Atlantic Technology has brought to market a monster of a center channel speaker — the 8600eC — which measures roughly 68 x 14 x 15 inches, and packs a D’Appolito/M-T-M array consisting of four 6.5-inch fiberglass woofers with two 5.25-inch fiberglass mid-drivers and a 1-inch aluminum/magnesium dome tweeter internally isolated within its own airtight sub-enclosure.
Like the company’s new flagship 8600eLR towers, the speaker incorporates a 4th order Butterworth asymmetrical time-aligned Linkwitz-Riley crossover with bi-wire inputs. Finish options match the towers and come in high-gloss lacquered Makassar Ebony or Gloss Piano Black. Shipping now, the 8600eC carries an MSRP of $2300.
The flagship 8600e home theater system consists of the 8600eLR tower speakers, 8600eC center channel, and new SBT500 or SBT1000 high-powered dual-driver subwoofers. The towers and center are voice matched to each other and compatible with other high-performance Atlantic Technology surrounds, subwoofers, and architectural speakers.
The 8600eC employs seven drivers, a crossover with bi-wire capability, and acoustic optimization controls matched to the 8600eLR floor-standing LR speakers. It can be placed above, below, or behind an acoustically transparent projection screen. It incorporates the trademark Atlantic pivoting base, which tilts the 8600eC vertically. Built-in compensation controls further optimize the system for any placement and room acoustics.
The 8600eC can be tuned to any room with the three rear mounted acoustic optimization controls 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.
- Boundary Compensation: Adjusts the lower midrange minimizing sound colorations when placing speakers in custom cabinets or directly adjacent to a TV.
For more information, visit www.atlantictechnology.com.