2013 Product of the Year Entrant
GoldenEar Technology SuperCinema 3D Array
The SuperCinema 3D Array technology effectively addresses certain problems inherent in typical soundbar-type products. These problems have been brought up recently in a 3D audio research project being conducted by Dr. Edgar Choueiri at Princeton University. Dr. Choueiri points out that the crosstalk that exists between the left and right loudspeakers and our contralateral ears is deleterious to our ability to fully experience and process the imaging cues so necessary for 3D imaging perception. These cues are present in the recordings but are corrupted in standard playback. This negative effect is especially true when the left and right channels are minimally separated, as we normally encounter in all standard soundbar-type products.
To address this problem, the GoldenEar 3D Array design incorporates a second set of drivers that effectively cancels out crosstalk distortion between the left and right channels, recovering the cues the brain requires to recreate the perception of a 3D sonic image. The result is a front soundstage that stretches from wall to wall even though the SuperCinema 3D Array soundbar is only 49” wide. The amazing height, width and depth effectively envelop the listeners in a true 180-degree soundfield. When the 3D Array is combined with a pair of rear/surround speakers, and a powered Subwoofer, the result is a surround sound experience which rivals the best discreet six-speaker systems. In fact, it actually surpasses all but the best in its ability to dramatically recreate the realism of a live music performance or the movie theater experience.
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The aesthetically compelling visual appeal of a soundbar is undeniable. Unfortunately, both passive and active soundbars have failed to achieve a truly convincing surround sound experience when compared to a high-quality fully discrete 5.1 channel surround system. Until now. This unique new 3-channel front soundstage soundbar incorporates special 3D image optimization technology to achieve superbly lifelike, wide, deep 3D front stage playback realism with virtually no acoustic coloration.
A true audiophile grade solution, in a category full of plug and play entry level products, the 3D Array, when combined with a high quality surround receiver, matching GoldenEar rear speakers and a ForceField Subwoofer, creates a level of audio performance that can never be duplicated with conventional passive -or active all-in-one - soundbars.
The SuperCinema 3D Array is an ideal match for 48" to 55" flat panel displays and measures 49" wide x 4-3/4" high x 2-1/2" deep. The beautiful piano gloss black finished cabinet is aerospace-grade extruded aluminum with a marble powder infused baffle and end-caps. It can be easily wall-mounted using its keyhole mounts or threaded brass inserts, or shelf-mounted using its adjustable rear supports.
At only $999, the SuperCinema 3D Array is also an incredible value, offering the performance of three stand-alone audiophile-quality loudspeakers in the perfect aesthetic, one-piece package, to integrate beautifully with today's living spaces and flat panel TVs. The GoldenEar SuperCinema 3D Array is really a high-end audiophile loudspeaker system disguised as a soundbar.
The popularity of the soundbar is undeniable based on its ideal aesthetic fit for today's flat panel TV's and modern living spaces. Also undeniable is that everyone wants a real surround sound high-quality audio experience to accompany their HD 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 SuperCinema 3D Array combines the incredible performance of a high-end, multiple-front-speakers home theater system, with the same sense of size and dimension, but with only one modest sized, affordable speaker that fits comfortably and aesthetically into their home. The sleek, 2.5" thin aerospace-grade extruded aluminum enclosure perfectly complements the latest super thin flat-panel TVs, but unlike other soundbars that are simple "better than TV sound" in utilizes new technology to equal or surpass the performance of three discreet loudspeakers.
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.
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SuperCinema 3D Array
A remarkable, new technology, three-channel loudspeaker system that combines the elegant form factor of a soundbar with the sonic performance of three audiophile-quality, physically separated, discreet loudspeakers.
SuperCinema 3D Array System
A remarkable, new technology, three-channel loudspeaker system that combines the elegant form factor of a soundbar with the sonic performance of three audiophile-quality, physically separated, discreet loudspeakers. Combine with the ForceField 3 subwoofer and a pair of SuperSat 3 Surround speakers to create this exceptional Home Theater System.
Invisa HTR 7000
The Invisa 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 or square, 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 GoldenEar Aon 3, with one of GoldenEar’s signature technology High Velocity Folded Ribbon tweeters (HVFR™). A complex crossover network, with a high-frequency equalization switch, 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. This is achieved by utilizing and combining our FocusField™ Technology with a unique Non-Periodic Waveform (NPW) Diffraction Control and Wave-Launch construction.