Solid soundbar matched with Denon receiver and SVS sub. Use with tv sounds ok. Playing back music is where system performs best.
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Great qaulity, sounds is perfect for my needs. I have this XL paired with an 82", could not be happier. The sheer length of the XL gives you good separation between L/R speakers. I especially like that it utilizes an external amp/receiver to drive the L/C/R and just has nice 5-way binding posts on the back. Not really a sound bar so much as it is just a very nice speaker array ... GoldenEar designed, I think they hit another one out of the park. This XL anchors my upstairs media / gaming area as I've paired it with a GoldenEar Force Field 3 subwoofer, and a pair of Aon 2s to make a very nice 5.1 system. Don't think about it, just get it, you won't regret it. Very highly recommended.
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I would give this soundbar more than 5 stars if I could. As a longtime user of Polk LSiM speakers, which I still love and use, but no longer in my living room setup, I am totally blown away by the GolderEar SuperCinema® 3D Array® XL. I am running this soundbar with three Outlaw monoblock amps attached to my Denon home theater receiver, along with a Rythmik subwoofer, in a large, open room with an 18 foot vaulted ceiling, and the soundstage is jaw-dropping. My first listen -- a lossless version of Cycle and Morning from Beck's Morning Phase, through Roon via my Oppo UDP-203, gave me literal goosebumps. Same when I put on Some Things Never Change from Frozen II, and We Know the Way from Moana (my kids' favorites). Sitting with eyes closed, there was nothing to suggest that the room-filling sound was coming from a soundbar centered under the TV. In the age of powered, do-everything soundbars, this passive soundbar can easily take the place of your tower speakers. I will also add that when I contacted GoldenEar to ask a question, I received a prompt, detailed, personal response (within half an hour!). GoldenEar is a smaller company, and I really hope that people give them the support they deserve. Others may have more name recognition, but this is truly a special speaker. Give GoldenEar some love.
Pros: Wife-approved aesthetics; gigantic soundstage; mind-blowing quality for the price.
Cons: None that I have encountered so far.
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