“Let our rigorous testing and reviews be your guidelines to A/V equipment – not marketing slogans”
Facebook Youtube Twitter instagram pinterest

Angel City Audio Trinity L/R & Center Conclusion

By

The Angel City Audio Trinity's sounded really sweet when I first heard them at the Audioholics GTG event and continued to do so once I got them into my audio room.  I found that the cabinets were built extremely well and their measurements showed them also to be well-designed speakers. Since the tweeter is a Vifa I was able to do a little research on them and found that the distortion measurements on it were very low. In my listening tests I still found them to sound good at low to moderate volume. At higher volume they did compress the sound, losing some of the detail they had at the lower volumes.  Also, I think if Angel City Audio used a D’Appolito design for the main speakers, the vertical dispersion and phase improvement from this design could have resulted in a better sound stage and image placement. 

Although these speakers are not perfect, and of course none are, I would definitely recommend them for a smaller room with some room treatment on the side walls. The three (LCR) speakers worked very nicely together which made for an enjoyable movie and music experience.

ACA L/R

The Score Card

The scoring below is based on each piece of equipment doing the duty it is designed for. The numbers are weighed heavily with respect to the individual cost of each unit, thus giving a rating roughly equal to:

Performance × Price Factor/Value = Rating

Audioholics.com note: The ratings indicated below are based on subjective listening and objective testing of the product in question. The rating scale is based on performance/value ratio. If you notice better performing products in future reviews that have lower numbers in certain areas, be aware that the value factor is most likely the culprit. Other Audioholics reviewers may rate products solely based on performance, and each reviewer has his/her own system for ratings.

Audioholics Rating Scale

  • StarStarStarStarStar — Excellent
  • StarStarStarStar — Very Good
  • StarStarStar — Good
  • StarStar — Fair
  • Star — Poor
MetricRating
Build QualityStarStarStarStarStar
AppearanceStarStarStarStar
Treble ExtensionStarStarStarStar
Treble SmoothnessStarStarStarStar
Midrange AccuracyStarStarStarStar
Bass ExtensionStarStarStar
Bass AccuracyStarStarStarStar
Dynamic RangeStarStarStar
PerformanceStarStarStarStar
ValueStarStarStarhalf-star
About the author:
author portrait

Ken Stein is a contributing writer and reviewer for Audioholics and he really REALLY likes his speakers (which he should, since he spent countless hours hand-crafting them himself.) Ken is an engineer with FedEx and applies his diligent attention to detail to his speaker and electronics reviews here at Audioholics.

View full profile

Confused about what AV Gear to buy or how to set it up? Join our Exclusive Audioholics E-Book Membership Program!

Recent Forum Posts:

woofersus posts on February 26, 2013 21:29
Thanks for the review guys!
panteragstk posts on February 26, 2013 09:20
I really need to go to one of these GTG's. …someday
BoredSysAdmin posts on February 26, 2013 09:04
I recall from GTG that we (me and wifey) were much more impressed by sound of EMP system than AC speakers …
Post Reply