Atlantic Technology Creates an Eco-System of SKAA Wireless Multi-Room Audio Products
Last month, Atlantic Technology made available the industry’s first ever SKAA wireless subwoofers in the CI channel. They are the newest products in Atlantic’s growing SKAA wireless eco-system joining the FS-252 active bookshelf speakers and STA-200 100-watt x 2 integrated amp.
Other new products in the pipeline include the AW-WS100 active outdoor speakers (June), Gatecrasher3 soundbar (September), FS-BTWS582 over-ear headphones (October), and Gatecrasher GC-SLCR1 rear channel speakers (November), with more to be announced. All are high-performance products designed for 2-channel, home theater, and multi-room audio applications.
Invented and licensed by Eleven Engineering — a partner to Atlantic Technology — SKAA is a new international wireless standard purpose built from the ground up to work seamlessly in all Hi-Fi applications. It is a cousin of Pro Audio Wireless (PAW), proven for years in demanding live concert performances by professional musicians world-wide to reliably stream instruments and vocals in perfect sync without latency, dropouts or interference.
According to the company, SKAA’s 36 millisecond fixed low-latency signal is 4-to-5 times lower than Bluetooth’s variable 120-200 ms latency, and 50 to 80 times lower than Wi-Fi’s variable 2000 to 3000 ms latency. In contrast, SKAA’s low 36 ms fixed latency delivers clear, unified multi-room audio with 0.04 ms precision between speakers.
SKAA also delivers a robust signal up to a 150-foot range using the worldwide open 2.4 GHz band. It’s reliable because of its patented Walking Frequency Diversity (or WFD) channel-hopping technology with error correction, eliminating interference, clicks, pops, or dropouts even in the noisiest RF environments common in tech-laden homes, apartments, businesses, or even busy tradeshows.
No special app, network, Wi-Fi set-up, passwords or pairing is needed to connect SKAA devices; just press one button to connect any SKAA speaker, receiver, or headphone to whichever audio source you desire.
The FS-252 active speaker system is both a SKAA receiver and transmitter. As a receiver, it can be connected to a wide variety of analog media sources (CD players, TVs, etc) via various wired connections and wireless digital media sources equipped with Bluetooth or SKAA transmitters. As a transmitter it can cast simultaneously to up to four additional SKAA systems, amps or headphones for single or multi-room use.
The FS-S65 (6.5-inch driver) and FS-S8 (8-inch) powered subwoofers receive SKAA wireless audio signals from the FS-252 active bookshelf speakers, the STA-200 integrated amp, and the upcoming Gatecrasher3 active multi-room soundbar. The subs also feature RCA line inputs.
Both a SKAA receiver and transmitter, the STA-200 compact integrated 200-watt Class D amp drives traditional passive speakers and can also be used with active (self-amplified) speakers. It easily connects to an array of analog or digital audio sources such CD players, TVs, smart phones, tablets, computers, and more.
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