Any thoughts on Triad in-wall speakers?

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by DanielG, Dec 21, 2003.

  1. DanielG

    DanielG Agent

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2003
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    0
    Triad in-walls have been suggested to me by the A/V specialists helping me set up my system. Unfortunately, I'm not sure they are sold in stores and can be auditioned. Does anyone have any thoughts?

    Does anyone know of a dealer in Chicago that has them available for listening?

    Thanks,
    Dan
     
  2. Shane Martin

    Shane Martin Producer

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 1999
    Messages:
    6,017
    Likes Received:
    0
    Daniel,
    They are sold in stores and available for audition. I have a local dealer in Tulsa that has Triads and from what I heard I was mighty impressed. Try Triad's website and email a few people and they should point you into the right direction.
    Triad Website
     
  3. Rich X

    Rich X Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2002
    Messages:
    115
    Likes Received:
    0
    I've listened to Triads in a local store. They sounded great--the best in-walls I have heard, however, as I'm sure you know, they are not cheap.

    Hopefully you'll be able to find a local place to audition them and let your ears be the judge. For me, it just did not make sense to spend that much on in-walls that would not be used for critical listening.
     
  4. DanielG

    DanielG Agent

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2003
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks for the replies. Unfortunately, I've been informed that there are no showrooms in the Chicagoland area for auditioning the in-wall speakers - certainly a concern because they are not cheap.

    Rich - were you listening to the bronze line, silver line or gold line? I'd be curious to know if there are noticeable differences in sound quality for non-critical listening application. At least the ones that have been suggested to me range from $700 a pair to $1200 a pair list, with the silver line being maybe 40% more than the bronze line.

    Given all the great comments I've gotten from a number of sources on these speakers, its a shame I can't audition them for myself. I like the closed box design (and in fact need it one of my applications) - if they weren't so expensive I wouldn't mind just going on faith based on others' comments, but....
     
  5. Rich X

    Rich X Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2002
    Messages:
    115
    Likes Received:
    0
    It's been a while, but I listened to the bronze and gold LCR versions. As I recall, there certainly was a difference, but I was considering them for surround use to match up with other speakers, so at the time I really didn't think it would be worthwhile to step up to the golds. (In the end, I went with B&W's to match the Front Left, Right, and Center speakers I have in that system).

    Now if I were doing a theater set-up using only in-walls, Triad would be at the top of my list and I would probably seriously consider the golds.

    I have a variety of in-walls in my house. They are mostly in-ceiling speakers. The different brands that I have are Speaker Craft, B&W, Paradigm, and some junk that my builder put in. For background music, even the junk that my builder put in sounds fine to me. If I'm being more critical, I like the SpeakerCrafts the best, but this is kind of an apples and oranges comparison.

    My advice would be that if it is not for a critical application, don't overspend. Pump your money into the system that you spend the most time with...
     

Share This Page