Originally Posted by HTshopper2010
I am looking at the Atlantic Technology 6200e and 642 SUB and the Totem Rainmaker system. Would you advice which of the two system will give me the utmost sound and quality for both Home theater and music experience. I was nailed on the AT 6200 e and another dealer said the Totem were superior but not sure if the info is true or just trying to sell his product.
If the application is Home Theater, the Totems won't come close to the Atlantic's. The AT's will have more output and better dynamics than the Totem's.
The Totem's are 4-Ohm's, 87.5 dB sensitivity and are rated up to 100 watts of power.
The AT 6200e's are 6-Ohm's, 90 dB sensitivity and are rated to handle 150 watts, (and I know they will handle way more than that.)
If you are looking for speakers just for music, then the Totem's deserve some consideration. If possible, you should hear the Totem's before making a decision. I have heard them, and they're a nice little speaker for moderately loud music. I would never consider them for HT as they don't have the output and dynamics necessary for HT. Also, the Totem's will be more demanding of the amplification. You'll want to be sure you drive them with amplifiers capable of 3-4 Ohm loads.
OTOH, the AT's are THX Ultra2 certified. They'll be able to output up to 105 dB at 12' in a 3,000 cubic foot room, (the THX U2 spec.) They'll have broad horizontal dispersion with limited vertical dispersion, (this reduces floor and ceiling reflections while providing broad coverage to all seats.) Also, they'll be a very easy load for most any amplifier to drive.
If you haven't done so already, be sure to contact Jason Turk, (username), for pricing. He is an AVS Sales Rep. AVS sells AT speakers at very nice discounts. They also have a 30-day, no-hassle guarantee. If they don't work out, send 'em back for a full refund, (less return shipping.)
Finally, I would recommend you consider different subwoofers. The AT subs are good subs, but there are other subs that are just as good or better for less money. The ID sub companies make some phenomenal subs for great prices.