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post #61 of 865
If I can figure out a way to do that, I will.
post #62 of 865
Well, I never did get pics or sketches to post, but I did e-mail AT and they were most helpful. I set up the system this weekend. I think that I will buy from Lovan the stands that they make for AT for my LR front speakers (right now they are just sitting on some small tables). In the future, I may still install the speakers in the cabinet I'm building. I guess I will see how the stands work out. BTW, my early impressions are very good. I think I will love this system.
post #63 of 865
Well, the wife told me I needed to get rid of all of my FS speakers or she was going to throw away all my guitar gear. After a good deal of research, I just ordered the equivalent of a System 920 (5x920LR + 102SB) from Amazon. The sub came yesterday and the rest rolls in on Wednesday, including a new Onkyo TX-SR605 to replace my old Yamaha RX-V2090. Hopefully I won't miss my old large speakers much...
post #64 of 865
I have been using system 370 THX speakers since 1999, with one sub. Recently I moved to a house with a larger media room (about 4,000 cubic feet volume) and there doesn't seem to be enough sub volume. I can't find another 372 PBM sub used (anyone know of one), but I"m thinking of buying a used system 450 THX system sub, which is bigger and more power, and adding it to the 372 sub for 2 subs system; albeit the subs are not identical. Any thoughts of how this would be?
post #65 of 865
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by bwong View Post

I have been using system 370 THX speakers since 1999, with one sub. Recently I moved to a house with a larger media room (about 4,000 cubic feet volume) and there doesn't seem to be enough sub volume. I can't find another 372 PBM sub used (anyone know of one), but I"m thinking of buying a used system 450 THX system sub, which is bigger and more power, and adding it to the 372 sub for 2 subs system; albeit the subs are not identical. Any thoughts of how this would be?

The System 450 and System 370 are almost identical with a new minor differences (mostly cosmetic ones). I'd go for the 450 sub, it's a heck of a performer and would go great with the 370's.

-K
post #66 of 865
thanks bassbone57, that's what I was thinking. Unfortunately, it was on ebay and when I went back it had ended! So now I can wait for another one to surface...or I could just get a different sub (I can get deals on Polk) and then I have to worry about more differences. Perhaps if I get a different brand sub, and a SPL meter to at least set the two ganged thru subs to have same SPL at the 35-80Hz range it will be ok after EQ with Audessey.
- bwong
post #67 of 865
Just a quick update on my System 920/102 SB. I will not be missing my old FS speakers. Just amazingly clean sound, and I'd almost swear it has as much body as my old FS setup. If you need a smaller set of speakers without compromising sound too much (if at all!) or going "mini/microcube", this has to be on your list. The wife would have preferred a mini/microcube setup, but this was a compromise and she could deal with their slightly larger size as a result. And an advantage that I hadn't anticipated: dialogue is significantly improved. Well done, AT. I think I'm going to be a fan for the long haul...
post #68 of 865
I want to share my set-up of atlantic tech 4200e...
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post #69 of 865
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by catmonv View Post

I want to share my set-up of atlantic tech 4200e...

Nice looking setup.

Or even better, great sounding setup.

-K
post #70 of 865
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Originally Posted by catmonv View Post

I want to share my set-up of atlantic tech 4200e...

If you don't mind me asking, what stands are you using for the fronts?
post #71 of 865
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Originally Posted by catmonv
I want to share my set-up of atlantic tech 4200e...

If you don't mind me asking, what stands are you using for the fronts?

I think i bought sanus stands over the internet. I cannot remember what model. Just check out the sanus website. Hope that helps.
post #72 of 865
Anyone own one? Where can I buy one. No dealer in my area.
post #73 of 865
Count me in as an Atlantic Tech Owner. L/R=8200 Center=6200 with M&K Sourrounds and Sub. I absolutely LOVE the 8200's, wonderful stereo image for music and outstanding Film Soundtrack reproduction. No complaints, except maybe that the 8200 center was too freaking big for my setup.

Here's a pic of the setup

http://gallery.avsforum.com/showphot...96/limit/views
post #74 of 865
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by DJSirReal View Post

...No complaints, except maybe that the 8200 center was too freaking big for my setup.

Man, that's half the charm of it!!!!

-K
post #75 of 865
I am about to join the AT Club!!! I am building a house and a home theatre in the basement...

I am going with the 8200e center, 6200e LR, ICTS 8.3 for my 4 surrounds and the THX 642e-SB for my sub. I went with the 6200's for the LR bc of cost...

I cant wait to get in there and get it all set up!
post #76 of 865
bwong, I've sent you a P.M.
post #77 of 865
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by rbuentello View Post

Anyone own one? Where can I buy one. No dealer in my area.

http://www.atlantictechnology.com/de...alse&NodeId=31
Try this. This should find who is closest to you.

-K
post #78 of 865
I am about to join the club. This is my first HT setup. I was looking for the best i could get for under $1000 due to the budget constraints. A friend of mine recently built a HT in his basement and is using the 920's for a 7.1 setup. I'd never heard of Atlantic before but i was really impressed. So after much research i decided to go with the 920 system with the 1200c center channel. I just ordered them this morning and i should have them sometime next week.

The room i'm putting them in is a small living room (10x12).
post #79 of 865
Any more opinions or reviews of the 8200 system?
I'm considering it but would like to hear from anyone that has had it for a while now.
Thanks
Sean
post #80 of 865
Right now the AT 8200 has been upgraded to 8200e. The difference is that it has a separate subwoofer and is now THX certified. There is a review of the 6200e on sound and vision magazine and take it from there since the
8200e is the flagship of AT and the 6200e is a model lower.

This is to quote sound and vision, nov. issue 07.

Plus - Golden Ears Sound Quality
CORE tailors sound for the room
Switchable dipole/bipole sounds

Minus - Any color available, as long as it's black.

I hope this helps you.
post #81 of 865
Thanks catmonv! I've read all the professional reviews I can find online regarding the 6200e and 8200e, but I was hoping for some 'owner' reviews on the 8200 or the 8200e. I was particularly interested in hearing reports on the pedestal subs and how well the integrated into the system being positioned directly under the fronts like they are designed.
I have found an 8200e system, minus the pedestals and subwoofer, that I am very seriously considering but would like to hear a bit more from owners before pulling the trigger.
Oh, for reference, my room is 24'x26'x12'(ceilings). Total volume of 7488 cubic feet with quite a bit of furniture (large sectional, pool table, large saltwater aquarium, etc.). Apparently, I would need the 8200e to cover that much room volume adequately. Not sure if I want to pursue the older 8200 with the pedestal subs or go with the 8200e with a separate sub?
Thanks for the info though.
Sean
post #82 of 865
I have the 8200 Left & Right with a 6200 Center. I'm currently running them with an Onkyo SR805 (I'll eventually move to separates as these speakers can take soooo much more power). They sound SPECTACULAR. Flat repsonse (checked with an RTA). When watching movies at reference (too loud for me), the speakers don't sound strained at all. The only thing I might do differently is to get the matching 8200 center for better timbre matching but it was just too freaking big for my setup. Stereo music has a wonderful sound stage and since getting these speakers I've rediscovered my cd collection. Now keep in mind these are the older 8200's and not the 8200e, which I haven't heard yet.

Hope this helps, hit me up if you need more info.
post #83 of 865
Thank you very much DJSirReal! I have the same A/V receiver, Onkyo 805.
Your review is exactly what I was hoping to hear. I'm looking at the 8200 myself but without the pedestal subs. Those are all gone so I hear.
Do you have your 8200s on the pedestals stands or are they sitting free on the floor, cabinet, other stands? Do you think they will do fine sitting on top of a cabinet on each side of the screen, or do you feel they will vibrate too much?
How do the 8200s sound at low volume? Do you still hear the details? What is 'reference' level volume?
May I also ask what subwoofer and surrounds you are using?
Forgive all the questions.
Thanks again very much!
Sean
post #84 of 865
When you say reference levels, playing your home theater as loud like you are immersed in sound just like theater sound levels. When your neighbor knocks and is complaining, then I would say you may be at reference level .

I have the AT 2200 and it sounds great. I was one night watching MI3 with my wife at about midnight when suddenly i heard the doorbell. Oops, it was my neighbor telling us that their floor was shaking. Their house was 10-15 feet away from my house. The probem was, the loft where my 2200 is located, my neighbors masters bedroom is adjacent.

Because of its natural sound quality, i bought the 4200e for my family room. Whoa, you can tell the difference between the 2 systems. More impact on the 4200e and the natural sound quality is maintained. What more the higher model- the 8200 and the 6200 whether or not there is an e at the end of the model. The only downside is that i have not played it at near reference levels after that embarrassing incident with my neighbor .
post #85 of 865
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Originally Posted by SeanCJ View Post

Thanks catmonv! I've read all the professional reviews I can find online regarding the 6200e and 8200e, but I was hoping for some 'owner' reviews on the 8200 or the 8200e. I was particularly interested in hearing reports on the pedestal subs and how well the integrated into the system being positioned directly under the fronts like they are designed.
I have found an 8200e system, minus the pedestals and subwoofer, that I am very seriously considering but would like to hear a bit more from owners before pulling the trigger.
Oh, for reference, my room is 24'x26'x12'(ceilings). Total volume of 7488 cubic feet with quite a bit of furniture (large sectional, pool table, large saltwater aquarium, etc.). Apparently, I would need the 8200e to cover that much room volume adequately. Not sure if I want to pursue the older 8200 with the pedestal subs or go with the 8200e with a separate sub?
Thanks for the info though.
Sean

Here is a copy of a review of mine I did on my older 8200 system. I've had it almost three years now and I've never had the itch to replace them. They are, AWESOME!!!

Review:

"Movies are probably it's strongest point. Very dynamic, the high end is so clear and pronounced, but never too much. Never harsh, never shrill, very smooth and detailed. They image quite well with good power, or even just with a receiver. Very enveloping sound, rich and always accurate. I have NEVER heard them struggle or distort no matter how hard I pushed them. And I have pushed them. That to me, says a lot to the quality of the speakers. It's to the point to where I am so spoiled by them, it's hard to go to a movie theater or even a buddies place because you feel like you are missing some of the movie because of how well the AT's reproduce sound. You hear every detail!

A lot of the same goes for music. I love the clarity of the vocals and higher range. Guitar strings, cymbals, etc. sound like they are in the room with you. However with music, they do really need a sub though. They are crossed-over to really drop off at 60Hz. Because of this you miss the low range without a sub. Although if you are listening to something without much bass, they do really well two channel. And they do actually sound better two channel with no sub on bass heavy music than you might think being a THX speaker.

I have a friend with a B&W 803 5.1 system, Tag preamp and Rotel amp (I don't know specific models on those) and was very very impressed by the 8200's sound just on my receiver before I got a seperate amp. The separate amp made a pretty good difference with it being more able to drive these beast with ease."


Bottom line, I would recommend these to anyone looking at them.

Good luck with your decision.

-K
post #86 of 865
SeanCJ,

If you look further up this page I posted a pic of my setup. But yes, I have the pedestals with no subs as I'm using an M&K sub and surrounds. That being said, a coworker of mine got the 8200's about the same time as me and he uses them without the pedestals no problem. If you can get the 8200's for a decent price, go for it, you won't regret it.
post #87 of 865
Thank you DJSirReal! I saw your photo and your HT is very nice.
I've got my new HT speaker choice narrowed down to the Atlantic Tech 8200's and the Klipsch THX Ultra II's.
Now its really up to finding the best price for either, based on a 7.1 system.
Now I'm going 'shopping'
Thanks again all for the great input and reviews. I really do appreciate it.
You guys are great!
post #88 of 865
I've had a set of the 250.1 series since they came out. Just upgraded to an AVR that should make use of them fairly well. Although I did opt for an Energy subwoofer rather than the AT model.
post #89 of 865
I have an 8200e, Denon 4308 powerer in my 3000 cubic foot dedicated HT. I originally had a single 642 sub and then added a second. I found a single 642 underwhelming but duals did a very nice job, though not good enough since the 642 does not do the job at below 25 Hz. I ended up exchanging the 642's for a single JL Fathom 113 (and I will add another if the wife recognizes my Christmas list). The system is now simply beyond belief. The 8200s always did a good job but with "God's subwoofer" they now produce sound like I have never heard before.

If you are going fairly high end, like the 8200e system, and have a dedicated HT, you should consider options to AT subs.
post #90 of 865
I have narrowed down to the AT 6200e but have a hard time finding a dealer in my area.
I am considering buying it over the the internet, any recommendation of which retailer to use. Where did you buy your AT speakers from? Thanks
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