Atlantic Technology is now shipping Gatecrasher1, the first in what the company is calling a series of smart multi-room wireless speakers with integrated streaming services and internet radio. The new Gatecrasher is a 2.1 stereo table-top system integrated with stereo pair of ¾ inch aluminum dome tweeters mated with 2-inch cone bass-mid speakers and the internal sub-woofer system is composed of a 4-inch bass driver coupled to a down-firing 5-inch passive radiator. The entire systems is specified at 60 watts of class D power.
Gatecrasher 1’s design, materials and construction includes a wood cabinet constructed of high-density MDF shaped to reduce internal standing waves and available in a veneer gloss Makassar ebony as well as piano-black lacquer. The wrap-around metal speaker grille is acoustically transparent and the system sits solidly on four, 2-inch diameter isolation feet.
Gatecrasher1 lets owners wirelessly play music using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Wi-Fi capability includes dual-band 802.11ac with Wi-Fi Alliance and DLNA certification. Bluetooth 4.0 with Qualcomm AptX technology gives Gatecrasher compatibility with high-res audio codec’s and it can stream from a Bluetooth connected device to multiple Gatecrashers throughout the home. Gatecrasher 1 works with a wide array of audio sources and operating systems including Windows PC and Mac computers, Android and iOS tablets and smart phones, plus popular game consoles such as Xbox One and PS4.
Integrated DLNA audio sync technologies give Gatecrasher1 the ability to set up multiple Gatecrasher units for whole house audio or to configure Gatecrashers in groups to stream synchronized audio to selected zones in the home.
The color coded backlit control pad makes it simple to see what source is playing as it changes for each source; Dark Blue for Bluetooth, Light Blue for internet radio or local radio sources, Green for Spotify and other streaming services, Light Green for Aux input and Red for standby. The backlight goes to one-half brightness if the unit is paused or muted.
All the detailed specs on the $499 Gatecrasher are here.