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GoldenEar Celebrates First Year With New Speakers

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GoldenEar_Triton_Three_floorstanding_speaker.jpgThis January, GoldenEar Technology is celebrating its first full year of product shipments with three important new product introductions. Now the company will add a new Triton Tower, their first soundbar, and their first main front stage architectural offering.

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GoldenEar's Triton Three is literally a smaller version of the Triton Two. It is a great solution for listeners looking for a more compact loudspeaker for both two-channel systems as well as in multi-channel home theater and music systems. Like the Triton Two, the Triton Three incorporates the built-in powered subwoofer technology first pioneered by GoldenEar principals Sandy Gross and Don Givogue.

In this case, there is an integral 800-watt digital/DSP controlled power amp driving an active front-mounted long-throw 5"x 9" quadratic subwoofer driver. This is coupled to two opposing, inertially balanced 6.75"x 8" quadratic planar infrasonic passive radiators which are located on the sides, near the floor, in order to take full advantage of boundary coupling. There is one of the same 4.5" high-definition cast basket MVPP drivers as used in the Triton Two, along with the same GoldenEar signature High Velocity Folded Ribbon (HVFR) tweeter.

Projected Retail Price is $999 each
Availability: Winter 2012.

Dimensions: 5.25" W (front), 7"W (back) x 13"D x 44" H (base is 11.5" W x 15.25" D). Recommended Amplification is 20-400 watts/channel. Efficiency is 90 dB. Impedance is compatible with 8 Ohms. Frequency Response is 20 Hz- 35 kHz.

GoldenEar_Super_Cinema_3D_Array_soundbar.jpgThe SuperCinema 3D Array is a new loudspeaker system that allegedly combines the form factor of a soundbar with the sonic performance of a true surround system.

Both passive and active soundbars fail to achieve a truly convincing surround-sound experience when compared to a high-quality, fully discrete 5.1-channel surround system. GoldenEar Technology has developed a unique new 3-channel front soundstage soundbar that incorporates special 3D image optimization technology to achieve what GoldenEar claim is superbly lifelike, wide, deep 3D front stage playback realism with virtually no acoustic coloration.

The SuperCinema 3D Array (SC3DA) incorporates left-, center- and right-channel speakers, plus a second set of drivers that utilize 3D Array Technology to reportedly cancel out crosstalk distortion between the left and right channel. The result is a front soundstage that stretches from wall to wall and beyond, with amazing height, width and depth that effectively envelops the listeners in a true 180-degree soundfield, claims GoldenEar. All this is contained within a 2.7" thin enclosure that perfectly complements the latest super-thin flat panel TVs.

The SC3DA incorporates six of GoldenEar Technology's cast spiderleg-basket 4.5" bass-midrange drivers with Multi-Vaned Phase Plugs (MVPP). In addition, there are 3 of GoldenEar's High-Velocity Folded Ribbon tweeters (HVFR). The Array is a match for 48"-and-up TVs and measures 49" wide x 4.75" high x 2.5" deep. It can be wall-mounted using its keyhole mounts or threaded brass inserts, or shelf-mounted using its adjustable rear support. Recommended amplification is 20-200 watts per channel. Frequency response is 80 Hz- 35kHz. Efficiency is 91 dB.

Projected Retail Price: $999. Availability: Spring 2012.

GoldenEar_Invisa_HTR_7000_in-ceiling_spekaer.jpgThe Invisa HTR 7000 is designed for use as a ceiling-mounted main front stage left-, right- or center-channel speaker in home theater and music systems, as well as for use as a side or rear surround speaker.

It has a flat, round, magnetically attached micro-perf grille that covers the mounting flange for an attractive, nearly "invisible" look. The drivers are mounted at calculated angles so that they face the normal listening position. The driver complement combines the same 7" high-definition cast-basket driver used in the Aon 3, with one of GoldenEar's signature technology High Velocity Folded Ribbon tweeters. In order to achieve open, boxless, three-dimensional imaging that appears to come from across the front wall rather than the ceiling, great care has been taken to minimize deleterious diffraction effects as well as to optimize wave-launch into the room by utilizing and combining GoldenEar's FocusField Technology with a unique Non-Periodic Waveform (NPW) Diffraction Control and Wave-Launch construction.

Dimensions: 10" Diameter. Frequency Response: 25Hz-35 kHz. Sensitivity: 90 dB, compatible with 8 ohms. Recommended Amplification: 10-250 watts.

Projected Retail Price: $499 each. Availability: Spring 2012.

Additional Resources
• Read more floorstanding speaker news from Home Theater Review.
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• Explore related stories in our In-wall Speaker News section.
• Learn more in our Floorstanding Speaker Review section.
• See reviews for soundbars in our Soundbar Review section.
• Explore reviews in our In-wall Speaker Review section.

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