Atlantic Technology gets high with new satellites

Atlantic 1400_srz_combo_300Good news for audiophiles interested in this new-fangled height channel business. Atlantic Technology has announced its first satellite speaker designed specifically to deliver height in a Dolby ProLogic IIz set-up. The 1400 SR-z's are dipole/bipole surround speakers intended to be placed above the main LR speakers in a home theater, adding more spacial detail to surround sound.

The 1400 SR-z speakers use dual 3 1/2-inch polymer-treated cone drivers with Atlantic Technology's High Frequency Assistive Radiator (HFAR) technology, which the company claims expands the speakers' range while keeping the physical size small. Indeed, the speakers are quite small; each satellite measures just 12 1/4" by 8" by 5 3/8", and weighs only 7 pounds.

The speakers will be available by the end of May, with a suggested retail price of $425 per pair.

Will Greenwald