In this review, we will be comparing Triton Seven and R-625FA, two Passive Floor-standing speakers from GoldenEar and Klipsch. Let's have a brief look at the main features of GoldenEar Triton Seven and Klipsch R-625FA 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 Seven and Klipsch R-625FA 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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Both Triton Seven and R-625FA are 2-way speakers. Triton Seven features a " Folded Ribbon Tweeter and 2 x 5.25" Polypropylene Woofer . On the other hand, R-625FA features a 1" Tweeter and 2 x 6.5" Copper-spun IMG Woofer with a Crossover frequency at 2000Hz.
Triton Seven has a frequency range of 29-35k Hz whereas R-625FA has a frequency range of 38-21k Hz. With a minimum frequency of 29Hz, the Triton Seven can go significantly deeper on the low side and provide stronger bass compared to the R-625FA's min frequency of 38Hz.
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 Seven and R-625FA has the same Impedance of 8 ohms but where they differ is the sensitivity levels. Triton Seven sensitivity is rated at 89 dB and R-625FA's is at 96 dB. This 7 dB difference makes Klipsch R-625FA 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 Seven can handle a max power of 300 watts RMS from the amp the whereas R-625FA has a max power handling value of 100 watts RMS, 200 watts less than the Triton Seven.
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 Seven features Post type posts and R-625FA has a Post type posts. None of these speakers feature bi-amping/bi-wiring.
Cabinet Type and Port Position
Both Triton Seven and R-625FA have rear firing ports. Rear ported speakers generlly need more room between the backside of the speaker and the wall compared to sealed and front/bottom ported speakers. Placing too close to the walls may cause the bass to sound boomy.
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 Seven's and Klipsch R-625FA's external dimensions. 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) whereas Klipsch R-625FA has external dimensions of 1021.0 x 239.0 x 426.0mm ( 40-3/16 x 9-3/8 x 16-3/4inch) .
Klipsch R-625FA is 28mm narrower and 8mm shorter than GoldenEar Triton Seven but it is also 57mm deeper.
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 Seven is approximately 985.2cm2 / 152.7inch2 and base area of the Klipsch R-625FA is approximately 1018.1cm2 / 157.8inch2. The Triton Seven requires 3% less surface area than the R-625FA which gives it a small advantage on placement in tight spaces.