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Does anyone know if GoldenEar offers an in home trial period of some sort, and maybe involving free shipping at least one way?
I'm looking into these as well. Really interested in the htr 7000 for Atmos but figured I'd check out the Triton as well.

What I'm finding is they only use a local retail dealer model. I don't have any dealers locally and they do not sell online. So.....can't buy these then?

Regardless of what they sound like at a demo the only sure way to know if they sound good in your space is to test them there.

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Sorry, guys, GE is pretty old school about this. Dealers only, no online sales period. You might get a dealer to agree to an in-home, but you're not getting anything straight from the factory.
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Please see post #3756 . Doesn't look like they are currently working on anything.



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Thank you very much for the reply. Do you have it any sort of isolation pads under your center, or any batting behind it? Have you tried it on top to see if there's any sound difference?

Very nice cabinet you have there, by the way. I kind of wish my equipment would fit in a standard cabinet, but then this would be easy and that's unheard of.
I don't have my SuperCentre XL centre channel mounted on TOP of my low cabinet.
TV is on the wall centred at eye level for fatigue free viewing.
While it's never ideal to place a speaker inside a box, if you have to, the best you can do is ensure the front of the speaker is at the front edge, or preferably beyond the front edge.

For my setup - I aim the centre speaker up to point at the MLP ear level with Sorbothane vibration isolators.
I use the hemisphere isolators with the proper durometer for the frequency and mass of the speaker. I have the 1.5" hemispheres 30 durometer rated for 4-7lbs compression. I use 4 in the front of the speaker (2 spheres), 2 in the back - hemispheres.
The idea is to decouple the speaker enclosure as best as possible from the crappy cabinet it rests on to try to avoid the cabinet colouring the sound (virtually impossible).

I also double up the hemispheres to decouple my subs from the floor. I'm sure my neighbours appreciate that - 8 of the 1.5" diameter 30 durometer units per 35lb sub result in the proper compression.

Sorbothane is magnitudes better at damping than foam, or rubber.

I use them on my direct drive washing machine too. Without them the house shakes on the spin cycle - with them - almost quiet.
For the washing machine they are much stiffer to deal with the load.

FWIW - my 7's are crossed over @ 80Hz and the passive radiators near the floor are very close to boundaries (~ 6" or so). I haven't noticed any issues. Nothing that ARC couldn't take care of anyway.
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Incriminator -

Great info about Sorbothane, thank you. I'll be sure to check into it for other speakers and equipment as well.

I'm still experimenting with different boxes and materials around the SuperCenter XL. I've received lots of very helpful information here at AVS, I"m confident that this will work out.
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I too am interested in the XL soundbar - but was told that the Supersat 60's in F/C/R configuration would sound even better - true?

I would also be using either the Supersat 50's or 3's as rears.

But, oddly, I cannot find any professional reviews of the 60's.

From the absolute rave professional reviews the XL soundbar received - I would think the 3 60's in front would sound even better?
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I too am interested in the XL soundbar - but was told that the Supersat 60's in F/C/R configuration would sound even better - true?

I would also be using either the Supersat 50's or 3's as rears.

But, oddly, I cannot find any professional reviews of the 60's.

From the absolute rave professional reviews the XL soundbar received - I would think the 3 60's in front would sound even better?
If I had to take a guess, I'd imagine that the extra drivers in each of the 60s means they'll be able to play lower/louder than the Array. Good for larger rooms.

I think which would sound better is depending on how you'd be able to set them up.

If you are able to get the L/R SuperSats far apart (wider than the distance to your listening position) I'd imagine it would sound fantastic. If you could only mounted the SuperSats right next to your TV, the extra tech inside of the Array may help disperse the sound wider in your room and may be preferred.
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