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Atlantic’s H-PAS Technology Gets CES Hearing

Atlantic Technology went to International CES with the first production speaker incorporating H-PAS (Hybrid Pressure Acceleration System) bass technology, which delivers targeted bass performance with 50 percent smaller cabinets, smaller drivers and lower costs, the company said.

Shipments of the AT-1 speaker are expected by the end of the first quarter at an introductory price of $1,995 per pair.

The two-way AT-1 features two 5.25-inch drivers in an enclosure of about 1.6 cubic feet to produce bass that extends to 29Hz (-3dB) at SPLs exceeding 107dB with bass harmonic distortion of less than 3 percent, the company said. Comparable performance in a conventionally designed speaker would require bass drivers of at least triple the size and an enclosure at least twice as large, the company said.

The production version “retains the compact size and attractive appearance” of a prototype demonstrated at the CEDIA Expo but delivers “more acoustic weight and a more commanding and authoritative sound,” said president Peter Tribemen.