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post #841 of 865
If anyone is interested, I have a mint condition full 7 channel Atlantic Technology 8200e THX system for sale. See details on Audiogon, and/or feel free to shoot me a PM.
post #842 of 865
What are you switching to?
post #843 of 865
I'm giving Triad's a spin - Gold LCR's.
post #844 of 865
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Originally Posted by bambam View Post

I'm giving Triad's a spin - Gold LCR's.

Are they not very similar? Except for the mid range drivers? Either way I have heard Gold LCRs in a treated room and boy did they sound good! I'm sure you will be pleased.

Definitely would one day like to get my hands on some LCR platinum!
post #845 of 865
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Originally Posted by pokekevin View Post

Are they not very similar? Except for the mid range drivers? Either way I have heard Gold LCRs in a treated room and boy did they sound good! I'm sure you will be pleased.

Definitely would one day like to get my hands on some LCR platinum!

I'm curious as well. Are the Triad Gold speakers a substantial step up from the AT 8200e's ?
post #846 of 865

Anybody using AT-2 speakers with other Atlantic Technology speakers in a AV system? I have spoken to Atlantic Technology themselves as well as two dealers that say the 6200e center channel is well timbre-matched with the AT-2s, and my view is you can get away with just about anything as surrounds that is decent and neutral, so I am going to be using a set of 4200 bipole/dipole surround speakers a rear bipoles.  My plan also includes an Emotiva XPA-5 to power them.

 

Anyone using AT-2 in a surround system, please sound off with how you are setting it up. Thanks.

post #847 of 865
Speaking of the 4400 bi/dipole speakers, what are people's thoughts on these. I'm in the market for some new side surrounds and I'm liking these speakers in paper.
post #848 of 865
Saw a cool idea from Atlantic Technology speakers at CES last week. It was a pair of small speakers that are velcro'd to the back of flat panel monitors. Despite the small drivers (see pics), they put out a decent amount of bass (for TV speakers). Certainly better than the tinny-sounding speakers built into the bezel of the flat panel display.


post #849 of 865
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Originally Posted by sdurani View Post

Saw a cool idea from Atlantic Technology speakers at CES last week. It was a pair of small speakers that are velcro'd to the back of flat panel monitors. Despite the small drivers (see pics), they put out a decent amount of bass (for TV speakers). Certainly better than the tinny-sounding speakers built into the bezel of the flat panel display.



Dang those things look small! When you say monitors, do you mean like computer screens?
post #850 of 865
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Originally Posted by pokekevin View Post

When you say monitors, do you mean like computer screens?
Or flat panel TVs.

When I was growing up in the CRT days, the television sets allowed for large enough speakers to give a more full sound. By comparison, the drivers in many current TVs are the size of quarters and sound like a pair of headphones across the room.

That's why I thought these little down-firing speakers were so cool (plus they were invisible behind the TV).
post #851 of 865
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Originally Posted by sdurani View Post

Or flat panel TVs.

When I was growing up in the CRT days, the television sets allowed for large enough speakers to give a more full sound. By comparison, the drivers in many current TVs are the size of quarters and sound like a pair of headphones across the room. That's why I thought these little down-firing speakers were so cool (plus they were invisible behind the TV).

they definitely look a lot bigger than the speakers that came with my samsung lol. I'd be interested in getting these for my smaller bed room tv. Are they connected like pc speakers?
post #852 of 865
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Originally Posted by pokekevin View Post

Are they connected like pc speakers?
I didn't see how they were connected.
post #853 of 865
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Originally Posted by GetGray View Post

No one? How about and 8200e's anywhere in 1++ hour driving distance of:
Atlanta, Austin, San Jose, Connecticut or NYC
Scott did you end up buying them after listening? Impressions?


Via my iPhone 5s using Tapatalk
post #854 of 865
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Originally Posted by mtbdudex View Post

Scott did you end up buying them after listening? Impressions?
I actually recommended them to a customer because of how much I like them. I think they are some of the best value speakers available. I had a customer who wasn't close to me though so I was looking for someone who would demo them for him. He never was able to hook up with anyone and got them on my recommendation. He says he's very happy with them. He got a full 7 channel system. I believe he's subscribed to this thread so maybe he can chime in on how he likes them for a more unbiased opinion. If I can get you some, let me know, I am a direct AT dealer.

Scott
post #855 of 865
If anyone is interested - or know anyone that may be - I have a set of mint condition 8200e's for sale on Audiogon - left, center, right, with the optional stands for the left and right. Also have two pairs of the 8200e surrounds. All boxes and manuals included.

Thanks
post #856 of 865
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Originally Posted by GetGray View Post

I actually recommended them to a customer because of how much I like them. I think they are some of the best value speakers available. I had a customer who wasn't close to me though so I was looking for someone who would demo them for him. He never was able to hook up with anyone and got them on my recommendation. He says he's very happy with them. He got a full 7 channel system. I believe he's subscribed to this thread so maybe he can chime in on how he likes them for a more unbiased opinion. If I can get you some, let me know, I am a direct AT dealer.

Scott

I'm 99.9% sure that Scott is referring to me.

I built my first dedicated HT last year, and Scott spent tens (hundreds?) of hours helping me through the process of component selection and design. Thanks, Scott!

The 8200e's work wonderfully in my setup. We primarily watch movies, but the room also is also equipped to play PC and Xbox360 games. The teenagers have discovered what music sounds like outside of ear buds, so there is a little of that going on as well. smile.gif

I am running a 7.2 setup with AT 8200e LRs (with an LR for a center) and 8200e dipole surrounds. The rears are AT 4400s (I prefer direct firing for the rears... personal choice). To compliment, I chose (2) Power Sound Audio XV-30f subs.

Here is a mid-build pic of the front 8200e speakers sans fixed screen and false wall:




Subjectively, I get nothing but rave reviews about the sound quality from family and friends. From my standpoint, having witnessed quite a few theater setups, I think the ATs have fantastic movie performance especially for their price range. Voices are always audible and crisp. Lows, mids, and highs are accurate and "unbiased".

For music, the 8200e's can hold their own, but there are certainly a lot of better options if you listen primary to stereo music. The ATs are good for music, but they truly shine in surround sound setups and movie tracks.

I am very happy with Scott's recommendation.
Edited by tvolle - 1/17/14 at 11:48am
post #857 of 865
Tvolle,

Are those Seaton F2's on the far left and right?
post #858 of 865
That is one nice looking set up! Screen size?
post #859 of 865
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Originally Posted by JimP View Post

Tvolle,

Are those Seaton F2's on the far left and right?

Seaton's are awesome, but the two black behemoths are Power Sound Audio XV30f subs. For my room, they are overkill (as would be the F2's), but they are a good format to fit behind the false wall, and I would rather "under-power" the subs than push 'em to the limit.
Edited by tvolle - 1/17/14 at 5:18pm
post #860 of 865
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Originally Posted by pokekevin View Post

That is one nice looking set up! Screen size?

Thanks!

It's an approx. 138" diagonal 2.35:1 Stewart Studiotek G130 G3 acoustically transparent screen. In CIH terms, it's 54" high and 127" wide.
post #861 of 865
I have a 250.1 THX system I bought way back when they first came out, and have since added a 352PWM replacement sub. This is now in our great room (15x24 with cathedral ceiling and open back wall into rest of house), which is used for our main plasma TV viewing. (We have a Triad Gold THX system in our separate theater.) For years, I have felt the 253C center channel needed an upgrade. I have been considering the 273C or 373C. I expect the 373 would be a noticeable improvement, but also several times the price. Will the 273C get me any benefit at all from what I have? Or should I bite the bullet and jump to the 373C? Will this be too much of a timbre mismatch for my 251LRs and 254SRs?

Alternatively, I have seen complete 270 and 370 systems, but didn't really want to replace everything, if I didn't have to.

Thanks in advance.

Geordon
post #862 of 865
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Originally Posted by Geordon View Post

I have a 250.1 THX system I bought way back when they first came out, and have since added a 352PWM replacement sub. This is now in our great room (15x24 with cathedral ceiling and open back wall into rest of house), which is used for our main plasma TV viewing. (We have a Triad Gold THX system in our separate theater.) For years, I have felt the 253C center channel needed an upgrade. I have been considering the 273C or 373C. I expect the 373 would be a noticeable improvement, but also several times the price. Will the 273C get me any benefit at all from what I have? Or should I bite the bullet and jump to the 373C? Will this be too much of a timbre mismatch for my 251LRs and 254SRs?

Alternatively, I have seen complete 270 and 370 systems, but didn't really want to replace everything, if I didn't have to.

Thanks in advance.

Geordon

Hmm the 250 speakers are definitely smaller than the 370 set but I believe they both use the same soft dome tweeter. You could try asking AT themselves on their FB page
post #863 of 865
Guys,

Would the model Atlantic Technology Speakers 4.5 SR work with the sound bar fs-5000? Looking for the rears. I am trying to find the smallest possible size.

Thanks,
tt
post #864 of 865
Hey guys I just receive my 6200e system yesterday and the box for the sub is quite different than the rest of the packaging. On the 642e sub box it lists four different colors satin, gloss, maple and silver which I thought was an old option and in turn makes me wonder if the sub is older stock. Does anyone know if the sub itself will have the manufactures date physically stamped on it. Also if it is older stock do these subs change much over the years?

Thanks in advance
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post #865 of 865
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Originally Posted by Dust Bubble View Post

Hey guys I just receive my 6200e system yesterday and the box for the sub is quite different than the rest of the packaging. On the 642e sub box it lists four different colors satin, gloss, maple and silver which I thought was an old option and in turn makes me wonder if the sub is older stock. Does anyone know if the sub itself will have the manufactures date physically stamped on it. Also if it is older stock do these subs change much over the years?

Thanks in advance
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Best bet might be to call Atlantic Technology and verify. They have been very helpful when I have called in the past.
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