Atlantic Technology, Solus/Clements, Demo H-PAS
Speaker makers Atlantic Technology and Solus/Clements demonstrated at CEDIA Expo for the first time publicly a “proof of concept” prototype tower speaker endowed with H-PAS, a patent-pending loudspeaker enclosure technology that endows small-enclosure speakers with low-distortion bass even when reproducing challenging, bass-heavy source material.
“This is scalable technology,” said Atlantic Technology president Peter Tribeman, who, with Solus/Clements president Phil Clements, will license H-PAS to third parties. He said the companies presently have six licensees already lined up – one of whom, Outlaw Audio, has already announced its agreement. Atlantic’s first products with H-PAS are due to debut around the December time frame, with Solus/Clements-branded product to come out early next year.
Licensees, by following a strict set of mathematical modeling formulas, will be able to use H-PAS in computer speakers, TVs, shelf systems, subwoofers or virtually any size cabinet, said Tribeman. “The dimensions change depending upon the drivers used. The secret sauce is internal plumbing,” he added. “It’s cabinet design; there’s no equalization or special crossovers whatsoever.”