System 8200e THX Ultra 2

Reference Home Theater Speaker System

sm_8200e-sys.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
thxultra2.gifWhen 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.

Rated for Medium to Large Rooms
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Feature List

  • 3-way system with dual 8" woofers
  • 8200e C uses identical drivers as LR for ideal tonal and dispersion match
  • Acoustic controls optimize performance in any room
  • Dipole/bipole switchable surround speakers
  • Optional sand-fillable Peds raise LRs to optimum listening height
  • Recommended subwoofer: 642e SB THX Select Certified
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Specifications

Model 8200e LR 8200e C 8200e SR
Type Sealed-box, 3-way Sealed-box, 3-way Sealed-box, 2-way
Dipole/Bipole surround speaker
Drivers      
Woofer (2) 8" GLH (2) 8" GLH (2) 5.25" 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) 10.6 x 31.1 x 11.9in
270 x 790 x 302mm
28.5 x 16 x 13in*
724 x 406 x 330mm*
10.8 x 15.3 x 7.8in
275 x 380 x 193mm
  Pedestals including feet, spikes, and gap between satellite and pedestal top adds height:
  22.4in., 569mm   37.8in., 951mm
Weight (ea) 53.0lbs; 24.0kg 55.0lbs; 25.0kg w/base 20.0lbs; 9.1kg

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

8200e LR — Left and Right Front Speakers

The 8200e LR's redefine the high-end speaker category with an unbeatable combination of smooth, accurate sound, sophisticated style, and unmatched value in a top-of-the-line system. You can 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 8200e LR'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 8200e LR 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 sand-fillable pedestals to create an impressive floor standing speaker. Or, the satellites can be used alone, installed in custom cabinetry behind an acoustically-transparent panel. The 8200e LR's can be used in any multi-channel configuration. For 7.1 systems, we recommend another set of LR's for the back channels with an additional 642e SB subwoofer. For technical highlights, please visit our technical overview of the product.

The cabinet's side panels are finished in a luxurious Gloss Black painted finish. To complete the look, a beveled smoked glass top is also included.

8200e C — Center Channel Speaker

Taking center stage, the 8200e C delivers dialogue, music, and special effects with such accuracy you will hear every nuance no matter what the source. Employing the exact same driver set as the 8200e LR'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 8200e C provides the ultimate in flexibility and performance for today's high-end installations.

The 8200e C 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 8200e LR, the 8200e C's side panels are finished in rich Gloss Black paint.

8200e SR — Surround Speakers

8200_SR.jpgThe 8200e SR are a configurable Dipole (diffuse) Bipole, (semi-diffuse) design featuring dual 5.25-inch woofers (using all the advanced features of the front speakers) and the identical fabric 1-inch dome tweeters as the front satellites. They are finished in a beautiful Satin Black lacquer paint. Optional pedestal stands are also available. For added convenience, the surround speakers can be hung on the wall with the supplied integrated keyhole bracket.