GoldenEar SuperCenter Reference Center Channel Speaker
GoldenEar’s SuperCenter Reference center channel speaker is the pinnacle of the SuperCenter lineup, and that’s saying something. This robust speaker features four 5-1/4″ mid-bass drivers and three top-mounted passive bass radiators to help create a visceral movie-watching experience. An advanced Reference version of the company’s acclaimed HVFR™ (High-Velocity Folded Ribbon) tweeter ensures exceptional detail — including crisp, clear dialogue — with low distortion. A linear-phase crossover network helps to create a natural, lifelike soundstage.
- High-Gauss Reference HVFR™ (High-Velocity Folded Ribbon) tweeter for exceptional detail with low distortion
- four 5-1/4″ mid-bass drivers with cast-basket chassis
- two 6-3/4″ x 8″ quadratic planar bass radiators
- one 7″ x 10″ quadratic planar bass radiator
- linear-phase crossover network enhances clarity
- frequency response: 33-35,000 Hz
- sensitivity: 91 dB
- nominal impedance: 8 ohms
- recommended amplifier power: 20-350 watts
- binding post speaker terminals
- removable magnetic grille
- 35″W x 5-3/4″H x 11″D
- weight: 31 lbs.
- warranty: 5 years
Perfect for Building a GoldenEar Home Theater
The SuperCenter line is designed to complement GoldenEar’s Triton floor-standing speakers and Aon bookshelf speakers. They have a similar visual design, and they’re voice-matched to create a seamless surround-sound system that will shine on movie night.
These center channel speaker models incorporate a D’Appolito Array of two newly developed long-throw 5-1/4˝ bass/midrange drivers (four, with reference focused field magnet structures, on the Reference model) surrounding one of our signature High Velocity Folded Ribbon (HVFR) tweeters (and a High-Gauss Reference HVFR on the Reference model). The 5-1/4˝ drivers incorporate spiderleg cast baskets for rigidity and minimal internal reflection, as well as our unique multi-vaned phase plugs (MVPP), to minimize cross-apex wave propagation interference. They also utilize top-mounted pressure-coupled quadratic planar low frequency radiators that both extend the bass response as well as provide the bass/midrange drivers with ideal acoustic loading and damping. Since the top-mounted passive radiators put out a very low frequency pressure wave, they only require an inch or two of clearance above them so they can be placed in cabinets/wall units if desired (always position the speaker at the front of the opening for best performance).
Sonically, the SuperCenters offer the same lifelike, highly detailed, high-resolution, smooth, open, boxless sound quality that our SuperSat centers are famous for, but with additional low frequency extension and greater power handling capacity for greater dynamic range and impact.
There are three separate internal chambers: a larger one in the center which contains two 5-1/4˝ drivers which run up to meet the tweeter and are coupled to the larger, 7˝ x 10˝ passive radiator in the center, and two smaller ones which each contain a special 5-1/4˝ driver engineered for low frequency response, which runs up to 500 Hz, and is coupled to one of the smaller, 6-3/4˝ x 8˝ passives.