FS-3200 LR Speakers
The FS-3200 LR speakers form the heart of a home theater loudspeaker system to compliment today’s latest Flat Screen televisions. Their overall size, thin depth and beautiful finish options assure that they will fit appropriately in virtually every installation.
However, these speakers have several performance and mounting innovations that make them far more capable than ordinary “on-wall” speakers.
Unlike conventional flat-panel speakers, the FS-3200’s do not require a subwoofer to deliver full-bodied, exciting musical performance. All by themselves, these speakers add great sound to installations where space or décor precludes using a subwoofer. By utilizing two high-power 4 ½” drivers and two 4 ½” Pressure Drivers in a tuned enclosure, the bass response extends to within an octave of the very lowest musical notes while maximizing power handling and minimizing distortion.
The tweeter of the FS-3200 LR is oriented at one end of the speaker, instead of in the middle. This clever design feature means the LR speakers can be “flipped” upside down—tweeter up or down—for optimum acoustic alignment with the FS-3200 C tweeter, resulting in the best sound. Therefore, whether the center channel is mounted above or below the television, the 3200 LR and C will always be in the correct acoustic alignment with each other.
The FS-3200 LR speakers have two rear-panel controls—a 3-position HF Energy switch and a 2-position Boundary Compensation switch—to optimize the speakers’ performance regardless of their location or placement. These controls allow the FS-3200 LR to always sound their best, regardless of room acoustics or position.
With the FS-3200 series, Atlantic Technology has raised the standards for flat-screen speakers in terms of acoustic performance, mounting flexibility, listening room sound adjustment, and intelligent, consumer-friendly design.
The active drivers are mounted as an MTM array, providing for excellent off-axis response and linearity. The cabinets are composed of acoustically inert, heavily braced MDF, and are magnetically shielded so they may be placed close to any type of video monitor without degrading video performance.
The FS-3200LR can be mounted directly to a wall using built-in keyholes, or with a choice of two included wall-mount brackets. A straight bracket is used when it is desirable to point the speaker directly ahead, and an angle bracket is also included that toes the speaker in toward the listening position ten degrees.
The FS-3200C employs the same driver complement as the FS-3200LR speakers, but in a horizontal arrangement that features a raised tweeter to minimize the off-axis nonlinearities that plague most horizontal center speakers. It can be mounted directly to the wall with keyhole mounts, and also includes a choice of either a straight bracket for mounting perpendicular to the wall, or angle bracket that aims the speaker slightly up (when mounted below the display), or down (when mounted above the display). Lastly, the FS-3200C center channel also includes Atlantic Technology's exclusive rocker base which allows the speaker to be mounted on a shelf or on top of the video display itself, and tilted toward the listening area at any angle needed.
As featured on the FS-3200LR's, the three-way HF Energy control adjusts the tweeter’s output in order to compensate for varying room acoustics. While the Boundary Compensation adjustment can be engaged to adjust the lower frequency output to compensate for typical sound colorations caused by placing the speaker very close to a large surface, such as a large TV screen, a wall, or on a shelf in an entertainment unit.
The FS-3200 loudspeakers feature attractive Gloss Black finishes with matching perforated metal grilles. The grilles are held in place with neodymium magnets, the same arrangement as found on Atlantic’s $20,000 flagship System 8200.