THX Ultra 2 Performance (It just happens to be an in-wall.)...
“The IW-30 LCR is flat-out the best sounding in-wall we've ever made, and it makes no apologies for being an in-wall. We know of no other architectural solutions that deliver this kind of performance and flexibility at anywhere near this price point.” — Peter Tribeman, President, Atlantic Technology
The IW-30 LCR is Atlantic's new exceptionally sophisticated speaker whose lineage traces directly to their highly regarded System 8200e.
The IW-30 LCR is Atlantic's top-of-the-line in-wall theatre speaker system, the best possibly they have ever made. Considering that Atlantic has been in the home theatre speaker business since 1989, that’s really saying something. This system represents a combination of superlative audio performance, simple installation, and innovative features that are unmatched by virtually any other custom-installed system.
This THX Ultra 2-certified front-channel speaker forms the heart of a no-compromise home theater system. It is a 3-way system with a long-excursion 8” woofer, two high-power 3 ½” midranges and Atlantic’s exclusive 1” Low Resonance Tweeter (LRT™). The midranges and tweeter are arrayed in a vertical M-T-M configuration, in a separate sealed enclosure, isolated from the woofer. The entire M-T-M assembly rotates 90 degrees, so the tweeter-midrange array can be kept in the preferred vertical orientation for optimum dispersion, even if you choose to mount the 30 LCR horizontally.
The M-T-M assembly can also be tilted up to 8 degrees towards the listening area, so no matter where the 30 LCR is mounted—above, below, or far to the sides of the screen—its sound can always be directed precisely at the listeners for pinpoint sonic imaging and localization. The 3 ½” midrange driver is a proprietary Atlantic design that uses an over-sized 1” voice coil for outstanding power handling with virtually perfect driver control for ultra-low distortion. Our 1” LRT tweeter has a damped rear chamber/heatsink that allows the tweeter to cross over a full octave lower than an ordinary tweeter, thus delivering much wider dispersion and more even sound coverage.
These advanced mid- and high-frequency drivers, combined with the rotatable-tiltable M-T-M assembly, allow the IW-30 LCR to deliver an unprecedented level of effortless, accurate sound, almost independent of where the speaker is mounted.
Front Panel Controls :
- HF level—Adjusts tweeter’s output for varying room acousticsIW-30-LCR-switches_thm.jpg
- Location—Raises or lowers entire mid-treble band depending on whether or not speaker is behind perforated video screen
- Boundary—Adjusts upper-bass/lower-mid response to correct for “boundary gain” when speaker is too close to corner
Optional back box Provides proper enclosure volume for optimum THX-certified woofer response; minimizes acoustic bleed-through from one room to another.
Rotatable/tiltable M-T-M assembly—Retains optimum vertical alignment of M-T-M, even if speaker is installed horizontally; allows mid/high-frequency sound to be directed precisely at listening position.
New thin bezel and magnetic grill provide the ultimate in stealth design.
Atlantic Technology IW-30 LCR THX Ultra 2 In-Wall Speaker Specifications
Drivers: 1 x 8" (203mm) GLH* long throw woofer w/Butyl rubber surround and high power motor. 1 x Dual 3 1/2" (89mm) GLH* midranges w/1" voice coils & 1 x 1' (25mm) Low Resonance Tweeter w/Neodymium magnet and Ferrofluid cooling
Configuration: 3 way, M-T-M array
Controls: High frequency Level, Location (Behind screen or free-firing) & Boundary (Near wall/corner or mid-wall)
Frequency Response: 55Hz - 20kHz +/-3dB
Sensitivity: 89dB, 1 watt, 1 meter
Impedance: 6 Ohms
Crossover frequencies: 500Hz, 2200Hz
Recommended amplifier power: 25 - 200 Watts RMS
Optimum wall volume: 1.0 cu.ft.
Overall Dimensions (W x H x D): 312 x 547 x 100mm
Cutout dimensions (W x H): 283 x 518mm
Back Box (optional, but req'd for THX certification): IN-BOX 30 LCR for new construction