More about Triton One Stereophile Product of the Year

November 12th,2015

Dear Wylie,
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Here is more info, as I promised, about theTriton One‘s selection asStereophile’s 2015 Loudspeaker of the Year.

You know, winning Stereophile’s Loudspeaker-of-the-Year is, perhaps, the highest honor that a loudspeaker can achieve in the world of high-end audio.Plus, this is doubly significant for such an affordable loudspeaker as the Triton One, when you realize that the co-winner sells for $25,000 a pair. Otheryears’ winnersoften sell for $50,000, $100,000, or $200,000 a pair, and you have to go back to 2007 to find another winner under $20,000 a pair (at $18,000, not much under). And, of course, Borderline Class A, which was also written about, is a similar, very special achievement, when you realize the average Class A speaker this year sold for $54,000 a pair. And to cap it off, the Triton One was also a finalist for Overall-Product-of-the-Year! Quite an amazing honor.

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What did they say?
For one-fifth the Blade Two’s price (the other winner), the more conventional-looking GoldenEar Triton One is, in its way, no less dazzling. This besocked tower uses GoldenEar’s High-Velocity Folded Ribbon (HVFR) tweeter, plus two 5.25″ midrange cones, three internally powered 5″ by 9″ woofers, and four 7″ by 10″ passive planar radiators, to cover a range that, according to GoldenEar, stretches from 14 Hz. to 35 kHz.
Robert Deutsch confirmed that, in his room and system, a pair of Triton Ones extended down to at least 20 Hz in a manner that stressed “quality rather than quantity of bass”.
Robert’s verdict: not quite Class A sound for Class B money, but accomplished enough to warrant comparison to much more expensive speakers.
In fact, in Robert’s write-up of the Triton One as his choice for Overall Product-of-the Year, he wrote,
“I came this close to buying the review pair.”
(It is interesting to note, BTW, that The Absolute Sound’s Tony Cordesman did, in fact, buy his review pair). And Tom Norton, in his write-up of the Triton One as his choice for Overall Product-of-the-Year, wrote,
“The Triton One can hold its own with many speaker designs selling for deep-pocket money.”
Honestly, I have to say this award is so exciting to me that I can not fully express it in words.Please, share this with your team, your customers, and get the Triton Ones front and center on your sales floor!

Onward and Upward,

Sandy Gross
President and Founder
GoldenEar Technology

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