Vizio Launches M-Series UHD TV Lineup with Prices Starting at $600

Vizio launched the M-Series lineup of UHD TVs featuring full-array LED backlighting in nine screen sizes. Prices range from $600 for a 43-inch model to $4,000 for an 80-inch screen.
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How Do I Use a Standalone Sub Instead of the Ones Built into My Tower Speakers?

Got a tech question for Sound & Vision? Email us at AskSandV@gmail.com

Q I recently purchased a pair of Definitive Technology BP 8060 ST tower speakers with built-in subs. They are connected to my Sony STR-DH750 receiver. What would be the correct speaker setting if I used the 8060s as my front speakers (set to Large) and continued to use my Sony sub for LFE instead of the ones built into the Def Tech towers? The rest of my system consists of two Infinity rear surrounds and a center speaker, plus two Bose speakers mounted on the front wall that I use for height speakers. —Kevin Bolin / Houston, TX

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GoldenEar Technology Triton Five Loudspeaker Review Test Bench

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Winefix's picture

Steve,
Any scheduled review set for the Triton ones? The ones have been the darling of the last year of every reviewer and perhaps the most talked about speaker of the last year, and would love your take.
If so, love to have you opinion on them vs Zu audio Drioids and also Magnepan 3.7i for the same price range, since you know those speakers very well as your reference speakers.
Thanks !!

Bob Ankosko's picture
Darryl Wilkinson reviewed GoldenEar's Triton One towers last year and awarded them Top Pick status. Read his review here.
Winefix's picture

Thx, I know abut the review.

Wanted Steve's take especially compared to Maggie's and Zu audio, his reference speakers for the same price point.

PollyChan's picture

"I found these speakers seem to like moderate to high volume; they were less satisfying at hushed, late-night levels" - This is a common drawback for most sealed-box speakers. While they are more efficient at power handling than ported speakers, the pressure built-up in the box prevents the speaker drivers from moving freely at low volume listening.

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GoldenEar Technology Triton Five Loudspeaker Review Specs

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COMMENTS
Winefix's picture

Steve,
Any scheduled review set for the Triton ones? The ones have been the darling of the last year of every reviewer and perhaps the most talked about speaker of the last year, and would love your take.
If so, love to have you opinion on them vs Zu audio Drioids and also Magnepan 3.7i for the same price range, since you know those speakers very well as your reference speakers.
Thanks !!

Bob Ankosko's picture
Darryl Wilkinson reviewed GoldenEar's Triton One towers last year and awarded them Top Pick status. Read his review here.
Winefix's picture

Thx, I know abut the review.

Wanted Steve's take especially compared to Maggie's and Zu audio, his reference speakers for the same price point.

PollyChan's picture

"I found these speakers seem to like moderate to high volume; they were less satisfying at hushed, late-night levels" - This is a common drawback for most sealed-box speakers. While they are more efficient at power handling than ported speakers, the pressure built-up in the box prevents the speaker drivers from moving freely at low volume listening.

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GoldenEar Technology Triton Five Loudspeaker Review


Performance
Build Quality
Value
PRICE $1,998/pair

AT A GLANCE
Plus
Sleek tower design
Huge soundstage!
HVFR planar magnetic folded ribbon tweeter
Minus
Black is the only finish

THE VERDICT
At less than $2,000 per pair, the Triton continues the GoldenEar value tradition with superb sonics at an attainable price.

I’ve known quite a few speaker designers and owners of high-end companies, but GoldenEar Technology’s CEO and co-founder Sandy Gross is the only one who’s an avid art collector. He paints a little, too, but mostly expresses his creative side through the sound of his loudspeakers. Gross has developed a keen ear as a decades-long veteran in the speaker business, co-founding Polk Audio and later Definitive Technology. In 2010, he launched GoldenEar Technology at the CEDIA show in Atlanta, Georgia.

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TV as Sculpture?

Samsung S9W Ultra HDTV

I tried to imagine the S9W at home but quickly realized my rustic family room is no match for its art-gallery vibe. Although I have to admit, when I first laid eyes on its magnificent 82-inch Ultra HD screen with its cinematic 21:9 aspect ratio, I wondered why it was perched, just shy of teetering, on a compact refrigerator. Refreshments at hand, perhaps? No, that wasn’t it. (Not even close, knucklehead.)

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LG Launches Music Flow Line of Speakers and Soundbars Featuring Google Cast

LG today introduced the Music Flow family of “smart hi-fi” speakers and soundbars, said to be among the first to support Google Cast Wi-Fi streaming from Android and iOS devices.

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Are You Bullish on Vinyl?

So anyway, I was standing in line at my local FedEx store. I’m there quite a bit, returning review products from whence they came. A nice lady comes up behind me with a box measuring about 12 x 12 x 12. It looks heavy, so I offer to hold it for her. “I hope it’s not too heavy,” she says. “It’s my old records—for my 16-year-old nephew. He loves records.” Hmm, I think to myself. Is this an omen—has she handed me some kind of business opportunity?
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The Correct Way to Watch Star Wars

This week, Disney (and Fox, don’t forget) released all 3 Star Wars films for digital download.

Also, six hours of unnecessary prolog drivel.

Except, I say that, and even I have to admit (bile rising) the prequels are canon.

For a lot of people, this will be the first chance to re-watch the films, having bypassed the Blu-rays, or perhaps even lack a Blu-ray player. So what’s the best way to watch them? Or, perhaps you want to show someone the second (first?) best fantasy series of all time who hasn’t seen it before.

Turns out, there is a best way. It’s called The Machete Order.

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Tips for Watching “Game of Thrones” Premiere As HBO Now Launches

HBO Now is available on Apple TV and Sling TV. If you want to see the Game of Thrones premiere or other live events as they air, you may need to find another way to watch.
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