Atlantic Technology Debuts In-Ceiling Speaker
Atlantic Technology announced that it has debuted the IC-6-OBA, described as "the first in-ceiling speaker specifically designed to reproduce "object based" elevation channels."
According to Atlantic:
The IC-6-OBA contains a high dynamic range 6-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 sound field similar to what is actually heard in movie theaters where elevation speakers are usually 30 to 40 feet above the listener.
"It is the closest we can get to a true movie theater experience," Peter Tribeman, Atlantic Technology's President, said in a statement. "Once you have heard an object-based sound field using IC-6-OBA speakers, it is difficult to go back to standard 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound."
The products will arrive in January for $325.
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