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Atlantic Technology Bookshelf Speakers the First of Many to Feature SKAA Wireless Technology

The SKAA-compliant FS-252 bookshelf speakers the first in a new range of high-performance wireless products from Atlantic Technology.

Atlantic Technology Bookshelf Speakers the First of Many to Feature SKAA Wireless Technology
The FS-25 bookshelf speakers are Atlantic Technology's first products to incorporate SKAA technology.

Lisa Montgomery · April 29, 2019

SKAA wireless technology has been adopted by a variety of audio manufacturers, the latest being Atlantic Technology. The company’s first SKAA compliant product, the FS-252 system, is comprised of a pair of compact, powered two-way stereo bookshelf speakers. Designed for home theater applications, they are acoustically matched to work in systems with Atlantic Technology sound bars and LCR speakers.

The FS-252 can be connected to a variety of analog sources including CD players and TVs via wired connections; the speakers connect to wireless digital media sources that are equipped with Bluetooth or SKAA transmitters.

For analog and digital products without SKAA built in, an SKAA transmitter can be added to create a high-performance wireless connection.

The FS-252 is both an SKAA transmitter and receiver. As a transmitter it can cast simultaneously to up to four additional SKAA systems, amps or headphones for single or multi-room use. Adding or switching between sources or transmitters is done with a click of a button on the speaker or the wireless remote.

“Eleven Engineering is pleased to be a part of Atlantic Technology’s exciting new range of SKAA wireless multi-room audio products,” says Rex Whithead, executive vice president, sales and marketing of Eleven Engineering, the inventor, manufacturer, and licensor of SKAA technology.

“These are fantastic looking, sounding and performing products that set a new higher standard for the home.”

SKAA Boasts 36 Millisecond Fixed Low-Latency Signal 

SKAA has been touted as a wireless audio transmission standard that eliminates the issues that plague other wireless technologies like Wi-Fi.

Per a statement released by Atlantic Technology, the SKAA boasts a 36 millisecond fixed low-latency signal that’s four to five times lower than Bluetooth’s variable 120 to 200-millisecond latency, and 50 to 80 times lower than Wi-Fi’s 2,000 to 3,000-millisecond latency.

SKAA delivers a signal up to a 150-foot range using the 2.4 GHz frequency band.

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“Atlantic Technology has started an audio revolution with this incredible new series of SKAA wireless products for 2019,” comments Paul Fredrickson, business development director at Muto Communications, Atlantic Technology’s PR agency-of-record.

“The FS-252 is shipping now, with additional Atlantic Technology SKAA products coming soon and throughout 2019.”

Atlantic Technology plans to roll out SKAA products including an integrated amp, soundbar, and headphones. The FS-252 carries a suggested retail price of $749.



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  About the Author

Lisa Montgomery has been a member of the CE Pro and Electronic House editorial teams for nearly 20 years; most of that time as the Editor of Electronic House. With a knack for explaining complex high-tech topics in terms that average consumers can understand, her style of writing resonates with people who are interested in adding electronic systems to their homes, but are unsure of the steps involved and the solutions available. From basic lighting control systems to full-blown automation systems, Lisa understands the home electronics market well, and is able to point consumers in the right direction on their quest for a smarter, more convenient, efficient and enjoyable home. Over the years, she has developed close relationships with key manufacturers and seasoned custom electronics professionals, giving her a keen sense of what home technologies are hot now and what is on the horizon. She shares this wisdom regularly through feature stories, product roundups, case studies technology spotlights and comprehensive guides and books. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Lisa at lisa.montgomery@emeraldexpo.com

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Speakers · Loudspeakers · Floor/Shelf · Wireless · Audio/Video · Distributed Audio · News · Products · Atlantic Technology · SKAA · All Topics
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Comments

Posted by ScanFred on May 1, 2019

Good article, but don’t forget the primary purpose of the SKAA wireless tech in these Atlantic Technology speakers is to give them easy to set up and use multi-room wireless capability without clogging up and slowing down your wi-fi network to play high-quality audio.

Posted by ScanFred on May 1, 2019

Good article, but don’t forget the primary purpose of the SKAA wireless tech in these Atlantic Technology speakers is to give them easy to set up and use multi-room wireless capability without clogging up and slowing down your wi-fi network to play high-quality audio.