In this review, we will be comparing Triton One.R and Triton Seven, two Passive Floor-standing speakers by GoldenEar. Let's have a brief look at the main features of GoldenEar Triton One.R and GoldenEar Triton Seven first before getting into our more detailed comparison.
In the following sections, we will get into details in order to better understand how GoldenEar Triton One.R and GoldenEar Triton Seven compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one of these loudspeakers is the better choice for you.
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One of the fundamental differences between these two speakers is that Triton One.R is a 3-way design whereas Triton Seven is a 2-way speaker. 3-way designs utilize a midrange driver in addition to the tweeter and woofer on 2-way designs. Designing a crossover for a 3-way speaker is a complicated process and generally increases the overall cost of the speaker. Triton One.R features a " High-Velocity Folded Ribbon Tweeter , a 5.25" Midrange and 1 x 5" Polymer Woofer . On the other hand, Triton Seven features a " Folded Ribbon Tweeter and 2 x 5.25" Polypropylene Woofer .
Triton One.R has a frequency range of 13-35k Hz whereas Triton Seven has a frequency range of 29-35k Hz. With a minimum frequency of 13Hz, the Triton One.R can go significantly deeper on the low side and provide stronger bass compared to the Triton Seven's min frequency of 29Hz.
Below graphs depict how these two speakers compare with the max, min and average values of the Min and Max Frequencies of other speakers under Floor-standing class in our database.
Impedance and Sensitivity
Triton One.R and Triton Seven has the same Impedance of 8 ohms but where they differ is the sensitivity levels. Triton One.R sensitivity is rated at 92 dB and Triton Seven's is at 89 dB. This 3 dB difference makes GoldenEar Triton One.R a more sensitive speaker compared to GoldenEar Triton Seven, hence will play louder with the same amount of watts.
is the range of input power in watts RMS that a loudspeaker is designed to handle. While using an amplifier within this range ensures the nominal performance , inputting a power that is higher than the max wattage can result in a damaged speaker.
Triton One.R can handle a max power of 650 watts RMS from the amp the whereas Triton Seven has a max power handling value of 300 watts RMS, 350 watts less than the Triton One.R.
Keep in mind that higher max power handling value doesn't necesssarily make that a louder speaker compared to a lower max handling speaker. Loudness or the sound level is also impacted by parameters such as Impededance, sensitivity and system efficiencies.
Input Type and Bi-Amping / Bi-Wiring
Triton One.R features 5-way Post type posts and Triton Seven has a 5-way Post type posts. None of these speakers feature bi-amping/bi-wiring.
Size of a speaker can sometimes become an important decision factor due to space constraints or in some cases purely for esthetic reasons. In this section, we are going to compare GoldenEar Triton One.R's and GoldenEar Triton Seven's external dimensions. GoldenEar Triton One.R has external dimensions of 1375.0 x 315.0 x 516.0mm ( 54-1/8 x 12-3/8 x 20-5/16inch) whereas GoldenEar Triton Seven has external dimensions of 1029.0 x 267.0 x 369.0mm ( 40-1/2 x 10-1/2 x 14-1/2inch) .
GoldenEar Triton One.R is clearly the larger of the two speakers. Its body is 48mm wider, 346mm taller and 147mm deeper than GoldenEar Triton Seven.
Base Surface Area Comparison
Base surface area of a loudspeaker may become a determining factor when the space in your room or desk is limited.
The base surface area of the GoldenEar Triton One.R is approximately 1625.4cm2 / 251.9inch2 and base area of the GoldenEar Triton Seven is approximately 985.2cm2 / 152.7inch2. The Triton One.R requires 65% more surface area than the Triton Seven which gives it a small disadvantage on placement in tight spaces.