My ATC SCM19's arrived today
Big brutes that simply eclipse my DB1i's in every way. They make the DB1i's feel like toys. Even though they need running in they already sound in a different league to the little PMC's.
Ive also got my Rel Strata 5 switched off while i run the ATC's in as there is no point setting the sub up now while i get used to the ATC's and give their sound time to settle in.
The SCM19's have more bass weight than the DB1i's and the Rel put together but bearing in mind i had the Rel set up to blend with the Tiny PMC's so when its set to blend in with the ATC's im expecting Attomic Power.
Also, to answer the question i asked along with everybody else looking at ATC speakers regarding their sensitivity, My DB1i's are 87db compared to the SCM19's 85db. And the volume level im getting for any particular setting is the same or possibly louder on the ATC's. Im using a Krell Kav300i which is 150w/ch@8ohm and cant wait to run the speakers in and turn it up.
One thing that i noticed about the new sound straight away is the general sense of ease about their presentation like its a walk in the park for them to play music, I always felt the DB1i was forcing out sound in a way.
I can safely say im now converted to ATC