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post #1501 of 2340
Hi Sandy,

I am John from Chennai, South India. I have plans of setting up a 11.1 set up in my home theater room (Size: 14'x19', Height 10'). I listen to the music a lot and watch lot of movies too. I have few questions for you which is as follows,
* Do you think i could do a good 11.1 with this room size????
* I have recently auditioned the Triton 2 in Chennai and they are mind blowing. Do you think i could do a complete 11.1 set up with this in the front.
* Kindly suggest me the best 11.1 set up i could achieve with the Goldenear speakers according to you.

Last but not the least, i loved the Triton 2 and thanks for giving a wonderful speaker like that. I wish i could meet you one day and appreciate the wonderful work you have done.

Regards,
John
post #1502 of 2340
Hi GoldenEar Fans,

I recently purchased two supersat 3's in an effort to build a stereo system. Has anyone used those speakers for a stereo setup before? I'm using an Emotiva UMC-1 for the pre-amp, and an Onkyo M-282 amp. I'm about to pick up one of those Mirage MM-8 subs to get some low end.

Thanks!
post #1503 of 2340
I started out with Supersat 3 in a surround set up. You will require a sub if you want the lower register of frequencies. I had the forcefield 3 subwoofer and they sounded great, so great in fact that I took them back to the store. Why? Because I exchanged them and got a pair of Triton Two's.

Honestly, the supersat 3 with a subwoofer sounded amazing, but I wanted a lot more power. I don't think you can really go wrong with any of the Goldenear speakers. They are all amazing sounding, sonically perfect speakers.
post #1504 of 2340
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Originally Posted by hipnotizer View Post

I started out with Supersat 3 in a surround set up. You will require a sub if you want the lower register of frequencies. I had the forcefield 3 subwoofer and they sounded great, so great in fact that I took them back to the store. Why? Because I exchanged them and got a pair of Triton Two's.

Honestly, the supersat 3 with a subwoofer sounded amazing, but I wanted a lot more power. I don't think you can really go wrong with any of the Goldenear speakers. They are all amazing sounding, sonically perfect speakers.

Thanks for the feedback! Here is a pick of my new setup upstairs:

I'm going to hide the sub inside the cabinet, and replace the back board with acoustically transparent dark fabric. If that turn out to sound terrible, I'll just place it on one of the sides of the cabinet.
post #1505 of 2340
Hi, Sorry for the delay in answering this. I would think that you could set up a good 11.1 system. What you use specifically is variable. I would use one of the new SuperSat 60C as the center. If you want a separate sub, I would use the new ForceField 5. Usually, for the rest, most would use SuperSat 3s, or if you wanted in-wall or in-ceiling, the Invisa 525 or 650s. All the Best, Sandy
post #1506 of 2340
Any more word on the SuperSat 60 availability?
post #1507 of 2340
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Originally Posted by PDCL View Post

Any more word on the SuperSat 60 availability?

Quote from twitter on March 4:

GoldenEar Technology ‏@goldeneartech
New, larger LCR SuperSat 60 and SuperSat 60C arriving at dealers now; hot new 12" ForceField 5 1500/w sub starts shipping to dealers today!
post #1508 of 2340
I have connected the 50c with the FF4's at first and then switched it to a Definitive Supercube 2's, as it is mounted at the base and center of the Mitsubishi 92" Dlp and I did'nt want it to stick up much. The difference between the subs are nil and the deftech's got a better WAF.
I find out that the sound combination of 50c and SC2's make it very similar as far as soundstage, along with full, rich and wide frequency range to my Triton 2's. The tricky part it seems is to feed the subwoofer's speaker inputs full range from the receiver (I have a Marantz SR7005), find the proper crossover between the 50c and SC2, and adjust the crossover for the high pass filter on the sub (which in this combo- 110 hz).The results is astonishingly good. Especially since my rear side surrounds are Triton 3's, it sounds like I have a humongous cocoon of soundstage surrounding me.



Edited by pogiboy - 3/23/13 at 10:38pm
post #1509 of 2340
Has anyone received there 60C center channel yet? If so what are your thoughts? I'm getting ready to order the 60C to replace my 50C. Also, can you turn the tweeter in the 50C to make it a 50. This will enable me to keep my 50C and turn it to a 50 and purchase one additional 50 and use them as heights.

Thanks
post #1510 of 2340
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Originally Posted by VTGOLFER View Post

Has anyone received there 60C center channel yet? If so what are your thoughts? I'm getting ready to order the 60C to replace my 50C. Also, can you turn the tweeter in the 50C to make it a 50. This will enable me to keep my 50C and turn it to a 50 and purchase one additional 50 and use them as heights.

Thanks

I like that idea....
post #1511 of 2340
I picked up the 60c along with the triton 2's a couple of weeks ago! I have never really had a goid listen to the 50's but my initial impression was very good! I had an infinity il36c and this was a huge upgrade
post #1512 of 2340
Hey folks, I'm looking to upgrade my system this year to replace my current hodge-podge of speakers. I got caught up buying from a certain now defunct online speaker company a few years back who had promised to make matching speakers to go with my mini-Strata's but never came through with them. I know someone else in this thread said he found the GoldenEar speakers to be a good match with his mini's and I've had a chance to audition them and really like the Triton Two, so I think GoldenEar has a good upgrade path for me. I'd appreciate getting some input from people here that are experienced with these speakers.

My plan is to start by replacing my center with a SuperSat 60c, then work on the surrounds, and eventually replace the front height and mains. I'll definitely go with the Triton Two for the mains and I'm thinking SuperSat 3's would work well for my front height speakers which hang from the ceiling.

I'm up in the air about surround speakers though. Currently for side-surround I use some Emotiva on-wall speakers. On-wall or in-wall is a must there. I was thinking SuperSat 50, but I think they'll look odd and I can't help but wonder if I'd be better off with the Invisa 650 or perhaps even the HTR 7000. The rear surround speakers need to be stand or floor mounted because the back of the theater is somewhat open. Originally I was thinking SS 50's for that also, but I'm concerned as there's a fair bit of foot-traffic in that area and they look unstable, and again might look odd. Would the Aon 2 or 3 be good for rear surround duty? Are all these speakers a close match to one another?

I wouldn't say price is no object for me, but the minor difference in pricing between most of these doesn't phase me any, especially as I'll be doing a multi-step upgrade over several months and these all pretty much fall well within my budget. But if some are of the opinion it's wasteful to get the higher end speakers for surround duties I'd appreciate hearing that also. And my systems is mainly used for TV and movies, with some stereo music listening, but very little multi-channel music.
post #1513 of 2340
I replaced my 50C (that I've had for two years) with the new 60C about two weeks ago. I was skeptical about the 60C as none of the speakers were larger, just the addition of another pair of mid-bass drivers. Well, the 60C definitely sounds better! I've always felt the 50C was somewhat "thin" sounding whereas the 60C has more beef. Glad I made the upgrade!
post #1514 of 2340
I have Triton Twos as mains. I just replaced my legacy NHT Audiocenter-2 with the Goldenear 60C and it gave me what I wanted - more detail from the center. It also sounds pretty substantial - when testing with white noise against Triton Twos the 60C actually sounds a bit lower. Maybe it needs to break in to match the TTs better. I love the insane detail of this system. I hear things I never knew existed...smile.gif
post #1515 of 2340
I see the Forcefield 5 is now on the website. Any owners out there? Pictures, impressions, and measurements if you got'em, please!
post #1516 of 2340
Dear Sandy,

Thanks for your response. I appreciate it. As suggested by you, i am planning to have a Triton 2 as the floor standing speakers, Supersat 60C as the centre speaker and 6 Supersat 3 speakers for the surround and 2 Invisa 650 speakers for the front and the rear ceiling positioned in the middle. I am planning to use 2 Forcefield 5 as dedicated subwoofers one in the front and one at the rear. So it would be a 11.2 set up. Once again thanks a lot for your advice. Do let me know if i could do any changes in the above mentioned set up, in-order to make it the best 11.2 set up I could have. I am planning to do this only after 6 months. So i am doing all the home work i can until do it properly. I should say i have become a great Fan of you after listening to the Triton Towers. I wish i could meet you some day.

Best Regards,
John
post #1517 of 2340
Just bought a pair of Triton 2's last week.....I love them, and their not even broken in yet...I replaced Klipsh sf-2 floor standing speakers and there is a big difference....
I have a question on the speaker setting in the avr....I listen to alot of 2ch music. I have the setting in the reciever for Mains to small, but I was wondering should I have the Mains set to normal, or -10 level...When I go to normal it definitely gets alot louder, but when I set to -10 it seems like I get more bass response when I boost up the volume......I am running a svs sub also when in 2ch. I have an oppo so I'm listening to music thru the analog output for 2ch stereo....
Thanks for any info....
Rick
post #1518 of 2340
Took the plunge and bought a Triton Two, 60C, 3C setup. Love the Triton Two's but something is really wrong with the 60c. It sounds horrible, very muffled. These replaced Paradigm Monitor 7s v2, cc-350v2, mini-monitorv2 and a ps1000. These are connected to a Rotel RB985MKII amp and am using an Onkyo TX-807NR as the processor. When it's using Dolby TrueHD or DTS Master Audio it's great, but on regular TV or using Apple TV using any one of the multiple modes it sounds very muffled in the center channel and quote awful. The Triton Twos sound find though if I switch to stereo.

I changed the crossover for the center and surrounds to 120Hz with no subwoofer, turned off Audyssy EQ.

Anyone have any thoughts on what I need to do? I am at a loss, and I really love the Triton Twos but am very unhappy with the 60c right now.

ETA doing some experimenting and I think this is all tied to the Onkyo. Not sure how to fix this but am really unhappy. I don't want to have to drop more $$ on a new processor.
Edited by ttiger72 - 3/31/13 at 7:11am
post #1519 of 2340
60C works fine in DTS modes and others. But does not work in others, definitely sounds like a processor issue...You will figure it out, patience. How aboout trying the Onkyo forum, maybe they have had this problem with other speakers. Does the Onkyo have to be set up in every mode? You did not set up properly in TV mode/Apple tv Mode.
post #1520 of 2340
Actually after rechecking everything this morning the 60c still sound muffled in all modes, worse in non DTS Master/Dolby TrueHD modes. It sounds significantly different than the Triton Twos, the Twos sounds wide open and the 60C sounds really muffled. Still leaning towards processor or amp so I am going to try and run the front 3 off the onkyo amps and see if that's any different. I just have a feeling that these speakers are showing the flaws in my processing and amplification versus the Paradigms.

ETA So I swapped out the L/C/R from the Rotel to the Onkyo for amplification and no noticeable differences. So I am down to the issues being the speaker or the Onkyo. I also swapped out the 60C for a 3C and the sound not noticeable different. So now I think I am looking at either swapping out the Onkyo or taking the speakers back.
Edited by ttiger72 - 3/31/13 at 12:22pm
post #1521 of 2340
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ETA So I swapped out the L/C/R from the Rotel to the Onkyo for amplification and no noticeable differences. So I am down to the issues being the speaker or the Onkyo. I also swapped out the 60C for a 3C and the sound not noticeable different. So now I think I am looking at either swapping out the Onkyo or taking the speakers back.

How about Hooking up the 60C and 3C as your left and right. Put a TT as a center?
post #1522 of 2340
Soon to be owner of the GoldenEar 3D Superarray soundbar.

I am consolidating my TV speakers into a soundbar because the little one is just too tempted to poke at my front speakers and bump into them. I'm hoping the soundbar is going to be ultimately more kid friendly. I really like the fact that the Goldenear has a grill which can actually protect the drivers from wandering fingers....that was the deal sealer for me. I'm going to be placing them tabletop in front of my tv...so I'll have to figure out a way to secure them onto the surface

It's my first speaker with folded motion tweeter and I'm excited because the Goldenear sound really good....very detailed and articulate...so I think I'm not going to lose much transitioning from my Paradigm Studio speakers.
post #1523 of 2340
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Originally Posted by DyeLooper View Post

How about Hooking up the 60C and 3C as your left and right. Put a TT as a center?
I reran Audyssey and used 6 listening positions, the 3 where we sit and the those same 3 about a foot closer (read a review of the Marantz AV7005 where the reviewer did this after a less than stellar Center reproduction) and it's much better. I also added the LFE output back into the picture by connecting it to the TT. Much better now, so I will continue with the break in period and see where I am at next week. To your point of the TT as the Center I will give that a try and see if that if things don't improve.

One other idea I have is the 60c sits on my TV stand (TV mounts on a mounting bracket attached to the stand), it's a glass shelf and am wondering if that may add to the issues? I would love to try and mount the speaker above the TV and see how that affects the 60C sound.
post #1524 of 2340
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Originally Posted by ttiger72 View Post

I reran Audyssey and used 6 listening positions, the 3 where we sit and the those same 3 about a foot closer (read a review of the Marantz AV7005 where the reviewer did this after a less than stellar Center reproduction) and it's much better. I also added the LFE output back into the picture by connecting it to the TT. Much better now, so I will continue with the break in period and see where I am at next week. To your point of the TT as the Center I will give that a try and see if that if things don't improve.

One other idea I have is the 60c sits on my TV stand (TV mounts on a mounting bracket attached to the stand), it's a glass shelf and am wondering if that may add to the issues? I would love to try and mount the speaker above the TV and see how that affects the 60C sound.

My 60C seems to sound more "boomy" than my Triton 2's. Also sits on a glass shelf below the TV. When I cycle white noise around the speakers, the 60C sounds lower than the mains. I would encourage ppl to audition the 60C (I did not) before they purchase.
post #1525 of 2340
Mine doesn't sound boomy at all, more like a forced muffle. It is not very dynamic at all. I think I may try and set the xo to like 200 or higher and see if that makes a difference. I know if I can't solve this they will be going back, which sucks because I LOVE the twos. I have 100% refund for 14 days policy from the guy I bought it from.
post #1526 of 2340
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Originally Posted by wojtekmk2 View Post

My 60C seems to sound more "boomy" than my Triton 2's. Also sits on a glass shelf below the TV. When I cycle white noise around the speakers, the 60C sounds lower than the mains. I would encourage ppl to audition the 60C (I did not) before they purchase.
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Originally Posted by ttiger72 View Post

Mine doesn't sound boomy at all, more like a forced muffle. It is not very dynamic at all. I think I may try and set the xo to like 200 or higher and see if that makes a difference. I know if I can't solve this they will be going back, which sucks because I LOVE the twos. I have 100% refund for 14 days policy from the guy I bought it from.

Probably not as asthetic as you would like, but try moving the 60C out to the edge of the glass stand. Another thing I did try was by placing about 8-10 cd's on each end of the 60C (Not permamnently of course). The muffled sound I believe you are getting is the reflection off the stand. I am using the 50C, and there is definitely an improvemnet by moving the center out to the edge of the stand. Some have also raised the tv, and mounted the 60C on a stand to raise it off the stand. There are also mounts to attach the speaker to the top of the tv. Hope this helps you brainstorm somemore ideas...
post #1527 of 2340
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Originally Posted by DyeLooper View Post


Probably not as asthetic as you would like, but try moving the 60C out to the edge of the glass stand. Another thing I did try was by placing about 8-10 cd's on each end of the 60C (Not permamnently of course). The muffled sound I believe you are getting is the reflection off the stand. I am using the 50C, and there is definitely an improvemnet by moving the center out to the edge of the stand. Some have also raised the tv, and mounted the 60C on a stand to raise it off the stand. There are also mounts to attach the speaker to the top of the tv. Hope this helps you brainstorm somemore ideas...

+1
post #1528 of 2340
So after multiple tests swapping the Two and 60C in various DSP modes I have traced it to the Onkyo. The speakers sound good in all channel stereo but when I have the Two as the center and switch between all channel stereo to the DSP mode I use for TV it sounds awful! So now to think about replacing the Onkyo.
post #1529 of 2340
IMHO, There haas to be something on the Onkyo that is set wrong or has changed. Cant believe it was good with your old speakers and bad with the GE's...
post #1530 of 2340
After going through all of this pain with the GE I remember how much a pain it was with my Paradigms. I took me weeks to tweak it till it sounded acceptable. The Onkyo was never even close to sounding as good my old Rotel Pre/Pro.
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