GoldenEar Reveals Its All-New Triton One.R Tower Speaker
(November 30, 2018) Here’s a big post-Thanksgiving surprise: GoldenEar Technology has launched yet another brand-new speaker design. And to spice up the hype, the company says this isn’t a model you’ll need to wait to hear. It’s shipping now!
The new Triton One.R is billed as a follow-up to the company’s wildly successful flagship Triton Reference design. Taking technological and physical cues from Triton Reference, GoldenEar crafted the One.R to be a leaner and less expensive model without sacrificing in the performance department. Take just one look and you’ll see, this speaker drips with GoldenEar style… and if it truly walks in the Triton Reference’s footsteps, it's going to sound amazing.
Starting with the cabinet, the Triton One.R certainly resembles its older brother with a super-sleek tower design. Standing nearly 4.5-feet tall, it’s constructed using multi-density medite and finished with a hand-rubbed piano black lacquer. Internally, a network of bracing and damping pads composed of Dacron and long fiber wool help to complete a design intended to remain as inert as possible. Additionally, non-parallel cabinet sides minimize internal reflections while a narrow front baffle minimizes diffraction issues.
As you can see from the specs below, the speaker draws upon a wide range of drivers, including a single High-Velocity Folded Ribbon (HVFR) Tweeter, two mid-range drivers, four quadratic planar infrasonic radiators, and three long-throw subwoofers. According to GoldenEar’s press release, several of these drivers feature reworked designs, while the tweeter is the same exact design found on the Triton Reference. And it’s important to note: the subwoofer portion of the speaker is active, carrying a 56-bit DSP that’s used to deliver a flat and extended low frequency response down to 13Hz.
Toss in a variety of high-quality parts, and GoldenEar now has a new No.2 in its lineup. Priced more than $2,000 less than the Triton Reference’s $8,600/pair mark, the Triton One.R is offered at $2,999/each (or $6,000 per pair). As reference, that’s about $1,000 more than the company’s Triton One Tower.
Other news flowing from the GoldenEar camp involves CES 2019. The company says it will arrive at the popular Vegas expo with both its Triton One.R and DigitalAktive 3 (DA 3) speakers for demo. The DA 3 was shown at CEDIA 2018 and sounded fantastic (read show impressions: here). It’s expected to begin shipping late Q2 2019.
Triton One.R Specifications
- Speaker Dimensions: 8" (20.3 cm) W x 165⁄8" (42.3 cm) D x 54" (137.2 cm) H (is with base installed, no spikes)
- Base: 123⁄8" (31.4 cm) W x 1913⁄16" (50.3 cm) D | Weight: 80 lbs (36.3 kg)
- Frequency Response: 13 Hz - 35 kHz | Efficiency: 92 dB | Nominal Impedance: Compatible with 8 ohms
- Driver Complement: Three 5" x 9" long-throw subwoofers coupled to Four 7" x 10" quadratic planar infrasonic radiators, Two 5 1⁄4" high-definition cast-basket mid/bass drivers, One High-Gauss Neodymium Reference High-Velocity Folded Ribbon (HVFR) Tweeter
- Rec. Amplification: 20 - 650 watt/channel
- Built-In Subwoofer Power Amplifier: 1600-Watt SuperSub Subwoofer digital/DSP amplifier
- Power Requirements/Consumption: 120 Volt at 50 or 60 Hz / 1600 Watts | 240 Volt at 50 or 60 Hz / 1600 Watts
- Approved for NA (TUV) and the CE market
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- Jan 20, 2017
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