GoldenEar Announces Its New Invisa Signature Point Source Speaker
(August 6, 2017) GoldenEar Technology is no stranger to great sound. Earlier this year, the company officially unleashed its new flagship Triton Reference speakers, which headline an entire lineup of tower designs intended to meet the needs of discerning listeners. But not every enthusiast desires a true floorstanding model, after all space considerations or strict interior design requirements might make them nearly impossible to implement.
The market need for discrete architectural speakers has pushed GoldenEar’s technicians to develop in-wall and in-ceiling speakers that possess the capability to deliver an audiophile-grade auditory experience. The company’s resulting “Invisa” speaker lineup does just that, relying on a flangeless construction concept and overall sizes that are small when compared to competing products on the market.
Recently, GoldenEar introduced a new member to its category of discrete offerings: Invisa Signature Point Source (SPS). It’s a speaker that’s intended to be used in nearly any position of a multi-channel arrangement (including main and surround channels). Physically speaking, SPS has a thin depth of only 3.25-inches without an optional backbox (3.7-in with) and has a compact fascia measuring 28.16-in x 8.55-in. That makes for a total package that can easily be installed in standard wall cavities.
Each Invisa SPS carries four 5.25-in cast-basket woofers (which aren’t too dissimilar from the drivers found on GoldenEar’s Triton One freestanding loudspeaker) and a single full-size High Velocity Folded Ribbon Tweeter. Interestingly, the four 5.25-in drivers are not identical, nor do they cover the same frequency range. The speaker’s two outer drivers have an upper range limit of 500Hz, while the two inner drivers are tuned to produce sound up to 3kHz (which is intended to perfectly blend with the centrally mounted tweeter). The speaker’s complex crossover network (which utilizes the same fully balanced topology incorporated in GoldenEar’s top models) runs the show, making sure the speaker’s drivers blend perfectly.
The SPS carries a switch that allows for adjustment of the tweeter level, in addition owners can remove and rotate the tweeter for correct orientation for both horizontal and vertical positioning. It also offers magnetically attached low profile grilles, a non-resonant miner-filled frame structure, and a backbox option that keeps sound from entering other rooms that share similar walls.
GoldenEar is demoing the new Invisa SPS at CEDIA 2017. The speaker is priced at $999 each ($149 additional for the backbox) and is scheduled to begin shipping Winter of 2018.
Invisa Signature Point Source Specifications
Speaker Dimensions: (H/W/D): 27-9/16" (70 cm) x 7-15/16" (20.2 cm) x 3-1/4" (8.25 cm)
Depth with Optional Back Box: 3-3/4” (9.5 cm)
Grille Dimensions: 28-3/16" (71.5 cm) x 8-9/16" 21.7 cm)
Cutout Dimensions: 26-9/16" (67.5 cm) x 7-1/8" (18.2 cm)
Lockarm Clearance Required (Inside Wall): 27-3/4" (70.6 cm) x 8-13/16” (22.4 cm)
Frequency Response: 25 Hz – 35 kHz
Efficiency: 92 dB
Rec. Amp: 20 – 350 Watts/channel.
Nominal Impedance: Compatible with 8 ohms.
Driver Complement: Two 5-1/4" high-definition cast-basket MVPP bass/mid drivers; Two 5-1/4" high-definition cast-basket bass drivers; One High-Gauss Neodymium Reference High-Velocity Folded Ribbon (HVFR™) Tweeter
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