Atlantic Technology has announced Gatecrasher 1, the first in a series of smart multi-room wireless speakers with streaming services and internet radio. This new product puts Atlantic Technology into smart speakers.
The Gatecrasher 1 is a 2.1 stereo table-top system that has an array of high-performance drivers including a stereo pair of ¾-inch aluminum dome tweeters mated with 2-inch cone bass-mid speakers. The internal subwoofer system is composed of a 4-inch bass driver coupled to a down-firing 5-inch passive radiator.
Gatecrasher1 lets owners wirelessly play music using WiFi and Bluetooth. WiFi capability includes dual-band 802.11ac with WiFi Alliance and DLNA certification, seamlessly interoperating with the world’s largest base of connected home WiFi devices. Bluetooth 4.0 with Qualcomm AptX technology gives Gatecrasher compatibility with high-res audio codecs, and it can stream from a Bluetooth connected device to multiple Gatecrashers throughout the home. Gatecrasher 1 works with a wide array of audio sources and operating systems, including Windows PC and Mac computers, Android, and iOS tablets and smart phones, plus popular game consoles such as Xbox One and PS4.
Analog audio sources such as a TV, media player, legacy audio gear, or hands-free voice-controlled systems such as Alexa Enabled Devices or Google Home Devices can be connected directly to Gatecrasher via its auxiliary 3.5mm stereo mini jack. Priority Auto-Sensing source switching makes this convenient to use. Turn the connected device on, and Gatecrasher automatically wakes up and switches to play audio from the Aux input. As a bonus, these sources can also be streamed to multiple Gatecrashers in the home. Power is supplied to a rear input through an auto-sensing external power supply, making the system compatible with 110 or 240v and 50/60 Hz systems.
Gatecrasher 1 will have an MSRP of $499 USD and shipping will begin mid-July in the US.
For more information, visit www.atlantictechnology.com.