Surround Sound Speaker Systems

GoldenEar SuperCinema 50 Home Theater Speaker System

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Introduction

I consider myself a lucky guy. Not only did I get a chance to go to Las Vegas to cover CES, I also got to sit down with Sandy Gross and have a personal audition of his new Triton 2 towers. Sandy has had an illustrious career with Polk Audio and Definitive Technology and has more recently helped start up a new company called GoldenEar Technology. The Tritons have garnered critical acclaim, but they aren't the only speaker GoldenEar makes. This review is aimed at their SuperCinema 50 system which combines three SuperSat 50s with two SuperSat 3s and their ForceField 4 powered sub. Though the drivers are cut from the same cloth as the Triton 2s, would these smaller speakers have the same sonic chops as their big brother?

Specifications

  • SuperSat 50
  • Design: 3-way
  • Drivers: One Folded Ribbon Tweeter, Two 4.5" Mid/Bass, Two 4" x 7" Woofer
  • MFR: 60 Hz - 35 kHz
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Efficiency: 92 dB
  • Power Handling: 200 Watts
  • Dimensions: 27" H x 4.75" W x 2.5" D
  • Weight: 7 Pounds/each
  • MSRP: $ 499/each USA
  • SuperSat 3
  • Design: 2-way
  • Drivers: One Folded Ribbon Tweeter, Two 4.5" Mid/Bass
  • MFR: 80 Hz - 35 kHz
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Efficiency: 92 dB
  • Power Handling: 200 Watts
  • Dimensions: 12" H x 4.75" W x 2.7" D
  • Weight: 5 Pounds/each
  • MSRP: $249/each
  • ForceField 4 Subwoofer
  • Design: Sealed Enclosure with Passive Radiator
  • Driver: One 10" Active, One 11"x13" Passive Radiator
  • Power Amplifier: 1,200 Watts
  • MFR: 14 Hz - 250 Hz
  • High Pass: 6 dB/Octave at 150 Hz, 12 dB/Octave Continuous
  • Low Pass: 40 Hz - 150 Hz Continuous
  • Wireless Accessory Option
  • Dimensions: 12.75" H x 13.4" W x 17.9" D
  • Weight: 32 Pounds
  • MSRP: $699/each
  • Golden Ear