GoldenEar SuperSub XXL subwoofer

GoldenEar’s Sandy Gross emailed before the show about Golden Ear’s new compact, sealed, self-powered Supersub XXL subwoofer ($1999), which would be premiered at CES 2015. The subwoofer has two inertially-balanced, long-throw 12" woofers in the horizontal plane and two fully inertially-balanced 12.75" by 14.5" passive radiators in the vertical plane. In theory, the driver-to-room coupling is said to be distributed more smoothly as the different driver orientations couple to different room standing waves.

The subwoofer is controlled by a 56-bit DSP to manage its frequency response, soft-clipping, DC offset control, output stage saturation control, multi-band limiting and equalization. Response is rated at 10Hz–200Hz, and the 12dB/octave low-pass filter can be set from 40Hz to 200Hz.

The jet black compact subwoofer was barely visible in the near dark exhibit room. A GoldenEar representative attempted to play one of my CDs, but the only satellite speaker in the system with the subwoofer was a tiny sound bar that couldn’t handle the high-pass musical signal. Still, I am eager to hear this prmising subwoofer with proper full-range floorstanding satellite speakers.

Anton's picture

That sounds like an exciting product!

If I had one vote only for what would get reviewed from your show coverage, I would pick this one.

Hint, hint.

zbladejr's picture

"Hey let's bring this awesome new subwoofer to the CES show". "Okay, but let's not set up a 2.1 system with it, it's not like we make highly regarded value based speakers or anything". I agree with Anton, let's get a review, we need some competition to SVS, JL and REL out there.