by Neil Gader | Jan 22nd, 2018 Terror on the 29th Floor It’s over. Or, is it? First impressions at CES 2018 told me that for all intents and purposes the high end will not be returning to Las Vegas in the foreseeable future. However, my thoroughly unscientific polling of exhibitors revealed a roughly fifty-fifty split in favor of giving it one more go. What gives? It all depends on perceptions. For example, since exhibitors were mostly concentrated

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by Chris Martens | Nov 28, 2017 Sandy Gross is widely acknowledged as an audio legend in large part because he has played a central role in launching three major loudspeaker-manufacturing companies: Polk Audio, Definitive Technology, and most recently GoldenEar Technology. As we have noted in the past one common thread connecting these firms involves a commitment to producing sensibly priced loudspeakers that give their owners a substantial taste of authentic high-end sound quality. At GoldenEar,

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by Anthony H. Cordesman | TAS September 2017 issue   I suppose that in some ways it was inevitable that GoldenEar Technology could not rest on its laurels in producing the Triton One - a truly excellent speaker at its price of $5,000 a pair. GoldenEar’s corporate slogan may be “We make the high-end affordable", but almost all of the companies that produce high-end audio products are led by audiophiles. Even those that focus on

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by Caleb Denison | Updated July 25, 2017 As I walked out of the GoldenEar Technology suite at CES 2014 three and a half years ago after hearing the company’s Triton One speaker, I thought to myself, “Wow! Those speakers are amazing. Too bad Sandy Gross left almost no room for improvement. What in the world will he do next?” Indeed, the legendary speaker designer and engineer, whose past handiwork lives on to this day through Polk and Definitive

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Written by Al Griffin | Created: 01 February 2017 If you followed our live coverage of the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show on SoundStage! Global, it should come as no surprise to hear that CES 2017 was a disappointment for the high-end audio industry. While other media outlets waffled concerning the merits of CES -- or dodged the issue altogether -- SoundStage! Editor-in-Chief Jeff Fritz wasted no time in labeling it a “graveyard.” The next day,

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