ATLAS COMPACT MK V



 

Exploded drawing

Assembly

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.

Inner 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 1 box

The kit includes all the components listed here but not the cabinet.

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

Crossover ATLAS COMPACT MK V

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
 

2 x 1.5 mm²

3.5 m

Cabinet parts list for 1 box

Parts Size (mm) Quantity
Material: 19 mm MDF or chipboard
Front panel 1355 x 360 1
Side panels 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

Sketch

Crossover

Press

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

Press

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