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GoldenEar Technology will celebrate its third CES Show (Venetian Suites 30-326 and 30-328) with the introduction of two significant new loudspeakers: the Triton Seven, a high-resolution tower loudspeaker and our most affordable Triton yet, and the SuperSat 60/60C, a larger, more powerful versions of our best selling SuperSat 50/50C.
Triton Seven High-Resolution Tower Loudspeaker
The new Triton Seven ($699.99 ea.) brings Speaker-of-the-Year Award winning Triton Series performance into a more compact size and even more affordable price range. GoldenEar’s Triton Towers have set new performance and value standards all around the world. The new Triton Seven follows in this auspicious tradition. Although it is the first Triton Tower without a built-in powered subwoofer, it still achieves superbly deep, subwoofer-like impactful bass performance by combining advanced technology drivers with our highly evolved and sophisticated bass-loading technologies.
The Seven’s unique cabinet shape is both acoustically purposeful as well as strikingly attractive. Its stylish rearward rake, in conjunction with the complex crossover, both aligns the driver array precisely for a coherent wave-launch directed at ear level at the listening position, as well as results in non-parallel front and rear baffles for better control of internal standing waves. And, of course, the non-parallel side cabinet walls and slanted top provide the same acoustical performance benefit, as well as looking great. The Seven’s precise and totally boxless imaging characteristics are further enhanced by the narrow front baffle, as well as the diffractionless designer grille cloth sock which adds additional sheer damping to the cabinet. In addition, the beautifully sculpted piano-gloss black base adds significantly to the Seven’s dynamic stability.
Like the signature Triton Two, the Seven combines a D’Appolito array of bass midrange drivers, which surround the same, now famous, High Velocity Folded Ribbon Driver (HVFR™), used in both the Triton Two and Three. The HVFR™ tweeter functions by pressurizing the air, rather than pushing and pulling it, for much better impedance matching with the air. This results in superb extension combined with a silky smooth non-fatiguing character, which is both unique and extraordinary. The spiderleg cast-basket 5.25” bass/midrange drivers, newly developed at our Arnprior, Canada engineering facility, have been specifically designed for exceptionally long-throw for tremendous dynamic range and extraordinarily deep bass response.
In addition, their precisely curved cone combined with a specially formulated polypropylene cone material and unique apical glue bonding technique delivers superb high-definition midrange clarity and presence. Like the two larger Tritons, the Seven incorporates 2 side-mounted sub-bass radiators that are located on either side of the cabinet down near the floor for optimum coupling to the room. The Triton Seven’s high-resolution sonic performance makes it perfect for the highest quality two channel systems as well as the best multi-channel music and home theater systems. As with all GoldenEar speakers, development work is conducted at our Arnprior engineering facility utilizing our full-size anechoic chamber, which is an exact duplicate of the chamber at the NRC in Ottawa Canada, in combination with intense critical listening.
Triton Seven Specifications
Dimensions: 40-1/4” H x 5-3/4” W (front), 7-1/4” W (rear) x 11” D (base dimensions: 14-1/2”D x 10-1/2”W); Frequency Response: 29 Hz-35 kHz; Sensitivity: 89 dB; Nominal Impedance: Compatible with 8 ohms; Driver Complement: Two 5.25” cast spiderleg-basket bass/midrange drivers, One High- Velocity Folded Ribbon (HVFR™) high frequency radiator, Two 8” planar sub-bass radiators; Recommended Amp. 10-300 watts; Weight: 31 lbs; Availability: Spring 2013
SuperSat 60 and 60C On-Wall, Tabletop and Stand-Mount Satellite/Center Channel Loudspeakers
The SuperSat 60 and 60C ($799.99 each) are larger, more powerful versions of the award-winning SuperSat 50 and 50C. They are designed to complement 60” and larger screens when used as left and right channels and mounted vertically next to them, as well as all screen sizes when used as a horizontal center channel or mounted on their optional stands. They provide a larger, more powerful, higher power-handling step-up from our best selling SuperSat 50C when used as a center channel paired with any of our Triton Towers.
The attractively sculpted cabinet is constructed from aerospace-grade aluminum and finished in gorgeous piano-gloss black. It contains four GoldenEar engineered 4.5” cast spiderleg-basket bass/midrange drivers with Multi-Vaned Phase-Plugs configured in a two-stage D’Appolito Array surrounding our signature High-Velocity Folded Ribbon high-frequency radiator. Two 4” x 7” quadratic planar low frequency radiators complete the driver complement. The SuperSat 60 and 60C’s very thin depth makes them perfect for wall mounting next to the latest super thin TVs. This is easily accomplished using the threaded inserts or keyhole mounts on the rear. Dual adjustable feet allow multiple angles when shelf-mounting the horizontal center-channel 60C. In addition, there will be optional floor and tabletop stands available for vertical mounting.
SuperSat 60 and 60C Specifications
Dimensions: 35” W x 2-3/4” D x 4-3/4” H; Frequency Response: 50Hz – 35 kHz; Sensitivity: 91 dB; Nominal Impedance: Compatible with 8 ohms; Driver Complement: Four 4.5” cast spiderleg-basket bass/midrange drivers, One High-Velocity Folded Ribbon (HVFR™) high-frequency radiator, Two 4” x 7” quadratic planar low-frequency radiators; Recommended Associated Amp: 20-300 watts/channel; Available January 2013