Atlantic Technology is now shipping what it calls a ‘monster’ center channel speaker, the 8600eC (retailing for $2,300), measuring 68 x 14 x 15 inches. The speaker includes a D’Appolito/M-T-M array with four 6.5-inch fiberglass woofers, two 5.25-inch fiberglass mid-drivers and a 1-inch internally isolated aluminum/magnesium dome tweeter. Designed to complement the voice-matched 8600eLR front towers, the new center channel incorporates a 4th order Butterworth Linkwitz-Riley crossover with bi-wire inputs, and can be ordered in high-gloss lacquered Makassar Ebony or Gloss Piano Black.
The 8600eC employs seven drivers, a crossover with bi-wire capability and acoustic optimization controls matched to the 8600eLR floor-standing models. It also incorporates a pivoting base and compensation controls for optimizing placement and accommodating room acoustics.
“With the design of the 8600e system, Atlantic Technology set new performance standards with new driver technology in an all-new configuration for a no-compromise surround system with superb performance in a variety of settings,” says Paul Fredrickson, Business Development Director at Muto Communications, Atlantic Technology’s PR and Business Development partner. “The 8600e has an unbeatable combination of smooth, accurate sound, sophisticated style and value. Whether playing music or movies, listeners will appreciate the system’s ability to deliver the explosive dynamics of Hollywood blockbusters or the subtle detail of HiRes music.”
24K gold-plating is deployed for terminals which can secure large gauge speaker cable or accept banana plugs, and 24K gold-plated terminal jumper links are used when bi-wiring is not employed. A high sensitivity 93 dB with power handling of up to 300-watts primes the 8600eC for large room systems. The included ‘location selector’ allows upper midrange and high frequency output to compensate for behind-screen placement, and boundary compensation technology minimizes sound colorations when placed in a cabinet.
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