All of the System 2200 speakers are timbre matched to ensure a seamless soundstage and a completely immersing multichannel sound experience. The speakers are also tonally matched to the Atlantic Technology System 1200 speakers, allowing consumers to mix and match speakers from either or both systems as they wish. Each of the full-range speakers employs the company’s sophisticated 4.5-inch GLH (Graphite Loaded Homopolymer) woofers and a newly engineered 1-inch soft dome tweeter.
The 2200 LR front speakers each feature a pair of woofers vertically flanking a single tweeter. This arrangement, known as a D’Appolito Array configuration, gives the speakers extremely linear horizontal dispersion for a broad “sweet spot,” while also controlling the vertical dispersion to prevent unwanted reflections from the floor or ceiling.
The 2200 C center channel features a pair of woofers arranged horizontally with a raised tweeter between them to ensure highly intelligible dialogue reproduction for movies and multichannel music. The rear panel includes a pair of acoustic controls to tailor the speaker output for the acoustic characteristics of the room and speaker placement. The tweeter’s tilt or roll-off slope can be adjusted using a three-position HF (high frequency) Energy switch, compensating for rooms that are acoustically reverberant (live), damped (dead), or neutral. A Boundary Compensation switch is included to adjust the lower-midrange output to compensate for the sound coloration that occurs when the speaker is placed adjacent to a TV screen or in a cabinet or bookshelf. Finally, Atlantic’s exclusive tilting base design allows the speaker to be aimed directly at the listeners for optimum reproduction.
For surround channel reproduction, the 2200 SR dipole/bipole surround speakers use two pairs of the same drivers for tonal consistency. They are arranged in a classic dipole configuration, with one woofer and tweeter system angled toward the front of the room and another system angled toward the rear.. In the dipole mode, the speaker produces a diffuse and enveloping soundfield preferred for viewing movies. In the bipole mode, it produces a more direct soundfield, which many prefer for multichannel music, or any situation where dipoles are not necessarily desired.
The 422 SB subwoofer features a long-throw 12-inch composite cone with a 2-inch, four layer vented aluminum voice coil. A powerful 225-watt internal amplifier drives the system to produce high bass levels from 25 Hz to 150 Hz (+/- 3 dB). The subwoofer has line-level stereo inputs, as well as low level outputs, a continuously variable crossover adjustment (40