Originally Posted by Chris009
yup golden ear is more really and an LCR in one. It needs a receiver.
From all the reviews i have read, Martin logan is probably the best sounding soundbar right now
I guess you haven't read any of the reviews on the Golden Ear then, huh.
All kidding aside, they are
2 different products, but the sound reviews for the Golden Ear from "professional" reviewers have been second-to-none in the soundbar category.
Originally Posted by cgott42
looking forward to hearin g your review, and how it compares with regular loudspeaker system - for movies
I recently installed the SuperCinema 3D Array, with Invisa 650's for surrounds and Forcefield 3 sub. The sound quality is remarkable, especially for music...truly incredible. Wow! I see why all the professional reviews out there rave about the quality of music played through the 3D Array.
The sound separation between the left and right on the 3D Array is really quite phenomenal .... don't know if its due to the Interaural crosslink technology or what. I can tell a difference between this and a true 5.1 system with individual front L/R's, but only by a little. No it isn't like having a regular loudspeaker system for movies, but its darn close. My wife wouldn't let me get away with a "traditional" system.
After listening to MANY soundbars (passive and active), I couldn't find any that compared to the overall sound quality of the Golden Ear. Given the incredibly small packaging of this soundbar, its the perfect blend of form and function. If you are considering a soundbar, you owe it to yourself to make it to a Golden Ear dealer to hear this thing. It sounded so good that I went out and bought a receiver so that I could power it, versus sticking with a passive system.
The Martin Logan sounds great, too, but the ML is huge compared to the Golden Ear. I had limitations on space for this install. I needed a wall mount above a fireplace. Doing this with the ML looks like a 2nd mantle over the existing mantle. The ML may be great for you, given your situation, but for me the SuperCinema 3D Array was the perfect choice.