About the Atlantic Technology System 10
What our goals are: When most companies design in wall speakers their priorities usually start with the speakers being unobtrusive and easy to mount. Sound quality is generally pretty far back in importance. But since we're obsessed with accurate sound, we spent months adapting components from our award winning System 270 and System 370 to create a speaker that sounds every bit as good as it looks.
Using no-compromise components is only the first part of the job. There are special considerations that must be addressed when designing in-wall speakers. Whereas box speakers can be moved away from the negative influences walls have on sound, in-wall speakers obviously can't. So our design process involved many more hours of computer design, testing, and listening sessions to develop ways of compensating for the surrounding wall's effects on the sound. One listen to the System 10 compared to other in-wall designs will prove the success of our efforts.
We developed the System 10 speaker to integrate beautifully with our in-wall surround speakers and subwoofers. Essentially then, it forms the heart of a music and cinema sound system that's amazingly lifelike and yet disappears into the decor of your home.
Until a high performance InWall subwoofer comes along we strongly recommend an external sub for truly gratifying performance. After all, why spend the time, money, and effort only to ultimately compromise the results? The amount of "woof" that you need really depends upon the size of your room and your performance expectations. The System 10 mates particularly well with our 172 PBM, 272 PBM or 4.5 PBM, which deliver powerful, articulate bass ideal for music and special effects.