Have your say & ask the experts!

Is ATC SCM 19 speakers an all-rounder?

121 replies [Last post]
euidon's picture
Offline
Joined: 26 Sep 2009
Posts: 7

Hello,

I think UK soccer team will beat USA in the end. No doubt.

I think ATC SCM 19 is an all rounder.

How about your ideas? Do you agree?

 

Joined: 27 Jun 2008
Posts: 10895
Re: Is ATC SCM 19 speakers an all-rounder?

For a speaker to perform as it is designed to, it needs to be driven and controlled properly. As long as this is the case, the ATC SCM11 and SCM19 seem to be the bargains of the speaker world due to their even bass response, partly thanks to their sealed cabinet. This aids placement, and helps them suit more types of rooms. Also, because of their more even response across the whole frequency range, they tend to sound more natural than some of their competitors. We've found they work with almost any type of music so far.


 

__________________

David @Frank Harvey Hi-Fi, Coventry

Official Record Store Day participants!

potboyslim's picture
Offline
Joined: 30 May 2009
Posts: 820
Re: Is ATC SCM 19 speakers an all-rounder?

Do they work well with Cyrus kit?

__________________

Cyrus 8se & Psx-r -> VDH The First Ultimate -> Bel Canto Pre3 -> Nordost Heimdall -> Mono X's -> Atlas Hyper Bi-Wire -> Proac D1's.

Sabby's picture
Offline
Joined: 22 Jul 2009
Posts: 284
Re: Is ATC SCM 19 speakers an all-rounder?
euidon:

Hello,


I think UK soccer team will beat USA in the end. No doubt.


Where have you been since Saturday evening?


 

__________________

Project 2-Xperience Superpack/Dynavector 10X4 - Electrocompanient ECP1 - Arcam CD17 - Plinius 9200 - Magneplanar MG12

MattSPL's picture
Offline
Joined: 4 Jan 2010
Posts: 795
Re: Is ATC SCM 19 speakers an all-rounder?

The scm19 will play any type of music with equal ease and can also be positioned close to walls and perform better than most due to its sealed box enclosure. So i would call it the best all rounder at its price point.

 

__________________

Sony BDP-S790 > Matrix Quattro Dac > Digidesign RM2's with SB Acoustics drivers > Velodyne DD12 > And some mains cables that make it sound better Smile

Joined: 27 Jun 2008
Posts: 10895
Re: Is ATC SCM 19 speakers an all-rounder?
potboyslim:
Do they work well with Cyrus kit?


Generally, yes. But I would say it depends on which Cyrus models you're taking into account. Having run SCM11's hard-ish for the duration of an album with an 8xp, and it got decidedly warm, and that will fare etter than an 8vs2 will, for reasons I mentioned in another thread earlier. Ideally, I'd be using the SCM19's with a Cyrus pre/power utilising at least an X Power. You could get away with an 8xp for low to medium volume levels, but I'd do that with a view to adding a power amp at some point and bi-amping.


 

__________________

David @Frank Harvey Hi-Fi, Coventry

Official Record Store Day participants!

Craig M.'s picture
Offline
Joined: 20 Mar 2008
Posts: 2875
Re: Is ATC SCM 19 speakers an all-rounder?
euidon:

Hello,



I think ATC SCM 19 is an all rounder.


How about your ideas? Do you agree?


 

i think so, although i don't listen to classical, they don't play favourites with what i do listen too.

and i would imagine that they'd work well in most rooms.  lot of performance potential in them too, as your kit gets better, they do.

they can even be pretty too, i recently saw pictures of some that the owner had rubbed with t-cut(!) and car-polish(!!), and the results were very suprising!Yes

__________________

Synology NAS + ATV2 > ADM9RS

MUSICRAFT's picture
Offline
Joined: 23 Mar 2009
Posts: 4364
Re: Is ATC SCM 19 speakers an all-rounder?
euidon:

Hello,


I think UK soccer team will beat USA in the end. No doubt.


I think ATC SCM 19 is an all rounder.


How about your ideas? Do you agree?


 

Hi euidon

With the SCM7's and SCM11's ATC give an exceedingly taste of what they are capable of however its with the SCM19 monitors that ATC really start to flex their muscles. The SCM19's are the first model to incorporate the massively engineered studio SLMT mid bass drive unit (as also used in the SCM20 professional monitors) which itself weighs more than a complete SCM11.

The SCM19's closed box design, low distortion and more importantly flat and honest presentation makes room positioning even easier without the bass in particular getting itself into a twist.

I have been selling the Entry Series speakers since their lauch four years ago i have believed the SCM40's are probably the finest vfm floorstanding available. I also believe this to be so with the SCM19's for a standmount design. The SCM19's don't favour anything and they also have a big performance potential.

Thanks

Rick @ Musicraft

__________________

Musicraft (Derby), Specialist Hi-Fi/AV & Multimedia Dealer

 

good accurate audio monitoring and good sound reproduction to all

MUSICRAFT's picture
Offline
Joined: 23 Mar 2009
Posts: 4364
Re: Is ATC SCM 19 speakers an all-rounder?
potboyslim:
Do they work well with Cyrus kit?

Hi potboyslim

Yes they do and you can also use your existing Cyrus amplification with them as long as you are not planning to playback at constant disco like levels. The SCM19's uncoloured, neutral, natural and powerful presentation will allow the qualities of your components to shine through by enabling them to breathe.

Thanks

Rick @ Musicraft

__________________

Musicraft (Derby), Specialist Hi-Fi/AV & Multimedia Dealer

 

good accurate audio monitoring and good sound reproduction to all

chebby's picture
Offline
Joined: 2 Jun 2008
Posts: 15397
Re: Is ATC SCM 19 speakers an all-rounder?
euidon:
I think ATC SCM 19 is an all rounder.


How about your ideas? Do you agree?

From your previous post I see you already use the ATC SCM40s...

http://community.whathifi.com/forums/post/310106.aspx

euidon:
I'm using Van Del Hul Magnum speaker cable for my
ATC SCM 40 now...

....My system is Audire legato pre amp, Classe CA301
power amp and Rega Apollo CDP.

 

 


__________________

Marantz M-CR603 • Rega R3 loudspeakers • AirPlay • Apple iPad Mini • Apple iPhone 5 • Apple iMac • Apple AirPort Extreme 802.11N • Humax HDR-Fox T2 • Panasonic TX-L32D25B • Sony BDP-S390

DaveyBoy1980's picture
Offline
Joined: 24 Feb 2010
Posts: 67
Re: Is ATC SCM 19 speakers an all-rounder?

Here is an interesting read as to why ATC feel they are different!

 I feel that the SCM19s are an all rounder in that if you chuck any well recorded CD at them from any genre they will shine above any other speaker I've heard at this price point :) 

 http://site.lasvegasproaudio.com/ATC_Engineering_Goals_and_Approaches.pdf

__________________

Music: Rotel Ra-1520 amp, Kef R500, Audiolab M-Dac, Sonos Connect, Atlas Equator Mk3 interconnect

Films: Yamaha YSP2200

euidon's picture
Offline
Joined: 26 Sep 2009
Posts: 7
Re: Is ATC SCM 19 speakers an all-rounder?

Thank you for your kind and authoritive explanation.


I have used all entry models. I think ATC SCM 19 is an all-rounder.


But some people at the other hifi website didn't agree and told I am wrong.


I thought they had never listened to but just pretended. I'm glad to see I am not wrong. 


 


 


 

euidon's picture
Offline
Joined: 26 Sep 2009
Posts: 7
Re: Is ATC SCM 19 speakers an all-rounder?
chebby:

euidon:
I think ATC SCM 19 is an all rounder.

How about your ideas? Do you agree?


From your previous post I see you already use the ATC SCM40s...


http://community.whathifi.com/forums/post/310106.aspx


euidon:
I'm using Van Del Hul Magnum speaker cable for my ATC SCM 40 now...

....My system is Audire legato pre amp, Classe CA301 power amp and Rega Apollo CDP.


Hi,


Yes, I'm now using ATC SCM 40 with Bryston 14B SST and Cary SLP98P. The spk cable is Chord Epic Twin.


I used ATC SCM 19 before and wanted to check your ideas on it are same as mine.


 


 


euidon's picture
Offline
Joined: 26 Sep 2009
Posts: 7
Re: Is ATC SCM 19 speakers an all-rounder?
DaveyBoy1980:

Here is an interesting read as to why ATC feel they are different!


 I feel that the SCM19s are an all rounder in that if you chuck any well recorded CD at them from any genre they will shine above any other speaker I've heard at this price point :) 


 http://site.lasvegasproaudio.com/ATC_Engineering_Goals_and_Approaches.pdf



Hi,


Thank you so much for the link.

SteveR750's picture
Offline
Joined: 12 Mar 2005
Posts: 3096
Re: Is ATC SCM 19 speakers an all-rounder?

Can anyone comment on how they would sound with a K2 driving them? There is another current thread about the kandy LIII struggling to make them work, I believe the K2 is an improvement over the old Kandy, but is it enough?

__________________

JRiver MC17 -> Cambridge Audio DACmagic+ -> Roksan Caspian M2 -> ProAc D18 

Joined: 27 Jun 2008
Posts: 10895
Re: Is ATC SCM 19 speakers an all-rounder?

Not the 19's, but we've tried the K2 with the SCM11's and it just didn't work for me. I was up to about 11 o'clock on the dial and wanted a lot more. The ATC's low sensitivity just doesn't seem to go well with the Roksan, so I'd recommend something a little more efficient for it. I found it way too smooth, which is great if you like that sort of thing, but to me it just sounded a dull combination. I would expect the SCM19 to be even more bass heavy and warmer with the K2 as the SCM11's are leaner, and the combination still sounded too laid back.


Personal opinion of course....


 

__________________

David @Frank Harvey Hi-Fi, Coventry

Official Record Store Day participants!