AV Industry has announced a range of new Dolby Certified ATMOS speakers from Elipson, Tangent and Eltax, all designed for positioning atop their matching floor-standing speakers to reproduce enhanced surround effects from Dolby ATMOS audio tracks.
Top of the newbies, the Elipson Prestige Facet 6ATM ATMOS speakers inherit all the trademarks of the Prestige Facet range of conventional speaker, from the elegant design and high-quality audio to the premium cabinet finishes. Fully certified by Dolby ATMOS, the 6ATM speakers meet a demanding set of criteria. Housed within a sealed enclosure with a 15-degree angled front baffle, the speaker features a 140mm mid/bass driver with a bullet-shaped centre phase plug to reduce resonance and distortion. The driver’s multifaceted, sculpted silicone surround ring serves to reduce the baffle effect and limit diffractions. A 25mm soft dome tweeter offers ultra-efficient sound directivity, required for sound waves to reflect off the ceiling and restrict mid-high frequencies from reaching sidewalls.
The compact Tangent Spectrum XATM, meanwhile, is a new addition to Tangent’s award-winning Tangent Spectrum series of stylish Hi-Fi loudspeakers. Like the Elipson models, they’re fully certified, designed and manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. For placement above Spectrum X5 and X6 floor-standing models, the XATMs reproduce vertical overhead surround effects from Dolby Atmos audio tracks and movies. Designed to match the Spectrum’s stylish cabinet construction in either satin white or black finishes, the XATMs boast a powerful coaxial driver using a central 19mm tweeter and 130mm mid/bass drive unit within a sealed enclosure.
Finally, the Eltax Monitor Atmos speaker is the entry-level version of the three speakers. Again, this speaker is fully certified, designed and manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories and, like the Tangent model, uses a similar 130mm coaxial mid/bass driver with a central 19mm soft dome tweeter. Available in a black only finish sealed cabinet, the Monitor Atmos speaker combines optimum simplicity and performance with value.
AV Industry’s new Atmos speakers are available in the UK from June at SRPs of £349 for Elipson’s Prestige Facet 6ATMs, £249 for Tangent’s Spectrum XATMs and £149 for the Eltax Monitor ATMs.