January 07, 2007
| by Rachel Cericola
Atlantic Technology has introduced its System 8200e speaker line, a new version of the company’s acclaimed THX Ultra2 certified System 8200. The new flagship system promises the same performance as its predecessor at a lower price point, thanks to simplified cosmetics and configuration options.
The 8200e LR speakers are acoustically identical to their predecessors, but feature a revised cabinet shape and pedestal system that promises a less imposing aesthetic presence in smaller theater rooms. The previous model’s slanted rear panel has been revised, allowing the speaker to maintain the same overall internal volume while reducing the speaker’s footprint and overall visual impact. Additionally, the speaker’s optional pedestal is now 10-inches shorter than the previous version, lowering the 8200e LR tweeter to a more optimal height for most listening positions, and further contributing to the reduction in the speaker’s perceived size.
The 8200e C three-way center channel speaker maintains the same basic design as its predecessor, but now integrates fixed gloss black side panels. Atlantic’s engineers have made a subtle alteration to the 8200e C crossover network, for a slightly smoother and more detailed character in the lower midrange band.
The 8200e SR speakers remain essentially unchanged from the system 8200 versions. A THX-certified subwoofer, the 642eSB, is also available in satin black finish.
- Starts at $10,000
- 642eSB available for $1,000
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