NORWOOD, MA (9/26/11) -- Atlantic Technology is now shipping a significantly redesigned version of its popular FS-7.0 seven-channel home theater soundbar with a new look, improved acoustics, and higher performance. Like its predecessor, the new Atlantic Technology FS-7.1 has seven speaker-level inputs allowing for simple and direct connection to any seven-channel home theater receiver.
While the new FS-7.1 looks quite different with its redesigned enclosure and grilles, the major improvements are under the hood. Now the surround drivers are angled forward for improved surround-sound effects in rooms even when the listening room doesn’t have nearby side walls. The company also revoiced the crossover for smoother, more accurate sound and improved power-handling capabilities. It also boasts both keyhole and threaded inserts for easy mounting.
"The original seven-channel FS-7.0 soundbar was an instant hit," said Atlantic Technology's president, Peter Tribeman, "because it was (and still is!) the world’s first and only seven-channel soundbar. Customers loved the simple hook-up and the sound was great, but a few thought it relied too much on side walls for surround. Well, the new design resolves that and it looks even better.
Like its predecessor, the FS-7.1 works best with a subwoofer, and Atlantic Technology upgraded that too. The new125-watt SB-900 subwoofer has a more powerful amplifier than the 100-watt SB-800, and an improved limiter that gives it the ability to play louder. Together, the FS-7.1 and SB-900 deliver a simple and highly capable two-box solution for outstanding 7-channel home theater.
The FS-7.1 and SB-900 are both available now, with MSRPs of $950 and $350 respectively.
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Atlantic Technology FS-7.1 & SB-900 Specifications
||(2) 4 x 6” (102 x 153mm) dual voice coil
||8” (203mm) long-throw
||(3) 1” (25mm) soft dome
||(3) 3 1/4" (83mm) dual voice coil
||75Hz – 20kHz ±3dB
||55-200Hz, variable; or bypass setting
|Sensitivity / Peak Output
||103dB SPL into 2000 cubic feet
|Recommended Amplifier Power / Amplifier Power-THD
||10 – 125 Watts RMS
||125 Watts RMS @<.5% THD
|Dimensions w/ grilles (W x H x D)
||43-1/2 x 5-1/2 x 5 1/4"
1105 x 140 x 134mm
|11 x 13 x 13"*
280 x 330 x 330mm