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Atlantic Readies Dolby Atmos Speaker

Norwood, Mass. – Atlantic Technology plans fourth-quarter shipments of its first Dolby Atmos-enabled speaker.

The $499/pair 44-DA is a compact height-speaker module that fits on top of Atlantic’s THX-certified 4400 LR speakers to bounce Atmos height information off the ceiling. The module delivers an integrated one-piece look, the company said.

Because of its compact size, it can be placed on top of other speakers or used as a standalone elevation speaker, the company added. The speaker measures 5.5 by 8.4 by 9.5 inches.

The 44-DA features 5.25-inch woofer and 1-inch silk-dome tweeter mounted on top of the module in a concentric driver array at a precise angle to optimize height effects.

The speaker delivers a “controlled acoustic scatter” to broaden the sweet spot of the sound reflected off the ceiling, the company said. The configuration allows for greater placement flexibility in a room, the company added. Standalone modules can be placed around the room for increased dimensional effect, Atlantic said.

The speaker will be displayed at the CEDIA Expo.