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GoldenEar Triton 2 - Affordable Loudspeaker of the Year 2011

Is GoldenEar Technology's Triton 2 floorstander a great speaker for the money or just plain great regardless of price ? The answer is "both" The Triton 2 addresses mid and high frequencies with a three-driver array comprising a Heil-type tweeter flanked by a pair of wide-bandwidth midrange drivers that are, amazingly, fast enough to keep up with the tweeter. This array gives the Triton 2 excellent transient speed and detail, with a sound that is extremely smooth and well balanced. Imaging and soundstanging too are spectacularly good. Down below, the Triton 2 sports two oblong woofers, two passive radiators, and a DSP-controlled 1200 watt woofer amplifier. This self-powered woofer section gives the speaker terrific bass extension and clout, and - more importantly - makes it unexpectedly easy to drive. Combine these elements in a slim, airfoil-shaped enclosure and you've got an enchanting floorstander we're proud to call our Affordable Loudspeaker of the Year. CM (214)