About the GoldenEar SuperCinema® 3D Array® XL
The best of both worlds
The best of both worlds
Sound bars are super-convenient, but they can still struggle to perform at the same level as a system with separate components. Often enough, you're left to choose between a practical, space-saving form factor and sound quality. Wouldn't be great if you could have both? Turns out, you can.
GoldenEar's award-winning SuperCinema 3D Array XL incorporates fully separate left, center, and right channels into a single streamlined bar. This arrangement provides a deep, lifelike soundstage that brings together the compact design of a sound bar with the immersive experience of a traditional multi-channel sound system. The sleek bar has exceptionally wide sound dispersion, and it's designed to go with 65" or larger TVs.
It's the best of both worlds.
Optimized 3D audio
The left and right channels can be too close together on many sound bars, which causes crosstalk that compromises your sound quality and hampers accurate imaging. GoldenEar's engineers designed this bar to eliminate that distortion with proprietary 3D Array technology, which cancels the crosstalk out and keeps your sound clean. This lets the 3D Array XL create a soundstage that stretches across your room in a full 180° and deliver a detailed, enveloping listening experience.
Balance and precision
The 3D Array XL offers superb imaging by positioning a high-performance tweeter between the 4-1/2" drivers in each of its three channels. The left/right channels have two woofers per tweeter, while the hard-working center-channel has four. This arrangement allows the tweeter's smooth, subtle highs to seamlessly blend with the punchy midrange and bass provided by the woofers. These mid/bass cones also use a proprietary MVPP™ (Multi-Vaned Phase Plug) technology that increases control over their movement, keeping the sound precise and responsive.
The HVFR™ (High Velocity Folded Ribbon) tweeter is a specialty of GoldenEar's, originally designed for their impressive Triton speaker line. They squeeze air (rather than pushing it) using a low-mass, high-density folded diaphragm. This results in detailed highs that are smooth and distortion-free. The wider surface area also means wider dispersion, contributing to the bar's expansive soundstage.
Shelf or wall-mountable
Installation is pretty simple. The sound bar can be mounted on a wall using keyhole mounts or threaded brass inserts. You can also place the bar on a tabletop or shelf with adjustable center stand feet (included in the box).
What you need
Most sound bars these days are self-powered and designed as standalone sound systems. The 3D Array XL requires separate amplification like a traditional loudspeaker, so you'll need a home theater receiver. You'll also need speaker wire to connect the sound bar to your receiver. Head over to our shopping guide if you need help picking out the right wire.
Who is GoldenEar?
Since their founding in 2010, GoldenEar has racked up rave reviews across the audio industry for their high-tech speaker lineup and cutting-edge design philosophy. The company's goal is to create speakers that sound better than comparable models costing three, four, or even five times more. Their signature sound includes pinpoint stereo imaging, a spacious three-dimensional soundstage, and ultra-low distortion. Each of GoldenEar's custom-designed drivers, passive radiators, and carefully tuned cabinets help create an ultra-immersive listening experience with your favorite albums and movie soundtracks.
- passive sound bar with separate left, center, and right channels
- non-powered — connects to your home theater receiver's front three channels
- optimized 3D Array delivers a deep, wide soundstage free of distortion
- eight 4-1/2" cast-basket midrange/bass drivers
- MVPP™ (Multi-Vaned Phase Plug) technology prevents crosstalk interference between left and right channels
- three HVFR™ (High Velocity Folded Ribbon) tweeters (one per channel)
- Mag-X Coupling™ Crossover technology for detailed, smooth 3D imaging
- sleek, ultra-thin design
- designed to complement 65" or larger TVs
- aerospace-grade extruded aluminum cabinet with marble-powder infused baffles and end-caps
- power handling: 20-300 watts (per channel)
- frequency response: 80-35,000 Hz
- sensitivity: 91 dB
- impedance: 8 ohms
- wall-mountable with keyhole mounts or threaded brass inserts
- shelf-mountable with adjustable rear supports
- 62-1/16"W x 4-13/16"H x 2-7/8"D
- weight: 21 lbs.
- warranty: 5 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # FLBA
What's in the box:
- Passive soundbar speaker
- 2 Adjustable feet
- 2 Rubber-tipped set screws
- 2 Mounting screws
- Owner's Manual
- Wall-Mount Template
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Features & specs
|Amplification||Separate Receiver Required|
|Number Of Channels||3.0|
|Optical Digital Inputs||None|
|Coaxial Digital Inputs||None|
|HDMI ARC Input||No|
|HDMI eARC Input||No|
|3.5mm Stereo Analog Inputs||None|
|RCA Stereo Analog Inputs||None|
|USB Type-A Input||No|
|Tweeter||Folded Ribbon (3)|
|Woofer||4.5" Cone (8)|
|System Frequency Response||80-35K Hz|
|Sound Bar RMS Power||0|
|Subwoofer RMS Power||N/A|
|HDMI Video Pass-through Resolution||N|
|HDR Video Compatible||N/A|
|Control by App||No|
|Remote IR Passthrough||No|
|Learns TV Remote||No|
|Bluetooth Audio Playback||No|
|Bluetooth Transmitter Mode||No|
|Online Music Sources||None|
|Files on Your Network||No|
|Built-in Wi-Fi Version||NA|
|Mounting Bracket Included||No|
|Sound Bar Size (inches)||4-13/16H x 62-1/16W x 2-7/8D|
|Sound Bar Weight||21 lbs|
|Subwoofer Size (inches)||No Subwoofer|
|Speaker Parts Warranty||5 Years|
|Speaker Labor Warranty||5 Years|
|Amplifier Parts Warranty||N/A|
|Amplifier Labor Warranty||N/A|
SuperCinema Series Soundbar: GoldenEar Technology's SuperCinema Series soundbars combine the elegant form factor of a soundbar speaker with the extraordinary sonic performance of a true discrete-speaker surround system. The SuperCinema Series soundbar incorporates left-, center- and right-channel speakers, plus a second set of drivers that utilize 3D Array Technology to effectively 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, much wider than the actual physical soundbar. All this is contained within a sleek, attractive thin enclosure that perfectly complements the latest flat-panel TVs.
- Optional Powered Subwoofer: The GoldenEar Technology SuperCinema 3D Array soundbar has a frequency response of 80Hz to 35kHz and is designed to be used with a powered subwoofer (including GoldenEar Technology's ForceField and SuperSub Series powered subwoofers - sold separately) for full-range sound with deep, detailed, and dynamic bass. Click on the Accessories Tab for a list of compatible powered subs.
- Optional Surround Speakers: The SuperCinema 3D Array soundbar delivers convincing surround sound performance with or without rear surround speakers. However, when the soundbar is combined with a pair of rear surrounds (including GoldenEar Technology's SuperSat loudspeakers and Invisa in-wall/in-ceiling speakers - sold separately) the result is a true surround-sound experience that rivals discrete speaker systems. Click on the Accessories Tab for a list of compatible surround speakers.
Note: The SuperCinema 3D Array XL is a passive soundbar (not self-powered) and will require connection to an AV receiver with Front Left, Front Right, and Center amplifier channels. The SuperCinema 3D Array XL is efficient and can be driven to loud listening levels with moderate amplifier power, but also able to handle the output of very powerful amplifiers. It can handle 20 to 300 watts per channel.
Three High-Velocity Folded Ribbon (HVFR) Tweeters: The SuperCinema 3D Array XL soundbar features three GoldenEar Technology's High-Velocity Folded Ribbon (HVFR) design tweeters (one for each channel). The HVFR tweeter propagates sound waves and moves the air by squeezing it with its accordion-like pleated diaphragm, rather than pushing it as conventional drivers do. The result is better impedance matching to the air in the room with greater control, smoother more extended response with lower distortion and dramatically improved dynamic range.
Eight 4.5" Bass-Midrange Drivers: The SuperCinema 3D Array XL soundbar incorporates eight of GoldenEar Technology's spider-leg cast basket 4.5" bass-midrange drivers with their unique Multi-Vaned Phase Plugs (MVPP) for an exceptional blend of midrange and upper-bass frequencies. The center speaker section features four 4.5" bass-midrange drivers, while the front left and right speaker channels each have two 4.5" bass-midrange drivers with one set of drivers being utilized to cancel out crosstalk and distortion between the left and right channels.
Mag-X Coupling Crossover Technology: The SuperCinema 3D Array XL soundbar utilizes GoldenEar's patent pending,?Mag-X?Coupling Crossover Technology, which delivers improved 3D imaging as well as smoother response and greater detail.
Extruded Aluminum Sealed Enclosure: The sleek attractively sculpted cabinet is constructed from aerospace-grade aluminum with marble-powder-infused baffle and endcaps. The non-resonant, acoustic suspension (sealed) aluminum cabinet aids in the speaker's accurate and detailed sound. The cabinet is finished in a piano-gloss black and comes with a magnetic grille that easily attaches to the front of the speaker.
Binding Post Terminals: The SuperCinema 3D Array XL soundbar speaker is outfitted with a set of 5-way binding post terminals for each of its 3 channels (Front Left, Center, and Front Right). These binding post terminals that will accept bare wire (up to 12AWG), pin-connectors, spade-lugs, and banana plugs (single or dual).
Note: The SuperCinema 3D Array XL is a passive soundbar (not self-powered) and will require connection to an AV receiver with Front Left, Front Right, and Center amplifier channels.
Mounting Options: The SuperCinema 3D Array XL soundbar speaker is an ideal match for 65" and up TVs. The soundbar can be easily wall-mounted using its keyhole mounts or threaded brass inserts, or shelf-mounted using the included adjustable rear supports. The keyhole mounts allow flat-on-the-wall mounting and the 1/4"-20 threaded inserts can be used with two GoldenEar Technology SuperSwivel brackets (sold separately). The included adjustable feet offer ideal positioning and angling of the soundbar speaker on a shelf below or above your TV.
- Speaker Only Dimensions: 62.0625" (w) x 4.8125" (h) x 2.875" (d)
- Speaker with Adjustable Feet Dimensions: 62.0625" (w) x 4.5625"-4.8125" (h) x 3.625" (d)
- Speaker With Wall Bracket Dimensions (Optional): 6.0625" (w) x 4.8125" (h) x 5.75" (d)
Note: When wall-mounting the SuperCinema 3D Array XL soundbar using the 1/4"-20 threaded inserts, two wall-mount brackets (sold separately) are required.
Flexible Placement: The GoldenEar Technology SuperCinema 3D Array XL soundbar is designed to allow flexible placement while providing a very large window of sound throughout your listening room. Place the soundbar speaker above or below your TV, whichever position is closer to ear level. If shelf mounting, for best fidelity position the speaker as close to the edge of the shelf as possible to avoid sound reflecting off the shelf.