SuperCinema 3D Array

The SuperCinema 3D Array combines the design of an elegant soundbar with
the performance of a true high-quality component system.

“MASSIVE SOUNDSTAGE ... Made me wonder if I should
 even bother using tower speakers”

– Al Griffin in his Sound & Vision Magazine Review of the 3D Array

  1. Overview
  2. Specifications
  3. Manual & Literature
  4. SuperCinema 3D Array Systems
  5. Press & Reviews
  6. Photos

SuperCinema 3D Array Overview

 

The SuperCinema® 3D Array™ 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. Unfortunately, both passive and active soundbars fail to achieve a truly convincing surround-sound experience when compared to a high-quality, fully discrete 5.1-channel surround system. 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.

3D Array

The SuperCinema 3D Array (SC3DA) 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" wide! All this is contained within a sleek, attractive 2.7" thin enclosure that perfectly complements the latest super-thin flat panel TVs.

SURROUND SPEAKERS OPTIONAL: Our unique 3D Array Technology delivers extraordinary surround sound performance with or without rear surround speakers. However, excellent and convincing surround sound performance is achieved even without surround speakers, however, when the SC3DA is combined with a pair of rear surrounds (like our SuperSat 3s or Invisa In-Ceiling) 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 SC3DA is designed for use with a powered subwoofer - the GoldenEar ForceField Subwoofers are engineered to be the perfect high-performance match,

The SC3DA incorporates six 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 3 of GoldenEar’s extraordinary High-Velocity Folded Ribbon tweeters (HVFR™). The Array is an ideal match for 48"-and-up TVs. 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.

   
   

SuperCinema 3D Array Specifications

   

SuperCinema 3D Array

   
Dimensions   49˝ W x 4-3/4˝ H x 2-3/4˝ D

   
Weight   20 lbs (product) / 22 lbs (shipping)

   
Frequency Response   80 Hz - 35 kHz

   
Efficiency   91 dB

   
Nominal Impedance   Compatible with 8 ohms

   
Driver Complement   Six - 4-1/2˝ High-Definition Cast-Basket
MVPP™ Mid/Bass Drivers

Three - HVFR™ High-Velocity Folded
Ribbon Tweeters

   
Recommended Amplification   20 - 200 watt/channel

   
 
       
   

 

State-of-the-art Goldenear Technology Drivers

 

High-Velocity Folded Ribbon Tweeter (HVFR)   4_5 High-Definition Bass-Midrange Driver            
High-Velocity Folded Ribbon Tweeter (HVFR)
 
4.5" High-Definition Bass/Midrange Driver
           
  • Tweeter Diaphragm is a High Temperature Film
  • High-Power Neodymium Magnets
  • Squeezes/Pressurizes Air Instead of Pushing It
  • Greater Control, Smoother More Extended Response
  • Vanishingly Low Distortion
  • Dramatically Improved Dynamic Range and Detail
  • Superb Dispersion Characteristics
 
  • GoldenEar Multi-Vaned Phase Plug (MVPP) Design
  • Rigid Free-Flow Cast-Basket Chassis
  • Proprietary Computer Optimized Cone Topology
  • High-Gauss Magnet Assemly
  • 1˝ High-Temperature Kapton Former Voice Coil
  • Extremely Extended Resonant-Free Liner Frequency Response Characteristics
           
 

 

 
   

SuperCinema 3D Array Manual & Literature

 

 

 

SuperCinema 3D Array Manual

SuperCinema 3D Array Manual

SuperCinema 3D Array Brochure

SuperCinema 3D Array Brochure

 

SuperCinema 3D Array Recommended Systems

SuperCinema 3D Array System

 

SuperCinema 3D Array

The SuperCinema 3D Array system consists of 1 SuperCinema 3D Array for Left/Center/Right, two to four SuperSat 3 Surrounds/Rears, and one or two ForceField 3 Subwoofers. Any of the Invisa in-wall/in-ceiling models are also perfect as Surround/Rear speakers.

 
       
       
       
       

SuperCinema 3D Array Press & Reviews

HomeTheaterReview.com Best of 2013

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December 2nd, 2013
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Residential Systems Resi Award

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November 10th, 2013
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HomeTheaterReview.com

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June 17th, 2013
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Technology Tell

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March 12th, 2013
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Home Theater Top Pick of the Year 2012

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January 4th, 2013
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Sound & Vision
Editors' Choice Award

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December 31st, 2012
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Wired

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December 17th, 2012
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Home Theater Magazine

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December 2012 Issue
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Innovations Award

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November 25th, 2012
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Sound & Vision Review

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November 2012 Issue
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CE Pro BEST Award

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September 10th, 2012
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Excite Award

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August 13th, 2012

CES Accolades

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January 2012
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