Atlantic Technology has introduced the System 2200 home theater speaker system, with high performance compact front and center speakers, switchable dipole/bipole surrounds, and a powered box-type subwoofer. The attractive system sets a new standard for the company for high performance at modest cost.
All of the System 2200 speakers are timbre matched to ensure a seamless soundstage and a completely immersing multichannel sound experience. The speakers are also tonally matched to the Atlantic Technology System 1200 speakers, allowing consumers to mix and match speakers from either or both systems as they wish. Each of the full-range speakers employs the company’s sophisticated 4.5-inch GLH (Graphite Loaded Homopolymer) woofers and a newly engineered 1-inch soft dome tweeter.
The 2200 LR front speakers each feature a pair of woofers vertically flanking a single tweeter. This arrangement, known as a D’Appolito Array configuration, gives the speakers extremely linear horizontal dispersion for a broad “sweet spot,” while also controlling the vertical dispersion to prevent unwanted reflections from the floor or ceiling.
The 2200 C center channel features a pair of woofers arranged horizontally with a raised tweeter between them to ensure highly intelligible dialogue reproduction for movies and multichannel music. The rear panel includes a pair of acoustic controls to tailor the speaker output for the acoustic characteristics of the room and speaker placement. The tweeter’s tilt or roll-off slope can be adjusted using a three-position HF (high frequency) Energy switch, compensating for rooms that are acoustically reverberant (live), damped (dead), or neutral. A Boundary Compensation switch is included to adjust the lower-midrange output to compensate for the sound coloration that occurs when the speaker is placed adjacent to a TV screen or in a cabinet or bookshelf. Finally, Atlantic’s exclusive tilting base design allows the speaker to be aimed directly at the listeners for optimum reproduction.
For surround channel reproduction, the 2200 SR dipole/bipole surround speakers use two pairs of the same drivers for tonal consistency. They are arranged in a classic dipole configuration, with one woofer and tweeter system angled toward the front of the room and another system angled toward the rear.. In the dipole mode, the speaker produces a diffuse and enveloping soundfield preferred for viewing movies. In the bipole mode, it produces a more direct soundfield, which many prefer for multichannel music, or any situation where dipoles are not necessarily desired.
The 422 SB subwoofer features a long-throw 12-inch composite cone with a 2-inch, four layer vented aluminum voice coil. A powerful 225-watt internal amplifier drives the system to produce high bass levels from 25 Hz to 150 Hz (+/- 3 dB). The subwoofer has line-level stereo inputs, as well as low level outputs, a continuously variable crossover adjustment (40 — 140 Hz), 18 dB/ Octave low-pass output, and a phase inversion switch. It incorporates Atlantic’s exclusive Clear Filter Technology, which actually eliminates the deleterious effects that the subwoofer’s enclosure itself can have on the sound.
The Atlantic Technology System 2200 speakers are all currently available in maple and feature elegant curved metal grills. The speakers are also available in finishes of gloss black or silver at a marginal cost premium. Suggested retail price for the 2200 LR in maple is $460 per pair; suggested retail price for the 2200 C in maple is $375 each; suggested retail price for the 2200 SR is $460 per pair; suggested retail price of the 422 SB in maple is $705.
From its inception, Atlantic Technology’s mission has been to produce home entertainment products that exemplify the very best in both performance and value. The company specializes in complete high-performance multi-channel speaker systems, state-of-the-art home theater electronics components, and products for custom audio/video installation.
Atlantic Technology speaker systems are designed and engineered at the company’s Norwood, MA facility as integrated multi-channel ensembles. These systems are tailored and tuned to provide a seamless and startlingly realistic soundstage for multi-channel music and home theater.
For more information on Atlantic Technology and its many fine products for home theater and custom audio/video installation, visit www.atlantictechnology.com or call 781-762-6300.
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