There is always one product in a lineup that seems to defy the price/performance relationship, and Atlantic Technology's uncompromising THX Certified 4400 system provides that performance at a surprisingly reasonable cost.
Atlantic's system 4400 represents their culmination of effort to develop the world's finest moderately-priced home cinema speaker system. Compact, elegant, but extremely powerful, the 4400 features high-performance drivers and acoustic optimization controls, for perfect integration in a typical living room or bespoke home cinema 'playroom'.
For accurate reproduction of a multi-channel soundtrack, the three front-channel speakers must have the same sonic signature, which is why Atlantic engineers designed the 4400 C center channel speaker with the exact same driver complement as the matching 4400 LR speakers. They are both designed for use with a dedicated sub-woofer, and the 4400 C includes the same unique acoustic controls as the 4400 LR. Other than the 4400 C being designed to work horizontally, it is functionally identical to the 4400 LR.
The 4400 C (and 4400 LR's) includes a unique acoustic control by Atlantic Technology that allows the system to be calibrated or tuned, maximizing their performance in the real world environment they are going to be used in. These two unique controls are to attenuate 'Boundary Compensation' and HF Energy, both can harmonize the speaker with it's placement and surroundings, to ensure it is optimized for the best performance - whatever the environment.
The 4400 C is also magnetically shielded and can be placed directly adjacent to your CRT tube-based TV set with no adverse effects on the television's picture. Additionally, the 4400 C can be tilted on its dedicated base to provide optimum sonic coverage over the listening area.
Atlantic Technology 4400 C THX Select Centre Channel Speaker Specifications
Type: Sealed-Box 2 Way M-T-M Array
Woofers: 2 x 5 1/4" GLH Graphite Loaded Homopolymer
Tweeters: 1 x 1" soft dome
Frequency Response: 80Hz – 20kHz ±3dB
Nominal Impedence: 8 Ohms
Crossover Frequency: 2.5kHz
Recommended Power: 10 – 150 Watts RMS
Magnetic Shielding: Yes
Dimensions w/ grilles: 211 x 382 x 242mm (H x W x D)
Weight (each): 6.8kg
Finishes Available: Gloss Black or Satin Black