The Atlantic Technology Gatecrasher3 home theater multi-room soundbar was recently unveiled at CEDIA 2019, and it’s quite diverse!
The Gatecrasher3 takes on the role of three different soundbars all at once, depending on what your needs are. First, it’s an active wireless 360-watt LCR soundbar featuring patented H-PAS™ bass technology in a compact extruded aluminum cabinet, metal grill, discreet LED display, and multi-function learning remote. Then it’s a wireless surround sound soundbar, as it employs SKAA wireless 5.1 Dolby Digital and DTS Home Theater technology with optional SKAA subwoofers and SKAA surround speakers. Then last (but never least), the Gatecrasher3 is 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.
“SKAA is a wireless audio standard ensuring 100% compatibility with an expanding base of products from Atlantic and other companies,” said Atlantic Technology in a statement. “Proven by pros in live music performance, SKAA creates an independent Hi-Fi audio superhighway 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 to its patented Walking Frequency Diversity (WFD) channel hopping technology including error correction that so it works even in the noisiest tech laden home.”
- FS-252 – SKAA/Bluetooth/Analog-In Active Bookshelf Speakers – Compact 2-way powered speakers 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 speakers. Shipping now with an MSRP of $449.
- GC-SLCR1 – Compact SKAA Active Speakers – A compact pair of wireless SKAA powered speakers in extruded aluminum cabinets with drivers voiced to work either as LR rear speakers in a Gatecrasher3 surround sound system or operate as compact wireless SKAA or analog-in powered stereo speakers. Shipping Q2, 2020 MSRP $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 speakers or to supplement an STA-200 system if used with bookshelf speakers. Shipping Q1, 2020 MSRP $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 work with a pair of FS-252’s or an STA-200 system. Shipping Q1, 2020 MSRP $549
The Gatecrasher3 SKAA wireless soundbar is available for $999.