Last year I visited Triad Speakers, which is located near me in Portland, OR. My visit there was documented, as I went through the whole process they use, from speaker design, to building prototypes, testing them, then to assembly, painting, and shipping. Everything there was amazingly streamlined and a very interesting place to visit. Far more detail about that is available in the article I posted about it earlier, if you are interested. What I didn’t do much at Triad when I visited was actually listen to speakers, as their listening room was undergoing a complete makeover, and nothing was setup to listen to at that time. They didn’t want me to leave empty-handed, so they provided me with a pair of Triad Gold InRoom Monitor speakers, as well as a Silver sub to handle bass duties.
Once I got these home and hooked up, I have to say I was mighty impressed with them. Triad uses very high quality drivers from the best companies, and really is concerned with providing incredibly high dynamics from their speakers. I could crank the Gold InRoom Monitors until my ears hurt, and I didn’t hear a single complaint from them at all. Sounds were detailed, small background noises that were obscured before were now present, and they gave me an image in my room that was absolutely massive. I typically thought of monitor speakers as providing a smaller image than a tower speaker, but the Triad Gold InRoom Monitors really proved me wrong in that respect. My whole review, including measurements of the speakers, is now up at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity, and I encourage you to read it if you’re interested in knowing more about these wonderful speakers.