Atlantic Technology Ships the 8600e LR Loudspeaker Series

Atlantic Technology is now shipping the 8600e LR Loudspeakers. This 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 an advanced 1-inch aluminum/magnesium dome tweeter with a 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 three-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.
  • 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 adjusts the lower midrange to minimize the sound colorations caused by placing the speakers in custom cabinets or directly adjacent to a TV, ensuring an open and natural sound.

Completing its premium pedigree, the 8600e LR is available in two finishes. The cabinet’s side panels are in either a Gloss Black painted finish or high-gloss lacquered Makassar Ebony veneer finish.

The 8600e LR speakers retail for $2,599 each. Here are the details.

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