Atlantic Technology Fields Multiple All-Weather Speaker Options
Atlantic Technology continues to roll out a major expansion of custom install products for consumer and commercial applications in 2020 that now includes extensive new designs with advanced drivers and wireless technology in a versatile line of all-weather indoor/outdoor speakers just in time for a big season of outdoor entertainment. The 100 series models are shipping now (shown) with the 300 series shipping in August and the 200 series in September.
The nine new two-way models come in three series, and are sold in pairs with options of three woofer sizes and two colors:
- The Constant Current Series ($299-$399): 4-ohm speakers for installations where standard amplification is desired.
- Constant Voltage Series ($329-$429): Externally switchable with a 4-ohm setting plus three impedance/wattage settings with a built-in audiophile grade transformer, making them ideal for larger 70/100-volt home and commercial applications where long distances and many speakers are required.
- Wireless Series ($439-$569): Active AC-powered speakers featuring SKAA wireless technology for applications where running signal cable is problematic or installation flexibility and transportability is needed. It’s fast and easy to extend music playback from any audio source outdoors with these new speakers receiving long-range broadcasts of reliable Hi-Fi SKAA audio from any of Atlantic’s extensive line of tiny, affordable SKAA transmitters, amps and indoor speaker systems. Each pair comes with a handy remote control and a free “.cmd” app for iOS, Android, Windows and MAC OS X to manage multi-room transmitter/speaker control.
All the speakers use sealed UV, impact-resistant cabinets made with heavily reinforced acoustically inert mineral-filled polypropylene that’s environmentally resistant plus more neutral and less “ringy” than typical outdoor speakers, says the company.
Each series features a 1-inch ferrofluid-cooled titanium tweeter with a neodymium magnet to produce extended high frequencies beyond audibility. A 12 dB/octave crossover delivers a smooth response and high, 90 dB efficiency, mating with new woofers in either, 4-inch, 5.5-inch or 6.5-inch sizes. The woofers feature super-stiff lightweight mineral homopolymer loaded fiberglass cones to deliver tight articulate deep bass and a clear mid-range creating a directed sound field with the tweeter.
Available in black or white, the paintable speakers feature aluminum powder-coated grilles, one-handed easy-install adjustable mounting brackets with passive models featuring spring-loaded gold-plated speaker terminals with posts designed for 16 gauge or larger cables.