Atlantic Technology to License H-PAS® Bass Technology to SpeakerCraft

The agreement will result in the development of several new SpeakerCraft products expected to come to market starting later this year and beyond.

NORWOOD, MA, Feb 13, 2012 -- 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 their application of H-PAS technology, SpeakerCraft will be able to provide their customers with loudspeakers that will deliver deeper and smoother bass in much smaller cabinets than was previously possible.


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 a unique enclosure configuration that combines elements of several different speaker architectures-acoustic suspension, bass reflex, inverse horn, and transmission line-to produce exceptional bass response and low distortion while utilizing cabinets that are considerably more compact than those of speakers with similar performance.

The H-PAS configuration was originally developed by Philip Clements of Solus/Clements. 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; 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'."

About Atlantic Technology
From its inception in 1989, Atlantic Technology's mission has been to produce home entertainment products that exemplify the very best in both performance and value. The company specializes in complete high-performance multi-channel speaker systems, state-of-the-art home theater electronics components, and products for custom audio/video installation. For more information on Atlantic Technology and its many fine products for home theater and custom audio/video installation, visit www.atlantictechnology.com or call 781-762-6300.

About Speakercraft

Since its founding in 1976, SpeakerCraft, LLC has built an internationally-recognized brand committed to the development of superior architectural loudspeakers and electronics. The company is a leader in the industry and attributes this to absolute dealer satisfaction and its dedicated customer service support programs that ensure smooth and trouble-free business operations. Originally a primary OEM for many well known in-wall speaker companies, SpeakerCraft now markets its own branded solutions which include a vast array of custom installation products. SpeakerCraft, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nortek, Inc.

For further information about SpeakerCraft and its product lines, contact Nick Berry, Director of Marketing & Sales at nberry@speakercraft.com or (702) 541-5218. For more information, go to speakercraft.com or write to us at SpeakerCraft LLC, 940 Columbia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92507. Our toll-free phone number is (800) 448-0976.

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