I heard this pair at a friend's listening room and i was stunned by their soundstaging and imaging capabilities which led me to start this topic - viewtopic.php?t=625
Joey was very kind to trust me and lent me his pair for
audition, in my room, using my gear.
The Coincident Triumph Signature speaker is the cheapest and
smallest model in Coincident's line of speakers. One thing that
really caught my fancy about these speakers is the claim by its
designer Israel Blume that the impedance over the frequency
range is between 7 ohms to 8.5 ohms, making these speakers
Though rated at 94dB sensitivity, these speakers do not possess
the sensitivity of horn-loaded designs most SET users long for,
which is in the 98dB to over 100dB range. I do not have the
space and craving for these big horn-loaded speakers, which
makes the Triumph Signatures more appealing to me, at least in
It didn't take me long to find the position that would make the
pair throw an excellent soundstage in my room. Though not as
wide, deep and high as i've heard in Joey's place, it is thus
far the best soundstaging i have achieved in my room, and very
convincing at that, they disappear.
I played Agunas De Marco from Trio
Esperanca's Segundo CD and it reinforces what I
previously heard at Joey's place. This trio from Brasil has
voices so lovely that you wouldn't miss the musical instruments
at all. On my present speakers, there is still a tendency for
the voices to "smear," but not on the Coincident. One of my
favorite pop group CD, Roxette's Don't Bore Us, Get To The
Chorus proved once again the impressive soundstaging and
imaging capabilities of the Triumph Signature. As I play
Almost Unreal and Listen To Your Heart, I
relived the memories and the feeling of being in their concert
at the Folk Arts Theater on a Valentines Day.
And so it is now obvious that I fell for the Coincident's
capability to deliver a great soundstage and pin point imaging.
Moving onwards, I played Livingston Taylor's Grandma's
Hands from The Ultimate Demonstration Disk
CD. And so Russell, I am pleased to inform you that this pair
does have body and thickness on the finger snaps. I also heard
the inconsistencies in the way the fingers snap so clear that I
myself was caught by surprise.
The Triumph Signature makes use of proprietary 1" silk dome Vifa
tweeter and SEAS woofer. I do have preference for high frequency
extension, but I also know when it is too much for me. One
recording which may not appeal to many is Boston's
Greatest Hits due to the apparent brightness of the
recording. Although I am not complaining on how the C.M.M.D.
tweeters of my Infinity Kappa delivers such highs on this
recording, the Coincident's soft dome tweeter has a distinct
advantage of rendering the highs in a more refined, smoother way
and does so without loosing detail.
I promised Joey that I would never play 1812 Overture
and he's in luck because I don't have such a CD or Vinyl.
My vinyl copy of 1812 Overture is the wimpy version - no
cannons! However, I have Rammstein's Feuer Frei (if
you've seen the movie Triple X, you should know this track),
Animal Ant Farm's Smooth Criminal and Marilyn
Manson's Nobodys - these are some of my reference tracks
in auditioning speakers. I bought the Infinity Kappa because in
my subjective evaluation, this is the speaker that sounded best
for such music. So am I disappointed with the Coincident in this
area? Not really, but this is the area where it did not
convincingly win by a big margin over the Kappa. I don't mean
that the Coincident does not do bass, it does, in fact it does
bass as good or even better than the Kappa when I played
Erasure's Give A Little Respect on vinyl.
The sales pitch of Coincident is targeted to SET users, but what
the heck, I connected it to my idle Anthem Amp 1 and Pre 1L
combo. In goes Susan Wong and what the hell is
happening, this ultralinear push pull amp is making the Triumph
Signature sing! I have never heard the Anthems sound so good.
For more information about this model, visit
The equipment configuration:
HD 750 HDCD player -> Silver Audio Silver Bullet 4.0 -> DIY 2A3
Oracle Delphi Mk II -> Musical Fidelity X-LP -> Silver Audio
Silver Bullet 4.0 -> DIY 2A3
B) PUSH PULL
HD 750 HDCD player -> Silver Audio Silver Bullet 4.0 -> Anthem
Pre 1L -> Silver Audio Silver Bullet 4.0 -> Anthem Amp 1
* The speaker cable is Analysis Plus Oval 12 in all tests