ATC launches SCM19AT active tower speaker system

It’s no secret that we are big fans of ATC’s passive SCM19 standmount speakers - so much so that we voted them Best standmounter £1200+ in our 2015 Awards. Praise indeed.

Now the range is being expanded with the SCM19 active tower, housed within a metre-high and 37cm-wide cabinet. Said to be “acoustically identical” to the passive, two-way model, the floorstander has a 19 litre volume inside the slim tower.

It’s fitted with the firm’s SH25-76 soft-dome tweeter and a 15cm super-linear mid/bass driver. The drive units are individually powered by an upgraded biamp pack, using ATC’s discrete MOSFET Class A/B modules, delivering a claimed 32W of continuous power to the high-frequency section and 150W to the bass.

ATC says the amps have been revised to reduce noise and distortion, while achieving a lower operating temperature for improved reliability.

The braced, sealed and curved multi-layer laminated cabinet is finished in cherry or black ash real-wood veneer.

The ATC SCM19AT will be available this month for £4990 a pair.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.