Atlantic Technology Ships Two New Dual-Driver Home Theater Subs

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Atlantic Technology Ships Two New Dual-Driver Home Theater Subs


Atlantic Technology announced this week that two of the new subwoofers we saw at this past year's CEDIA Expo in San Diego are now shipping to dealers. Dubbed the SBT-500 and SBT-1000, the new subs carry suggested retail pricing of $1,799 and $2,499, respectively, and differ primarily in their size dual ten-inch or dual twelve-inch drivers) and their amplification (the output is reflected in their model numbers).

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Atlantic Technology is now shipping its much anticipated new flagship SBT Series subwoofers previewed at CEDIA 2018, expanding their extensive range of in-room subwoofers to suit higher-performance large room two-channel or home-theater systems. Two models are available, the 500-watt powered dual 10-inch SBT-500 and 1,000-watt dual 12-inch powered SBT-1000. With MSRP at $1,799 and $2,499 respectively, both are shipping to dealers now. Available finishes include black satin or high-gloss.

The SBT Series extend Atlantic's legacy for designing great sounding subwoofers for music and home-theater, delivering power and impact with deep bass articulation that doesn't sacrifice sound-track nuances or musical detail. Each utilizes the latest in technology and finest components available. Featured are dual long-throw composite cone drivers, each with a vented motor structure and high-temperature, 2-inch, 4-layer voice coil, and driven by patented Audera Class LH high-efficiency linear hybrid amplifiers. The amps' high-current capabilities contribute to exceptional driver control and headroom while ensuring cool and reliable operation. A continuous adjustable 40 Hz to 140 Hz, 24dB per octave low pass crossover assures finely-tuned blending with other speakers ranging from high-performance towers to satellites.

"Atlantic Technology's subwoofers never fall into the 'one-note bass boom' trap common in conventional subs," says Paul Fredrickson, Business Development Director at Muto Communications, Atlantic Technology's PR firm. "Instead of typical 'compressor-limiter' distortion-reduction, Atlantic employs its Clear Filter Technology (or CFT) circuitry. This greatly enhances articulation and detail of instrumentation, vocals and special effects in upper bass and lower mid-range by reducing resonance colorations inherent to subwoofer enclosures in these octaves. That's why other subwoofers, regardless of their power ratings, can't match the sound of an Atlantic subwoofer for detail and musical accuracy.

"This is Atlantic Technology's first use of dual-drivers in their subwoofers which loudspeaker enthusiasts immediately recognize is aimed at delivering thunderous sound," furthered Fredrickson. "At the subs' unveiling at CEDIA Expo, we garnered much interest from dealers and press with many requests for review. We are delighted with the positive feedback and confident that Atlantic Technology has another winner on their hands. This is extremely satisfying given the company is entering its forth decade, having long been recognized as one of the first home theater loudspeaker brands, and still raising the bar for performance today."

Features and Benefits

    • Dual long-throw composite cone bass drivers, each with a vented motor structure and high temperature, 2-inch, 4-layer voice coil. This driver design has a very stiff cone that acts like a piston through its operating range.  Its massive magnetic motor assembly and high temperature component parts deliver exceptional power, performance and reliability.
    • Ported bass-alignment with a robust braced MDF enclosure. This delivers low distortion, superior transient response and extended deep bass output, resulting in Atlantic's renowned accurate musical bass reproduction with wide dynamic range for stunning special effects.
    • High-efficiency 500 and 1000 watt amplifiers. The Audera Class LH™ output stages are capable of very high current delivery for exceptional driver control and headroom while ensuring cool, reliable operation.  Each amplifier is precision matched and equalized to its specific driver resulting in powerful, controlled bass with great articulation and authority.
    • Volume control.  Sets the subwoofer's overall output to match the sound level to integrate with the rest of the audio system. 
    • Continuous Adjustable 40 Hz to 140 Hz, 24dB per octave low pass crossover. The steep 24dB per octave slope allows for much better blending with the satellite speakers while making the woofer less localizable. 
    • Low Pass/Bypass Switch. The Low Pass setting sets the upper frequency limit of the subwoofer with the sub's adjustable crossover control. A Bypass setting is for processors and receivers with their own crossovers and low-pass outputs.
    • EQ Switch. The Max SPL position provides stronger overall output with restricted deep bass output.  The Max Range position provides deeper bass extension with restricted maximum overall output.  
    • Absolute Phase Invert Switch.  This switches between normal or inverted phase to allow better acoustic matching and blending with satellite speaker systems. This switch also allows you to compensate for unusual room acoustics that occur when the woofer is physically separated from the main speakers by a significant distance.
    • Choice of Line In and XLR inputs.  Connect mono or stereo signals to line or XLR inputs for better rejection of hum and noise over longer cable runs for more flexible sub placement in larger rooms.
    • Main Power/Automatic standby.  The three position power switch (on/off/standby) gives users operational flexibility.  Automatic standby senses a signal presence to turn the subwoofer on.  It automatically turns back to standby with a 7 to 10 minute delay when no signal is present.
    • LED Status Indicators:  The multi-color power indicator LED located on the amplifier panel glows green when on, yellow in standby and red when off.
    • 110-120/220-240V (50/60Hz) Input Voltage Switch.  Allows for international use with industry standard user detachable cables connecting to the sub's IEC-320-13 power input socket.

      Both models are available now in either satin black or gloss black finishes. The SBT-500 carries an MSRP of $1,799 and the SBT-1000 has a MSRP of $2,499. Both models are shipping to dealers now.

Additional Resources
• Visit the Atlantic Technology website for more product information.
• Atlantic Technology Introduces Gatecrasher 1 Stereo Tabletop Wireless System at HomeTheaterReview.com.
• Atlantic Technology LCR3 Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed at HomeTheaterReview.com.


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