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    Grand Opening Contest

    The Triad Speakers Forum Grand Opening Contest will test your trivia skills and the Grand Prize Winner will take home (2) Pairs of Triad's newest speaker: The Outdoor 25.

    The OD25 is the perfect choice where full sound is desired outdoors in an all-weather housing designed to look great and deliver big.The OD 25 comes standard in black or white, but it can be paint matched to any color you wish. With paint matching, the retail value of this prize is $1200.00.

    The Second Prize Winner will receive a pair of Triad InCeiling Silver Open Rounds (white or black). The retail value of this prize is $600.00.


    All you have to do is answer the trivia questions below, and email your answers (along with your Name, Address and Telephone Number) to There is only one correct answer per question. In the event that you and others answer the same number of questions correctly, the winning entries will be based on who emailed their answers first. The contest judge is Dawn Gordon Luks (the forum administrator), and her decision is final.


    The Triad Speakers Forum Grand Opening Contest is a skill-based contest for valid, registered members of the The Triad Speakers Forum who are U.S. citizens and meet all other eligibility requirements. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age. Employees and staff of The Triad Speakers Forum, The Consumer Electronics forum on CompuServe Incorporated, and Triad Speakers, Inc., their affiliates, and immediate families are not eligible to enter. You may upload one entry per member and per household.

    The contest begins on September 20, 2016 at 11:00 am Eastern Time.

    The deadline for all entries is October 15, 2016 at 11:00 am Eastern Time.


    The Triad Speakers Forum will have the right, free of charge, to publish and edit the winning entry and use the winner's name for advertising and promotional purposes.

    The Triad Speakers Forum reserves the right to require the winner's affidavit of eligibility.

    Participation in the contest and receipt of the prize are subject to all local, state, and federal regulations and are void where prohibited by law.

    Applicable taxes are the responsibility of the winner.

    No purchase required.

    The winners will be announced on October 17, 2016.


    * GOOD LUCK !!!!! *


    1. What is the street address of Triad's Factory?

    2. What was the name of the first film released in the United States that contained Dolby Stereo?

    3. Which manufacturer sold the first stereo VHS VCR in the USA?

    a. Sony
    b. JVC
    c. Mitsubishi
    d. Panasonic
    e. Akai

    4. Name the actor whose name was omitted from the ending credits in the home video release of "The Natural."

    a. Kim Basinger
    b. Darren McGavin
    c. Robert Redford
    e. Robert Duvall
    f. Glenn Close
    g. Wilford Brimley
    h. Ernest Borgnine

    5. Which of the following films was not scored by John Williams?

    a. "Jaws"
    b. "Earthquake"
    c. "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial"
    d. "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn"
    e. "The Empire Strikes Back"
    f. "Superman: The Movie"

    6. In the film "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," what is the name of the place where the mothership lands?

    7. The first Dolby logo seen in film credits did not say "Dolby Stereo". What did it say?

    a. Dolby System
    b. Dolby Recording
    c. Dolby Noise Reduction
    d. Dolby Surround

    8. In addition to the Dolby logo, what slogan often accompanied the logo in those early films?

    a. For the best sound possible
    b. Science through sound
    c. Making Films Sound Better
    d. You paid $5 for this crap?

    9. Paul Newman won an Academy Award for which film?

    a. "The Sting"
    b. "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid"
    c. "Absence of Malice"
    d. "The Verdict"
    e. "The Color of Money"

    10. How did the film "Never Say Never Again" supposedly get its title?

    11. Name the first company to introduce a Dolby licensed surround sound decoder.

    a. Surround Sound Inc.
    b. NEC
    c. Sony
    d. Pioneer
    e. Denon
    f. Fosgate
    g. Aphex
    h. Lexicon

    12. What was the first film released on Blu-Ray with Dolby Atmos?

    a. "San Andreas"
    b. "Transformers: Age of Extinction"
    c. "Jupiter Ascending"
    d. "American Sniper"
    e. "Borat"

    13. What was the first Atmos speaker that Triad released?

    14. Name any Assistant Sysop on CompuServe's Consumer Electronics Forum from 1985 to 1996. The key word here is "Assistant."

    15. Which speaker company did Dolby partner with while developing their Atmos system?

    a. B&W
    b. Vandersteen
    c. Steinway Lyngdorf
    d. Triad
    e. Meridian
    f. All of the Above

    16. In "The Martian" which constellation can be seen in almost every shot of space throughout the entire movie?

    17. In the film "Seabiscuit," The Seabiscuit-War Admiral race originally held at Pimlico race track was actually filmed on location at:

    a. Belmont Park
    b. Santa Anita Park
    c. Keeneland Race Track
    d. Churchill Downs Race Track
    e. Pimlico Race Track

    18. Which Triad speaker was designed specifically for corner placement?

    19. In "The West Wing," which actor was considered for the role of President Bartlet?

    a. Alan Alda
    b. Alan Arkin
    c. Michael Douglas
    d. Jeff Bridges
    e. Jimmy Smits

    20. In the TV Show "The Big Bang Theory," what was Penny's maiden name?

    21. What was the first company to offer customized (in size and color) soundbars?

    a. Canton
    b. Triad
    c. Artison
    d. Leon

    22. Who's the Triad "Dude?"

    a. Bruce Franklin
    b. Paul Scarpelli
    c. Larry Pexton
    d. Baba Booey

    23. Name the actor who spoofed Buzz Aldrin by asking the astronaut: "Is you upset that Michael Jackson got all the credit for inventing the moonwalk?"

    24. "When Harry Met Sally" Had a famous "NY Deli Scene" – Where was it shot?

    a. Second Avenue Deli
    b. Stage Deli
    c. Carnegie Deli
    d. Katz's Deli

    25. How does Triad build 90% of their speakers?

    a. In a tree with Elves
    b. In Norway, in the snow, during alternate side of the street parking, on Wednesdays.
    c. Ryan Lochte says he builds ‘em.
    d. In Portland, Oregon, one at a time, by hand.

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    1. 15835 N.E. Cameron Blvd., Portland OR 97230

    2. "Star Wars Episdode 4: A New Hope"

    3. Akai VS-525U and the VS-565U, both featuring 10-watt-per-channel amplifiers.

    4. Darren McGavin - not Kolchak here.

    5. "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kaaaaaahn!"

    6. Devil's Tower, Wyoming - Served with butter and bacon bits

    7. Dolby System

    8. Making Films Sound Better

    9. "The Color of Money"

    10. After "Diamonds are Forever," Sean Connery told his wife he would never play James Bond again. He was wrong.

    11. Surround Sound Inc.

    12. "Transformers: Age of Extinction"

    13. InRoom Bronze LR-H

    14. Any of these names would be acceptable: Bill Rood, Marc Wielage, Glenn Hart,
    Eric Carter, Andy Adler, Michael Marcus, Jim Shobert, Brad Meyer, Steve Schechter or Ed Ellers.

    15. Triad

    16. Orion

    17. Keeneland Race Track

    18. InCorner Bronze Satellite

    19. Alan Alda

    20. Penny's maiden name has never been revealed.

    21. Leon Speakers (Bazinga, not Triad this time)

    22. Mr. Paul Scarpelli – master of two wheeled vehicles and anything with a decent midrange.

    23. Sacha Baron Cohen, as Ali G.

    24. Katz's Deli (unbelievable Pastrami sandwiches)

    25. In Portland, Oregon, one at a time, by hand.

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