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GoldenEar Triton One.R

Floor-standing speaker with built-in 1,600-watt subwoofers and passive bass radiators

Item # 317TRITN1R

Innovative 3-way design uses a reference tweeter and powered subwoofers to deliver superb sound from top to bottom.

Innovative 3-way design uses a reference tweeter and powered subwoofers to deliver superb sound from top to bottom.

Item # 317TRITN1R

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About the GoldenEar Triton One.R

Ned O.

Towering performance

It might seem odd to think of a speaker like the Triton One.R as a "bargain," but this tall, slender floor-stander regularly gets compared favorably to speakers costing quite a bit more. It delivers what GoldenEar calls "boxless three-dimensional imaging" with the smooth, non-fatiguing character of its High-Velocity Folded Ribbon Tweeter (HVFR™). By squeezing air — rather than pushing it like a conventional tweeter — the HVFR design delivers articulate nuance with very low distortion.

Towering performance

It might seem odd to think of a speaker like the Triton One.R as a "bargain," but this tall, slender floor-stander regularly gets compared favorably to speakers costing quite a bit more. It delivers what GoldenEar calls "boxless three-dimensional imaging" with the smooth, non-fatiguing character of its High-Velocity Folded Ribbon Tweeter (HVFR™). By squeezing air — rather than pushing it like a conventional tweeter — the HVFR design delivers articulate nuance with very low distortion.

The One.R is the only other model in GoldenEar's Triton line — besides their much more expensive flagship model, the Triton Reference — to use an advanced High-Gauss version of the company's acclaimed tweeter. It contains 50% more neodymium magnet material than previous models in the line, and attains even higher efficiency and greater control.

A unique three-way design

The high-end tweeter is placed between the two 5-1/4" upper bass/midrange drivers, above the three 5"x 9" powered sub-bass drivers. Further rounding out the bottom end, four 7" x 10" bass radiators flank either side of this floor-stander's non-resonant curved cabinet. One additional advantage of this setup: the tweeter and bass/midrange drivers get all your amplifier's attention, while the powered subs do the heavy lifting.

Acoustic purpose

The Triton One.R's driver arrangement — with its world-class tweeter positioned between the bass/mid drivers — helps keep the transition between drivers smooth and seamless. And by incorporating the 1,600-watt powered subwoofers into the cabinet and crossover circuitry, GoldenEar further blends the frequencies to achieve transparent sound from top to bottom. 

Designed with a simple, functional ergonomic visual aesthetic, this tower seems to lose itself in the mix it projects. Sparkling highs, robust bass without bloat, and ultra-low distortion, all with breathtakingly wide dispersion — the Triton One.R produces a soundstage that reaches out into the room as well as behind the speakers.

Who is GoldenEar?

Since their founding in 2010, GoldenEar has racked up rave reviews across the audio industry for their high-tech speaker lineup and cutting-edge design philosophy. The company's goal is to create speakers that sound better than comparable models costing three, four, or even five times more. Their signature sound includes pinpoint stereo imaging, a spacious three-dimensional soundstage, and ultra-low distortion. Each of GoldenEar's custom-designed drivers, passive radiators, and carefully tuned cabinets help create an ultra-immersive listening experience with your favorite albums and movie soundtracks.

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Product highlights:

  • 3-way design
  • High-Gauss Reference HVFR™ (High-Velocity Folded Ribbon) tweeter
  • two 5-1/4" high-definition cast-basket mid/bass drivers
    • D'Appolito array — tweeter is placed between mid/bass drivers
  • three 5" x 9" long-throw quadratic subwoofers
    • built-in 1,600-watt DSP-controlled subwoofer amplifier
    • rear-panel subwoofer level control
    • rear-panel LFE input
  • four 7" x 10" quadratic planar infrasonic bass radiators
  • slim, curved and tapered cabinet design
  • frequency response: 13-35,000 Hz
  • nominal impedance: 8 ohms
  • sensitivity: 92 dB
  • recommended power: 20-650 watts/channel
  • five-way binding posts
  • detachable power cord
Dimensions and warranty:
  • 12-3/8"W x 54-1/8"H x 20-5/16"D with integrated base (cabinet is 8"W x 16-5/8"D)
  • weight: 80 pounds
  • warranty: 5 years drivers and cabinet/3 years amp
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # BNAA

High-performance amplifier recommended. See receivers & amps for this speaker

What's in the box:

  • Floorstanding loudspeaker
  • 9' AC power cord
  • 4 Rubber feet (pre-installed)
  • 4 Spikes (with locking nuts)
  • 4 Protective discs
  • Owner's Manual
  • "Very Important" Note

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Features & specs

Enclosure Passive Radiator
Finish MDF/Lacquer
Color Gloss Black
Tweeter Folded Ribbon
Tweeter Size (inches) ---
Midrange Size (inches) 5.25
Woofer Size (inches) 5 x 9
Woofer Composition Polymer
Woofer Surround Rubber
Built-in Powered Sub Yes
Dolby Atmos Drivers No
Connector Type 5-Way post
Bi-amp Inputs No
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years
Power Range 20-650
Frequency Response 13-35k Hz
Sensitivity 92 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Subwoofer Amp Power 1600
Height (inches) 54-1/8
Width (inches) 12-3/8
Depth (inches) 20-5/16
Weight 80 lbs

Product Research


Triton Series: GoldenEar Technology's Triton Series consist of high-performance floorstanding loudspeakers that are efficient and can be driven to loud listening levels with moderate amplifier power, but are also able to handle the output of very powerful amplifiers. The Triton Series floorstanding speakers are engineered for superb performance in both two-channel stereo systems, as well as in multi-channel home theater systems. The Triton Series delivers powerful, deep bass blended perfectly with silky, smooth, and transparent midrange and high frequencies for an exceptional listening experience.

High-Gauss Reference High-Velocity Folded Ribbon (HVFR) Tweeter: The Triton One.R features GoldenEar Technology's High-Gauss Reference High-Velocity Folded Ribbon (HVFR) design tweeter for silky smooth high frequency respons and ultra high resolution capability. The HVFR tweeter propagates sound waves and moves the air by squeezing it with its accordion-like pleated diaphragm, rather than pushing it as conventional drivers do. Greater efficiency, lower distortion, improved dynamics and superbly detailed sound are the result of this amazing technology.

Dual 5.25" Midrange Drivers: The Triton One.R features two 5.25" upper bass/midrange drivers with GoldenEar's proprietary Multi-Vaned Phase Plug (MVPP), incorporating a cone utilizing a special formulation of polypropylene and focused field magnet structure for better control and higher efficiency. The upperbass/midrange drivers are housed in dual discreet chambers, arranged in a D’Appolito array surrounding the GoldenEar High-Velocity Folded Ribbon (HVFR) tweeter.

Built-In Powered Subwoofer: The built-in powered subwoofer section in the Triton One.R floorstanding loudspeaker incorporates a high power GoldenEar SuperSub digital amplifier rated at 1600 watts. The amplifier's 56-bit DSP engine not only yields extremely linear and low distortion response, but also dynamically controls operating parameters for optimum performance. The amp drives three front-mounted 5" x 9" racetrack-shaped, long-throw woofers which are coupled to four side-mounted 7" x 10" quadratic planar infrasonic bass radiators. The bass radiators are inertially balanced (two on each side) in order to minimize cabinet movement, for more accurate sound. The long-throw woofers feature special polymer-impregnated nomex cones, in order to minimize cone breakup when strongly driven. In addition, huge magnet structures are utilized in order to better control cone movement and improve transient response. You can adjust the output level of the built-in powered subwoofer section independently from the tweeter and midrange drivers. The result is awe-inspiring bass, which delivers both musical detail as well as thunderous home theater effects. The advantages of building the subwoofers into the Triton floorstanding speaker are many -

  • First, it eliminates the need for external powered subs in the room so you are not having to figure out placement and taking up more space in the room.
  • Second, by engineering the subwoofer as an integral part to the speaker, you get far superior integration and blending than can be achieved with separate subwoofers, even when using two.
  • Third, the two built-in powered subwoofer sections in a pair of Triton Series floorstanders couple better to the air in the room, helping to better deal with the room's acoustics to smooth out the response.
  • Fourth, the built-in dual powered subwoofer sections in a pair of Triton Series speaker are more powerful and provide bigger bass response than some single and even dual external powered subwoofer systems.

Unique Cabinet Shape: The speaker's unique cabinet shape is both acoustically purposeful as well as strikingly attractive. Its narrow front baffle and stylish rearward rake, in conjunction with the complex crossover, both aligns the driver array precisely for a coherent wave-launch directed at ear level at the listening position, as well as results in non-parallel front and rear baffles for better control of internal standing waves. And, the non-parallel side cabinet walls and slanted top provide the same acoustical performance benefit.

Connections: The GoldenEar Technology Triton One.R floorstanding loudspeaker is equipped with a set of binding post terminals, LFE input, and AC power cord inlet.

  • Binding Post Speaker Terminals: The simplest way to connect the Triton One.R is via its binding post terminals which allow connection of bare wire, pin-connectors, spade-lugs, and banana plugs (single or dual). These binding post terminals will send an audio signal not only to the tweeter and midrange drivers, but also the built-in powered subwoofer. A special circuit within the speaker takes the signal from the speaker-level input and converts it to a low-level signal which then drives the subwoofer power amp.
  • Mono-RCA/LFE Input: The mono-RCA/LFE input can be used with your AV receiver or AV preamp/processor to separately feed the discrete "Low Frequency Effects" (LFE) channel into the powered subwoofer section (which then combines with the low bass present separately in the left or right channel signals). Unlike a conventional system, where the subwoofer is driven only by a subwoofer signal, the Triton speaker is driven by the left and/or right channel low frequency signal also. The use of this connection method will allow you to adjust the LFE channel volume level for movie playback from your AV receiver or preamp/processor.
  • AC Power Inlet: The Triton One.R comes with a detachable 9' AC power cord that will need to be plugged into the back of the speaker and into an AC wall outlet or surge protector for supplying power to the built-in powered subwoofer section. The built-in powered sub will automatically turn on when it senses an audio signal and automatically turn off when no audio signal is present.


  • Always set the speaker setting within the bass management system menu of your AV receiver or preamplifier/processor to "Large" to enjoy full-range sound with deep bass.
  • If only using the binding post speaker terminals (not the LFE input) for connection to your receiver or preamp/processor, then set the subwoofer setting to "No". If using both the binding post speaker terminals and the LFE input to make connect to your receiver or preamp/processor, then set the subwoofer setting to "Yes".
  • The AC power connection will always be required to drive the built-in subwoofers.

Placement Options: The GoldenEar Technology Triton Series floorstanding loudspeaker is designed to allow flexible placement while providing a very large window of sound throughout your listening room. To ensure the best performance possible, observe the following placement guidelines -

  • For the most accurate and natural timbre, the speaker's high-frequency drivers should be at approximately ear level. A pair of Triton Series speakers should form a equilateral triangle between each other and the main seated listening position. To further optimize imaging, turn a pair of speakers inward (toe-in) so they point toward the listening position with their axes crossing just behind it.
  • Placing the speaker in a corner will over-emphasize bass and reduce overall clarity. If possible, position the loudspeaker 8" or more from the wall behind the speaker and as much as possible from either side wall. This will ensure better bass performance and optimal midrange clarity. If this is not, use the subwoofer level control on the back of the speaker to adjust for optimum sound in your room.
  • When used as surround speakers, the Triton Series speaker may be located on the side or behind the main listening area. When used on the sides, take care never to locate the speaker forward of the main listening position. If the speaker is placed along the rear wall as surrounds, it is suggested that the speaker be positioned fairly wide apart if possible. For instance, if there is a couch in the center of the rear wall on which the listeners will sit, try to position the speaker wider apart than the couch.

Rubber & Spike Feet: The GoldenEar Technology Triton Series floorstanding loudspeaker comes with a set of rubber feet for placement on hardwood, laminate, vinyl, or tile flooring. Spike feet are also included to provide much greater stability when placing the loudspeaker on carpeting. If you prefer to use the spike feet on your hardwood, laminate, vinyl, or tile floor make sure to use the included protective discs under the spike feet to prevent scratching and damaging your floors.

  • Dimensions With Rubber Feet: 12.375" (w) x 54.125" (h) x 20.3125" (d)
  • Dimenions With Spike Feet: 12.375" (w) x 54.75" (h) x 20.3125" (d)
  • Dimensions With Spike Feet & Protective Discs: 12.375" (w) x 54.875" x 20.3125" (d)

Note: Always use the speaker with the rubber or spike feet for optimum performance and maximum stability. The rubber feet come pre-installed and will need to be removed in order to install the spike feet.

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If the built-in subwoofer amp fails, will the woofer(s) be driven by the amp connected to the speakers' terminals?
[ Ramachandran  Oct 03, 2022 ]
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Greetings Ramachandran, and thank you for your question. Quick answer is no. If the amplifier fails you would want to have that amplifier replaced. You might get some sound out of the subwoofers via the connected receiver, however if any at all, it would be less than desirable.
[ Thomas  Oct 03, 2022 ]  Staff

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