The new 8600e LR expands the brand’s range into high-end territory with a striking three-way speaker featuring an internally-braced, non-resonant MDF cabinet housing seven custom drivers configured in a D’Appolito MTM (mid-tweeter-mid), array: four 8-inch fiberglass woofers, two 5.25-inch fiberglass midrange-drivers, and a 1-inch aluminum/magnesium dome tweeter. The midrange pair and tweeter are each isolated within their own sub-enclosure inside the 52-inch-tall cabinet.
Pricing is $5,199/pair but the speakers can be pre-ordered through December 26 for $4,679/pair on the Atlantic Technology website.
Technical features and controls include a fourth-order Butterworth crossover in an asymmetrical time-aligned Linkwitz-Riley configuration with bi-wire inputs, a three-position high-frequency switch that changes the tilt of the tweeter’s response, a Location Selector switch that “shelves” upper midrange and high-frequency output for when the speaker is placed behind a perforated screen, a Boundary Compensation control that adjusts the lower midrange to minimize colorations caused by placing the speaker in a custom cabinet or adjacent to a TV, and rear-mounted acoustic optimization controls for “minimizing detrimental effects of speaker placement and room acoustics.”
Atlantic Technology is offering the 8600e with side panels finished in gloss black or high-gloss lacquered Makassar Ebony veneer (shown in the photo above). A beveled smoked-glass top completes the elegant look.
Key specs include a frequency response of 50 Hz-25 kHz ±2 dB, nominal impedance of 6 ohms, crossover points of 450 Hz and 3 kHz, and a 91 dB sensitivity. Each speaker weighs 93 pounds and is rated to handle up to 300 watts RMS.
“With the design of the 8600e LR, we decided to set new standards and create a next-level of speaker system for Atlantic Technology,” said national sales manager Mike Miller. “By implementing new driver technology in an all-new configuration, we have developed an ultra-high performance speaker system… Whether critically listening to two-channel music or enjoying surround-sound movies, the 8600e LR delivers the explosive dynamics of the latest Hollywood blockbuster as well as the subtle details of a classic recording.”
For more information, visit atlantictechnology.com.