03.2015

GoldenEar Triton 5 Loudspeakers, $2000pr, Gloss Black
 
GoldenEar Triton 5

GoldenEar will be shipping its brand new Triton 5 speakers this month. T-5 is a passive design like the very successful T-7 ($1400pr). There are no powered subs in T-5 (or T-7).
Reviewer Mark Henninger: “To my ears the Fives embody everything I like about the GoldenEar sound- precise and transparent without being harsh or analytical. A perfect rendition of “Morning” by Beck served as proof of the Five’s prowess. What I heard coming out of the Fives put a grin on my face.”
As you would infer, T-5 is a bigger, stronger speaker than T-7. T-5 uses two 6” Mid/Woofers in D’Appolito configuration. T-7 uses two 5.25” drivers. Both models use the same beautiful ribbon tweeter to achieve GoldenEar’s renowned, smooth sound. T-5 uses four, 8” Quadratic radiators, T-7 uses two. Hence T-5 gives us more of a good thing at just $2k per pair!
T-5’s footprint is 44 1/4h, 8 1/8w, 12 3/8d.
T-7’s footprint is 39 3/4h, 7 1/4w, 11d.

 
 

GoldenEar SuperSub XXL, $2000, Gloss Black
GoldenEar SuperSub-XXL

Just as exciting as the introduction of Triton 5, is the introduction of this new Tyrannosaurus subwoofer! Also due soon, the footprint isn’t nearly as immense as the sound would imply.
At 18 7/8h, 15 3/4w, 15 1/4d, SuperSub XXL is a mid sized sub by today’s standards. GoldenEar has a unique design featuring dual opposing 12” woofers, and two 12 ¾ x 14 1/2” Quadratic Radiators. The monstrous long throw drivers with massive magnet structures employ cancellation technology to eliminate unwanted vibrations. The on board amp is a new design called a Dual Plane 1600w, Inertially Balanced technology. Essentially, each 12 is controlled by its own 1600w signal!
GoldenEar did a debut show where it put a nickel on its side on the sub, and it didn’t fall over despite playing powerful music.

 

How Was The Compact Disc Length Determined?
CD image

Remember 1982 when the CD came out? It could have been almost any size, or length. What determined where it actually landed?
In 1980 the business strategists at Sony and Philips were pushing for a size of 120mm. It would have been smaller and more convenient (popular?) than what we ended up with.
But Sony president Norio Ohga insisted that the CD have long enough play time to allow the full 74 minute version of Beethoven’s 9th by Furtwangler & the Bayreuth SO. It was the slowest recorded version of the 9th known.
This recording determined the size/length of the CD product as we’ve known it. The
final size of the CD became 12 centimeters- approximately twice the size of what the business strategists had asked for. Thank you Mr. Ohga!