Atlantic TechnologySmall Speaker But Big Bass
"So what you think our new AT1 loudspeaker will cost?" Atlantic Technology's Peter Tribeman had just finished his dem of a fairly small two-way tower that, driven by Parasound Halo JC 2 preamplifier and Halo A21 power amplifier, was producing prodigious amounts of low frequencies in a fairly large room.
"I have no idea," I responded, "but if it's less than $2500/pair, you'll have a hit on your hands."
"We're aiming at at $1999/pair!" said Peter.
The AT1 uses two 5.5" woofers, tuned to 63Hz, but loads them with an alignment developed by Phil Clements, called "HPAS," which extends the low-frequency cut-off to 31.5Hz, and 3dB at 28Hz. HPAS is neither sealed-box, nor reflex, nor transmission-line, but incorporates aspects of all three to resemble a"controlled explosion" at low frequencies, explained Peter, leaving me none the wiser.
But hearing is believing, and based on what I heard at CES, at $2k/pair, the Atlantic Technology AT1, which will start shipping in the spring, will indeed be a winner.