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2014 Product of the Year Entrant

GoldenEar Technology Invisa HTR 7000

MSRP: $499.99 each

The Invisa Home Theater Reference (HTR) 7000 is designed for use as a ceiling-mounted main front stage left-, right- or center-channel speaker in high-quality home theater and music systems, as well as for use as a side or rear surround speaker. It has a flat, round, magnetically attached micro-perf grille that covers the mounting flange for an attractive, nearly “invisible” look. The drivers are mounted at precisely calculated angles so that they face the normal listening position, for exceptional imaging, superior frequency response remarkable clarity and precise focus. The driver complement combines the same superb 7” high-definition cast-basket driver used in the acclaimed Aon 3, with one of GoldenEar’s signature technology High Velocity Folded Ribbon tweeters. A complex crossover network assures perfect blending. In order to achieve open, boxless, three-dimensional imaging that appears to come from across the front wall rather than the ceiling, great care has been taken to minimize deleterious diffraction effects as well as to optimize wave-launch into the room by utilizing and combining our FocusField™ Technology with a unique Non-Periodic Waveform (NPW) Diffraction Control and Wave-Launch construction.

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Features

Several things set this product apart from other in-ceiling speaker solutions. First, the use of drivers of the same quality as those used in the award winning GoldenEar traditional bookshelf and floorstanding speakers. While most architectural speakers "dumb-down" the driver technology to hit price points and margin goals, GoldenEar employs exactly the same quality drivers, including our much heralded ribbon tweeter, in the HTR 7000 speakers. This means the system can be coupled with big power for a truly high-end home theater. Second, although the idea of directing the sound in such a way to "appear" to come from in front rather than above is not a new idea, the implementation has never been as sonically successful as the HTR 7000 achieves, thanks to the use of the Non-Periodic wave guide. This technology eliminates the "howling" associated with a speaker in a tunnel design, allowing for the amazingly open, transparent and balanced sound one would expect from an audiophile quality speaker. Lastly, the invisible design of the low-profile magnetic grilles (round or optional square) allows for a completely stealth speaker system of unparalleled sonic quality. The results of this engineering effort were clearly on display at the recent CEDIA expo, where GoldenEar received accolades from the industry's press for the spectacular accomplishment of creating great sound from an in-ceiling speaker in a trade show environment. "The HTR 7000s created a wide, smooth soundstage across the front of the room and consistently fooled me into thinking the sound was coming from down lower near the TV — not six feet above it." reported Darryl Wilkinson, one of the many surprised audio reviewers that wrote about GoldenEar's remarkable demo. And from Caleb Denison "Had we walked in blindfolded, we never would have guessed we were listening to in-ceiling speakers."

Benefits

The popularity and desirability of nearly invisible in-ceiling speakers is undeniable based on their ideal aesthetic fit for many of today's modern living spaces. Also undeniable is that everyone wants a real surround sound high-quality audio experience to accompany their HD (or UHD) TV. Many consumers want to enjoy the experience of a full size home theater system but do not have the space and/or desire to have speakers cluttering their room. The GoldenEar Home Theater Reference (HTR) 7000 combines the incredible performance of a traditional high-end, floorstanding or bookshelf speaker-based sound system, with the same sense of size, dimension and image location, but with no speakers visible in the room. Their nearly invisible low-profile magnetically attached grilles (round or optional square) can even be painted to match for the ultimate in a stealth speaker system. And thanks to the use of high-performance, state-of-the-art driver technology, an Invisa HTR 7000 based system can take full advantage of the best in audiophile quality electronics for unheard of, and unexpected, levels of performance.

Company Info

GoldenEar Technology is the new speaker company started by Sandy Gross, founder of Polk Audio and Definitive Technology. GoldenEar is focused on creating innovative loudspeakers embodying ultra-high-performance, elegant styling and extraordinary value. With our passion for sonic perfection, we make high-end affordable.

GoldenEar loudspeakers employ the latest technology available, rather than a re-hash of the last 50 years of loudspeaker design. All new folded ribbon tweeters, ultra-high-powered digital amplifiers, racetrack woofers, large surface inertially balanced passive radiators and trendsetting unique designs make the GoldenEar loudspeakers the most award winning and successful new speaker brand in decades. The GoldenEar product lineup now includes the Product of the Year Triton Towers (three models), the award-winning Aon Series bookshelf speakers, Invisa Architectural speakers, ForceField subwoofers — and the “Soundbar Standard”, the SuperCinema 3D Array.

GoldenEar Technology products are sold through a network of high-quality audio/video specialty and custom integrators across North America, and distributed and sold around the world by our network of specialty audio products international distributors.


GoldenEar Technology
P.O. Box 141
Stevenson, Maryland
21153
United States of America
Tel: 410-998-9134
Fax: 410-356-0808
www.goldenear.com

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