GoldenEar's New Sub

In a second GoldenEar room they had a Jefferson nickel standing on edge on top of the new "Super Sub X" bass speaker ($1249 each). The Super Sub-X has two "inertially balanced" 8" long-throw drivers in the horizontal plane and two "inertially balanced" 10" x 11" planar infrasonic radiators in the vertical plane. This force cancelling inertial balancing ". . . preserves and focuses all the energy produced by the transducers in order to more effectively move the air in the room." Well, the box didn't vibrate, the nickel didn't fall, the base was taut and nimble—and the great (and venerable) Hugh Masakela could not have sounded more Afro better.