Atlantic Technology is now shipping what it calls its “highest caliber” tower speakers the company has ever created in its 30-year history. The 8600e LR speakers, priced at $2,599 each, are tunable to a particular room, capable of 300 watts per channel and outfitted with premium components, making the speakers suited to both two-channel and surround sound environments.
“With the design of the 8600e LR, we decided to set new standards and create a next-level of speaker system for Atlantic Technology,” said Mike Miller, National Sales Manager Atlantic Technology. “By implementing new driver technology in an all-new configuration, we have developed an ultra-high performance speaker system that offers an unbeatable combination of smooth, accurate sound, sophisticated style, and unmatched value. Whether critically listening to two-channel music or enjoying surround-sound movies, the 8600e LR delivers the explosive dynamics of the latest Hollywood blockbuster as well as the subtle details of a classic recording.”
The all-new speaker design employed in the 8600e LR features internally braced non-resonant MDF cabinets housing seven new Atlantic Technology drivers configured in a D’Appolito/M-T-M array; four 8-inch fiberglass woofers, two 5.25-inch fiberglass mid-drivers, and a 1-inch aluminum/magnesium dome tweeter with neodymium magnet structure. The midrange and tweeter drivers are internally isolated within their own airtight sub-enclosure. The cross-over is a 4th order Butterworth asymmetrical time-aligned Linkwitz-Riley design with bi-wire inputs.
The 8600e LR can be tuned to any room with the rear mounted acoustic optimization controls to minimize detrimental effects of speaker placement and room acoustics. A 3-position High Frequency Energy switch changes the tilt of the tweeters response, not simply how loudly the tweeter plays but allows matching the speaker’s response to different room environments. Whether used in an acoustically live (highly reflective) or dead (highly absorptive) room, correction for varying acoustics can be applied. Furthermore, a Location Selector switch shelves up both the upper midrange and the high frequency output to compensate for speakers being located behind a perforated screen or theater curtains, providing improved detail at the listening position. A Boundary Compensation control also adjusts the lower midrange to minimize sound colorations caused by placing the speakers in custom cabinets or directly adjacent to a TV, ensuring an open and natural sound.
The 8600e LR is available in two “high-grade” furniture finishes. The cabinet’s side panels are in either a Gloss Black painted finish or high-gloss lacquered Makassar Ebony veneer finish, and both include a beveled smoked glass top.
For more information on the product or how to purchase, visit www.atlantictechnology.com or call 781.762.6300.