SuperCinema 3D Arrays

The SuperCinema 3D Arrays combine 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 X

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

SuperCinema 3D Array X and 3D Array XL Ultra-High-Performance Soundbars

The SuperCinema® 3D Array® soundbars are remarkable new loudspeaker systems that combine the elegant form factor of a soundbar with the extraordinary sonic performance of a true discrete-speaker 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 multi-channel surround system. GoldenEar Technology has developed a unique new technology for our soundbars that incorporates special 3D image optimization technology to achieve superbly lifelike, wide, deep 3D playback realism with virtually no acoustic coloration.

3D ArraysThis 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 where the left and right channel speakers are simply too close together.

The 3D Array Soundbars incorporate 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, much wider than the actual physical soundbar! All this is contained within sleek, attractive 2.7" thin enclosures that perfectly complements the latest super-thin flat panel TVs.

The 3D Array soundbars are designed for use with a powered subwoofer - the GoldenEar ForceField Subwoofers are engineered to be the perfect high-performance match. 

SURROUND SPEAKERS OPTIONAL: Our unique 3D Array Technology delivers extraordinary surround sound performance with or without rear surround speakers. Excellent and convincing surround sound performance is achieved even without surround speakers, however, when the 3D Arrays are 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 six-speaker (or more) 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 3D Array soundbars incorporate six (3D Array X) or eight (3D Array XL) 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™). Both utilize 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 X is an ideal match for 48"- 60" TVs, 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.

SuperCinema 3D Array X

 

SuperCinema 3D Array XL

 

SuperCinema 3D Arrays
   
   

SuperCinema 3D Array X and 3D Array XL Specifications

   

3D Array X

 

3D Array XL

Dimensions   49-1/8˝ W x 4-3/4˝ H x 2-3/4˝ D

  62-1/8˝ W x 4-3/4˝ H x 2-3/4˝ D

Weight   17 lbs (product) / 22 lbs (shipping)

  22 lbs (product) / 25 lbs (shipping)

Frequency Response   80 Hz - 35 kHz

  80 Hz - 35 kHz

Efficiency   91 dB

  91 dB

Nominal Impedance   Compatible with 8 ohms

  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

  Eight - 4-1/2˝ High-Definition Cast-Basket
MVPP™ Mid/Bass Drivers

Three - HVFR™ High-Velocity Folded
Ribbon Tweeters

Recommended Amplification   20 - 200 watt/channel

  20 - 300 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 X and 3D Array XL Manuals & Literature

 

 

 

SuperCinema 3D Array X Manual

SuperCinema 3D Array X Manual

SuperCinema 3D Array XL Manual

SuperCinema 3D Array XL Manual

SuperCinema 3D Array Brochure

SuperCinema 3D Arrays Brochure

 
SuperCinema 3D Array XL System

SuperCinema 3D Array X and 3D Array XL
Recommended System Components

The SuperCinema 3D Array systems consist of a 3D Array Soundbar for Left, Center and Right, one or two ForceField Subwoofers, and two or four SuperSat 3 Surrounds/Rears (optional). Any of the Invisa in-wall/in-ceiling models are also perfect as optional Surround/Rear speakers. GoldenEar has engineered and voiced all of our speakers to perfectly complement and match each other in order to give you the greatest flexibility in creating your system. See below for the available options.

SUBWOOFERS
ForceField 3, ForceField 4, ForceField 5

SURROUND/REARS (Optional)
Aon 2, Aon 3, SuperSat 3, SuperSat 50, SuperSat 60, Invisa 525,
Invisa 650, Invisa HTR 7000, Invisa MPX MultiPolar

ATMOS HEIGHT CHANNELS (Optional)
Invisa 525, Invisa 650, Invisa HTR 7000

SuperCinema 3D Array X and 3D Array XL Press & Reviews

Secrets of Home Theater & High Fidelity

SuperCinema 3D Array XL
October 29th, 2014
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AV Magazine
South Africa

SuperCinema 3D Array X
October 2014 Issue
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HomeTheaterReview.com Best of 2013

SuperCinema 3D Array
December 2nd, 2013
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Residential Systems Resi Award

SuperCinema 3D Array
November 10th, 2013
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HomeTheaterReview.com

SuperCinema 3D Array
June 17th, 2013
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Technology Tell

SuperCinema 3D Array
March 12th, 2013
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More Press and Reviews

Home Theater Top Pick of the Year 2012

SuperCinema 3D Array
January 4th, 2013
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Sound & Vision
Editors' Choice Award

SuperCinema 3D Array
December 31st, 2012
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Wired

SuperCinema 3D Array
December 17th, 2012
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Home Theater Magazine

SuperCinema 3D Array
December 2012 Issue
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Innovations Award

SuperCinema 3D Array
November 25th, 2012
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Sound & Vision Review

SuperCinema 3D Array
November 2012 Issue
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CE Pro BEST Award

SuperCinema 3D Array
September 10th, 2012
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Excite Award

SuperCinema 3D Array
August 13th, 2012

CES Accolades

SuperCinema 3D Array
January 2012
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