Atlantic Technology has signed an agreement with SpeakerCraft to collaborate in the development of new loudspeaker systems using Atlantic's H-PAS bass configuration technology. Through their application of H-PAS technology, SpeakerCraft will reportedly be able to provide their customers with loudspeakers that will deliver deeper and smoother bass in much smaller cabinets than was previously possible.
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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 reportedly 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.