Michael already gave us a rundown of new GoldenEar speakers announced and shown off at this year’s CES, but details are emerging on an expansion of GoldenEar’s yet-to-be-released Invisa Series of architectural speakers, which will officially see the light of day at this year’s CEDIA Expo in Indianapolis, next week.
In addition to the $499 HTR 7000 In-Ceiling Home Theater Reference Loudspeaker we already know about (see the link above for details), the Invisa line will also include the 650 and 525, designed for in-ceiling or in-wall installation. A bit more straightforward than the 7000, these discreet speakers both feature GoldenEar’s High Velocity Folded Ribbon tweeter, as well as driver motor structures and cone/voice coil assemblies (5.25″ in the 525 and 6.5″ in the 650) based on those in GoldenEar’s Tritons and Aons.
Full specs on those are as follows:
Invisa 650 Specifications
Dimensions: 8-5/8″ (21.9 cm) Diameter x 3-7/16″ (8.6 cm) Deep
Cutout: 7-1/8″ (18.1 cm) Diameter. Frequency Response: 25 Hz – 35 kHz. sensitivity: 90 dB. Nominal impedance: Compatible with 8 ohms. Driver Complement: One 6.5″ bass/midrange driver, One High-Velocity Folded Ribbon (HVFR™) tweeter. Rec. Amp: 10 – 250 Watt/channel.
Available September 2012 for $299 apiece.
Invisa 525 Specifications
Dimensions: 7-3/4″ (19.6 cm) Diameter x 3-7/16″ (8.6 cm) Deep
Cutout: 6-3/16″ (15.7 cm) Diameter. Frequency Response: 27 Hz – 35 kHz. Sensitivity: 89 dB. Nominal impedance: Compatible with 8 ohms. Driver Complement: One 5.25″ bass/midrange driver, One High-Velocity Folded Ribbon (HVFR™) tweeter. Rec. Amp: 10 – 200 Watt/channel.
Available September 2012 for $249 apiece.
Also joining the lineup is the Invisa MPX MultiPolar In-Wall/In-Ceiling Loudspeaker, which features a rectangular design and was engineered to combine the advantages of a direct-radiating loudspeaker with the enhanced spaciousness and dispersion of a bipolar speaker, and is intended for use only as a surrround/rear-channel speaker. Here are the specs on that one:
Invisa MPX Specifications
Dimensions: 7-3/4” (19.7 cm) x 14-1/2” (36.8 cm) x 3-3/4″ (9.8 cm) Deep.
Cutout: 6-3/8” (16.2 cm) x 13” (33 cm). Frequency Response: 27Hz – 35kHz. Sensitivity: 90 dB. Nominal Impedance: Compatible with 8 ohms. Driver Complement: Two 5” Cast Basket Bass/Midrange Drivers, One High-Velocity Folded Ribbon (HVFR™) tweeter. Rec. Amp: 10-250 watt/channel.
No release date is given for the MPX, but the retail price has been set at $499/each.
In addition to the expanded Invisa line, GoldenEar also plans on showing its newest ForceField Subwoofer. If you remember my review of the GoldenEar Supercinema 3 System, you know I loved the ForceField 3 a very lot. The ForceField 5 takes the bass of GoldenEar’s systems down to new depths, with a low frequency extension of a staggering, sphincter-wobbling 12Hz. Pricing for this bad boy is set it $999.99, and full specs are as follows:
ForceField 5 Specifications
Dimensions: 15″ (38.1 cm) W x 18″ (45.5 cm) D x 145/8″ (37.0 cm) H (height is with feet installed). Frequency Response: 12 Hz – 200 Hz. Driver Complement: One 12″ long-throw high-output bass driver, One 12-3/4″ x 14-1/2″ quadratic planar infrasonic radiator. Amplifier: 1500-Watt ForceField digital amplifier. speaker Level High-Pass Filter: 6 dB per octave at 150 Hz (approx.). Speaker Level Low-Pass Filter: 12 dB per octave continuously variable from 40 – 150 Hz. Low-Level input (Mono): Unfiltered (no low pass), direct-coupled.
Available November 2012