Gryphon Audio's Trident II
ike its predecessor, the Gryphon Audio Trident II (97,000 per pair) is a semi-active, seven-driver speaker system. However, the Trident II's enclosure is taller and slimmer than that of the speaker it replaces, and it uses an Air Motion Transformer high-frequency driver in place of the Scan-Speak Revelator tweeter. The low-mass, high-surface-area AMT driver promises flat frequency response and "lightning fast transients," according to Gryphon founder and CEO Flemming Rasmussen. "Our observation has been that most 'Mark 2' versions are simply trivial bug fixes promoted as major breakthroughs," he went on to say, but "[the Trident II's] technological advances made real improvements possible, so it made sense to pass them on to music lovers."
The Trident II continues to use Gryphon Audio's constant phase technologies "to ensure that all drivers are in phase at all frequencies at all times," Gryphon 1000-watt bass amplification, and proprietary Q Control for improved room integration.
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