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Revival Audio Unveils ATALANTE Loudspeakers: The Return to Vintage Continues

Another modern vintage audio loudspeaker? Revival Audio’s ATALANTE Speakers feature expert craftsmanship and a more modern sound for a significant chunk of change.

Revival Audio Atalante A5 Loudspeaker Pair Lifestyle

Our coverage of vintage audio continues to draw a lot of readers, and there is no question that the demand for vintage audio gear is going through a renaissance. Manufacturers are not oblivious to this reality and we have seen more than a few brands like Wharfedale, KLH, Klipsch, JBL, and Mission create something “new” to meet that demand.

One company that is embracing this trend is Revival Audio (definitely a fitting name), which has announced a new speaker series, the ATALANTE.

Revival Audio Atalante A5 and A3 Loudspeakers on stands front
Revival Audio Atalante A5 (left) and A3 (right)

The ATALANTE line comprises two stand-mount models, the ATALANTE 3 and the ATALANTE 5

The speakers are handmade in France, crafted by sound experts with four decades of audio brand experience that have worked with high-end speaker brands in France, Denmark, and the US. As a result of collaboration, several proprietary technologies have been implemented in Atalante speakers, which will are highlighted in the feature/specifications sections of this article. Both speakers come with a Walnut finish.

Let’s take a look at the ATALANTE speaker line and see if one or both models would be a good addition to your audio setup.  

Revival Audio Atalante A3 Loudspeaker Pair Lifestyle
Revival Audio Atalante A3

ATALANTE 3

The ATALANTE 3 is a compact, bookshelf-size speaker. The intent of its design is to deliver quality sound in setups where a compact size speaker is more practical than a traditional floor-stander. 

Tip: The stands shown in the image are optional. 

Revival Audio Atalante A3 Loudspeaker closeup
Revival Audio Atalante A3

Specifications

  • Speaker Type: 2-way bookshelf loudspeaker
  • Tweeter Driver: 1 1/8-inches (28mm) soft-dome tweeter equipped with Revival Audio ARID (Anti Reflection Inner Dome) and RASC technologies for more efficient performance and clearer highs. ARID reduces 95% of unwanted resonance. 
  • Woofer Driver: 7-inches (18cm) with BSC (Basalt Sandwich Construction). This provides a better balance between rigid construction and lightweight for fast and smooth bass response.
  • Frequency Response (+/-3db): 44Hz – 26kHz
  • Sensitivity: 87dB/2.83V/1metre
  • Nominal Impedance: 6 ohms
  • Minimum Impedance: 4.4 ohms at 175Hz
  • Crossover Frequency: 2.8kHz
  • Recommended Amplifier Power: 30 to 150 watts
  • Recommended Room Size: 15 to 35 m2 (meters squared)/161.5 to 376.7 (sq ft).
  • Dimensions (HWD): 390 x 240 x 270 mm (15.4 x 9.4 x 10.6 inches)
  • Weight: 11 kg (24.2 lbs.)
Revival Audio Atalante A3 Stand-mount Loudspeaker
Revival Audio Atalante A3

Price & Availability

The ATALANTE 3 Loudspeakers (pair) are priced at €2,390 ($2,433.67 US) and are available direct from Revival Audio or authorized dealers

Optional ATALANTE 3 Stands are €399 ($405.78 US) a pair.

Revival Audio Atalante A5 Loudspeaker Lifestyle
Revival Audio Atalante A5

ATALANTE 5 

The ATALANTE 5 has a larger cabinet design that looks in-between the size of a compact and floorstanding speaker. The 5 is designed to produce full-range audio with clear highs, present midrange, and deep, tight bass, but still, be placed on a stand so that the speaker drivers are directed at ear-level height. 

Revival Audio Atalante A5 Loudspeaker Tilt Floor Stand

Tip: The ATALANTE 5 does come with a small tilt stand if you want to place it on the floor. The stands shown in the image are optional. 

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Revival Audio Atalante A5 Loudspeaker Closeup
Revival Audio Atalante A5

Specifications

  • Speaker Type: 3-way bookshelf loudspeaker
  • Tweeter Driver: 1 1/8-inches (28mm) soft-dome tweeter equipped with Revival Audio ARID (Anti Reflection Inner Dome) and RASC technologies for more efficient performance and clearer highs. ARID reduces 95% of unwanted resonance. 
  • Midrange Driver: 3-inches (75mm) soft-dome mid-range equipped with RASC technology
  • Woofer Driver: 12-inches (30cm) with BSC (Basalt Sandwich Construction). This provides a better balance between rigid construction and lightweight for fast and smooth bass response.
  • Frequency Response (+/-3db): 28Hz – 26kHz 
  • Sensitivity:  89dB/2.83V/1 metre
  • Nominal Impedance: 4 ohms
  • Minimum Impedance: 3.2 ohms at 110Hz
  • Crossover Frequency: 450Hz and 3.5kHz
  • Recommended Amplifier Power Power: 30 to 200 watts. 
  • Recommended Room Size: 30 to 60 m2 (meters squared)/323 to 646 (sq ft)
  • Dimensions (HWD): 710 x 420 x 355 mm (28 x 16.5 x 14 inches)
  • Weight: 33 kg. (72.75 lbs.)
Revival Audio Logo on side of loudspeaker

Price & Availability

The ATALANTE 5 Loudspeakers (pair) are priced at €4,490 ($4,572.00 US) and are available direct from Revival Audio or authorized dealers

Optional ATALANTE 5 Stands are €399 ($405.78 US) a pair.

Tip: Ven Den Hul cables are used in the wiring of the ATLATANTE 3 AND 5 speakers. 

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  1. david

    August 4, 2022 at 3:48 pm

    review that 3-way. current speakers with dome midranges (esp those priced <10k) are rare. 75 mm domes can sound fantastic…

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