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Back to the future with GoldenEar and JBL

By | January 13th, 2018|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , |

A loudspeaker for the 21st Century?

Ask Sandy Gross of GoldenEar Technology at CES 2018 and it’s a streaming equipped digitally active design: a 6” bass/midrange driver derived from the Triton Reference plus its HVFR tweeter, each driven directly by 60 Watt and 200 Watt Class A/B amplifiers (respectively) and crossed over in the digital domain via DSP and augmented by two 8” passive radiators. It’s Bluetooth and 2.4GHz/5GHz Wifi Google Chromecast streaming connectivity. It’s USB, TOSLINK and analogue inputs and subwoofer output.… Read the full article

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RMAF 2017: GoldenEar makes huge statement with Reference Triton

By | October 8th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The GoldenEar Triton Reference is designer Sandy Gross’ latest statement, and it’s got exclamation points written all over it.

The monster is $8500/pair, and did I mention it’s a monster? Over 100lbs per side, the speaker is 58″ tall. Frequency extension is a mind-boggling 12Hz-35kHz. Perhaps it’s obvious, but the Reference is a partially-powered speaker — there are 3 subs per tower, with a “1800 watt SuperSub digital/56 bit DSP Subwoofer Amplifier” getting you into the down-lows. Two 6″ mids and a high-velocity folded-ribbon tweeter rounds out the set.… Read the full article

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GoldenEar Triton References: in Dealers Now and Ready for Audition

By | July 26th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , |

A little bird (okay, okay, it was Sandy Gross) told me that the long-lusted-for (by yours truly) flagship GoldenEar loudspeakers, the Triton Reference ($8,498US/pair), are now “out in the wild”.

Highly anticipated, GoldenEar has now shipped its new Triton References to over 100 of its GoldenEar dealers in North America and to distributors in 24 export markets, and they are now available for demo and auditioning. GoldenEar introduced the Triton Reference at CES 2017 to a fantastic reception and rave press reports.

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CES 2017: Day Three – MoFi mastering legends, GoldenEar, and Burmester

By | January 9th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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The pain is real.

The bruises were the color of a sunset, and spread across my upper back like a watercolor painting. I had noticed some marks first after showering on Friday morning, but by Saturday evening they were in full bloom, and I felt like I had been tattooed.

Sorry, I should back this up so I’m making sense.

I had been warned that CES would get me. Everyone who heard I was going to Vegas, and that it was also my first time at the Consumer Electronics Show had advice  for me.… Read the full article

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Audio Advice: “Music Matters” in Raleigh, NC — Part 1

By | November 24th, 2016|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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by Eric Franklin Shook

Narrow minded, prejudiced, ready to make assumptions about places different from where they grew up. I’m not talking about North Carolina, I’m talking about me, and people like me. People who are way too comfortable thinking of North Carolina as a flyover state, filled with intolerant invariably right-wing white people. Each of us waddling between the fast food outlet and the gun store. That of course is wrong. But then, I’m used to being wrong. North Carolina, Raleigh in particular is a very different place than you’d might imagine from the stereotypes and the soundbites of its national political figures.… Read the full article

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