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Specifications

Frequency Response: +/- 2 dB from 35 Hz to 19.5 kHz

Sensitivity (1Watt@1Meter): 89 dB

Typical Noise Level: -104 dB

Typcial THD: 0.05%

Max Output:

  • LF Section - 120 Watts RMS
  • Mid/High Section - 60 Watts RMS

Dimensions: 17-3/4" Wide, 12-1/4" High, 13-1/4" Deep

Weight: 36.5 lbs per speaker

Shipping Weight: 45 lbs per speaker

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Trident HG3 3-Way Active System Studio Monitors (Pair)

Price:
$3,999.99
SKU:
HG3
Weight:
92.00 LBS
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Product Description

The unique cabinet configuration of the Trident HG3 Close Field Monitoring System is designed to reduce or eliminate many issues found in today's monitor systems.

Some of these include

  • Limited Dispersion and Bandwidth
  • DopplerDistortion
  • Phase Distortion
  • Inter-Modulation Distortion
  • Cabinet Resonances
  • Edge Diffraction

Bass Response

The use of a port can extend the usable response of a low frequency speaker, but below resonance, the speaker becomes uncontrolled and will flap wildly in conventional ported systems. The Trident HG3 system eliminated this problem by using a controlled electronic roll-off below the speaker's usable response. Separate subwoofers create additional problems by introducing phase cancellations at crossover, and exciting unwanted room nodes - eliminating the advantages of near field monitoring. Separate sub-woofer placement is a hit or miss proposition, guaranteed to cause problems in poorly treated rooms Through the use of a dual voice coil sub-woofer, in each speaker box, and optimal tuning, the usable response is extended smoothly to almost 30 Hz in a very small enclosure. Each sub-woofer has its own 100 Watt dual MOS amplifier to insure clean, distortion free power. Further, the port is located outside the path of all active speaker components to insure freedom from Doppler distortion at very low frequencies.

Below 90 Hz, the HG3 bass response is essentially omni-directional. From 90 Hz up to the crossover point of 320 Hz, the bass response narrows to about 180 degrees. Above 320 Hz, any large diameter speaker's dispersion narrows and the frequency response becomes ragged and uneven. Not a good thing.

Mid-range Response

The most critical range in any monitor system is the mid-range; that's where the voice resides, the bulk of the guitar's sound, and the overall detail of the music. It's strange that some manufacturers would split the vocal range in the middle, and assign part of the vocal to the woofer, and the other part of the critical vocal range to another speaker. It just doesn't make sense. Part of the vocal (in a typical two-way system) is being modulated by pumping bass, and the other part is bouncing off the ends of the cabinet, creating edge diffractions. The result is smeared mid-range, bad stereo imaging, and poor off axis response. The Trident HG3 uses crossover points set at 320 Hz and 3,500 Hz to eliminate those problems. The unique cabinet design takes care of the rest.

The Cylinder

The mid-range speaker is mounted in an isolated, 6" diameter, damped, cylinder, to eliminate edge diffractions and woofer/cabinet resonance interactions. The cylinder also houses the 1-1/8" silk dome tweeter, its crossover, plus the mid and tweeter level controls. A separate 80 Watt amplifier drives the cylinder mid and treble components.
The unique cylinder design lets the listener position the critical directional components exactly where needed, regardless of the distance between cabinets, without the need to move the main cabinet into a precarious balance position. The electrical connections are made through the ends of the cylinder; the cylinder can be turned in any direction, continuously, without damage. In fact, rotating the cylinder simply cleans the contacts.

The Amplifier

The Trident HG3 power amplifier section is made up of three identical 100 Watt MOS amplifier modules, noted for their low distortion, wide band width, and low noise levels. A unique "muting circuit" prevents thumps at turn on/off. Two modules are used to power the woofer section, and a separate module is used for the mids and highs.
Overall Distortion is typically around 0.05% and the noise level is typically below -104 dB. A unique warning LED is built into the front panel of the Trident HG3 that changes from green to red as you begin to approach audible distortion levels (above 1%). Three sets of inputs allow for both Balanced (XLR and TRS) and unbalanced (TS and RCA) connections. The dual-color LED on the front of the cabinet shows both power on (Green) and distortion (Red).

Features

  • The HG3s unique design addresses issues of stereo imaging and off-axis response by virtue of the high and mid-frequency cylinder which rotates independently from the main subwoofer cabinet
  • Dual voice coil long throw sub woofers extend the frequency response smoothly to 35 Hz.
  • Each sub woofer uses two high powered MOS amplifiers to ensure clean, distortion-free power. The port is located outside the path of all active speaker components to allow freedom from Doppler distortion at very low frequencies.
  • Below 90 Hz, the HG3 bass response is essentially omnidirectional. FFrom 90 Hz up to the crossover point of 320 Hz, the bass response narrows to about 180 degrees.
  • The Trident HG3 system eliminates uncontrolled woofer movement and port noise by using a controlled electronic roll-off below the speaker's usable response.
  • Crossover points are set at 320 Hz and 3,500 Hz to eliminate mid-range modulation due to pumping bass and refraction due to interference form low end components of the source material.
  • The mid-range speaker and tweeter are mounted in an isolated, 6" diameter, damped, inter cylinder, to eliminate edge diffraction and woofer interaction. The cylinder also houses the crossover plus the adjustable mid/high level controls. A separate 60 watt amplifier drives the cylinder mid and treble components.
  • The unique cylinder design allows the listener to position the critical directional components as desired, regardless of the distance between cabinets - without the need to move the main cabinet precariously.
  • The Trident HG3 power amplifier section is made up of three identical MOS amplifier modules, noted for their low distortion, wide bandwidth, and low noise levels. A unique muting circuit prevents thumps when powering up or down. Two modules are used to power the woofer section, and the separate third power module is used for the mids and highs. Overall distortion is typically around 0.05% and the noise level is typically below -104 dB.
  • A warning LED is built into the front panel of the HG3 that changes from gee to red as the signal level approaches audible distortion levels.
  • High gloss piano black finish accentuates the unique cabinet design.


Assembled in the US and UK.