GoldenEar reveals Triton Reference flagship speakers

GoldenEar Technology has taken the wraps off its flagship speakers at CES: the Triton Reference.

These new speakers sit above the Triton One, the company's previous range-toppers which were launched at CES 2014. They aren't ordinary speakers, though, as they have multiple drivers and an active subwoofer built into each cabinet.

The Triton References consist of 10 drivers in total: one HFVR (High-Velocity Folded Ribbon) tweeter, two 15cm mid/bass drivers, and three active long-throw sub-bass drivers, coupled to four passive radiators.

All the components and drivers in the Reference speakers have been specially developed for its flagship status, including the fully balanced crossover. They also feature subwoofer amplifiers and 56-bit DSP control units which are an evolution of the company's Triton One speakers and SuperSub subwoofers.

To add to the list of accomplishments, these floorstanders use one-piece cabinets, and are only available with a piano, gloss black lacquer finish.

For all the drivers and technology on show, you'd think the Triton Reference would have an eye-watering price tag. But, true to GoldenEar's philosophy of making "high-end affordable", the speakers are priced at a reasonable $4250 and go on sale in April.

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Kashfia Kabir
Hi-Fi and Audio Editor

Kashfia is the Hi-Fi and Audio Editor of What Hi-Fi? and first joined the brand over 10 years ago. During her time in the consumer tech industry, she has reviewed hundreds of products (including speakers, amplifiers and headphones), been to countless trade shows across the world and fallen in love with hi-fi kit much bigger than her. In her spare time, Kash can be found tending to an ever-growing houseplant collection and shooing her cat Jolene away from spinning records.