Quite simply the best speakers this side of £6K!
"The main feature of the sound would probably be the raw speed of attack. Transients have curves so steep you wonder if ATC has found a way of achieving infinite bandwidth.
It’s a realism, an honesty that tells you exactly what that session sounded like in the studio, but done with style. There’s a wholesomeness to the sound"
"The bottom line.. I'm sold. I can't live without them. I need them in my life and will have to make the change. Putting my Living Voice OBX R2′s back in was pleasing and frustrating in equal measure. Yes, they are a lovely listen, but the lack of comparative clarity and speed is something that I can't live with. ."
James Palmer, Hi-Fi Wigwam
ATC developed the first soft-dome midrange driver, and pioneered self-contained active (ie, powered) speakers. The company remains independently owned, and their products—which include preamplifiers, power and integrated amplifiers, a CD player–DAC, and a new CD receiver with USB input—are made in England. Celebrity owners of ATC speakers include T Bone Burnett, Coldplay, Enya, Diana Krall, Lenny Kravitz, Ziggy Marley, Tom Petty, Pink Floyd, the late Lou Reed, the Rolling Stones, Paul Reed Smith, Sting, and Roger Waters. The last pair of loudspeakers Stereophile founder J. Gordon Holt purchased were ATCs.
“Given a serious source and recording the new ATC SCM40 is superb – I know of no price rivals that give this level of accuracy, speed and insight…it’s capable of a level of transparency you normally only expect from loudspeakers at three or four times its price.” Hi-Fi Choice
- New ATC designed and built 25mm soft dome HF unit with precision alloy wave guide..
- ATC 164mm bass driver.
- Massive optimised motor assembly.
- ATC Soft Dome mid-range driver.
- Flat impedance curve allowing easy load for amplifiers.
- 6 year warranty.
Drivers: HF ATC 25mm Neodymium, Mid 75mm ATC Soft Dome, LF ATC 164mm SC
Matched Response: ±0.5dB
Frequency Response (-6dB): 48Hz-22kHz
Dispersion: ±80° Coherent Horizontal, ±10° Coherent Vertical
Sensitivity: 85dB @ 1W @ 1metre
Max SPL: 112dB
Recommended Power Amplifier: 75 to 300 Watts
Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohm
Crossover Frequencies: 380Hz & 3.5kHz
Connectors: Binding Posts/4mm Plugs, tri-wire
Cabinet Dimensions (HxWxD): 980x265x300mm