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'.
The Model 4400 SR Dipole/Bipole Surround Speakers are purpose built for use in multi-channel audio/video sound systems as dedicated side or back surround channel speakers. The 4400 SR enclosure has two 4.5” (115mm) GLH woofers and two identical high performance silk dome tweeters as found in the 4400 LR front speakers. To further showcase the 4400 SR’s flexibility, the 4400 SR can be easily switched between Dipole and Bipole operation.
Due to the switchable Dipole/Bipole design, it’s possible to place the 4400 SR almost anywhere within the rear third of the room and achieve good results. However, the best location for surround speakers is generally straight out to the sides, or slightly behind the primary listening area, approximately 1-2 feet above seated ear level, but no closer than 2 feet from the ceiling.
As noted above, the surround speakers (as opposed to the back speaker(s) in a 5.1, 6.1 or 7.1 channel system, are primarily intended to re-create the ambient sounds taking place in the movie scene. Therefore, throughout most of a movie or TV program you may not be consciously aware of output from these speakers. In other words, don’t worry if you aren’t hearing the surround speakers. The 4400 SR’s come specially marked LEFT and RIGHT, so be sure the Left side surround speaker is placed directly to the left of the prime listening area (facing the screen) and the Right speaker is directly to the right side.
For smooth cosmetic integration features integral key hole mounting enabling you to place them directly on the side (surround) or rear (rear surrounds) walls, so that you get the best possible dispersion and effect, whilst avoiding the need for stands as well.
The 4400 SR's are available as pairs - or as part of the complete 4400 system package.
Atlantic Technology 4400 SR THX Select Diploe/Bipole Surround Speaker Specifications
Type: Sealed-Box Dipole/Bipole surround speaker
Woofers: 2 x 4 1/2" GLH Graphite Loaded Homopolymer
Tweeters: 2 x 1" soft dome
Frequency Response: 80Hz – 20kHz ±3dB
Nominal Impedence: 8 Ohms
Crossover Frequency: 3kHz
Recommended Power: 10 – 150 Watts RMS
Magnetic Shielding: No
Dimensions w/ grilles: 277 x 315 x 191mm (W x H x D)
Weight (each): 5.0kg
Finishes Available: Satin Black only