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Triad Speakers Owners Thread
« on: December 07, 2016, 03:51:09 PM »
We sell a lot of Triad speakers, and they always sound outstanding at Cedia. I really like them, but I've never owned them myself. Who here owns Triad ? Tell us about your system !
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Re: Triad Speakers
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2016, 03:52:26 PM »
I think Travis has the Triad Gold inwall subs as I recall...hopefully he will pop in and post about them.
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Re: Triad Speakers
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2016, 09:28:04 PM »
Hey Craig,
I use a pair of the 10" in wall subs with the in wall amplifiers in my two channel system. If I remember correctly the single sub is called "bronze" and the pair is called "silver"?

I have a really tough room for bass. It's almost a square room. With a single powered sub it had really nasty hot spots and nulls. If you moved a foot the bass went from overbearing to non existent. I tried a bigger sub (velodyne) and not surprisingly it made things much worse. It didn't matter where the sub was placed. So my plan B was to use two subs. That helped but was still not what I wanted. So after that my next effort was using four powered subs. One in each corner of the room. That actually sounded pretty good most of the time. In the MLP it was good and one seat in each direction was still pretty good. BUT about ten feet outside the door to the room there was enough bass to stop your heart. That whole standing wave thing... The tuning was a nightmare. And also four large subs in a small room take up a lot of real estate.

On an impulse I bought the Triads to try. I tried a few locations and found a really sweat spot behind the front main speakers. I ended up mounting them to the back of the La Scala bass bins pointed towards the corners of the room. (corner loaded) They sounded fantastic and were small enough not to take up any room. I find them to be very flexible for music or movies.

Now with two subs that take up no room I have much better bass than with the the four large cubes. The Triads work fantastic for my application. The semi small size enables me to place them where they work in my room. They are the best sounding subs I have ever owned!!

My front main speakers are Klipsch La Scala bass bins (EV drivers) with EV HP 940 horns and EV DH1A drivers. These are bi-amped and powered by a Yamaha DSP A1 amplifier. X-over is a Mini DSP 2X4. The source is either a Samsung blu ray, Kodi media PC, Sony SACD player or lately a Technics sp-25 TT with wood Grado arm. The Triad subs and amps compliment my system very well.

Cheers,
Travis

 


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Re: Triad Speakers
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2016, 09:08:16 AM »
Hey Craig,
I use a pair of the 10" in wall subs with the in wall amplifiers in my two channel system. If I remember correctly the single sub is called "bronze" and the pair is called "silver"?

I have a really tough room for bass. It's almost a square room. With a single powered sub it had really nasty hot spots and nulls. If you moved a foot the bass went from overbearing to non existent. I tried a bigger sub (velodyne) and not surprisingly it made things much worse. It didn't matter where the sub was placed. So my plan B was to use two subs. That helped but was still not what I wanted. So after that my next effort was using four powered subs. One in each corner of the room. That actually sounded pretty good most of the time. In the MLP it was good and one seat in each direction was still pretty good. BUT about ten feet outside the door to the room there was enough bass to stop your heart. That whole standing wave thing... The tuning was a nightmare. And also four large subs in a small room take up a lot of real estate.

On an impulse I bought the Triads to try. I tried a few locations and found a really sweat spot behind the front main speakers. I ended up mounting them to the back of the La Scala bass bins pointed towards the corners of the room. (corner loaded) They sounded fantastic and were small enough not to take up any room. I find them to be very flexible for music or movies.

Now with two subs that take up no room I have much better bass than with the the four large cubes. The Triads work fantastic for my application. The semi small size enables me to place them where they work in my room. They are the best sounding subs I have ever owned!!

My front main speakers are Klipsch La Scala bass bins (EV drivers) with EV HP 940 horns and EV DH1A drivers. These are bi-amped and powered by a Yamaha DSP A1 amplifier. X-over is a Mini DSP 2X4. The source is either a Samsung blu ray, Kodi media PC, Sony SACD player or lately a Technics sp-25 TT with wood Grado arm. The Triad subs and amps compliment my system very well.

Cheers,
Travis

I would be careful with the bass in that room when you are playing records. Time to find a record vac. :)
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Re: Triad Speakers
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2016, 09:45:40 AM »
Ive noticed Erksine group uses the triad a ton in their designs...never heard them myself

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Re: Triad Speakers Owners Thread
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2016, 07:00:39 PM »
A friend of mine used to be a Triad Dealer, and they claimed the speakers were top notch.
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Re: Triad Speakers Owners Thread
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2016, 09:43:07 PM »
Since all I have heard is the Triad subs, I would be interested in taking a listen to the rest of the line. Does anyone know where I audition them?

One of our demo rooms will feature the Silver line.
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Re: Triad Speakers Owners Thread
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2016, 08:24:20 AM »
Since all I have heard is the Triad subs, I would be interested in taking a listen to the rest of the line. Does anyone know where I audition them?

One of our demo rooms will feature the Silver line.
I think Travis should have said in Northern California. LOL
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Re: Triad Speakers Owners Thread
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2016, 02:49:48 PM »
Since all I have heard is the Triad subs, I would be interested in taking a listen to the rest of the line. Does anyone know where I audition them?

One of our demo rooms will feature the Silver line.

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Re: Triad Speakers Owners Thread
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2016, 06:17:52 AM »
I ordered a set of Bipole Surrounds from AVSMike for my rears in my theater room. Once the room is complete I will give an update. First time buying a speaker and not hearing it first.  :o

Re: Triad Speakers Owners Thread
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2017, 09:00:01 AM »
I ordered a set of Bipole Surrounds from AVSMike for my rears in my theater room. Once the room is complete I will give an update. First time buying a speaker and not hearing it first.  :o

I don't think you will be disappointed. Triad makes very good speakers.
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Re: Triad Speakers Owners Thread
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2017, 11:06:44 AM »
Besides their excellent inwall and onwall / inroom speakers, Triad demo'd some excellent outdoor speakers at Cedia 2017 . These sound outstanding !









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