System 8200 THX Ultra 2

Reference Home Theater Speaker System

sm_system_8200.jpg“Simply one of the best speaker systems ever to pass through my listening room.” — Brent Butterworth, Home Entertainment

THX Ultra 2 certified speaker system fills the largest domestic rooms with our best sound
When we set out to design the System 8200, we decided to apply all of our experience to create a no-compromise product. By implementing our exclusive technology, these systems offer the ultimate flexibility in both performance and aesthetics.

 

Rated for Medium to Large Rooms
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Feature List

  • 4-way system with 12” powered pedestal subwoofers
  • Separate 350-watt RMS/channel subwoofer amplifier with room-correction capability
  • Acoustic controls optimize performance in any room
  • Dipole/bipole switchable surround speakers
  • Replaceable side panels for customized finish
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Specifications

Model 8200 LR 8200 C 8200 SR
Type Sealed-box, 3-way Sealed-box, 3-way Sealed-box, 2-way
Dipole/Bipolesurround speaker
Drivers      
Woofer (2) 8" GLH (2) 8" GLH (2) 6 5" GLH
Midrange (2) 5.25" GLH (2) 5.25” GLH  
Tweeter (1) 1" silk dome (1) 1" silk dome (2) 1” silk dome
Frequency Response 60Hz – 20kHz ±2dB 60Hz – 20kHz ±2dB 80Hz – 20kHz ±2dB
Nominal Impedance 6Ω 6Ω 6Ω
Crossover Frequency 450Hz, 3kHz 450Hz, 3kHz 3kHz
Crossover Type Computer designed Butterworth 4th order asymmetrical (time-aligned)
Linkwitz-Riley
Sensitivity 90dB 90dB 90dB
Recommended Amplifi er Power 25 – 200 Watts RMS 25 – 200 Watts RMS 15 – 150 Watts RMS
Magnetic Shielding Yes Yes No
Dimensions w/ grilles(W x H x D) 9.3 x 31.7 x 15.6in
230 x 788 x 387mm
31.7 x 16 x 11.5in*
788 x 398 x 286mm*
14.7 x 19 x 10.4in
365 x 472 x 258mm
  Pedestals/PedWoofers including feet, spikes, and gap between satellite and pedestal top adds:
  29.6in., 737mm   42.2in.,1051mm
Weight (ea) 53.0lbs; 24.0kg 55.0lbs; 25.0kg w/base 24.0lbs; 10.9kg

*Height includes tilt base.
Atlantic Technology reserves the right to change specifications or appearance at any time without notice.

8200 LR — Left and Right Front Speakers

8200_LR.jpgThe 8200 LR's redefine the high-end speaker category with the introduction of a totally configurable loudspeaker system. Now you have unprecedented control over the look and performance of your speakers. The 8200 LR's employ Atlantic's C.O.R.E. technology (custom optimized room enhanced). Customize the look of your speakers to match your theater's décor with real wood veneer accent panels. Enhance the speakers performance in any room with the onboard optimization switches that minimize the detrimental effects of speaker placement and room acoustics. Whether you are listening to Schubert or the Stones, or watching Schwarzenegger, with the 8200LR's you'll appreciate the speaker's ability to capture the explosive dynamics of the latest Hollywood blockbuster or the subtle detail in a classic recording.

The 8200LR features the following rear mounted acoustic optimization controls

  • A 3-position High Frequency Energy switch (changes the tilt of the tweeters response, not simply how loudly the tweeter plays). This allows much improved matching of the speaker's response to different room environments. Whether you have an acoustically live (highly reflective) or dead (highly absorptive) room, you can correct for varying acoustics.
  • A Location Selector switch shelves up both the upper midrange and the high frequency output to compensate for being located behind a perforated screen or theater curtains, providing unrestricted detail at the listening position.
  • A Boundary Compensation control adjusts for placing the speakers in custom cabinets or directly adjacent to a TV delivering open and natural sound.

These ultra-high performance satellites can be combined with empty pedestals to create an impressive floor standing speaker. Alternatively, the pedestals can be purchased as part of a complete self-powered PedWoofer system, eliminating the need for separate subwoofers. Onboard equalization and remote control let you dial in the bass for all types of rooms and quickly adjust the type of bass for any source.

The 8200 LR's can be used in any multi-channel configuration. For THX Ultra 2 certified systems, we recommend another set of LR's with matching PedWoofers. For technical highlights, please visit our technical overview of the product.

Real wood veneer Accent Panel Kits complement this speakers amazing sound. Sculpted panels with custom finishes include matching duraBlac, Natural Maple, Natural Cherry, Gloss Black, and unfinished MDF, for total customization. To complete the look, a beveled smoked glass top is also included with the Accent Panel Kits for the LR top speakers.

8200C — Center Channel Speaker

8200_C.jpgTaking center stage, the 8200C delivers dialogue, music, and special effects with such accuracy you will hear every nuance no matter what the source. Employing C.O.R.E. technology and the same driver set as the 8200LR's, sounds move seamlessly across the front channels. Incorporating the trademark Atlantic rotator base combined with compensation controls for any placement and room acoustics, the 8200C provides the ultimate in flexibility and performance for today's high-end installations.

The 8200C features the following rear mounted acoustic optimization controls

  • A 3-position High Frequency Energy switch (changes the tilt of the tweeters response, not simply how loudly the tweeter plays). This allows much improved matching of the speaker's response to different room environments. Whether you have an acoustically live (highly reflective) or dead (highly absorptive) room, you can correct for varying acoustics.
  • A Location Selector switch shelves up both the upper midrange and the high frequency output to compensate for being located behind a perforated screen or theater curtains, providing unrestricted detail at the listening position.
  • A Boundary Compensation control adjusts for placing the speakers in custom cabinets or directly adjacent to a TV delivering open and natural sound.

Like the 8200 LR, Accent Panel Kits are available for the 8200C. Choices include matching duraBlac, Natural Maple, Natural Cherry, Gloss Black, and unfinished MDF.

8200 SR — Surround Speakers

8200_SR.jpgThe 8200SR are a configurable Dipole (diffuse) Bipole, (semi-diffuse) design featuring dual 6.5-inch woofers (using all the advanced features of the front speakers) and the identical fabric 1-inch dome tweeters as the front satellites. Color choices include duraBlac™ matte black lacquer or matte white lacquer finishes. Optional black (only) pedestal stands are also available. For added convenience, the surround speakers can be hung on the wall with the supplied integrated keyhole bracket.

8200 Pedestal Subwoofer

Wouldn't it be nice to have great bass anywhere in your room without large unsightly boxes? Or how about the perfect bass response for movies and music? Well, now you can!

The 8200 Pedestal Subwoofer System is a high-performance ergonomic solution for your bass requirements. This system is comprised of two pedestals loaded with a single side firing 12" long throw woofer in a tightly braced sealed enclosure. This driver is fabricated from a mixture of ceramic, carbon, and glass beads for tenacious rigidity and low distortion.

The 8200 LR speakers mount to the top of the PedWoofers elevating the fronts to the proper level for superior performance and imaging. If you need to make bass adjustments during the movie, just point the subwoofer amplifier remote control at the infrared pick up lens mounted on the front of the pedestal. Your bass level and source EQ commands are then sent to the external 700-watt servo controlled amplifier, delivering just the perfect amount of bass for your room or taste.

Optimizing the PedWoofers performance is simplified due to the onboard single band parametric EQ. Additionally, a multi-position phase switch allows you to acoustically move the room around the subwoofer for proper bass response, rather than moving the subwoofer itself. Thanks to the supplied CD software, it’s relatively simple to locate and tame problematic frequencies in your room, for more accurate and potent bass reproduction. The PedWoofer subwoofer amplifier offers 5 source EQ's. These factory presets address the different types of bass in music and movies. The touch of a button configures the amp to best suit your source material whether it’s a DVD or CD.

Accent Panel Kits are available to complete the look. Finishes include matching duraBlac, Natural Maple, Natural Cherry, Gloss Black, and unfinished MDF. And for further customization when used stand-alone, a beautiful beveled smoked glass top is available.


Optional Items

Accent Panel Kits

8200 accent panel kits are available in four premium finishes.
Asian Mahogany, Natural Cherry, Natural Maple, (real wood veneers) and High Gloss Black.

Basic Finishes include: duraBlac™ and customizable unfinished MDF. Surrounds are available in optional duraWhite.

  • 8200LR-KIT Accent Panel Kit for 8200 LR includes two side panels and hardware for each LR cabinet and a smoked/beveled glass top.
  • 8200C-KIT Accent Panel Kit for 8200 C includes two side panels and hardware for C cabinet.
  • 8200PEDSUB-KIT Accent Panel Kit for 8200 Ped Subs includes IR lens, two side panels for each PED SUB cabinet, one panel for each ped front; one rear wire management panel for each ped and all mounting hardware.
  • 8200LR-PED-KIT Accent Panel Kit for 8200 LR PEDs (empty) includes IR lens, two side panels for each PED SUB cabinet, one panel for each ped front, and all mounting hardware.

Panel Kit Colors

Available in:

duraBlac

Asian Mahogany

High Glossy Black

Natural Cherry

Natural Maple