Atlantic Technology announced the H-PAS PowerBar 235 two-channel powered sound bar loudspeaker with digital surround processing that uses their patented H-PAS bass technology for bass response down to 47 Hz at -3dB.
The Atlantic Technology H-PAS PowerBar 235 measures 42″ x 5-1/4″ x 5-3/4″ and can be wall mounted beneath a video display or inverted for shelf mounting. To accommodate these different modes, the control panel display can be electronically rotated for correct view in either configuration. Alternate display labels are also provided for both orientations.
“The H-PAS PowerBar 235 is the first sound bar where the subwoofer is truly optional,” said Atlantic Technology's president, Peter Tribeman. “The high levels of exceptionally clean bass emanating from such a small cabinet are almost disconcerting until you get used to it. With its built-in digital amp and DSP surround processor, it sounds great as a stereo or theater system in a bedroom, dorm or small apartment.”
H-PAS technology is the result of a collaborative effort between Atlantic Technology and Phil Clements of Solus/Clements Loudspeakers, who first recognized that there were ways to beat the old “Iron Law” of acoustics, which for over 50 years has established a fixed relationship between the cabinet size and bass response of loudspeakers. Working jointly with Clements, an engineering team at Atlantic was able to mathematically model Clements' discoveries and make it possible to apply H-PAS design parameters to a wide range of speaker designs.
The characteristic performance of H-PAS allows exceptionally deep bass response with very low distortion relative to speaker size. The H-PAS-enabled low frequency reproduction is notable for its power, clarity and impact, with none of the often muddy, indistinct mid- and lower-bass anomalies that characterize many other designs.
Price and Availability
The Atlantic Technology H-PAS PowerBar 235 is expected to be released by the end of 2011. No word on pricing yet.