ATC has announced that CES 2015 will provide the stage for the launch of the SCM40A speaker – a new active version of the manufacturer's existing five-star SCM40 three-way floorstander.

The new SCM40A incorporates ATC's soft dome dual-suspension SH25-76 tweeter, along with the company's 75mm soft dome mid-range and a 164mm short coil/long gap bass unit.

Meanwhile, its drivers will be powered by a proprietary ATC tri-amplifier pack that is an upgrade on the version you can find used in the existing Pro SCM25 monitor.

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The SH25-76 tweeter incorporates a dual suspension system that's designed to "suppress" rocking modes, while the neodymium magnet comes with a black heat-treated top plate.

ATC's 75mm mid-range dome is the latest edition of the SM 75-150 that first launched in 1976, with a hand-doped acrylic diaphragm and dual suspension system among its features.

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A hand-coated carbon-paper diaphragm is used in the 164mm bass driver, which is powered by an "under-hung" motor and features a "massive, optimised magnet assembly" too.

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Elsewhere, the SCM40A sports an on-board MOSFET class AB three-channel amplifier that comes with ATC's Grounded Source output stage to deliver 25W to the high-frequency driver.

It also delivers 60W to the mid-range and 150W to the bass driver – all of which results in a total of 235W of continuous power. Input is via balanced XLR.

In terms of its design, the speaker incorporates a curved cabinet construction that has been braced and laminated. Due to cost £6280 per pair, the SCM40A comes in real cherry or black ash finishes.

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Comments

MUSICRAFT's picture

ATC curved SCM40 Active

Excellent news smiley

Thanks

Rick @ Musicraft

gowiththeflow's picture

What about the finishes?

It's a shame that there's a limited choice of two wood finishes.

Black ash is very dated and Cherry is rather too traditional, which is strange as the new SCM range have been given a more modern look with their curved cabinets and (controversial) metal grille cover.

 

MUSICRAFT's picture

Hi gowiththeflow

Hi gowiththeflow

curved SCM40 passive monitors are also available in optional Piano Black finish. So i am guessing that curved active SCM40A monitors will also be avaialble in optional Piano Black too smiley

All the best

Rick @ Musicraft

Jota180's picture

Want!

Want!

MUSICRAFT's picture

Hi Jota180

Hi Jota180

yes

All the best

Rick @ Musicraft