From the Manufacturer
Atlantic Technology's Design Philosophy
Since 1989, Atlantic Technology has specialized in creating high performance, high-value home theater speaker systems. The System 8200e is Atlantics flagship system, offering our highest level of refinement and flexibility. When we set out to design the System 8200e, we decided to apply all of our experience to create a no-holds-barred product. By implementing our exclusive technology, we have developed a no-compromise speaker system, able to deliver its superb performance in a wide variety of acoustic settings. The System 8200e THX Ultra 2 certified speaker system fills the largest domestic rooms with our best sound.
Configured To Any Program Type By Flipping a Switch
Dipole or Bipole
| | Switch between Dipole and Bipole
Atlantic Technology 8200eSR Speakers are intended for use in multi-channel audio/video sound systems only as dedicated side or back surround channel speakers. The Atlantic Technology 8200eSR Speakers utilizes dual 5¼-inch GLH drivers and two silk dome tweeters. The surround speakers can be switched between Dipole and Bipole operation. In Dipole mode the Atlantic Technology 8200eSR Speakers produces ambience with minimal localization (best for most movies and video soundtracks) and more localizable sound in the Bipole mode (preferred for some music recordings).
Switching between Dipole and Bipole mode is easily accomplished using a toggle switch conveniently located under one of the speakers grilles. Please note that the vast majority of the time in movies and TV broadcasts the surround speakers are called upon to reproduce the environmental sounds that are used as cues to help get you immersed in the scene on the screen. We strongly recommend that (if the speakers are properly positioned directly to the sides or rear of the listening area) you set them to Dipole mode, as this is undoubtedly the best and most practical way to create such an involving and believable sound field at home. What is THX?
THX is a series of standards and technologies originally developed by LucasFilm Ltd. (of Star Wars fame) and now an entity unto itself. These technologies and standards are intended to ensure that what you hear and see on your A/V system, as closely as possible, matches what the director/artist/engineer heard and saw during the final mixing of the source material. THX standards are intended to enhance every type of viewing and listening experience including the latest discrete multi-channel digital formats.
What Critics Are Saying About Atlantic Technology 8200e Surround Speakers
"I determined that the 8200 SR was a very capable loudspeaker for its purpose of providing diffuse sound, and at the same time it had remarkable tonal consistency with the other System 8200 loudspeakers." --Perry Sun, Widescreen Review.
Optional Accessories To Complete Your 8200e Home Theater System
- The Atlantic Technology 8200eSR-PED-BLK Pedestal Stands raise Atlantic Technology 8200eSRs to optimum listening height
- The Atlantic Technology 8200eLR-GLB Left and Right Speakers
- The Atlantic Technology 8200eC Center Speaker.
- Recommended subwoofer: The Atlantic Technology 642eSB Subwoofer
- Type: sealed box, Dipole/Bipole
- Woofer: (2) 5.25" GLH
- Tweeter: (2) 1" silk dome
- Frequency Response: 80Hz 20kHz ±2dB
- Nominal Impedance: 6Ω
- Crossover Frequency: 3kHz
- Crossover Type: Computer designed Butterworth 4th order asymmetrical (time-aligned) Linkwitz-Riley
- Sensitivity: 90dB
- Recommended Amplifier/Power: 10-150 Watts/RMS
- Dimensions w/ grilles (W x H x D): 10.8" x 15.3" x 7.8"
- Weight: 20 lbs
In a movie theater, the multiple pairs of surround speakers lining the sidewalls are designed to recreate a threedimensional atmosphere. The 8200e SR's dipole design accurately reproduces this effect from just one pair of speakers. In addition, they can be configured to any program material by flipping the switch from dipole to bipole operation, creating either an expansive acoustic effect for movies, or a more focused soundfield for multi-channel music.