Norwood, Mass. - Atlantic Technology has expanded its selection of custom-installed Internet Protocol (IP)-ready speakers.
The speakers can be connected to IP-based multiroom-audio systems, such as those from NetStreams, or via traditional speaker cable to conventional multiroom-audio systems.
The new model, the round ICTS-6.1-IP is more modestly priced at a suggested $125 each compared to the other IP models. It's shipping with 6.5-inch woofer and pivoting 1-inch tweeter.
Atlantic's current models are the IWTS-4 LCR-IP, IWTS-7 LCR-IP and IWTS-14 LCR-IP at suggested retails, of $250, $385 and $515 each, respectively, with grilles and frames.
IP-based distributed-audio systems send control signals and content over CAT-5 Ethernet wiring to simplify wiring and eliminate signal loss. In an IP-based system, Atlantic's IP-ready speakers would connect to an amp/DSP/IP module behind the wall.