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I have both the Triton 1 and Triton 2 and have a deposit on the new Triton Reference which won't be shipping to late May\early June. My Triton 1 are powered by a 160wpc solid state amp and an all tube preamp. I absolutely LOVE the sound. The Triton 2 are powered by a Parasound Halo Integrated amp at 160wpc. I am quite satisfied with the sound from this system as well.
When the GE dealer demoed the Triton1, he first did it with a Rotel integrated, it sounded horrible. I asked if he had any better electronics, and he brought out the best Anthem amp he had. It sounded thin and overly bright. While that may be ok for home theater, not so for high end audio. I almost didn't buy the speakers because of the demo, but I took a leap of faith and I am very happy I did. I liked the 1 so much that I bought the 2 later that year for another system I have.
I have read alot about the tritons and read the patent they have too. I haven't heard them but I am an ADS fan and almost bought a pair of L1590/2s from a guy who was selling them because he swithched to the tritons. I do own a P5 and I am using it in a hometheater made up of 4 ADS L1290/2s and a self built matching center channel that I copied off of Rich So's website. I love the amp. It is bottomless in my system. Crystal clear but not bright at all. I hear more information on all my best recordings, but my old rock music sounds totally compressed. I am using an Anthem AV60 for a preamp and using all balanced iterconnects by Kimber Cable. Using 10 guage ofc speaker wire with over 400 strands. I even made a mistake one night, made a dust cover for the amp out of 1/8" rubber and first night I put it on the amp, the wife came in the living room and turned all the equipment on while I was on the computer. The rubber is black and all the lights were out at the time, so we watched a few sitcoms and fell asleep. I awoke to go to the bathroom and noticed 2 led's were out on the amp and I noticed a faint smell like something burning. I put on the lights and flipped out at the wife, she told me it was my fault. I was besides myself and shut everything off and went and made some coffee. I removed the rubber cover and after about an hour I wanted to see how bad the damage was. The amp was cool as ice by then so I put it on and much to my surprise everything was back to working order. I guess when they say bullet and IDIOT proof they really mean it. It must have a thermal protection. All I can say is it is built like a tank and it sounds as neutral as can be. The good recordings sound better than ever and the bad ones just can't hide anymore. The ARC system made a huge difference in my room as well. Highly recommended for anyone who likes heavy clear bass and smooth treble. Lightening fast transients and effortless peaks on very loud music passages and movies.
The Triton one's are one of the few speakers I've heard recently that truly surprised me, and that was before I knew the cost. I guessed 10K GBP absolute minimum, but they are 5K. Not just great design skills but also very honest of GE to market them sensibly. I heard them with Primare amps so regrettably I can't comment on Anthem partnership.
@OP, Sorry for not replying sooner.
In any case, I am a Vandy man.
I heard them in the '80's and never forgot how great they sounded (and at a great price point), even after 30 years.
Do I like other manufacturers? Yes, Maggies, Ohm, Shahanian, and recently, ProAc. I have been trialing Zu Audio speakers, too. (I wanted to see what a crossover-less design sounded like). But, the Vandersteen's seem to always get the music right.
Granted, the dealer did not set up the Golden Ear's very well, but to me a good speaker should sound good even when in less than ideal circumstances. You shouldn't have to have your head and body clamped in a vise, but should be able to hear a convincing reproduction throughout the room- IMHO.
If it sounds good and feels good, then it IS good!