The SuperCinema® 3D Array® soundbars are remarkable new loudspeaker systems that combine the elegant form factor of a soundbar with the extraordinary sonic performance of a true discrete-speaker surround system. The aesthetically compelling visual appeal of a soundbar is undeniable. Unfortunately, both passive and active soundbars fail to achieve a truly convincing surround-sound experience when compared to a high-quality, fully discrete multi-channel surround system. GoldenEar Technology has developed a unique new technology for our soundbar series that incorporates special 3D image optimization technology to achieve superbly lifelike, wide, deep 3D playback realism with virtually no acoustic coloration.
This technology, pioneered by Sandy Gross, effectively addresses certain problems that have been brought up recently in a 3D audio research project being conducted by Dr. Edgar Choueiri at Princeton University. Dr. Choueiri points out that the crosstalk that exists between the left and right loudspeakers and our contralateral ears, especially when the left and right channels are minimally separated (as we normally encounter in soundbar systems), is deleterious to our brain's ability to fully experience and process the imaging cues so necessary for 3D imaging perception. These imaging cues are present in the recordings but dramatically corrupted in typical soundbar playback where the left and right channel speakers are simply too close together.
The 3D Array Soundbar incorporates left-, center- and right-channel speakers, plus a second set of drivers that utilize 3D Array Technology to effectively cancel out this 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, much wider than the actual physical soundbar! All this is contained within sleek, attractive 2.7" thin enclosures that perfectly complements the latest super-thin flat panel TVs.
The 3D Array soundbars are designed for use with a powered subwoofer - the GoldenEar ForceField Subwoofers are engineered to be the perfect high-performance match.