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Debating between GoldenEar SuperCinema 3D Array XL versus Next Level Acoustics Fusion Reference/Theater Soundbars

https://www.goldenear.com/products/supercinema3d/

https://www.nextlevelacoustics.com/fusion-reference-soundbar/

Any thoughts on these and/or others to throw into the ring?

There should be a review of the Fusion Reference available via hometheaterhifi shortly (https://hometheaterhifi.com/news/pr...reference-soundbar-ci-hv10-subwoofer-preview/).
I'm waiting on a review for the Next Level Fusion Reference LCR as well.
At 66" it would fit perfect underneath my Z9D 75".
At $2500 I would expect it to be pretty killer. But I really want to hear an informed opinion - and unfortunately no one has reviewed it yet.
Btw- isn't that GoldenEar you mentioned more of a ALL-IN-ONE simulated Surround bar instead of an LCR?
 

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I'm waiting on a review for the Next Level Fusion Reference LCR as well.
At 66" it would fit perfect underneath my Z9D 75".
At $2500 I would expect it to be pretty killer. But I really want to hear an informed opinion - and unfortunately no one has reviewed it yet.
Btw- isn't that GoldenEar you mentioned more of a ALL-IN-ONE simulated Surround bar instead of an LCR?
Good question. From the specs and reviews, I'm gathering the GE is basically boasting such a wide soundstage that they tout it as "3D" and "surrounds optional," but it isn't actually reproducing multi-channel audio surround channel information in a discreet fashion (nor is it trying to bounce anything off walls, etc.). It's still a passive LCR bar at the end of the day, and pairing with surrounds are encouraged.

As far as the Fusion goes, I'm wondering if $2500 is for the Reference or if it's the starting/base price for the Theater. Perhaps @Lee Weber can chime in and clarify if he sees this thread.
 

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I'm waiting on a review for the Next Level Fusion Reference LCR as well.
At 66" it would fit perfect underneath my Z9D 75".
At $2500 I would expect it to be pretty killer. But I really want to hear an informed opinion - and unfortunately no one has reviewed it yet.
Btw- isn't that GoldenEar you mentioned more of a ALL-IN-ONE simulated Surround bar instead of an LCR?
Good question. From the specs and reviews, I'm gathering the GE is basically boasting such a wide soundstage that they tout it as "3D" and "surrounds optional," but it isn't actually reproducing multi-channel audio surround channel information in a discreet fashion (nor is it trying to bounce anything off walls, etc.). It's still a passive LCR bar at the end of the day, and pairing with surrounds are encouraged.

As far as the Fusion goes, I'm wondering if $2500 is for the Reference or if it's the starting/base price for the Theater. Perhaps @Lee Weber can chime in and clarify if he sees this thread.
Here you guys go!! Just published today! ;)

https://hometheaterhifi.com/reviews...-reference-soundbar-ci-hv10-subwoofer-review/
 
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