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Harvey Gerst
02-09-2011, 04:25 AM
Guess I still have something to offer the industry (from this month's Mix Magazine):
:rockon1:
http://mixonline.com/gear/buyersguides/trident-HG3.jpg

Trident Audio

HG3 Close Field Monitors

"Legendary speaker designer Harvey Gerst worked with noted amp designer Russ Allee to create the new HG3 (http://www.trident-audio.com/hg3.html) powered close-field monitors for Trident Audio Developments. The HG3 speakers combine a midrange and HF driver in a separate swiveling enclosure set into a ported subwoofer cabinet, with the swiveling action greatly reducing diffraction distortion while letting users adjust directionality for improved imaging. Three sets of inputs allow for balanced (XLR and TRS) and unbalanced (TS and RCA) connections."

The full system description is here:

http://www.trident-audio.com/hg3.html

hjames
02-09-2011, 05:20 AM
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Guess I still have something to offer the industry (from this month's Mix Magazine):
:rockon1:


Trident Audio

HG3 Close Field Monitors



Very cool, Harvey!
I love the concept of the pivoting cabinet for mid and highs!
Sounds like some pro ears really like them!
Hope you get a nice slice from every one that sells!

jcrobso
02-09-2011, 02:15 PM
Good job! I hope I have a chance to hear a pair!:bouncy:

Mr. Widget
02-10-2011, 02:43 PM
Very cool Harvey... I must hear them!

Please send me a PM or post something once demo systems are out there.


Widget

DavidF
02-10-2011, 04:32 PM
Sooo, HG3....HG...HG, hmmm. What could "HG" stand for?

Now that you have primed the pump of interest, Harvey, please more, sir. What can you tell us about the development strategy and design goals?

Harvey Gerst
02-11-2011, 01:31 PM
Sooo, HG3....HG...HG, hmmm. What could "HG" stand for?

Now that you have primed the pump of interest, Harvey, please more, sir. What can you tell us about the development strategy and design goals?
Boy oh boy, Where to begin?

Even though I'm a fan of the near-field "concept", I'm not particularly fond of the "execution" from most speaker companies. I felt there were too many compromises made to get a small speaker that was also accurate. When I got this project from Trident Audio, I started thinking of all the things I felt were wrong with the current crop of speakers.

Almost all near-field studio monitors are flawed to some degree. Limited dispersion, bandwidth, Doppler distortion, phase distortion, inter-modulation distortion, room standing waves and reflections, cabinet resonances, edge diffractions, the need for a separate mono sub to produce decent bass response, and a myriad of other problems plague traditional near-field monitor designs. At least, that's how it seemed to me.

I tried to explain my approach to the design here:

http://www.trident-audio.com/hg3.html

The hardest part of the project was figuring out how to get the treble and midrange signal to the cylinder without running multiple wires to the tube, and not having the wires break over time due to rotation rotation.

That was solved about 3 am one morning when I woke up with the idea of a "flashlight battery". Put the high end crossover in the tube and just run two wires to the tube through a contact at each end of the tube.

Fred Sanford
02-12-2011, 06:46 AM
Smart planning, interesting & innovative results- bravo! :applaud:

Seems like you have a success on many levels, hopefully word gets out & enough people hear them that you have a sales success as well.

Thanks for sharing, I hope I'm able to hear them soon.

je