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New Bass Technology to Ship Q4

Atlantic Technology and Solus/Clements have teamed up to develop, market, and license a new loudspeaker design protocol reportedly capable of delivering deep, low-distortion bass response at output levels unobtainable through conventional bass-alignment techniques. According to the companies, the technology will allow loudspeakers with smaller cabinets and drivers to achieve levels of performance normally associated with much larger systems.

Atlantic Technology and Solus/Clements have teamed up to develop, market, and license a new loudspeaker design protocol reportedly capable of delivering deep, low-distortion bass response at output levels unobtainable through conventional bass-alignment techniques. According to the companies, the technology will allow loudspeakers with smaller cabinets and drivers to achieve levels of performance normally associated with much larger systems.

The new system, called H-PAS (Hybrid Pressure Acceleration System), combines elements of several loudspeaker technologies, such as bass, reflex, inverse horn, and transmission line. Using a specific cabinet design, the technologies are "cascaded" one to another to pressurize and accelerate low frequencies, according to the companies. Additionally, the signals travel through a passive resonance/harmonic distortion line filter. The result, say the companies, is the ability of H-PAS to deliver extended deep bass with very low distortion. Officials say H-PAS does not require the use of special drivers, on-board electronics, or outboard equalization, for a passive system compatible with multiple amplifiers and AV receivers.

Philip Clements of Solus/Clements invented the technology and worked closely Atlantic Technology to develop a range of compact designs using H-PAS protocols, having contracted the loudspeaker manufacturer as the exclusive licensing agent for the technology.

An H-PAS demonstration model will be on display at the CEDIA Expo in Atlanta next month, using two 4.5-inch drivers and an enclosure of around 1.4 cubic feet to produce bass extending to 29 HZ (-3dB) at sound pressure levels that exceed 105 dB, say the companies. Bass harmonic distortion measures less than 3 percent.

"With higher performance from smaller cabinets, and hence the potential for lower manufacturing and shipping costs, we believe H-PAS has applications in almost every corner of the loudspeaker business, ranging from large floor-standing towers to desktop computer speakers," said Peter Tribeman, president of Atlantic Technology, in a statement.

Atlantic Technology expects to ship its first H-PAS product, the H-PAS-1 floor-standing loudspeaker in the fourth quarter of 2009. Solus/Clements will also offer an H-PAS 6.5-inch tower and bookshelf model to be available early next year.

Atlantic Technology plans to license H-PAS technology to other manufacturers.



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