Atlantic Technology debuts mega centre channel speaker

posted on Friday, 20th November 2020 by Steve May

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Atlantic Technology has unveiled a home theatre center channel speaker that it says ‘will make home theater enthusiast’s jaws drop’.

The 8600eC is172cm wide and features internally braced 19mm non-resonant MDF cabinets with seven new state-of-the art drivers configured in a D’Appolito/M-T-M vertical array, consisting of four 165mm fiberglass woofers with two 133mm fiberglass mid-drivers and 25mm aluminum/magnesium dome tweeter, internally isolated within their own airtight sub-enclosure.

The midrange and tweeter drivers are internally isolated within their own airtight sub-enclosure.

A high-sensitivity spec of 93 dB with power handling of up to 300-watts makes the 8600eC perfect for very high-performance, large-room systems, says Atlantic.

The brand’s flagship 8600e home theater system consists of the 8600eLR tower speakers, 8600eC center channel and new SBT500 or SBT1000 dual-driver subwoofers. The towers and center are voice matched to each other and compatible with other Atlantic Technology surrounds, subwoofers, and architectural speakers, opening up plenty of options for integrators.

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The 8600eC can be placed above, below or behind an acoustically transparent projection screen. It incorporates the trademark Atlantic pivoting base which tilts the 8600eC vertically optimizing sound to the listener’s seating position. Built-in compensation controls further optimize the system for any placement and room acoustics.

Three rear mounted acoustic optimization controls can be used to minimize detrimental effects of speaker placement and room acoustics. High Frequency Energy changes the tilt of the tweeter response to correct for acoustics in live or dead rooms; Location Selector shelves the upper midrange and the high frequency output to compensate for being behind a screen or theater curtains, providing improved detail at the listening position, and Boundary Compensation: Adjusts the lower midrange minimizing sound colorations when placing speakers in custom cabinets or directly adjacent to a TV, for a open and natural sound.


“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.”

Finish options match the towers and come in high-gloss lacquered Makassar Ebony or Gloss Piano Black. The 8600eC retails for $2,300.

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology specialist who also writes for T3TechRadarHome Cinema Choice, Trusted Reviews and The Luxe Review.

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