GoldenEar SuperCenter XL
Paul from Havertown on 12/18/2022
Big upgrade from my old center channel, dialog is crystal clear. Perfect complement to the Triton One.R!
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Rob from Rockville, MD on 12/5/2022
I recently replaced a GoldenEar SuperCenter X with a GoldenEar SuperCenter XL. I did not make any other changes in my multichannel AV system yet received immediate gratification via a simple switch. The XL's advantages are it brings out more of the spoken dialogue and music in the center and elicits a similar audio boost to the front and rear speakers. Regardless of the content source, the distinctions between individual instruments, the soundstage, and clarity of voice improved significantly. The overall sound is bolder, broader, and better defined. The XL is about 40 percent wider than the X, which might present a challenge to integrate within a limited space. Otherwise (and especially if you use other GoldenEar speakers), the XL is enthusiastically recommended
Pros: Bolder, broader, more detailed audio compared to SuperCenter X. Audio improvement was evident and immediate across my entire system.
Cons: About 40 percent wider than the SuperCenter X.
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Not my name from Marana, AZ on 7/27/2022
I've been using a top of the line vintage center with 4 6 1/2, two of which were powered subs. Recently the amp stopped working but the mids still sounded good but huge!! Im moving it into my workout room. My main speakers are reference level RBH which have AMT tweeters. I wanted to match frequency and tonality, so I limited my choices to ribbon AMT tweeters. For this reason I decided on GoldenEar's because they seems to lean more neutral in sound. Luckily, they worked out perfectly. They blended well with both my mains and my Elac Carina's which I use in my bedroom as a stereo setup. This is even before running room correction. In fact, the Carina's were also seamless together. My receiver is a Arcam avr21(7.2.6) The GoldenEar simply excel in both music and movies and can put out some volume when asked. Speech and vocals are clear with a wide dispersion. The frequency range is also on point, providing a fair amount of accurate mid bass and smooth highs(not harsh). It's also smaller then I was expecting, with the width being close to 27 1/2, with the height being rather slim. That said, compared to my old center most centers would look small. Lol The Goldenear looks classy and modern under the 85in TV. Overall, this speaker has impressed me and has allowed me you use DTS NeutralX and other sound settings that didn't sound good before. This center just blends in better on so many levels. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for impressive sound in both movi
Pros: Impressive sound/detail, frequency range, neutral sound, and it's ability to blend in with other speakers for both music/movies
Cons: The cost but you get what you pay for...
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Good Match for the Fives
Robert from New York, NY on 1/29/2022
The SuperCenter XL sits between my new Triton 5's. I opted for this over the X for a bit more oomph and quality. My focus is home theatre and clarity of dialog is essential. It's been a few weeks and all three Tritons are breaking in nicely. Overall sound quality has improved from my 20yr old Axiom Audio setup, which was very good and is still fine. The Tritons, however, are newer and better, as one would hope and expect with technology over time, and this center provides very clear dialog and is a good link between the floor standers. No doubt the GE Reference center would be an even greater improvement, but it approaches the cost of my two fronts together; way more than I need and was willing to go for. I upgrade only every few decades, and my personal experience in this arena is somewhat limited. Thus, four stars only because I hate throwing superlatives around. The center speaker is very, very good, an excellent fit in my setup; no complaints.
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Crutchfield customer from Howell, MI on 1/2/2022
Great sound for home theater. Good bass. Crossed over at 80, it mixes seamlessly with Supersat3 fronts, Polk surrounds and ceilings and a Klipsch 12" sub in a 7.1 system. This is a large speaker, but it is actually unobtrusive under a 77" monitor. Entertainment unit is placed in a corner (not the ideal location) but still sounds great with proper tuning. We did not use the included rubber feet so as not to damage the furniture. Instead we used inexpensive, stick-on felt feet. Speaker is pricey, but recommended.
Pros: Sound quality.
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GoldenEar Center XL made all the difference!
Barry from Silicon Valley, CA on 9/30/2021
I was having a problem with the Swan Diva center channel that came with my Speakers. It always sounded like the voices were coming from the speaker and not the TV screen. Ostensibly because of the top mounted tweeter, but I also think it was a dispersion problem. Either way, it was very distracting... Got so bad I was using a phantom center channel for a while. I recently got a new TV and replaced the Diva Center Channel with one made by GoldenEar and the difference is night and day. The sound now emanates from the screen as expected and everything blends as it should. The dispersion is amazing, and music through it is just sublime. It also looks great with my new TV. Suffice to say, I'm very happy now. Here's a pic with the new CC:
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