Hands-On Review:Event Tria™ Triamplified Workstation Monitoring System
Building on the technological innovations that arose from the 20/20bas development, our intrepid engineers set out to create an active monitoring system that would be a perfect complement to the digital audio workstation environment. Requirements: small footprint, reference-quality frequency response, non-fatiguing to the ears over long periods of use, magnetic shielding, and adaptable to a variety of setup configurations. Enter the Tria Triamplified Workstation Monitoring System.
This integrated three-piece system comprises three parts: a floor-mounted 8" mineral-filled polypropylene cone VLF (Very Low Frequency) driver housed in a station that is also home to five separate power amplifiers, three active crossovers, and a full set of calibrated trim and level controls; two biamplified satellite speakers, each with a 5-1/4" polypropylene cone driver and 1" natural silk dome neodymium high frequency driver.
Despite their small size, the Tria satellites reproduce frequencies down to 55Hz, allowing the listener to experience full-range, accurate sound when positioned in the direct field (that is, sitting in front of a computer screen). The satellites feature tilt stands, which not only place the user directly in the drivers' on-axis response, but also help reduce undesirable acoustic reflections off of the work surface.
With the addition of the included VLF station, overall system response reaches down to 35Hz. Unlike traditional subwoofers, the VLF driver has its crossover point down at 60Hz, for greater flexibility in positioning the VLF cabinet. (Sound waves at or below that frequency cannot be localized, allowing the VLF station to be placed almost anywhere within the control room.) Together, the satellites and VLF provide full bandwidth audio reproduction that is as accurate, precise, and pleasing to the ears as our award-winning 20/20bas system.
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