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Atlas SM82T

8" commercial weather-resistant surface mount speaker (White)

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Looking for a commercial sound solution for your open-air seating area or outdoor amphitheater? The Atlas SM82T is weather-resistant, so you don't have to worry about it if a sudden downpour sweeps through. The included C-shaped mounting bracket makes initial installation easy, and allows quick removal when you need to check connections or adjust the built-in 70/100V tap.

All-weather paging and music — with some bass punch — for your business

Looking for a commercial sound solution for your open-air seating area or outdoor amphitheater? The Atlas SM82T is weather-resistant, so you don't have to worry about it if a sudden downpour sweeps through. The included C-shaped mounting bracket makes initial installation easy, and allows quick removal when you need to check connections or adjust the built-in 70/100V tap.

The speaker's 8" woofer and 1" titanium dome tweeter ensure customers can hear you when you page them to their tables. And music comes through loud and clear with plenty of low-frequency punch.

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Product Highlights:

  • weather-resistant surface-mounted speaker with 8" woofer and 1" titanium dome tweeter
  • handles up to 150 watts in a distributed audio system
  • frequency response: 65-20,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • sensitivity: 92 dB
  • multi-tap transformer for 70V or 100V systems
    • 0.94, 1.9, 3.8, 7.5, 15, 30, and 60-watt taps
    • 8-ohm bypass setting for use with regular home audio receivers and amps
  • C-mount hardware included
  • threaded insert allows pole mounting
  • 9-1/16"W x 16-1/2"H x 8-7/16"D
  • weight: 20 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Atlas SM82T Reviews

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(2 Reviews)

Atlas SM82T

Crutchfield customer from Pompano Beach, FL on 2/25/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Received the speaker did not notice that one of the internal mounting nuts had fallen inside/back into the speaker. Only found this out when I was up in a ladder trying to mount these in front of a church entrance. Did everything I could to balance myself on the ladder and save the speaker from slipping out of my hands Reported the matter to Crutchfield. Not pleased with their response. They could do an exchange but I had to wait several more days to receive the speaker. Job was delayed as I had a sound crew ready to test the system. Now I have to arrange to schedule everything again

Pros: Good product on paper for the application

Cons: Wish Atlas would sp;end more time on QC

Crutchfield response on 3/13/2018 We appreciate the review. We're sorry that the speaker arrived damaged, and that the replacement did not arrive on time. This product ships directly from the manufacturer, so we were unable to upgrade the shipping on the replacement speaker. Still, we're disappointed that the reviewer's installation job was delayed. Our Customer Support team has reached out to the reviewer to help make things right.

Atlas SM82T Speaker

The Tabernacle from Danville, VA on 8/1/2016

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Great products, easy to install. Look and sound great!




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Features and Specs

Drivers per speaker 2
Woofer Size (inches) 8
Tweeter Size (inches) 1
System Frequency response 65-20k
Maximum SPL 104dB(10')
Power Handling
Power rating 150 watts
Peak Power rating N/A
Width (inches) 9-1/16
Height (inches) 16-1/2
Depth (inches) 8-7/16
Weight 18.08 lbs

Product Research


Overview: Atlas Sound surface mount speakers are designed for commercial, professional, and residential applications. These weather-resistant, full-range speakers can be used indoors or outdoors, in monaural or stereo configurations. Each SM-series speaker comes with a C-shaped mounting bracket.

Construction: The Strategy Series surface-mount loudspeakers feature weather-resistant construction for indoor or outdoor use year round. The talc-impregnated, injection-molded polypropylene enclosure is UV-resistant to withstand fading and breakdown. The speaker cabinet also withstands 100 hours of salt spray testing (per ASTM B117). The enclosure features powder-coated aluminum grilles with all-brass hardware inserts. The included heavy duty steel C-bracket is Zinc Chromate-plated and powder-coated, and is color-matched to the enclosure.

Paintable: The enclosure and grille can be painted to match your décor, if desired. The cabinets should be primed with two coats of spray primer before painting with oil- or water-based house paint or spray paint. The grille should be removed before painting with two thin coats of paint (primer not needed). Care should be given not to clog the grille holes with paint.

Drivers: The Atlas Sound SM82T-W is equipped with a 1" Exit Titanium high frequency compression driver, and a highly-efficient 8" Hycone-treated paper woofer. The drivers are crossed over at 2.2kHz (6dB/octave low pass, 12dB/octave high pass). The speaker's high-frequency TRX Waveguide System provides 65° horizontal and 65° vertical coverage. The PolyGuard High Frequency Circuit provides protection to the tweeter from damaging transient signals.

Wiring Options: The SM82T-W has a two-pole barrier strip terminal with a weather-resistant cover. The barrier strip can accept spade connectors or bare wire. For runs up to 500', 18-gauge wire is recommended, 16-gauge wire for 500'-1000' runs, and 14-gauge for runs over 1000'. The speaker is equipped with line matching transformers, requiring an amplifier capable of driving a 70.7V/100V line. Depending upon the amplifier's wattage rating and the number of speakers being driven by the amplifier, you can select a 0.94, 1.9, 3.8, 7.5, 15, 30, or 60-watt tap at 70.7V/100V. You can also bypass the line transformers and connect the speaker to a consumer amplifier (the speaker has an 8Ω impedance).

Speaker Placement: The speaker is wedge-shaped, which provides a number of placement options. For outdoor use, the speaker can be placed under an eave or other protective overhang. Indoors, you can use the natural boundary effect to increase the overall output. When you mount the speaker against one surface (wall), the boundary effect will increase the output by 3dB. Mounting the speaker against two surfaces (two walls or a ceiling and wall), the output increases by 6dB. Mounting the speaker against three surfaces (in a corner near a ceiling), the output will increase by 9dB. The bottom of the speaker cabinet is flat, and 90° to the speaker baffle, allowing you to place the speaker on a shelf. You can also place the speaker horizontally in any placement option.


  • Frequency Response: 65Hz - 20kHz (±3dB)
  • Usable Low Frequency Limit (10dB down): 51 Hz
  • Power Handling:
    • 70.7V / 100V Systems: 1 - 60 watts
    • 8Ω Systems: 150 watts RMS
  • Sensitivity (1W/1M): 92dB
  • Coverage Angles: 65° H x 65° V
  • Dimensions: Width=9-1/16" Height=16-1/2" Depth=8-7/16"
  • Weight: 18.08 pounds (w/o bracket)

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