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post #181 of 901 Old 09-26-2008, 06:54 AM
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Craig John - Thanks for information. I decided to go with the AT FS-3200 for my front three speakers and keeping my Mirage Omni-FX for rears. I will be trying to set them up with a 80hz system crossover. Also going to try out the new Denon 2309ci to replace my PioElite 45tx. Should be a nice upgrade all due to room layout / function.

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I'll add another plug for the 8200e's. I just added the LCR's and then bought the 6200sr (discontinued non 'e' version) for surrounds. After talking with AT and finding out that the 6200sr's were basically what is now sold as the 8200e sr's and I could get the 6200sr's in white I bought some new on ebay for cheap.

I got everything mostly in the location they are going to stay and listened to them for a few days. I knew I liked them right away. After almost a week I finally got a chance to properly run Audyssey on my Onkyo Pro 885 and man do they really sound good now. I'm only running 5.1 but this is the most cohesive setup I've had and it is just seamless.

This is a system I'm going to enjoy for a long time. My amp is a Rotel rmb-1095 and I have an Axiom ep-500 sub.

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I have the FS3200 L/R/C and matching L/R stands filled with sand. They sound very good....

Cant wait till I get my 8200e THX SYSTEM, I will have them setup in my living room untill I get the THEATER ROOM setup
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So far I'm really liking the AT 3200 LR, C. More detail than my old Mirage Omni 260s that had 6.5" drivers! The mid-range on these AT are impressive with a good deal of pounch. I'm extremely surprised and pleased. Should be getting the Denon 2309 today to see how I like that combination. So far it's been with my gracefully aged PioElite 45tx.
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I have the FS300 system hooked up with my PIONEER ELITE VSX 94TXH. SOUNDS GREAT
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just ordered my complete 4200e 7.0 system. this will be matched up with my svs subs and onkyo txsr875 thx ultra receiver. I am really looking forward to having the thx speakers with my already awesome thx receiver. Will post again once i have em all set up.
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cool. I have the 4200e LR's for the two back channels. I was thinking on going with the complete 4200e system but had the extra money to spend, So I WENT WITH THE 8200e's.

I have been trying to find close up pictures of the 4200e's with the grills on, I think they actually have the THX lable on them. If i see THX on something I have to buy it(LOL)....

PLEASE take some pics when u get them...
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Are your svs subs THX certified as well?
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I have been trying to find close up pictures of the 4200e's with the grills on, I think they actually have the THX lable on them. If i see THX on something I have to buy it(LOL)....

PLEASE take some pics when u get them...

They do.
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I don't think SVS ever made a sub that was THX certified.

As far as the THX on the grills, the 8200e's don't have it on there.

It looks as though they've changed the labeling on some of the grills. My 8200e's have the AT icon which can be seen in this picture:

http://www.gspr.com/atlantic/images/...grille_300.jpg

while my 6200sr's (non 'e') say Atlantic Technology on them instead of the icon.

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just ordered my complete 4200e 7.0 system. this will be matched up with my svs subs and onkyo txsr875 thx ultra receiver. I am really looking forward to having the thx speakers with my already awesome thx receiver. Will post again once i have em all set up.

You have a THX Ultra2 receiver and THX Select speakers. That's not necessarily a problem and they should be compatible with each other. However, the THX Ultra2 specification is geared toward large rooms, > 3,000 cubic feet, while the THX Select specification is geared towards smaller rooms,< 3,000 cubic feet. Obviously, it takes more amplifier power and higher speaker output capability to fill a larger room with "reference level" sound. How big is your room and how loud do you listen?

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You have a THX Ultra2 receiver and THX Select speakers. That's not necessarily a problem and they should be compatible with each other. However, the THX Ultra2 specification is geared toward large rooms, > 3,000 cubic feet, while the THX Select specification is geared towards smaller rooms,< 3,000 cubic feet. Obviously, it takes more amplifier power and higher speaker output capability to fill a larger room with "reference level" sound. How big is your room and how loud do you listen?

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my HT is located in the living room in my townhouse. its less than 3000 cubic feet. I generally watch movies at about 70db. I realize my SVS subs aren't THX certified but i know they are both flat to 25hz without being tuned. I have yet to hear any sub sound better then my subs.
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just measured my room its 1800 cubic feet aprox but it opens into a larger room.
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my HT is located in the living room in my townhouse. its less than 3000 cubic feet. I generally watch movies at about 70db. I realize my SVS subs aren't THX certified but i know they are both flat to 25hz without being tuned. I have yet to hear any sub sound better then my subs.

I'll bet those subs do sound fantastic. I've heard several SVS subs and they all go low, get loud and play clean. Can't ask for more than that. AFAIK, SVS has never tried to get any of their subs THX certified, although I suspect most would pass easily.

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just measured my room its 1800 cubic feet aprox but it opens into a larger room.

You may have been able to get away with a THX Select receiver. However, overkill is *always* good. Enjoy your Atlantic Tech speakers!

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I love your saying about putting a good speaker in a horrible room.......
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Well guys, My speakers finially came. It was the most exciting day of my life(yeah pretty sad)lol. Just seeing the THX lable on the box was sweet(lol). Anyways most of the boxes were in pretty good shape except for the subwoofer boxes, which looked like they fell off the truck. When I opened them, one of the subwoofers actually looked like it was stabbed with a knife(not good). U would think Atlantic would of packed these better. The main speakers were double boxed.

After getting everything out of the box, I took some pics. I then hooked them up to my system and all I can say is WOW. I really loved the sound, and all I did was run the auto calabration on my reciever. I just wanted to hook up to make sure everything was ok. Anyways my first movie ofcourse was STARWARS ROTS, and watched clips of other movies and I was up all night(lol). I then listened to some music cd's, now I know alot of people say music on THX speakers doesnt sound good, but I thought it sounded GREAT,but then again iam not a hardcore 2ch audiophillie, and I believe that THX speakers are designed mainly for movie sound tracks anyways, and thats what I bought these speakers for. As for the Subwoofers, I really liked these subs, its a very smooth bass sound from these compaired to my old NHT sub. I only had them hooked up for a few days, then hooked my old speakers back up which were the FS3200's. I would of liked to just keep them hooked up, but I figured if I left tem hooked up It would take me longer to finish the theater room in the basement, this way I have to move my ass and get it done(lol).

The only things I would of liked to see on these speakers is
1: THX ULTRA lable on the front of the speakers
2: Higher end speaker connections on the 8200e SR's and 4200e LR

Thanks guys for all your help and making this fourm the BEST fourm on the net. ALSO I have to thank JASON TURK at the AV STORE for the KICK ASS SERVICE. Iam going to be buying alot of stuff from this guy......

8200e LR
8200e C
8200e SR
4200e SR BACK
642e THX SB x 2

8200e LR PEDS
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HOW DO I POST PICS? when I click on insert image, it asks for URL, but all my pics are in my pic folder, I dont have a website. WHAT iam I doing wrong? I know its hard to believe but I build computers but when it comes to stuff like this iam stupid(lol).
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Congratulations on your speakers. You have a really nice system. I've really been enjoying my 8200e's. Even my wife has commented on how good they sound after her initial shock at how big the center was.

To post pictures in a thread you need to have them uploaded to a picture hosting website. Many people use photobucket.com or any other free hosting website. Once you create an account and upload some pictures you'll see some url links below the pictures (in photobucket anyway) that look like [img]lfgkarecliasdec[/img]. Copy and paste that info, including the brackets and img, right into your post. Once you do this your picture will show up right in your post.

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Saw a 370 THX ( 371 front, 373 Center, 374 surrounds) system for sale on craigslist and could not find much about them. Anybody have opinions on the set?
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If they are in good condition and sub is included the 370's would make a great 5.1 starter system. Additional surrounds and subs show up on Ebay from time to time to expand the system.
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Does anyone know of any places where I can possibly purchase the AT speakers? I am now considering them for my HT application...
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I am considering the following:
8200e Left and right fronts
8200ec center
8200 bipolar surrounds
2200 LR for my rear surrounds.

Thoughts?
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Get in touch with Jason Turk here at AVScience. They are authorized AT dealers and will give you a great price.

Killer system, I'm very happy with mine.

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Hrm. ok. I'll search and see if I can find him. Thanks!
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Anybody have an idea on what a used set of 8200LR with ped subs is worth?
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Yep, talk with Jason at the AV STORE or probley anyone of thoses guys, Thats where I will be buying my Pro-jo/screen/reciever/power conditioner/ just about everything I can think of(lol).

As far as the Atlantics go, I SAY GO FOR IT. I did alot of research online and I just got more excited about these speakers as read each and every review. I had them hooked up for a few days just to make sure I didnt have any problems. Just trying to get my theater room finished. I too use the dry-core sub floor system and I love it, its very easy to put together too.

I use to own NHT speakers and made the move to Atlantic, and I LOVE THESE SPEAKERS. THE 8200E is a very big center........ its a monster....

will post pics soon.
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When you say it's a big center, what do you mean?

I'm also using the drycore basement subfloor. I was going to do a small stage as well, but that was before I decided to go with free-standing speakers instead of the in-walls. now, since I need the floor space for the speakers, I don't think I'm going to do a stage at all..
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When you say it's a big center, what do you mean?

It is one of the biggest center speakers in home theater. The Rocket rsc200 is called Bigfoot and the one thing that you always hear about it is how big it is. Well the 8200e center is 4" taller, 3" deeper and 3" wider. Just the 16" height limits where you can put it, especially if you're using a flat screen TV. It's not the kind of center speaker that has a high WAF.

Look at post #173 to get an idea of the size of it.

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Oh my. What a large speaker you have!

I was originally going to go with in-walls, but after all my research and talking with a couple of guys with much more knowledge than I, I'm going to go a different route and see where I end up. The AT speakers were recommended by one of those people, and now here I am.

I'm hoping to speak with Jason tomorrow.
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If they are in good condition and sub is included the 370's would make a great 5.1 starter system. Additional surrounds and subs show up on Ebay from time to time to expand the system.

The 370 THX system is way beyond a starter system!

That particular system could hold you until you are prepared to really spend some bucks... the newer 8xxx systems are not totally night and day beyond the 370, very similar characteristics!


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