Test Report: GoldenEar Technology Triton Two Tower Speakers Page 2

The folded-ribbon tweeter's relatively large surface area allows for more sound to be generated with less motion.

Setting up the Triton Two in my room turned out to be easier than expected - especially given that each speaker contains its own powered subwoofer. After placing the towers in my normal speaker position, about 2 1/2 feet out from the back wall, I then plugged my cable's banana connectors into the multiway speaker binding posts. I next experimented with toe-in, playing a few tracks until the sonic image projected by the speakers struck a good balance between focus and expansiveness.

The Triton Two's rear panel also has both an LFE input jack and a subwoofer-level dial. Following GoldenEar's suggestion, I opted to make life easy by just connecting speaker cables and setting subwoofer level by ear using a few trusted reference music tracks. That said, taking the additional step of running a cable from your receiver/ processor's LFE output to the speaker's LFE input (in most setups you'll need a Y-splitter adapter to route the signal to each tower) will let you tweak bass using a sub-level adjustment on your receiver/processor's remote - a convenient arrangement if you find yourself regularly adjusting LFE level when watching movies.

One thing I discovered during setup was that the Triton Two is capable of putting out serious, voluminous bass. My regular system consists of tower speakers aided and abetted by a 12-inch sub in a medium-size room - a setup that's capable of pretty dynamic performance. But after a few days of break-in, the Triton Two literally overwhelmed me with its low end, and that was with the respective sub-level dial of each tower at the middle position! Pushing both back a few notches to the 9 o'clock position made things just right: Bass was now powerful and present without sounding boomy or unbalanced.