GoldenEar Technology SuperCinema 3D Array XL Ultra-High-Performance Soundbar: “A New Gold Standard in Soundbar Systems.” – Bryan Gardiner, Wired
- 3-channel front soundstage soundbar with 3D image optimization technology
- Superbly wide, deep 3D front stage realism
- High Velocity Folded Ribbon (HVFR) high-frequency radiators for Greater Control, Smoother More Extended Response
- Beautiful aerospace-grade extruded aluminum
- Piano-gloss-black cabinet
The SuperCinema 3D Array XL is a remarkable new loudspeaker system that combines the elegant form factor of a soundbar with the extraordinary sonic performance of a true surround system. The aesthetically compelling visual appeal of a soundbar is undeniable. Traditional soundbars, whether active or passive, have failed to achieve a truly convincing surround-sound experience when compared to a high-quality, fully discrete 5.1-channel surround system. Now, however, GoldenEar Technology has developed a unique new technology soundbar that incorporates special 3D image optimization technology to achieve superbly lifelike, wide, deep 3D playback realism with virtually no acoustic coloration.
This technology, pioneered by Sandy Gross, effectively addresses certain problems that 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, especially when the left and right channels are minimally separated (as we normally encounter in soundbar systems), is deleterious to our brain's ability to fully experience and process the imaging cues so necessary for 3D imaging perception. These imaging cues are present in the recordings but dramatically corrupted in typical soundbar playback.
The SuperCinema 3D Array incorporates left-, center- and right-channel speakers, plus a second set of drivers that utilize 3D Array Technology to effectively cancel out this crosstalk distortion between the left and right channel. The result is a front soundstage that stretches from wall to wall and beyond, with amazing height, width and depth that effectively envelops the listeners in a true 180-degree soundfield, even though the soundbar is only 49 inches wide! All this is contained within a sleek, attractive 2.7-inch thin enclosure that perfectly complements the latest super-thin flat panel TVs.
The 3D Array XL soundbar incorporate eight of GoldenEar Technology’s spider-leg cast basket 4.5" bass-midrange drivers with our unique Multi-Vaned Phase Plugs (MVPP). In addition, there are three of GoldenEar’s extraordinary High-Velocity Folded Ribbon tweeters (HVFR). The XL utilizes our new, patent pending, Mag-X Coupling Crossover Technology, which delivers improved 3D imaging as well as smoother response and greater detail. The 3D Array XL is an ideal match for 65" and up TVs. The beautiful piano-gloss-black-finished cabinets are aerospace-grade extruded aluminum with marble-powder-infused baffle and end-caps. They can be easily wall-mounted using their keyhole mounts or threaded brass inserts, or shelf-mounted using their adjustable rear supports.
Make it a system!
Excellent and convincing surround sound performance is achieved even without surround speakers, however, when the SuperCinema 3D Array is combined with a pair of rear surrounds (like SuperSat 3s or Invisa In-Ceilings) the result is a mind-boggling, true surround-sound experience that rivals discrete 6-speaker systems. In fact, it actually surpasses all but the very best in the ability to dramatically recreate the realism of a live performance or a cinematic event.
The SuperCinema 3D Array is designed for use with a powered subwoofer — GoldenEar ForceField Subwoofers are engineered to be the perfect high-performance match.