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Triangle Art: T.H.E. Show 2023

Triangle Art’s $130,000 Ultimate SE turntable took center stage at T.H.E Show 2023. Does the market really need another six-figure turntable?

Triangle ART Audio System at T.H.E. Show 2023

Anaheim-based Triangle Art dazzled attendees at the 2023 T.H.E. Show at the Hilton Orange County in Costa Mesa, CA with an extensive range of turntables, tube amplifiers, and horn loudspeakers.

Triangle Art is best known for its unique and somewhat ostentatious looking turntables; the reality is that they deliver excellent sonic performance and that’s what matters.

Metis Horn Speaker

Triangle ART Metis Loudspeakers
Triangle ART Metis Horn Loudspeakers

For the 2023 T.H.E Show, Triangle Art brought its flagship product, the Metis Horn Speaker. This speaker features a solid walnut horn mounted above the bass cabinet. The horn is driven by a Beyma 6.5-inch wide bandwidth cone driver and covers the frequency range from 200Hz to 1.6kHz.

The treble range from 1.6 kHz to well above the limit of human hearing at 60kHz is covered by a RAAL “true” ribbon tweeter.

The fourth order type (24 db/Oct) crossover is constructed with Mundorf components and is configured for safe operation of the drivers with high-powered amplifiers.

Specifications

  • Speaker Type: Full-range passive 3-way Horn-loaded loudspeaker
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 60 kHz
  • Nominal Impedance:  8 Ohms
  • Efficiency: 95db, 2.83 Vrms @ 1M
  • Woofer:    Acoustic Elegance 15-inch with additional support from additional ports.
  • Mid-range: Horn-loaded with Beyma 6.5-inch wide band cone driver
  • Tweeter:     Direct RAAL true ribbon tweeter                   
  • Crossover Points:  200 Hz / 1.6kHz
  • Dimensions (HWD):  160 x 50  x 50 cm.  ( 64″  x 20″  x 20″) 
  • Weight (Each):  95  kg / 210 lbs

The Metis Horn Speakers are priced at $60,000 (pr)

M-100 Monoblock Tube Amplifier

Triangle ART M-100 at T.H.E. Show 2023
Triangle ART M-100

The M-100 Tube Amplifier is a mono-block amplifier that supports an optimal listening experience. The M-100 utilizes 2 KT120 output tubes and 2 6SN7 driver tubes (per channel). The class A amplifier can output almost 120 watts/channel in push-pull mode; which must get extremely hot looking at the design.

The M-100’s chassis is constructed with 1″ thick aluminum panels. Each piece is CNC machined, hand polished, and then anodized in black with a 24 karat gold finish on the decorative badge.

The M100 Monoblock Power Amplifier is priced at $25,000

L-200 MK2 Dual Mono Tube Preamplifier

Triangle ART L-200 MK2 Preamplifier
Triangle ART L-200 MK2 Preamplifier

The L-200 MK2 preamplifier is an improved version of the successful Triangle L-200 MK1. Major elements of the Mark I were retained including the heavy-duty chassis design, use of an external power supply, and selection of the finest electronic components and wiring. For the MK2, A new circuit configuration has been implemented. Triangle considers the new printed circuit board, a work of art, and has a symmetrical signal flow layout.

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Features:

  • The L-200 MK2 offers a total of 5 line level inputs. Inputs 1 through 3 are available as RCA connections and inputs 4 and 5 are on female XLR connectors.
  • The output signal is available on 2 RCA jacks and one male XLR connector for each channel.
  • The input selector and passive 64-step switched attenuator are both Elma units wired to connectors and the circuit board using military-grade shielded cable.
  • The power transformer of the L-200 MK2 is housed in a separate chassis and connects to the main unit via an umbilical cord and multi-pin connectors on both chassis.

The L200 MK2 Dual Mono Preamplifier is priced at $25,000

P-200 TUBE PHONO Stage

Triangle ART P-200 Phonostage
Triangle ART P-200

The P-200 is a full-function stand-alone vacuum tube phono preamplifier with an external power supply.

Features:

  • 3 phono cartridge inputs, one standard moving magnet (MM) or standard level input, and two moving coil (MC) or low-level inputs. The inputs are selected via front panel switches which select either the MM input or, if set to MC, one of the two MC inputs.
  • MC input one and two differ only in the connector format, MC being a standard RCA input while MC 2 is available on a female XLR connector when this type of interconnect is preferred
  • There are two separate connector types, RCA and XLR.
  • The power transformer of the P-200 is housed in a separate chassis and connects to the main unit via an umbilical cord and multi-pin connectors on both chassis.

The P200 Tube Phono Stage is priced at $18,000

Turntables

Triangle brought three turntables to the show (yep, it looks like vinyl is indeed here to stay):

Ultimate SE 

Triangle ART Ultimate SE Turntable at T.H.E. Show 2023
Triangle ART Ultimate SE

Brand new to Triangle’s line-up, this turntable isn’t on Triangle Art’s webpage yet, but from the looks of it, appears to deserve the “Ultimate” branding based on its appearance and massive footprint. Also, this beast weighs 400 lbs and incorporates a 3-inch sub platter and a 5-inch thick main platter. The modular design makes it easier to assemble and move when required.

Does a turntable need to weigh 400 pounds?

Considering the asking price, the table should come with a record collection as well.

The Ultimate SE Turntable is priced at $130,000 (coming soon). 

Anubis

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Triangle ART Anubis Turntable at T.H.E. Show 2023
Triangle ART Anubis

The Anubis turntable uses the same key technology as the Triangle Reference SE model, including the motor, platter, and bearing technology.

However, the Anubis is lighter than the 275-pound Reference SE but still weighs 160 pounds. Very similar to the Reference SE, the Anubis comes with a hefty solid composite metal 48-millimeter thick platter to control and dampen all vibrations for better resonance (more below).

Non-inverted steel ball bearings support the platter while providing intensely quiet and “smooth as liquid performance.” The jet-black background is designed to reproduce soft, inner details with subtle micro and macro dynamics, presenting a tight and articulate bass while projecting a holographic image and a light, airy sound stage.

The Anubis Turntable is priced at $18,000

Maestro

Triangle ART Maestro Turntable at T.H.E. Show 2023
Triangle ART Maestro

The Triangle ART Maestro Turntable delivers a lot of the performance of the bigger tables with a smaller plinth and footprint; there is still a huge emphasis on mass based on the construction of the platter and plinth.

It comes with a hefty solid composite metal 1-inch thick plinth and 2-inch thick solid composite metal platter to control all vibrations and provide superior resonance.

The Maestro Turntable is priced at $9,000

Turntable Add-ons

If you buy one of the turntables discussed above, that is what you get, a turntable – if you want to play your records, you also need to purchase a tonearm and cartridge. Here are some of Triangle’s offerings. 

Osiris MK2 Tonearm 

  • Uni-pivot Magnetic Bearing Tonearm
  • Magnetic Anti-SkatingMakassar
  • Ebony wood arm tube (in 9″ or 12″)
  • Solid brass housing so responsive to the musicality and details
  • Cryo .9999 fine silver continuous pick-up arm wire with RCA connectors
  • Bearing Magnet which employs the rare-earth Neodymium, one of the strongest permanent magnets known On-the-fly VTA adjustment Easy turn able Counterweight for
  • VTF (Vertical Tracking Force) with locking screws of Different lengths of 9 “, 12
  • “Overhand 9″ is 216 mm and 12″ is 298 mm
  • Effective mass 15-35 grams
  • Cartridge range 6-18g

The Osiris M2 Tonearm is priced at $9,000

Apollo MC Cartridge – $9,000

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  • Type:   Moving Coil (Dynamic)
  • Output Voltage:    0.3mV (3.54cm/sec,1KHz)
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz-50KHz
  • Channel Separation:  30dB (1KHz)
  • Channel Balance: 0.5dB (1KHz)
  • Tracking Force:    2.0 gr (20 C-25 C)
  • Trackability:  70m / 2.0gr
  • Compliance:  12 x10-6 cm/dyne
  • Internal Impedance  4 OHM
  • Load Impedance:  100 OHM
  • Coil Wire:   Special Copper
  • Cantilever Material:   Boron solid / 0.28mm
  • Stylus: Micro-Ridge Solid Diamond
  • Contact Radius:  3 m x 70 m
  • Net Weight:  11.9 gr

The Apollo MC Cartridge is priced at $9,000

Horus Tonearm 

  • Unipivot Bearing with Diamond Coding Tonearm   
  • Magnetic Anti-Skating            
  • Makassar Ebony wood armtube (in 9″ or 12″)          
  • Cryo .9999 fine silver continuous pick-up arm wire with RCA connectors                         
  • On-the-fly VTA adjustment   
  • Easy turnable Counterweight for VTF (Vertical Tracking Force) with locking screw      
  • Different lengths 9 “, 12 “      
  • Overhand 9″ is 216mm and 12″ is 298mm   
  • Effective mass 15-35 grams   
  • Cartridge range 6-18g

The Horus Tonearm is priced at $4,400

Zeus MC Cartridge 

  • Type: Moving  Coil (Dynamic)
  • Output Voltage: 0.3mV (3.54cm/sec,1KHz)
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz-50KHz
  • Channel Separation: 30dB (1KHz)
  • Channel Balance: 0.5dB (1KHz)
  • Tracking Force: 2.0 gr (20?C-25?C)
  • Trackability: 70um / 2.0gr
  • Compliance: 12 x10-6 cm/dyne
  • Internal Impedance: 4ohm
  • Load Impedance: 100ohm
  • Coil Wire: 6N Copper with acryo
  • Cantilever Material: Boron solid / 0.28mm
  • Stylus: Micro-Ridge Solid Diamond
  • Contact Radius: 3um x 70um
  • Net Weight: 11gr

The Zeus MC Cartridge is priced at $4,800 

Power and Connectivity

RA Ultimate AC Power Conditioner 

Triangle ART AC Power Conditioner
Triangle ART RA Ultimate

Triangle has revisited and upgraded its power conditioner with ground filtering while still maintaining the use of passive technology so there is no limitation on current, and so that it can be used with Triangle’s Power Amplifiers.

To ensure the best results, Triangle Art selected Mundorf Supreme Gold/Silver capacitors for the filter stage and solid copper with a rhodium-plated custom-made 20 amp outlet.

  • Outlets: 6
  • Voltage: 120-240v / 60-50hz
  • Dimension (L, D, H): 10 x 10 x 8 inches
  • Net Weight:  65 lbs

Pricing:

Tip: All power and interconnect cables come in a standard 1.5 meter length – Custom lengths are available upon request. Rhea Reference Speaker Cable – $6,000 (2-meter length)

Triangle ART Audio System at T.H.E. Show 2023

Triangle Art System at T.H.E. Show 2023

Source:
Ultimate SE Turntable$130,000
Anubis Turntable$18,000
Maestro Turntable$9,000
Osiris MK2 Diamond 12″ tonearm$9,000
Horus 12″ tonearm$4,400
Apollo MC Cartridge$9,000
Zeus MC Cartridge$4,800
Electronics:
P200 Phono-stage$18,000
L200 MK2 Dual Mono Preamplifier$25,000
M100 Mono-block Amplifier$25,000
Speakers:
Metis$60,000
Power Management:
RA Ultimate$12,000
Rhea Ultimate Power Cord$7,500
Rhea Reference Power Cord$3,000
Rhea Reference Interconnect$3,000
Rhea Reference Speakers cable$6,000
Total$393,700
Triangle ART Turntables at T.H.E. Show 2023

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1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. ORT

    June 13, 2023 at 3:23 am

    WTF?! “GAAK!”

    This is the reason frAudiophiles put much of their junque (please note the classy Europeeein’ spelling!) on the floor. None of them are strong enough to pick it up. At least they came with Certified Natural-Death®™©, Rain-Forest Grade®™© pallets that are documented lovingly harvested by indigenous and politically neutral pygmies.

    One does hope that the GreenEarf®™© electric pallet-jack was left behind after the installation just in case one has to rearrange things to prevent incestuous resonances from interfering with bass management and proper geo-synchornizifaction of cabling. ‘n’ Sheeeeit.

    Like Bowie and Lennon said, “Is it any wonder you are too cool to fool”?

    “The Emperor’s New Clothes”? Indeed. Either that or ’tis audio’s take on “A Modest Proposal”. Oh how I could go on but…

    ‘O That This Too Solid Flesh Would Melt’.

    QuasimORTo

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