Posted Thu Sep 24, 2009 at 07:00 AM PDT by Mike Attebery
High end speaker company Atlantic is one of many companies getting into the sound bar game, and they’re doing it with the world’s first seven channel sound bar.
The Atlantic FS-7.0 sound bar makes use of seven speakers divided up among different sound stages to get full seven channel surround. A pair of full range 3-1/4 inch drivers take care of surround channels, with left center and right channels being divided up among dual 4x6 inch woofers and a trio of 1 inch tweeters.
Some higher end companies are still a bit reluctant when it comes to releasing sound bars, but as Steve Feinstein, director of technology and marketing at Atlantic puts it “Single-enclosure surround sound systems have become an important part of the home theater marketplace.”
Atlantic went into this with quality at the forefront of their minds, looking for a different way to do things. “We've never been happy with the digital processing approach that has dominated the category,” explains Feinstein. “We went back to the speaker design drawing board, and fleshed out an all-speaker solution that retains every iota of the original sound information.”
The Atlantic FS-7.0 sound bar is available now from authorized dealers for $800. Also shipping is the companion SB-800 subwoofer, a 300 watt sub designed especially for pairing with the FS-7.0 sound bar.
Source: Press Release
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