August 13, 2014

Spotlight on GoldenEar Technology

Filed under: Audio,Home Theater,Music — Tags: , , , , , — Stereo East @ 12:44 pm

Bursting on the audio scene in the summer of 2010, GoldenEar Technology created an immediate sensation with the release of the now classic Triton Two tower loudspeakers. Created by legendary speaker engineer Sandy Gross, previous co-founder of two other renowned speaker companies (Polk and Definitive Technology), his new speaker line promised to reflect a philosophy of uncompromising performance AND value. Sandy and Co. quickly began to release a line of products to rave reviews, establishing GoldenEar as the new kid on the (speaker industry) block who was not just cool, but also very smart.

Affordable High-End Loudspeakers at Stereo East Home Theater

“We Make High-End Affordable.” According to Sandy Gross, this motto guides GoldenEar’s design efforts. GoldenEar speakers deliver superb sound quality comparable to that of costly esoteric brands, but at a fraction of their price. From compact wall-mounted and bookshelf speakers to powerful towers and subwoofers, GoldenEar’s high-end, yet reasonably priced speakers provide solutions for any audio/video project, be it large or small. Needless to say, the company has quickly become the hottest new speaker manufacturer in many years.

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SuperCinema 3D Array and ForceField Subwoofer

The GoldenEar Sound

When asked to describe the sound of his speakers, GoldenEar’s Sandy Gross talks about them being “designed to sound like nothing except what is being played through them”, and mentions the concept of “suspension of disbelief”. This effect, created by great speakers, delivers the illusion of one actually being among the musicians in the studio or of seemingly being pulled into the movie action by the detail and accuracy of the reproduced soundtrack.

To create a line of speakers able to accomplish such a feat, the GoldenEar team made specific design decisions first introduced in their flagship Triton Two tower speakers. Using a HVFR (High-Velocity Folded Ribbon) tweeter, designed for outstanding treble response with very low distortion at high output levels, plus two 4 1/2” midrange drivers noted for their “smooth linear response extending above 20kHz”, this combination allows for seamless interaction between the very responsive tweeter and the midrange section of the Triton Two speakers. The final key element of the design is the powered subwoofer section, consisting of dual 5″ x 9″ woofers coupled with dual 7″ x 10″ passive radiators, powered by a 1200-watt digital amplifier offering superb bass performance extending to below 20Hz. All of this technology is contained in a slender and elegant cabinet that is an unobtrusive addition to all audio or video-base home theater systems.

The Magic Continues

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Triton One Tower Speakers

After receiving glowing reviews from the high-end audio press for the Triton Two towers, Golden Ear has continued to hit home runs out of the park with the release of the slightly smaller, but just as potent Triton Three speakers, the SuperCinema 3D Array audiophile-grade soundbar, the Aon series of bookshelf speakers, and, most recently, the stunning Triton Seven Tower. In addition, the Invisa in-wall/in-ceiling speaker line is also expanding, complete with rave reviews. For the record, all the models utilize the renowned HVFR ribbon tweeter. GoldenEar’s new super-speaker, the Triton One, has just recently been released to rave reviews, of course.

We can only guess what other groundbreaking products GoldenEar has up their sleeve. Upon recently receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award, GoldenEar’s Sandy Gross exclaimed: “I’m not done yet…!”

To audition GoldenEar’s loudspeakers, visit Stereo East Home Theater in Frisco, TX.

October 17, 2013

Wow Your Guests with Whole-House Music from Stereo East

Filed under: Audio,Music — Tags: , , , — Stereo East @ 5:00 pm

This time of year, many of us are making plans for the holidays. Those plans often include entertaining family and friends at your home. Set the mood at your next get-together with music throughout your whole house. Even if your home isn’t already prewired for whole-house audio, Stereo East Home Theater has a variety of great solutions for you.

Go Wireless with NuVo

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With a wireless system from NuVo, you can listen to your favorite music in any room you choose. Whether you’re lounging by the pool, hosting happy hour for friends, or serving a formal meal in the dining room, you can easily select a playlist from your mobile device. You can even play different music in different rooms.

Regarding equipment, you’ll need NuVo’s wireless Gateway, and each room will require a NuVo amplifier and a pair of speakers. If your home is wired for in-ceiling or in-wall speakers, you have the option of using flush-mount speakers. If wiring isn’t already present, bookshelf speakers are a great alternative. You can listen to a variety of speakers at Stereo East’s showroom to determine which speakers are right for you.

Once the system is connected, you can easily access your music library from your computer or use online players like Pandora, Rhapsody, and others. Best of all, you can control the system using free apps available for your mobile phone or tablet.

Audiophile Quality with Wireless Convenience

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With some wireless whole-house music systems, audio quality is sacrificed. Fortunately, this is not an issue with NuVo.  NuVo’s P200 provides superior sound quality thanks to newly incorporated Audyssey technology, along with a substantial 120 watts of power.  NuVo’s amplifiers are optimized for lossless digital signal flow. It’s this type of design that sets NuVo apart from its competitors. In fact, the company was founded by musicians, and their engineers and employees have musical backgrounds. NuVo knows what good sound should be.

Talk to the Experts at Stereo East Home Theater

The first step in designing your whole-house audio system is talking to a consultant at Stereo East Home Theater. We’ll recommend products and solutions specifically designed to meet your needs. Get ready for the busy holiday season by visiting Stereo East’s huge showroom today!