A couple of years ago, powered loudspeakers, otherwise known as active speakers, were used primarily in the domain of pro audio. But now it seems like every speaker manufacturer is on a mad dash to put out the best powered speakers for hi-fi use. The model I have today is the $749 FS-252 active bookshelf from Atlantic Technology which aims to provide a higher fidelity wireless connection than other active models via the use of a wireless technology named SKAA.
This is a new technology for me, but it’s supposed to work better than Wi-Fi or Bluetooth since it was built for ground up for music transmission in the Pro Audio world. SKAA is said to provide sound quality that is clear and full-frequency, with a high dynamic range comparable to a wired connection. Stay tuned for my upcoming review!
From Atlantic Technology:
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.
2 x 25 watts @ 8 ohms, class D
Digital, SKAA wireless
Digital, Bluetooth 4.0 with AptX wireless
Analog, stereo 3.5mm AUX In
Analog, stereo RCA L/R In
Analog, stereo RCA L/R Pre-out
Digital, SKAA wireless
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
I’m an audio writer who started as a young audio salesman/consumer electronics professional back in the late 90s. That’s where I discovered the magic of 2-Channel sound. My thirst for great sound has led me on a delightful music quest that continues today.