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    Sandy Gross, one of the founders of Polk Audio and Definitive Technology is going to be showing products from GoldenEar Technology at CEDIA.

    Sandy likes good music, good whisky, wine and the odd cigar. He is also a master at creating audio companies that provide speakers people love. Definitive Tecnology has proved, over the years, that Sandy's able to get out in front of the pack with high value stuff. Also on board is Don Givogue, another principal of Definitive Technology. I'm really looking forward to the new speakers he's going to have on display.

    Heil tweeters are being featured. These are a folded ribbon design currently used in some high end pro designs. Styling should be great.
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    I cant wait to hear more about this. Nice post!
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    Nice! I've been very happy with Procenter and ProMonitors.
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    Awesome. The more variety the better. Looking forward to seeing what he has to offer.


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    They already have a website: http://www.goldenear.com/
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    Interesting. I wonder what Def Tech's trajectory will look like, after this.

    Hasn't "Golden Ears" been used as an audio company name, before? It sounds vaguely familiar. Tiny tube amps, maybe? Something like that.
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    Time will tell but Sandy Gross hasn't been the owner of Definitive Technology for a few years. Here's the current owner - http://www.deiholdings.com/ The present design team has been responsible for revamped Pro Cinema speakers, a lot of architectural (in wall) speakers and the XTR50. They've got new subs coming out and more in the pipeline.

    GoldenEar will have only about 5 or 6 models initially so they won't be challenging any of the big boys quite yet. It will be very interesting to see him shake things up, though.
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    I bet the speaker market is tough. First you have to get your name out, then you sell people a product they may keep for 10 years. The Def Techs and the Klipsh sub are my first real investment in home speakers, and Im still kinda in the dark at how long I should expect to keep them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elwaylite View Post
    I bet the speaker market is tough. First you have to get your name out, then you sell people a product they may keep for 10 years. The Def Techs and the Klipsh sub are my first real investment in home speakers, and Im still kinda in the dark at how long I should expect to keep them.
    The speaker market is a crowded segment...that's for sure...tons of good speakers out there...as far as how long you keep speakers..that's usually determined by your evolving taste and your improved station in life(more money made, more money spent)...the speakers themselves will last an eternity...vary seldom do you have speaker problems...you really have to abuse them and even then its not easy to bring down a modern speaker..I had various JBL speakers for a long time...just sold them when I upgraded to another series...living conditions sometimes dictate your speaker choice(apartments and condos)and most definitely your sub selection...or sub deletion...speakers are probably the best investment in your system..trouble free...no firmware updates...no mechanical problems...all they ask of you is to dust them off every once in a while...they will even perform in the nude for you..yes you can take their grille off and they aren't shy at all(see BruZZi's system)...

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    Haha, I took my grilles off because one got busted in the last move. I think my only concern for longevity is the downward firing Klipsch, just because Ive heard they can sag over time. I'm happy with the speakers though, but would buy an SVS sub next, probably.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elwaylite View Post
    Haha, I took my grilles off because one got busted in the last move. I think my only concern for longevity is the downward firing Klipsch, just because Ive heard they can sag over time. I'm happy with the speakers though, but would buy an SVS sub next, probably.
    Speaker sagyou must have heard that over at AVS...sounds like something that would be a topical thread over there..

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedking View Post
    all they ask of you is to dust them off every once in a while...they will even perform in the nude for you..yes you can take their grille off and they aren't shy at all(see BruZZi's system)...


    Kinda like to use good looking speakers in the natural form... nude !!!

    Here's a pic of Mordaunt Short Avanti 906 towers I used to own several years ago.
    They look stunning without grilles.




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    Quote Originally Posted by speedking View Post
    Speaker sagyou must have heard that over at AVS...sounds like something that would be a topical thread over there..
    Nah, I think that come from a few different places. I also read where the downfiring subs were designed in a way, excursion wise to combat that, which made sense too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by speedking View Post
    The speaker market is a crowded segment...that's for sure...tons of good speakers out there...as far as how long you keep speakers..that's usually determined by your evolving taste and your improved station in life(more money made, more money spent)...the speakers themselves will last an eternity...vary seldom do you have speaker problems...you really have to abuse them and even then its not easy to bring down a modern speaker..I had various JBL speakers for a long time...just sold them when I upgraded to another series...living conditions sometimes dictate your speaker choice(apartments and condos)and most definitely your sub selection...or sub deletion...speakers are probably the best investment in your system..trouble free...no firmware updates...no mechanical problems...all they ask of you is to dust them off every once in a while...they will even perform in the nude for you..yes you can take their grille off and they aren't shy at all(see BruZZi's system)...
    This. All of it. Even with all the advances in electronics over the decades, speakers still out-perform every other component in the signal chain.

    I still use speakers I've had for 25 years, every day. My nicest speakers are about 12 years old. About the only thing you ever have to do to a speaker is have somebody replace the surrounds if they get dry and brittle. Even that takes a looooong time, and generally only happens to foam surrounds. (It's very entertaining to see them powder themselves. Your speakers are playing along, and then suddenly, poof! your surrounds literally disappear in a puff of dust.) About the only time you'll ever see degraded surrounds on a speaker with butyl rubber surrounds is if it's spent its life in strong sunlight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elwaylite View Post
    Nah, I think that come from a few different places. I also read where the downfiring subs were designed in a way, excursion wise to combat that, which made sense too.
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    When I was younger, I always about speakers with rubber surrounds for car audio.
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    There are a couple of ridiculous-sounding reviews out there on the Triton Two. I'll let y'all hunt them up cause I don't want to sound like a shill for this stuff. OK, disclaimer stated.

    They are truly amazing, and not just "for the price". The tweeter design has been around for decades. I've heard original Heil AMT designs but the extended, fast, sweet highs of this version are very convincing. The soundstage is such that, with critical material like clean, live recordings the depth and breadth of scale is beautifully represented and offers a true you-are-there experience.

    The mid-range blend is seamless. Girl singers come alive. You seem to have a real person there with you, not a disembodied replica. Voices aren't just throat. They're also chest, mouth and head. With this speaker all the components are available and integrated without undue emphasis to lend authenticity to the performance. If you love choral music or any sort of complex, small signal stuff, you'll love this way to hear into the track.

    The bass is prodigious. If you want break your lease, apply here. We have them in a large (21x27x11) space and have the sub amps set to 8 o'clock so we don't get blown out the back wall. This space has a couple of big bass nodes around 40-45 hz or I'd set the volume a little higher. Until they've got some more hours on them, they are set up in two channel mode so I can't be definite about .1 performance yet but I expect the deep, low performance on surround material to be scary. I'll follow up on that when we get 'em into a 7.1 system.

    I won't be able to put a pair in my living room! My daughter brought home a cat last summer; a very bad cat that has terrorized every upholstered surface in the house and these things are completely covered in black fabric.

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