These 10 new products are a bold move to integrate wireless audio in the home as never before,” says Paul Fredrickson, Business Development Director at Muto Communications, Atlantic Technology’s PR agency-of-record. “With SKAA wireless technology you can use it, as The Who said, “Anyway, Anyhow Anywhere I choose,” even with the most frequently used media in the home (games,TV and movies) with no latency or lip-sync issues. This fast-growing wide array of interoperable Atlantic Technology SKAA products creates easy, profitable, fresh new options to integrate wireless audio in, around and outside the home with high-quality, easy-to-use, multi-function, multi-room solutions.”
Advancing the State of Wireless Audio Technology with SKAA
SKAA® is a wireless audio standard ensuring 100% compatibility with an expanding base of products from Atlantic and other companies. Proven by pro’s in live music performance, SKAA creates an independent Hi-Fi audio super highway free from shortcomings of Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® such as complexity, range, lip-sync latency, inter-speaker time alignment, sound quality, dropouts and interference. SKAA can simultaneously multi-room cast high-fidelity 16-bit, 48 kHz audio to four additional SKAA products up to 150 feet away. Its 36 ms fixed low-latency audio, eliminates lip-sync issues in TV, movies or games and its inter-speaker time alignment with 0.04 ms precision delivers clear unified audio playback. SKAA’s robust signal transmission eliminates interference due toits patented Walking Frequency Diversity™(WFD) channel-hopping technology including error correction so it works even in the noisiest tech-laden homes.
Bluetooth, plus analog inputs ensure compatibility with any audio product plus small, low-cost SKAA transmitters can turn any home, mobile, analog or digital device into a SKAA audio source, transmitting up to four other SKAA devices at once.
“As the inventor, manufacturer, and licensor of SKAA, Eleven Engineering is excited that Atlantic Technology is bringing to market such an extensive offering of products that demonstrate the strength and versatility of our wireless audio technology,” said Rex Whitehead, Eleven Engineering executive vice president, sales and marketing. “SKAA is purpose built for audio, delivering the best performance and convenience under all conditions. In addition, its low-latency and industry’s best time alignment creates new wireless applications and uses not possible with other wireless technology.”
SKAA Wireless Multi-Room amps, Active Speakers, Sound Bar and Surround Systems, Subwoofers, Premium Headphones, and a Range of Outdoor Speakers and Transmitters
Gatecrasher3-Home Theatre Multi-Room Soundbar System-Shipping Q1, 2019 with an MSRP of $999, Gatecrasher3 is actually three products in one that has incredible versatility because it has three distinct wireless technologies:
Active Wireless Soundbar-A 360-Watt LCR Soundbar featuring patented H-PAS™ bass technology in a compact extruded aluminum cabinet, metal grille, discreet LED display and multi-function learning remote.
Wireless Surround Home Theatre-The Gatecrasher3 Soundbar can expand into a SKAA wireless 5.1 DolbyDigital®+ DTS®Home Theatre surround system with optional SKAA subwoofers and SKAA surround loudspeakers.
Wireless Multi-Room Audio System-A comprehensive multi-room streaming audio system featuring three wireless technologies SKAA, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi plus HDMI, digital and analog inputs with Spotify, Tidal, Deezer, Qobuz, Internet radio and DLNA streaming capability. Plus it works with Alexa for hands-free operation.
FS-252-SKAA/Bluetooth/Analog-In Active Bookshelf Loudspeakers-Compact 2-way powered loudspeakers with 2x 3.5-inch woofers a 1-inch silk dome tweeter with a passive radiator and a Piano Black finish. Shipping now, MSRP $749 per pair.
STA-200-SKAA/Bluetooth/Analog-In 200-Watt integrated amp-This amp is a powerful, compact and versatile way of adding wireless audio to legacy music systems and loudspeakers. Shipping now with an MSRP of $449.
GC-SLCR1-Compact SKAA Active Loudspeakers-A compact pair of wireless SKAA powered loudspeakers in extruded aluminum cabinets with drivers voiced to work either as LR rear loudspeakers in a Gatecrasher3 surround sound system or operate as compact wireless SKAA or analog-in powered stereo loudspeakers. Shipping Q2, 2020MSRP $649 pair
FS-S65-SKAA Active Subwoofer-A compact 7-inch slim SKAA wireless subwoofer with a 6.5-inch woofer and 100-Watt amp plus an analog input included that’s a great companion for the Gatecrasher3 in a 5.1 system. It can also be used with FS-252 loudspeakers or to supplement an STA-200 system if used with bookshelf loudspeakers. Shipping Q1, 2020MSRP $399
FS-S8-SKAA Active Subwoofer-A larger but still compact 7-inch slim SKAA wireless subwoofer with an 8-inch woofer and 150-Watt amp plus an analog input included that’s a great option for the Gatecrasher3 in a 5.1 surround system, or works with a pair of FS-252’s or an STA-200 system. Shipping Q1, 2020 MSRP $549
FS-BTWS582-SKAA Wireless Headphones-These ultra-comfortable over-ear headphones work with anything, SKAA, Bluetooth or wired and are one of the first to feature SKAA low-latency, high-fidelity wireless technology to do what very few wireless headphones can do: Privately listen to TV, movies and games without lip-sync issues. Plus only with SKAA you can listen alone or in groups of four headphones for movie watching or multi-player games in perfect sync. Plush over-ear cups and a padded adjustable headband ensure comfort. Stellar audio performance is delivered by large 50mm bass drivers along with patented ceramic tweeters to deliver superb sound quality Atlantic Technology is known for. SKAA’s 150-foot range gives you great freedom to use them around and outside the home. This is a perfect companion for the Gatecrasher3, FS-252’s or the STA-200. Shipping Q1, 2020, MSRP $599
AW-WS Series SKAA Wireless Outdoor Loudspeakers-SKAA wireless is a new way to integrate outdoor music with the convenience of transmitting from any source in your home or to easily transmit outdoors from a mobile device like a smartphone or tablet to your outdoor loudspeakers independently or as part of multi-room home entertainment.These new models are part of Atlantic’s dramatic expansion from one to nine models of outdoor loudspeakers, this new outdoor SKAA series includes three models available in black or white with 4-inch, 5.5-inch and 6.5-inch fiberglass woofers in a sealed box with a 1-inch titanium tweeter. Delivery and pricing will be announced in 2020.