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Atlantic Technology System 4200e Review

by April 11, 2005
Atlantic Technology Series 4200e

Atlantic Technology Series 4200e

  • Product Name: Series 4200e
  • Manufacturer: Atlantic Technology
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStarhalf-star
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarStarhalf-star
  • Review Date: April 11, 2005 20:00
  • MSRP: $ 3500 (5.1 set)

4200e LR

Type: Sealed box, 2-way, D'Appolito array
Woofer: Two 5.25" Graphite Loaded Homoploymer
Tweeter: 1" silk dome
Frequency Response: 80Hz - 20kHz (+/- 3dB)
Nominal Impedance: 8-ohms
Crossover: 2.5 kHz 4th order time-aligned
Sensitivity: 90dB
Recommended Power: 10-150 Watts RMS
Magnetic Shielding: Yes
Dimensions w/Grills: 8.3" x 15" x 9.5" (211mm x 382mm x 242mm)
Weight: 15 lbs (6.8 kg)

4200e C

Type: Sealed box, 2-way, D'Appolito array
Woofer: Two 5.25" Graphite Loaded Homoploymer
Tweeter: 1" silk dome
Frequency Response: 80Hz - 20kHz (+/- 3dB)
Nominal Impedance: 8-ohms
Crossover: 2.5 kHz 4th order time-aligned
Sensitivity: 90dB
Recommended Power: 10-150 Watts RMS
Magnetic Shielding: Yes
Dimensions w/Grills: 18.4" x 8.4" x 9.7" (467mm x 213mm x 246mm)
Weight: 17 lbs (7.7 kg) with base

4200e SR

Type: Sealed box, 2-way, D'Appolito array
Woofer: Two 4. 5" Graphite Loaded Homoploymer
Tweeter: Two 1" silk dome
Frequency Response: 80Hz - 20kHz (+/- 3dB)
Nominal Impedance: 8-ohms
Crossover: 3 kHz 4th order time-aligned
Sensitivity: 90dB
Recommended Power: 10-150 Watts RMS
Magnetic Shielding: No
Dimensions w/Grills: 10.9" x 12.4" x 7.5" (277mm x 315mm x 191mm)
Weight: 12 lbs (5.5 kg)

642 SB

Type: THX Select powered subwoofer
Woofer: 12" long-throw composite cone
Output power: 300 Watts RMS
Crossover: Variable 40Hz - 140Hz
Distortion (amplifier): < 0.5%
Frequency Response: 25Hz - 300Hz (+/- 3dB)
Low Level (line): 20kohms
Peak Output: 105dB SPL into 2000 cubic feet
Dimensions w/Panels: 19" x 21" x 18.5" (483mm x 534mm x 470mm)
Weight: 65 lbs (29.5 kg)

Pros

  • Smart looking system
  • Fantastic detail and imaging
  • Clean, articulate, and powerful bass
  • Flexible placement and use options with boundary compensation and tweeter rolloff adjustment

Cons

  • Oversized subwoofer that is difficult to hide
  • Subwoofer can sound underpowered at high SPLs or in larger rooms
  • Boundary Gain option showed unpredictable results when coupled with typical room acoustic conditions

Introduction

Let me start by saying that I truly love reviewing loudspeakers. I really do. However, I had just completed reviewing several loudspeaker systems over the last couple of months and the thought of one more brought mixed emotions. I'm into new equipment as much as the next guy, but unpacking and repacking multiple boxes is not the part we relish. It was late in the evening and I was kind of worn out by the time I finally got the 4200e speakers & sub connected to my reference system.

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About the author:

Clint Deboer was terminated from Audioholics for misconduct on April 4th, 2014. He no longer represents Audioholics in any fashion.

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