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Is ATC SCM 19 speakers an all-rounder?

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RE: Is ATC SCM 19 speakers an all-rounder?

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   Might be :)   [Bloody computers]  

 

   In your opinion Rick, which one would be appropriate ?

Hi alchemist 1

Between SCM19's and SCM40's the are likely to be the safest bet as you might find the SCM40 monitors overpowering in your room. If possible try both monitors in your room because if SCM40's work effectively in your room then i feel it would have been worth the time and effort mainly beacuse of the performance of ATC's original state of the art studio Soft Dome mid range units Smile used in SCM40 monitors. ATC Soft Dome monitoring twisted

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RE: Is ATC SCM 19 speakers an all-rounder?

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Which would suit a 3m x 4m room.

 Atc 19's or Atc 40's ?

I would also say the SCM19's would be the safer bet in that size room. That's not to say that the SCM40's won't work well though. Quality-wise, I'd go with SCM19's anyway.

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      Yamaha as2000 amp & matching sacd 2000 player.

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      Yamaha as2000 amp & matching sacd 2000 player.

 

Here's a happy user of 40s with similar components: http://atcforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=3994  Smile

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Hi alchemist 1

Good components Smile

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    Do the ATC 19's have gravitas and weight too their sound   Quest

    Would Atacama's new hms 2.1 stands be a good match ?

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    Do the ATC 19's have gravitas and weight too their sound   Quest

    Would Atacama's new hms 2.1 stands be a good match ?

As much weight as you'll get from a sealed £2k standmount. The HMS2.1's will work great (I use HMS2's), but do part fill the columns for greater stability.

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    Do the ATC 19's have gravitas and weight too their sound   Quest

    Would Atacama's new hms 2.1 stands be a good match ?

Hi alchemist 1

What speakers are you currently using?

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    B&W cm1's    Smile

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Hi alchemist 1

Thanks for your reply.

Yes, i feel SCM19 monitors have got substance/weight to the their presentation. However i would also say that don't expect this to make itself known in an 'obvious' manner. The quality of SCM19's reproduction is (as they incorporate ATC's massively engineered state of the art ultra low distortion SLMT drive units twisted ) clean, tightly packed and nearly seamless from top to bottom with no boom, bloom, gloom or bling. SCM19's with their low distortion, flat and honest designs impress by reproducing the stability and the power of the sound in a controlled, uncoloured and natural manner.

Studio Control Monitor Smile

Fwiw, i believe SCM19 monitors are probably the VFM passive bookshelf design speakers currently avaialble on the market regardless of price.

Btw, also look out for Soundstyle XS122 speaker stands as XS122's support SCM19 monitors just nicely.

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RE: Is ATC SCM 19 speakers an all-rounder?

   Ah, some reservations from both dealers on weight. 

   Scale and possible dynamics. 

 I will still  audition the 19's as they seem to be the favoured passive ATC.  :)

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Hi alchemist 1

I think you've missed my point Smile

Btw, as good as SCM19 monitors are however all things being equal SCM40 monitors are my preferred ATC Entry Series monitor choice. Listening to albums such as Lisa Gerrard's The Silver Tree & Bob Holroyd's Arfican Drug and the SCM40's reproduction of low frequencies and particularly from studio Soft Dome drive units is just superb and one which (i hate to say it) readily shows the gulf that exists between these two monitors. ATC Soft Dome monitoring twisted

Fwiw, i feel that SCM40 monitors are probably the VFM passive speakers currently available on the market regardless of price.

Btw, please try and audition SCM19 and SCM40 monitors preferably in your room.

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Hi alchemist 1

I think you've missed my point Smile

Btw, as good as SCM19 monitors are however all things being equal SCM40 monitors are my preferred ATC Entry Series monitor choice. Listening to albums such as Lisa Gerrard's The Silver Tree & Bob Holroyd's Arfican Drug and the SCM40's reproduction of low frequencies and particularly from studio Soft Dome drive units is just superb and one which (i hate to say it) readily shows the gulf that exists between these two monitors. ATC Soft Dome monitoring twisted

Fwiw, i feel that SCM40 monitors are probably the VFM passive speakers currently available on the market regardless of price.

Btw, please try and audition SCM19 and SCM40 monitors preferably in your room.

All the best

Rick @ Musicraft

         Many thanks Rick Smile

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sorry i just had the SIA2-150 and with the 19s it wasent great

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sorry i just had the SIA2-150 and with the 19s it wasent great

In what way/ways?

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