In Barn for Review: GoldenEar Triton One.R Tower Speakers

When I hear GoldenEar, I think value.

The reason being, I’ve reviewed the top of their line Triton Reference Towers (review) and the bookshelf sized HiFi Bargain BRX have been my go-to reference for an affordable overachieving stand mount. When the request came in, would I be interested in reviewing the Triton One.R, “Yes” was about the length of my reply.

Like its larger Reference sibling, the Triton One.R includes an active subwoofer powered by a 1600 watt GoldenEar SuperSub digital amplifier that drives three racetrack shaped active subwoofer drivers, coupled to dual side-mounted 7″ x 10″ quadratic planar infrasonic bass radiators. That sub system delivers bottom end reach down to 13Hz according to the company. Woof!

Two 5.25” upper bass/midrange drivers are housed in dual discreet midrange chambers, arranged in a D’Appolito array surrounding the GoldenEar Reference High-Gauss High-Velocity Folded Ribbon tweeter, the same one found in the Triton Reference.

The 54″ high Triton One.R’s super slender front profile along with their super reflective hand-rubbed piano black lacquer finish make them appear nearly not there. With a rated efficiency of 92dB, they’re also relatively easy to drive (GoldenEar recommends 20 – 650 Watts/channel. Really, up to 650).


GoldenEar Triton One.R Tower Speakers
Company Website: GoldenEar


  • 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/each
  • warranty: 5 years drivers and cabinet/3 years amp