or most expensive. We don't feel that having less to spend means that you are looking for lesser quality. We lavish the same kind of care, expertise and experience that is usually reserved for the highest-priced high-end speakers on every GoldenEar speaker that we create. We do it because we can – and because we know that you will enjoy and appreciate the result."

That brings us neatly to the surround system that we are here to review. Anchored by the Triton Seven stereo loudspeakers for front left and right channels, the rest of the system consists of the SuperCenter XL center channel speaker, the ForceField 5 subwoofer and two pairs of SuperSat 3 bookshelf speakers for side and rear surround duty. This makes a full 7.1 channel home theater speaker setup with an MSRP of about $4200. That's definitely not home-theater-in-a-box money, but it's actually a reasonable sum to spend for someone who cares about getting good sound. So….let's see how these babies stack up! Go to Page 2: Design

GOLDENEAR TRITON SEVEN HOME THEATER SPEAKER SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS

Mains | Triton Sevens

  • Design: 2-way Floor-Standing, sealed loudspeakers with passive radiators
  • Drivers: One HVFR™ High-Velocity Folded Ribbon Tweeter, Two 5.25" High-Definition Cast-Basket Mid/Bass Drivers, Two 8" Planar Sub-Bass (Passive) Radiators
  • MFR: 29 Hz - 35 kHz
  • Efficiency: 89 dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Dimensions: 39.75" H x 5.75" W (Front) x 7.25" W (Rear) x 11" D; Base - 10.5" W x 14.5" D
  • Weight: 32 Pounds/each
  • Finish: Black Cloth Surround with Gloss Black Top Cap and Base
  • MSRP: $699.99/each USD

Center | SuperCenter XL

  • Design: 2-way, Center Mount with Passive Radiators
  • Drivers: One HVFR™ High-Velocity Folded Ribbon Tweeter, Two 5.25" Cast-Basket Mid/Bass Drivers, Two 6.75" x 8˝ Quadratic Planar Low-Frequency (Passive) Radiators
  • MFR: 36 Hz - 35 kHz
  • Efficiency: 91 dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Dimensions: 5.75" H x 29" W x 11" D
  • Weight: 21 Pounds
  • Finish: Black Cloth Surround with Gloss Black Side Caps
  • MSRP: $799.99 /each USD

Surrounds | SuperSat 3

  • Design: 2-way Wall Mountable, Sealed Bookshelf Loudspeakers
  • Drivers: One HVFR™ High-Velocity Folded Ribbon Tweeter, Two 4.5" High-Definition Cast-Basket MVPP™ Mid/Bass Drivers
  • MFR: 80 Hz - 35 kHz
  • Efficiency: 92 dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms
  • Dimensions: 12" H x 4.75" W x 2.75" D
  • Weight: 5 Pounds/each
  • Finish: Gloss Black with Magnetic Grille
  • MSRP: $249.99/each USD

Subwoofer | ForceField 5

  • Design: Front-firing Active Driver with down-firing Passive Radiator
  • Drivers: One 12" Long-Throw High-Output Bass Driver, One 13" x 15˝ Quadratic Planar Infrasonic (Passive) Radiator
  • Amplifier: 1,500 watt ForceField Class D Amplifier
  • MFR: 12 Hz - 250 kHz
  • Inputs: Hi-Level Speaker Binding Posts, LFE RCA
  • Outputs: Hi-Level Speaker Binding Posts
  • Dimensions: 14.6" H x 15" W x 18" D
  • Weight: 46 Pounds
  • Finish: Matte Black Enclosure with Cloth Grille
  • MSRP: $999.99 USD
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