TVs just keep getting bigger, and soundbar designers are keeping up by introducing ever-wider models. GoldenEar did just that with it's Supercinema 3D Array soundbar, introducing a
I'm sure specs and pricing will be easy enough to find online, instead I want to convey my experience listening to it at the show. In a nutshell, the Supercinema legitimately does what Sandy Gross—the founder and chief designer at GoldenEar—claims. It really did sound like a pair of high-end towers were responsible for the sweet music coming out of it—yes, I auditioned music on a soundbar.
The Supercinema line is already known for it's superior fidelity, but here's the thing—the wider a soundbar is, the further apart the left/right drivers are, resulting in a more expansive soundfield. I can't delve into the details, but suffice to say that the illusion was convincing. The SuperCinema performs like a high-end speaker system—it actually disappears. All that's left is a convincing, expansive soundfield. It is a soundbar that even a music lover can live with—and is better-sounding than quite a few tower speakers that I've heard. I went from skeptic to believer after about 60 seconds of listening.
GoldenEar's supersized Supercinema soundbar for seventy-inch+ TVs
Projector: BenQ w1070 v1.06 + Painted N9 Grey 120" Screen
AVR: Onkyo TX-NR636 ATMOS + Darbee Media Player: Panasonic DMP-BDT 321 + Nexus Player
Speakers: Polk Audio TSX550t (FL, FR), CS2 Series II (Center), Monitor40 Series II (RL, RR),
Onkyo THX Bookshelf Speakers (Ceiling L,R) + Dual JL Audio 12" Subs + ButtKicker LFE Arrangement: 5.2.2
Also for those wondering, it was on top of the TV because the suite this was in was split level, so putting it on top allowed the top portion of the suite to get decent sound as well. They stated most installations would be below the screen as normally done with sound bars.
Has there been any comparisons to the exisiting 3D Array Soundbar?
Thanks in advance.