Triangle Zays Floorstanding Speakers

5/5 (3 Reviews) MSRP : $2700.00


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by P.K. Das a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: October 23, 2001

Bottom Line:   
This is a follow up review. This review is in response to the overwhelming queries I have recieved about Triangle. Most of the interest has been generated by S.T.'s recent over the top recommendation of the Celius in Stereophile.

First of all, I have upgraded to higher level:
Musical Fidelity NuVista M3 Super integrated amp
Sony SACD 777ES
Perpetual Technologies PA1/P3A via Monolith power supply
Cabling by DH Labs premium products.

These speakers now have the quality components to demonstrate their abilities. Like the best speakers out there the Zays reveal. Bad recordings are magnified, excellent recordings and SACD are sublime. The main strengths are that these speakers play fast, clean and transparently like a minimonitor. I have currently in my home the Merlin TSM on audition. The Merlin's while excellent and deservedly so, sound thin and bright to ears. Despite numerous experiments with placement, toeing in, etc. The Zays please my senses more. In certain circumstances the TSM's sound more "real". Living in Chicago I know the intimate sound of the late night jazz club. Here is where the TSM excels. The difference in sound however is subjective. Where the Zays win is overall harmonic presentation and bass which vibrates my ribcage, heartfelt I guess. For rock, pop, symphony, the Zays beat out the TSM. In fact the TSM's really only excell in jazz, and acoustical stuff.

Not exactly apples and oranges, but lately I've been on a tear and have auditioned the "big-guns" - Nautilus 801, Verity Parsifal, Eggleston Andra. Yes I want any and all of these! My accountant (wife) says maybe one pair next year if I make my bonus. Why? Do they sound that much better, not really, maybe in deeper bass extension to the nth degree, and overall slamm. It is more a collectors thing and pride of ownership.

Conclusion, I don't know how Triangle does it. I am afterall not an engineer- but these speakers are an amazing product. If is name recognition, the artistry of the cabinet, and bragging rights that do it for you- go ahead and spend the $13K. Otherwise get 95-97% of the performance for under 2K. ...Next challenger is the Merlin TMS then the new Jospeh RM33i, I will let you know.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Sébastien Delage a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Just go and try those Zais, close your eyes and listen to the pureness of a living sound: I do not know how to describe the sound of the Zais, apart saying that Its sound is magic, precise, quite "sexy" and really pleasant. Sound is "alive" and never dark or aggressive. Imagine that...

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   Décibel Harmony, Neuchâtel



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by P.K. Das a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: March 2, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I initially wanted the Triangle Titus because of its low cost and great stereophile rating. As I investigated Triangle speakers further I eventually looked into their more advanced models. The Antals are a known quantity thanks to Sam Tellig's article. The Lyrr are considered one of the best in France and Europe. I decided on the Zays based upon the recommendation of Richard Kohlruss (the importer) and testimonials from Luc at Stereopassion (Ottawa,Canada). If the Titus is Stereophile Class B and the Antal higher than that, I thought at $1995 and a 30 day trial period, why not. The limited literature out there suggests that the Zays are superior to the Antal, using a higher end tweeter, more bass, but not the level of bass of the Lyrr.

How do they sound? Every major European hi-fi publisher recognizes the triangle tweeter as among the best out there. All say you need 100+ hrs of breakin. What I found was amazing staging, crisp detail, tremendous bass and a disappearing act to rival Houdini! What will these sound like once they are broken in? I whole heartedly recommend these for both 2 channel and HT. These are faster than my monitor audio silver 5's and surpass the Matrix 803 and Dynaudio in sound. I would need to spend 20K + to get this kind of serious sound.

Equipment: Musical fidelity HTP ptocessor and 5 Channel amp
DH labs silver Q10 (better results than with Kimber 8TC
Denon DVD 5000 with Monarch DIP and MSB Link III
Cheers!

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $1995.00

Purchased At:   Audio Odyssey




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