Atlantic Technology has signed an agreement with SpeakerCraft to collaborate in the development of new loudspeaker systems using Atlantic's revolutionary H-PAS bass configuration technology. Through its application of H-PAS technology, SpeakerCraft will be able to provide its dealers with loudspeakers that will deliver deeper and smoother bass in much smaller cabinets than was previously possible.
Philip Clements, of Solus/Clements shows off his company's SX-4.0 CC Center Channel, featuring H-PAS technology, during CEDIA EXPO 2011 in September.
The agreement will result in the development of several new SpeakerCraft products expected to come to market starting later this year and beyond.
H-PAS, or Hybrid Pressure Acceleration System, is an enclosure configuration that combines elements of several different speaker architectures—acoustic suspension, bass reflex, inverse horn, and transmission line—to produce better bass response and low distortion while utilizing cabinets that are considerably more compact than those of speakers with similar performance.
Philip Clements, of Solus/Clements, originally developed the H-PAS configuration. In 2009, Atlantic Technology assembled a team of audio engineers and computer scientists to create, in collaboration with Clements, a proprietary algorithm that could be used to apply H-PAS to a wide range of enclosure shapes and sizes. In January 2012 the United States Patent and Trademark office issued the first patent on H-PAS enclosure architectures, and Atlantic Technology expects to obtain additional patents on the technology in the coming year.
"We are excited to be working with SpeakerCraft," said Atlantic Technology's president Peter Tribeman. "The brand is a market leader in the custom installation arena. H-PAS technology will provide them a new opportunity to significantly differentiate their products in the marketplace."
"We've been very impressed with H-PAS technology," said SpeakerCraft's president Jeremy Burkhardt. "The articulate low bass response and remarkable clarity of voice are exactly what our customers want. It will be a huge benefit for custom installers to be able to move away from oversized boxes without sacrificing performance. In addition, since H-PAS uses higher resonance drivers, its bass reproduction is exceptionally 'quick'."