Subwoofer: ForceField Series

GoldenEar’s award-winning subwoofer ForceField Series has been engineered from the
ground up to combine subtle musical detail with earth-shaking high-impact power;
all in attractive, compact enclosures which blend well into any environment.

“NEAR PERFECT ... a TOUR de FORCE”
– Andrew Robinson in his HomeTheaterReview.com Review of the ForceField 4

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

Subwoofer: ForceField Series Overview

 
Subwoofer ForceField Series  

Many of today’s subwoofers fall into one of two categories: the smaller ultra-compact high-output category or the larger high-performance extended-response category. These two design types tend to offer different performance benefits, the ultra compact having the ability to play extremely loud, but over a narrower bandwidth and the large subs having this high output plus more extended response.

GoldenEar's engineering team set out to accomplish the best of both worlds with the ForceField subwoofers: small size, yet with the smooth & wide response of a larger sub. There’s no sleight of hand, just great engineering. All ForceField subwoofers share the same technologies:

  • Custom-designed high-output drivers with very large motor assemblies. These drivers handle massive power, have very long excursions, and have ultra-low distortion.
  • Rigid cabinets to minimize standing waves and distortion. The drivers are front firing in all of our subwoofers for optimal performance. The cabinets' possess a unique and understated shape and style that matches well with any décor.
  • The driver's response is enhanced with a carefully tuned, down-firing, quadratic-shaped passive radiator (no noisy ports on ForceField subs). The quadratic shape allows the radiators to use maximum surface area on the bottom of the cabinets and gets even greater output from the slot-loading that results from the subwoofers' interface with the floor (see next point).
  • The soft, energy-absorbing feet provided with every ForceField sub serve a number of functions. First, they hold the subwoofer at the correct distance off the floor so the passive radiator slot-loads with it for significantly increased output at the lowest frequencies. Second, the soft feet keep the subwoofer from dancing around on the floor.
  • ForceField subwoofer amplifiers are designed in-house by GoldenEar engineering, so each is the perfect amp to power its specific subwoofer model. In addition, the amps all have powerful DSP sections to optimize frequency response, minimize distortion and prevent damage from overdriving. These amplifiers are all low distortion and extraordinarily powerful for reproducing seriously high-output AND low bass.

Compared to previous models, the new ForceField 30 and ForceField 40 subs boast several significant sonic and cosmetic refinements, including: a compact, elegant cabinet with curved top panel to further minimize resonances, a perforated metal grille for improved transparency and airflow, an upgraded electronics platform with Analog Devices DSP, and a gorgeous Satin-Black finish.

 
Subwoofer ForceField 40

ForceField 40 Ultra-Compact Extended-Response Subwoofer

The flagship of our ForceField Series, the mighty ForceField 40 features one 10” ultra-long-throw high-output bass driver, one 11” x 13” downward-firing passive radiator, and a 1200W ForceField digital amplifier. Frequency response is 14Hz-250Hz. Click here to read the Brochure.

 
 
Subwoofer ForceField 30

ForceField 30 Ultra-Compact Extended-Response Subwoofer

Packed into its compact, elegant cabinet, the ForceField 30 combines one 8” ultra-long-throw high-output bass driver, one 9” x 11” downward-firing passive radiator, and a 1000W ForceField digital amplifier. Frequency response is 18Hz-250Hz. Click here to read the Brochure.

 
 
10 Inch Subwoofer ForceField 4

ForceField 4 Ultra-Compact Extended-Response Subwoofer

The compact 10 inch subwoofer ForceField 4 incorporates the same 1200-watt digital amp developed for the Triton Two. It drives a front-mounted high-power ultra-long-throw 10” sub-bass driver coupled to a downward-firing 11”x 13-7/8” quadratic planar infrasonic radiator. Click here to read the Brochure.

 
 
8 Inch Subwoofer ForceField 3

ForceField 3 Ultra-Compact Extended-Response Subwoofer

The ultra-compact 8 inch subwoofer ForceField 3 is the smallest and most affordable ForceField sub - but don't let its small size and price fool you, with its 1000-watt digital amp, 8” high-power long-throw active driver and 9-5/8”x 11-3/8” quadratic planar infrasonic radiator, this baby ROCKS! Click here to read the Brochure.

 

 

   
   

Subwoofer: ForceField Series Specifications

   

ForceField 30

 

ForceField 40

Dimensions
(height is with feet installed)
  11.4" (28.9cm) W x 16" (40.6cm) D x 12.7" (32.2cm) H   13.3" (33.7cm) W x 18.3" (46.5 cm) D x 14.7" (37.3cm) H
Weight   Product: 31.5lbs (14.3kg) /
Shipping: 36.5lbs (16.6kg)
  Product: 40.5lbs (18.4kg) /
Shipping: 46.5lbs (21.1kg)
Frequency Response   18 Hz - 250 Hz

  14 Hz - 250 Hz
Amplifier   1000-watt ForceField Digital Amplifier with Analog Devices DSP and MOSFET output stage   1200-watt ForceField Digital Amplifier with Analog Devices DSP and MOSFET output stage
Driver Complement   One 8" long-throw high-output bass driver

One 9" x 11" quadratic planar
infrasonic radiator

  One 10" long-throw high-output bass driver

One 11" x 13" quadratic planar
infrasonic radiator

Right/Left Line-Level Input   12 dB per octave continuously variable from 40 - 150 Hz

  12 dB per octave continuously variable from 40 - 150 Hz
Low‐Level Input (Mono)   Unfiltered (no low-pass),
direct coupled

  Unfiltered (no low-pass),
direct coupled
   

ForceField 3

 

ForceField 4

Dimensions
(height is with feet installed)
  11.4˝ (28.9 cm) W x
15.9˝ (40 cm) D x
11.5˝ (29.2 cm) H

  13.4˝ (34 cm) W x
17.9˝ (45.4 cm) D x
13.1˝ (33.3 cm) H
Weight   Product: 26 lbs (11.8 kg) /
Shipping: 31 lbs (14.1 kg)

  Product: 32 lbs (14.5 kg) /
Shipping: 39 lbs (17.7 kg)
Frequency Response   18 Hz - 250 Hz

  14 Hz - 250 Hz
Amplifier   1000 watt ForceField Digital Amplifier

  1200 watt ForceField Digital Amplifier
Driver Complement   One - 8˝ Long-Throw High-Output Bass Driver

One - 9˝ x 11˝ Quadratic Planar
Infrasonic Radiator

  One - 10˝ Long-Throw High-Output Bass Driver

One - 11˝ x 13˝ Quadratic Planar
Infrasonic Radiator

Speaker Level High‐Pass Filter   6 dB per octave at 150 Hz (approx.)

  6 dB per octave at 150 Hz (approx.)
Speaker Level Low‐Pass Filter   12 dB per octave continuously variable from 40 - 150 Hz

  12 dB per octave continuously variable from 40 - 150 Hz
Low‐Level Input (Mono)   Unfiltered (no low-pass),
direct coupled

  Unfiltered (no low-pass),
direct coupled
 
       
   

 

State-of-the-art GoldenEar Technology Drivers

 

Ultra-Long-Throw Sub_Bass Driver   Quadratic Planar Infrasonic Radiator
Ultra-Long-Throw Sub-Bass Driver
 
Quadratic Planar Infrasonic Radiator
  • Ultra-Long-Throw High-Output Bass Driver for Powerful Room-Shaking Bass
  • Superior Transient Performance for Exceptional Detail
  • Computer Optimized Ultra-Stiff Fiber Cone
  • Massive High-Gauss Magnet Assembly
 
  • Pressure-Coupled Loading Extends Usable Bass Performance to the Infrasonic Region
  • Performs Like a well-Tuned Transmission Line but with Superior transient Performance and Control
  • Creates slot-loading with the floor for higher output at the lowest frequencies
 

 

ForceField Cinema SystemShown: SuperSat 3, SuperSat 3C, ForceField 3

ForceField Subwoofers Recommended System Components


The ForceField subwoofers are a fantastic addition to any music and/or home theater system. The ForceField subwoofers can be used as the primary low frequency player in a mains plus sub system when used with the GoldenEar non-powered models (Triton Five, Triton Seven, Aons, SuperSats and 3D Array soundbars) and also as a movie effects player for systems based on our powered Triton Towers (Triton Reference, Triton One.R, Triton Two and Triton Three). Adding a SuperSub to a powered Triton based system for LFE channel reproduction can be used either: 1) In addition to the powered subwoofers in the Triton towers to maximize in-room bass smoothness, or 2) Instead of using the Tower's subwoofers for LFE to maximize playing ceiling and dynamic range. And of course even better yet would be two ForceField subs in any of the possible systems. See the list of popular system options below.

GoldenEar engineers voice all of our speakers to the same high standards, perfectly complementing and matching each other in order to give you the greatest flexibility in creating your system, so you can mix and match and always achieve perfect results!

See the list of popular system options below, click here for more on DESIGNING GOLDENEAR ATMOS SYSTEMS.

L/R FRONT MAINS
Triton Reference, Triton One.R, Triton Two+, Triton Three+, Triton Five, Triton Seven, Aon 2, Aon 3, 3D Array X, 3D Array XL, SuperSat 60, Invisa SPS, Invisa MPX, Invisa 650, Invisa 525 (In-Wall), Invisa HTR 7000 (In-Ceiling),

CENTER CHANNELS
SuperCenter X, SuperCenter XL, SuperCenter Reference, SuperSat 3C ,SuperSat 50C, SuperSat 60C

SURROUNDS/REARS
Aon 2, Aon 3, SuperSat 3, SuperSat 50, SuperSat 60, Invisa 525, Invisa 650, Invisa HTR 7000, Invisa MPX MultiPolar

ATMOS HEIGHT CHANNELS
Invisa 525, Invisa 650, Invisa HTR 7000, SuperSat 3C

 

ForceField Press & Reviews

Secrets of Home Theater & High Fidelity

ForceField 5
December 29th, 2014
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AVS Forum

ForceField 5
October 28th, 2014
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AV Magazine
South Africa

SuperCinema 3D Array
October 2014 Issue
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Secrets of Home Theater & High Fidelity

TritonCinema Seven
March 12th, 2014
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BESTCOVERY

SuperCinema 3 Review
July 2013
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Home Theater
Top Pick Award

Aon 2 System
May 2013
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Home Theater

Aon 2 System Review
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AV Forum

SuperCinema 50 Review
November 23rd, 2012
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AV Forum

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Home Theater

SuperCinema 3 Review
September 20th, 2011
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Residential Systems

SuperCinema 50 Review
July 11th, 2011
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Secrets (SHTHF)

SuperCinema 50 Review
May 19th, 2011
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Home Theater Review

ForceField 4 Review
February 15th, 2011
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Home Tech Tell

SuperCinema 3 Review
February 7th, 2011
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cnet

SuperCinema 3 Review
December 8th, 2010
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Best of Innovations Award

SuperCinema 3 System
November 9th, 2010
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