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Atlas Compact MK V Speaker Kit

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    SKU: V-5920-Atlas-Compact Atlas Compact MK V Speaker Kit

    $3,595.00 per pair without cabinets
    Brand: Visaton
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    Visaton Speaker Kit - Atlas Compact MK V
    Art. No. 5920

    Visaton Atlas Compact MK V  - shown assembled with suggested cabinets, not supplied.
    Visaton Atlas Compact MK V - shown assembled with suggested cabinets, not supplied.


    Characteristics and Sound Properties
    The 5th generation of VISATON's classic ATLAS COMPACT is positioned in the mid- and high-ranges and compares with the systems mentioned at the beginning of the series. Once again, we have the DSM 25 FFL - 8 Ohm and DSM 50 FFL - 8 Ohm dome loudspeakers. The low- to mid-range is covered by the AL 170 - 8 Ohm. What is new in this version is the TIW 300 - 8 Ohm as the woofer.

    The crossover, too, has been thoroughly reviewed. The separating frequency between the woofer and low- to mid-range unit has been set at 220 Hz. Thanks to this relatively low separating frequency, the bass is particularly powerful between 50 and 100 Hz. This is accompanied, however, by a reduction in impedance in this range of frequencies. There is compensation for the increased impedance in the woofer (KN 27 mH, 330 µF) which prevents this low impedance curve, but this also reduces the bass output level at 80 Hz by around 3 dB (red line below 100 Hz). This can be a great advantage in rooms where the bass output level is boosted excessively by resonance. Where the output level is more important and a reduction in nominal impedance at 80 Hz to 4 ohms is acceptable, the impedance compensation is simply deactivated to produce the higher frequency graph. In this way, the ATLAS COMPACT MK V offers a tangible advantage in that the bass output level can be trimmed to suit the listening room.

    The broad chamfers in the upper part of the baffle give the cabinet a slimmer appearance while, at the same time, avoiding the build-up of corner reflection in the sensitive mid- and high-ranges.

    The ATLAS COMPACT MK V is a very dynamic speaker with powerful bass reproduction but without getting woolly in the bass department. Additional features are absolutely neutral voice reproduction and crystal-clear high-frequency sounds without sharp edges.

    Extract from Stereoplay (MK II): Overall, the Atlas compact MK II is able "to take enormous leaps in dynamic play and convert them effortlessly into pure sound." " a tempting way to turn that dream into reality and treat oneself to a set of real speakers." Category: top grade Verdict: overall winner

    Extract from Klang & Ton (MK III): "It is indeed the drum sections that really make this large Visaton speaker system sit up and take notice. It powers out fiery drum solos across the room ... without even showing the hint of an effort." Category: top grade 1 Value for money: very good


    Technical Specifications

    Rated power 200 W
    Maximum power 300 W
    Nominal impedance Z 8 Ohm
    Frequency response 25-30000 Hz
    Mean sound pressure level 90 dB (1W/1m)
    Cut-off frequency 220/1200/4500 Hz
    Principle of Housing Bassreflex
    Net volume 130 + 20 litres
    Outer dimension height 1374 mm
    Outer dimension width 360 mm
    Outer dimension depth 400 mm


    Frequency and Impedance Response

    Frequency Response and Impedance Graph
    Frequency Response and Impedance Graph


    Exploded Cabinet Drawing

    Exploded Speaker Box Drawing
    Exploded Speaker Box Drawing


    Inside the large subwoofer cabinet there is a separate chamber that houses the low- to midrange unit. The tweeter and mid-range driver are also mounted in this cabinet.

    To achieve the broad bevel on the upper third of the front panel, the sides of the low- to mid-range cabinet are doubled-up. Three 8 mm holes will have to be drilled in the rear wall of the low- to mid-range chamber for the cables. These must be well sealed off after the cables have been positioned.

    The rectangular opening in the rear wall is for the terminals. The frequency crossover unit is mounted on the wall behind the bass cut-out.


    Internal Damping
    Two mats of damping material are pushed into the low- to mid-range cabinet. The remaining 10 mats are evenly distributed around the woofer chamber.


    Component Parts List for Each Box - Supplied with Kit
    The kit comes with all necessary components (see list below for one box), one set if the speaker is an each, or two sets for a pair, see price above for details.

    Tweeter DSM 25 FFL - 8 Ohm 1 pc.
    Mid-range DSM 50 FFL - 8 Ohm 1 pc.
    Low-mid-range AL 170 - 8 Ohm 1 pc.
    Woofer TIW 300 - 8 Ohm 1 pc.
    Crossover Atlas Compact MKV 1 pc.
    Terminal BT 95/75 1 pc.
    Damping material Polyester wool 6 bags
    Special wood screws 5 x 30 mm 8 pcs.
    Wood screws 4 x 20 mm 20 pcs.
    Countersunk screws 3.5 x 25 mm 4 pcs.
    Cable 2 x 2.5 mm² 2.5 m
    Cable 2 x 1.5 mm² 3.5 m


    Speaker Cabinet Material List to Make 1 Box - Not Supplied with Kit

    Parts for One Box (not supplied) Size (mm) Quantity
    Material: 19 mm chipboard or MDF recommended
    Front panel 1355 x 360 1
    Side panel 1355 x 381 2
    Top and bottom panel 322 x 381 2
    Rear panel 322 x 1237 1
    Mid-range bottom panel 322 x 160 1
    Mid-range rear panel 322 x 475 1
    Mid-range side panels 141 x 475 2
    Bass reflex channel 322 x 231 1
    Base 322 x 362 1
    Brace 322 x 100 1
    Brace 362 x 100 1
    Brace 141 x 70 1
    Brace 202 x 70 1


    Speaker Cabinet Dimensions

    Loudspeaker Box Construction Diagram - all dimensions in mm.
    Loudspeaker Box Construction Diagram - all dimensions in mm.


    Crossover - Supplied with Kit Already Assembled

    Speaker Kit Crossover Circuit
    Speaker Kit Crossover Circuit