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Considering ATC SCM 7

Luckilly I'm in a position now to consider this speaker. Dirol I'm  not getting rid  of my amp because frankly its really well made and has the connections I require. So, will it give the Scm7's enough ummph.? 

I listen to a lot of electronic music but also some very heavy guitar/ electronic based music and some Jazz. The closed box design appeals.

Also not sure I've ever seen these available for audition in shop round my way. 

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RE: Considering ATC SCM 7

I don't have any experience of your amplifier, so others may be able to help there, but if youve heard sealed cabinet speakers before and they appeal, the SCM7 should be your first port of call. They may not sound quite as lively as your Tannoys, but you should find them far more refined and natural sounding.

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RE: Considering ATC SCM 7

It's Rick time...Tongue out

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RE: Considering ATC SCM 7

Hi Moon,

I have not hear the SCM 7 but I have heard many times the SMC 11, 19 and 20 with several amp (ss and Tube) and they sound just great! 

 

so  the SCM 7 should be a great option!

 

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OneBoxSystem wrote:
It's Rick time...Tongue out

Sorry, was mine too understated?  :grin:

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RE: Considering ATC SCM 7

Oddly, he hasn't been around much since WHFI announced the speaker awards. :twisted:

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RE: Considering ATC SCM 7

FrankHarveyHiFi wrote:

I don't have any experience of your amplifier, so others may be able to help there, but if youve heard sealed cabinet speakers before and they appeal, the SCM7 should be your first port of call. They may not sound quite as lively as your Tannoys, but you should find them far more refined and natural sounding.

Thanks for the response, It looks as if they will be perfect for my room. Wether they are £515 pounds better will be the question. By the way has there been a recent price hike for these?

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Not since April 2011.

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Where are you based moon? See if we can find you a dealer to have a demo at?

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RE: Considering ATC SCM 7

Hi moon

As long as you're not after constant disco like listening levels then i would say that the Azur 351A has got sufficient quality and quantity of power to be paired with SCM7 monitors.

Fwiw, i also got clients happily using Cambridge Audio amplification with ATC passive monitors.

All the best

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My system - Hegel HD30 > Hegel P30 > JL Audio CR-1 > ATC SCM100ASL Professional Monitors > 2 x JL Audio E-112

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RE: Considering ATC SCM 7

BenLaw wrote:

Where are you based moon? See if we can find you a dealer to have a demo at?

Hi Ben, thanks for the reply. I live down on the south coast. I'm also going to give some other mini monitors an audition like the RS1 and the B & W CM1. Smile

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MUSICRAFT wrote:

Hi moon

As long as you're not after constant disco like listening levels then i would say that the Azur 351A has got sufficient quality and quantity of power to be paired with SCM7 monitors.

Fwiw, i also got clients happily using Cambridge Audio amplification with ATC passive monitors.

All the best

Rick @ Musicraft

Thanks for the info Rick.

All the best

Moon

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RE: Considering ATC SCM 7

I loved the SCM7's, my favourite speaker under £1k that you can buy new :grin:

Also have a look at the SCM10, same mid bass in a larger cabinet and a little more refined presentation (Better Tweeter IMO)

I prefer the SCM7 to the SCM11 FWIW, they have better integration between the treble and mid bass at the expense of a little bass depth (not as much as you would think) unless you have a big room.

 

Personally I would have thought something like the CA 840A would be a better match if you were to stay with CA, but I used the SCM10's with a T-Amp in a small room and the SCM7's with a 50w Teac/Thule Amp.

IME they like an amp with decent drive, if not outright power.

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