About the GoldenEar SuperSat 50
Big sound from a slim, powerful satellite speaker
Big sound from a slim, powerful satellite speaker
Looking for a space-saving speaker for your home theater? The GoldenEar SuperSat 50 delivers dynamic, accurate sound in conveniently slim package, thanks to its impactful drivers, passive bass radiators, and wide-dispersion tweeter. You can pick up four of them, along with the matching SuperSat 50C center channel and the ForceField 4 subwoofer, for a big-sounding home theater system that doesn't take up a lot of space.
A deeper look at the drivers
The cabinet has a gloss black finish and is made from aerospace-grade aluminum. In the middle, you'll find GoldenEar's low-distortion HVFR™ (High Velocity Folded Ribbon) tweeter. It squeezes the air between the folds of a high-density diaphragm, rather than pushing air like a piston. This design helps the tweeter to maintain a wide dispersion pattern and have a smooth response all the way up to 35,000 Hz.
Flanking the tweeter are two 4-1/2" mid/bass woofers that output detailed sound thanks to the extra stiffness and rigidity of their cast baskets. The strong magnets used in their motor structure keeps their cone movement linear and clean. Each woofer has a proprietary MVPP (multi-vaned phase plug), which controls energy in the center of the drivers and minimizes cone diffraction, a form of distortion. Furthest out from the center are two 4"x7" passive radiators help to increase the overall bass response of the speaker.
Space-saving placement options
Threaded inserts let you add GoldenEar's optional SuperSwivel brackets to hang the speaker. Or you can just use the keyhole slots to mount it flush to your wall. There's also GoldenEar's SuperStand and Table/Shelf Stand 50 (sold separately) if you'd like to place them on the floor or on a bookshelf or table.
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.
- two 4-1/2" cast-basket MVPP™ mid/bass drivers
- HVFR™ (High-Velocity Folded Ribbon) tweeter
- two 4"x7" passive bass radiators
- threaded insert and universal keyhole wall mounting options
- frequency response: 60-35,000 Hz
- recommended amplifier power: 20-200 watts
- sensitivity: 92 dB
- impedance: 8 ohms
- 4-3/4"W x 26-3/4"H x 2-1/2"D
- weight: 7 lbs.
- warranty: 5 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # IKFA
What's in the box:
- Satellite loudspeaker
- 4 Self-adhesive pads
- Owner's Manual
- Wall-Mount Template
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Features & specs
|Tweeter Type||Folded Ribbon|
|Tweeter Size (inches)||---|
|Midrange Size (inches)||N/A|
|Woofer Size (inches)||4.5|
|Frequency Response||60-35k Hz|
|Connector Type||5-Way post|
|Bracket Included||Fixed keyhole mount|
|Recommended Stand Height (inches)||21.5|
|Parts Warranty||5 Years|
|Labor Warranty||5 Years|
SuperSat Series: The GoldenEar SuperSat Series is an extensive range of high-performance satellite loudspeakers which perfectly fulfill a wide variety of needs and applications. The SuperSat Series can be utilized to create a high-performance 2ch stereo music setup or a multichannel home theater. They can be used as front, center, or rear speaker channels. The SuperSat Series consists of three satellite loudspeakers (SuperSat 3 / SuperSat 50 / SuperSat 60) and three center channel speakers (SuperSat 3C / SuperSat 50C / SuperSat 60C) - all sold separately. The GoldenEar Technology SuperSat speakers are extremely efficient and can be driven to loud listening levels with moderate amplifier power, but also able to handle the output of very powerful amplifiers.
High-Velocity Folded Ribbon (HVFR) Tweeter): The SuperSat 50 satellite loudspeaker features GoldenEar Technology's High-Velocity Folded Ribbon (HVFR) design tweeter. 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.
Dual 4.5" High-Definition Bass/Midrange Drivers: The SuperSat 50 speaker houses two 4.5" cast spider-leg basket upper bass/midrange drivers, which incorporate GoldenEar Technology's proprietary Multi-Vaned Phase Plug design (MVPP) as well as their proprietary computer optimized cone topology, arranged in a D'Appolito array surrounding the HVFR tweeter.
Twin Quadratic Planar Bass Radiators: The GoldenEar Technology SuperSat 50 utilizes two 4" x 7" quadratic planar low-frequency radiators to complete the driver complement, perfectly loading the bass/midrange drivers for extended bass response.
Aerospace Grade Aluminum Enclosure: The sleek attractively sculpted cabinet is constructed from aerospace grade aluminum and finished in pianogloss black. The non-resonant aluminum cabinet aids in the speaker's accurate, detailed sound. A magnetic grille easily attaches to the front to cover and protect the drivers.
Binding Post Terminals: The GoldenEar Technology SuperSat 50 satellite loudspeaker is outfitted with a set of 5-way binding post terminals that will accept bare wire (up to 12AWG), pin-connectors, spade-lugs, and banana plugs (single or dual).
Mounting Options: The SuperSat 50 incorporates rear 1/4"-20 threaded inserts, as well as keyhole mounts for wall mounting the speaker either vertically or horizontally. The keyhole mounts allow flat-on-the-wall mounting and the 1/4"-20 threaded inserts can be used with the GoldenEar Technology SuperSwivel bracket (sold separately). There is also an optional Table Stand and Floor Stand (both sold separately) that can be used to either mount the speaker vertically on a shelf or vertically on the floor.
- Speaker Only Dimensions: 4.8125" (w) x 26.8125" (h) x 2.6875" (d)
- Speaker with Table Stand Dimensions (Optional): 7.25" (w) x 27.0" (h) x 5.75" (d)
- Speaker With Floor Stand Dimensions (Optional): 12.25" (w) x 48.0" (h) 10.625" (d)
- Speaker With Wall Bracket Dimensions (Optional): 4.8125" (w) x 26.8125" (h) x 5.5625"
Note: When wall-mounting the speaker horizontally using the 1/4"-20 threaded inserts, two wall-mount brackets (sold separately) will be required.
Flexible Placement: The GoldenEar Technology SuperSat speaker is designed to allow flexible placement while providing a very large window of sound throughout your listening room.
- For the most accurate and natural timbre, the speaker's tweeter should be at approximately ear level. A pair of SuperSat speakers should form a equilateral triangle between each other and the main seated listening position. To further optimize imaging, turn a pair of speakers inward (toe-in) so they point toward the listening position with their axes crossing just behind it.
- Placing the speaker in a corner will over-emphasize bass and reduce overall clarity. If possible, position the speaker as far as possible from either side wall. This will ensure better bass performance and optimal midrange clarity.
- When used as surround speakers, the SuperSat speaker may be located on the side or behind the main listening area. When used on the sides, take care never to locate the speaker forward of the main listening position. If the speaker is placed along the rear wall as surrounds, it is suggested that the speaker be positioned fairly wide apart if possible.
Optional Powered Subwoofer: The SuperSat 50 satellite loudspeaker has a frequency response of 60Hz to 35kHz, so adding a powered subwoofer (sold separately - see Accessories Tab) is highly recommended. In your AV receiver or processor's Speaker Setup Menu, all channels using SuperSat speakers should be set to "Small". The recommended crossover setting for the SuperSat 50 is 100Hz.