Atlantic Technology's new IC-6-OBA in-ceiling speaker is designed specifically to reproduce object-based channels in a Dolby Atmos or AURO 3D setup. The speaker combines a six-inch woofer and a pair of one-inch tweeters to produce a wide soundfield akin to what you get in a movie theater, where the ceiling speakers are located very high above your head. The IC-6-OBA will be available in January for $325 each.
From Atlantic Technology
Atlantic Technology, a leader in loudspeakers for home theater, has announced the first in-ceiling speaker specifically designed to reproduce "object based" elevation channels.
In the last several months, Dolby and Auro (soon to be joined by DTS) have introduced algorithms designed to envelop the home theater listener with a bubble of sound coming from above. All of these formats are modeled on the latest "object-based" sound systems and soundtracks that have been developed to provide the audience with a totally immersive soundfield.
The IC-6-OBA contains a high dynamic range six-inch woofer coupled with a pair of one-inch tweeters designed to produce a "wide scatter." Most other in-ceiling designs tend to have a narrow dispersion and can create audible "hot spots'' to listeners directly the below the speakers. By contrast, the Atlantic IC-6-OBA spreads out the soundfield similar to what is actually heard in movie theaters where elevation speakers are usually 30 to 40 feet above the listener.
With the IC-6-OBA, sounds above will move in specific directions without calling attention to themselves as "speakers above your head."
The IC-6-OBA speakers enter the market in January with a suggested retail price of $325 each.
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