FS-252 High-Performance SKAA Wireless Active Bookshelf Speakers
The FS-252 speakers are the first of an exciting new range of high-performance wireless products from Atlantic Technology featuring SKAA wireless technology. These elegant compact bookshelf speakers are sold as a pair and easily connect with legacy audio gear or operate with minimal components in a modern digital environment. They can also be used in a home theater system to operate as the front and/or rear channels and are acoustically-matched to the Gatecrasher 3 wireless soundbar which will be available later this year.
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The Benefits of SKAA
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are wireless technologies developed for data and phone use then later adapted to entertainment audio use. But weaknesses remain with sound quality, interference, dropouts, signal range and latency which affect A/V lip-sync and gaming realism. Plus, network set-up and connection processes with routers, passwords and device pairing can make operating multiple home devices complex, slow and clumsy. The good news is that SKAA solves it all.
Stage-proven by Music Pros
SKAA is a close cousin of “PAW” or Pro Audio Wireless which is proven in demanding live concert performances by leading pro musicians world-wide. PAW reliably streams multiple instruments and singers in perfect audio sync with high-quality sound pro musicians and audiences demand.
SKAA = High-Fidelity + Reliable Performance
To eliminate the shortcomings of other wireless technologies, SKAA has been created from the ground up for home Hi-Fi, multi-channel and multi-room use. Sound quality is clear, full-frequency and with high dynamic range comparable to wired systems.
Perfect for movie and game use it does this with an un-detectable 36 milliseconds fixed low-latency signal that’s three to five times better than other wireless technologies. This eliminates lip-sync problems watching TV or movies and ensures maximum game performance without audio lag.
Like its pro counterpart, it delivers a robust signal with up to a 150 foot range and does this in the globally cleared 2.4 GHz band. SKAA reliably does this because of its patented Walking Frequency Diversity™ (or WFD) channel-hopping technology with error correction that eliminates interference such as clicks, pops or dropouts even in the noisiest RF environments common in tech-laden homes, apartments, businesses or even busy trade shows.
Easy, Convenient, Flexible Connectivity
No network, Wi-Fi set-up, passwords or pairing to connect SKAA devices is required; just a one button click quickly connects and switches devices. Bluetooth or multiple analog sound sources can be directly connected to the FS-252 which acts as a SKAA transmitter and receiver. A single SKAA transmitter can quickly connect up to four additional SKAA speakers simultaneously for single or multi-room use.
Make Anything a SKAA Audio Source
Any analog or digital audio device in the home can affordably, quickly and easily add SKAA capability. Small, low-cost SKAA digital transmitters turn any PC, MAC, NAS, into an audio source. Portable iOS, Android or Blackberry devices can be turned into a SKAA transmitter with adapters for USB-A, micro-USB, USB-C, iOS Lightning or 30 pin interface, all with ultra-low power consumption. Digital TOSLINK and S/PDIF plus stereo analog to SKAA transmitters are also available.
Switching between sources or transmitters is quickly done with a single click from a button on the speaker or the included wireless remote with no cumbersome paring or Wi-Fi re-sets involved.
Wireless without Compromise
SKAA is a wireless standard that ensures 100% compatibility across a growing number of different products and brands. A diverse eco-system is quickly emerging from Atlantic Technology and other companies that will allow consumers to easily create a variety of compatible home and portable wireless entertainment systems for inside and outside the home that are interference and hassle-free, but without sonic compromise.
Features and Specs – Atlantic Technology FS-252 Active Wireless Speakers
These elegant compact bookshelf speakers are sold as a pair creating a great sounding home stereo system to connect with legacy audio gear or operate with minimal components in a modern digital environment. Up to four additional FS-252 systems can be easily added to create more sound output or create multi-room capability with a range of up to 150 feet. Each FS-252 system comes with a seven button IR remote which duplicates the side mounted system control panel.
Each speaker is powered by a 25-watt class-D amp optimized to the speakers enclosed in an elegant piano black high-gloss, resonance-free MDF cabinet. Each cabinet has two long-throw 3.5-inch composite polypropylene drivers in an M-T-M, D’Appolito array with a .75-inch silk dome tweeter offset for great stereo imagining. Attractive removable acoustically transparent protective cloth grilles give the system a finished look. Extended bass is provided by a bottom mounted four-inch passive radiator giving the FS-252 the ability to create a big sound from a small package.
Each pair consists of a “right” unit, which includes all inputs and outputs for audio, power and a master power on/off switch as well as a seven button control panel with LED’s indicating active functions. This unit connects via a single cable carrying signal and power to the “left” speaker unit.
The speaker back includes analog stereo RCA inputs for connection to legacy audio sources such as the pre-out from a pre-amp or receiver. A second analog 3.5mm jack overrides the RCA input is alternatively available for quick temporary connection to portable devices. Stereo RCA pre-out jacks can connect to additional non-SKAA active speakers or subwoofers.
Bluetooth 4.0 with AptX is also available for highly-flexible use with mobile or other devices. The analog inputs or the Bluetooth signals can be relayed by the FS-252 via SKAA simultaneously to as many as four pairs of FS-252, other SKAA speakers or headphones. One button switching from the control panel or remote makes audio source or transmitter switching fast and simple.
Anything can add SKAA capability
It’s easy to add optional plug-and-play SKAA transmitters to home and mobile devices turning any analog or digital audio device into a SKAA transmitter, able to simultaneously stream audio to other home SKAA speakers, headphones or receivers.
For SKAA transmitters used with the FS-252, a free optional App called “SKAA cmd” is available for iOS, Android, Mac and PC. Find it at www.skaaa.com/tlc/ or in the iOS App Store and Google Play. This gives a transmitter customizable multi-room operation such as setting up group control or selective muting of speakers around the home.
Channels 2.0 Stereo
Amplifier 2 x 25 watts @ 8 ohms, class D
Inputs Digital, SKAA wireless
Digital, Bluetooth 4.0 with AptX wireless
Analog, stereo 3.5mm AUX In
Analog, stereo RCA L/R In
Outputs Analog, stereo RCA L/R Pre-out
Digital, SKAA wireless
Type 2-way, sealed box
Drivers Woofers: (2) 3.5-inch CPP
Passive Radiator: (1) 4-inch
Tweeter: (1) .75-inch silk dome
SKAA Audio Bit rate 480 Kbps (CD-quality)
SKAA Latency 36 ms, fixed
Frequency Response 100-20K +/- 3 db
Sensitivity 88 db
Power 90-240VAC / 50-60 Hz
Dimensions 5.7” W x 11.2” H x 8.5” D
145mm x 285mm x 215mm
Weight (unboxed ea.) Right: 9.25 lbs., 4.2 kg Left: 7.72 lbs., 3.5 kg