Installing the Trident 2

I was a little apprehensive about installing the Trident 2. The Pantheons, I can just about deal with, even on my own. But the Trident 2 are about twice the volume and approx. three times the weight.
when I broke my clavicle five weeks ago (cycling accident), I knew that it would be impossible for me to install the speakers myself. I am so grateful to Joe Cali, our Los Angeles Gryphon dealer for stepping in & taking care of the installation. Bringing the crates into the listening room, unboxing, putting in the rough position. Removing the Pantheons, putting them in their crates. Then putting the empty Trident crates into our storage, finally changing out preamps - almost three hours. Before dialing in the speakers, which took almost another six hours.

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Had the paving stones filled with concrete, a smooth path for the monster crates.
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Had a ramp fabricated & strengthened, no unnecessary lifting required.

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two dollies under each crate

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The Pantheons were still in the room, when the Tridents were brought inside. Mephisto in the middle between the Pantheons.

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Speakers were laid on their side to facilitate removing the top & bottom shipping caps.

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These are v tall speakers

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First speaker more or less in situ.
 
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Actually dialing the speakers in, is always the most time consuming. though fun part of this exercise. T2#18.jpg

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Trident 2 and Pantheon

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Gryphon Black Spikes with Artesania Decoupling Discs. The display on the floor shows the bass amplitude, as well as damping. Adjustments, are made from the remote control or from the back of the speaker.

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Photo credit - Joseph Cali

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The room measures approx. 40 x 31 x 23'

The speakers have a 500WPC Class AB amplifier on the back panel that drives the 4 x 8" woofers in a sealed enclosure.
We ended up moving the two speakers about 6" away from the staircase (and into the room) & 1 1/4" closer to the staircase. After we found the correct location for each speaker, then we spiked them & mounted them on the Artesania 4" Decoupling Discs.

Total time spent from start to finish, a little shy of nine hours. My deepest gratitude to Joe Cali for taking care of the installation.

What do they sound like ? TBC
 

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HughP3

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Congrats Phillip! Please post impressions. I am beyond excited to have mine installed by Joe, maybe by mid April the room will be ready. - hugh
 
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Thanks, Hugh, I have no doubt that you will be thrilled with the Trident's performance. Joe & Mike did a fantastic job dialing in the speakers.

Can't wait to get the Ethos CD back from Manhattan; its a source that competes best with the best turntables. I heard Joe is going to bring his demo to your home for the installation.

Looking forward to hearing your room the next time I am in Atalanta.
cheers
Philip
 
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HughP3

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Please do Phillip
 

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Wow! Quite an undertaking--where was Joe? don't recognise him from those two fellows
Did he pike on the heavy lifting:D!

Luv the house /setting/etc Philip --big difference from a Ballsbridge Semi !;)

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Actually dialing the speakers in, is always the most time consuming. though fun part of this exercise. View attachment 62221

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Trident 2 and Pantheon

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Gryphon Black Spikes with Artesania Decoupling Discs. The display on the floor shows the bass amplitude, as well as damping. Adjustments, are made from the remote control or from the back of the speaker.

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Photo credit - Joseph Cali

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The room measures approx. 40 x 31 x 23'

The speakers have a 500WPC Class AB amplifier on the back panel that drives the 4 x 8" woofers in a sealed enclosure.
We ended up moving the two speakers about 6" away from the staircase (and into the room) & 1 1/4" closer to the staircase. After we found the correct location for each speaker, then we spiked them & mounted them on the Artesania 4" Decoupling Discs.

Total time spent from start to finish, a little shy of nine hours. My deepest gratitude to Joe Cali for taking care of the installation.

What do they sound like ? TBC
Wow what a fantastic room and setup. Enjoy.
 

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How are the Trident IIs sounding, Philip?
 

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