ATC studio monitors and drivers are recognized as being among the best in the world. Mark Knopfler, Roger Waters, Ray Lamontagne, David Gilmour, Diana Krall, Sting, Doug Sax, Bob Ludwig, Studio Telarc, Dolby Labs and the BBC are among ATC's client list.
ATC SCM 19 is a true reference monitor! This superb sealed-box boasts ATC’s brand new 25mm soft dome tweeter, updated 150mm bass/mid drivers and new crossovers, all housed in a highly rigid curved cabinet. The tweeter benefits from a short edge-wound voice coil in a long, narrow magnetic gap that ensures exceptionally low distortion throughout its operating bandwidth and removes the need for Ferro-fluids, which can thicken over time, compromising performance. A complex, shaped, soft-domed diaphragm offers a smooth off-axis response. The tweeter’s powerful neodymium magnet has a heat-treated top plate, which dissipates heat away from the voice coil to maintain high power handling and low compression. A precision-machined alloy waveguide provides optimum dispersion, a flat on-axis frequency response and resonance-free operation. In addition, a unique dual suspension system suppresses rocking modes even at high output levels. The new curved cabinet design is braced and laminated for high rigidity and damping. The systems improved crossovers feature high grade parts for superior power handling and clarity. The new model exhibits an impedance curve free from low values, presenting an easy load for amplifiers of 75 to 300 watts. The SCM19 is designed for optimum performance with the grill in place – as the difference in performance without the grill is minimal.
The new ATC soft dome tweeter is joined with the company’s highly linear 150mm mid/bass driver. The driver is specially designed to offer exceptional horizontal dispersion of mid-band frequencies and includes a huge 9kg ‘Super Linear’ magnet system which includes a 75mm diameter flat wire, under hung voice coil, meticulously milled and formed by ATC. As a result he SCM19 provides wide bandwidth, impressive dynamic range and convincing bass output coupled with very low distortion.
"Although this review should speak for itself, let me reiterate: The ATC SCM19 is, without reservation, a superb monitor that should excite and please the most discriminating of listeners. My highest recommendation." — The Absolute Sound
"...this is a killer product, it tells you exactly what’s going on in the mix be it good or bad. It lets you hear how Jimi or Jimmy or Jeff played the mind blowing stuff they did and that’s what life should be all about." — Hi-Fi Choice.
"...exhibited an arresting increase in resolving power. "Similarly, he wrote that the SCM19 "decisively strode ahead of" ATC's less expensive SCM7 v.3 in resolution and bass extension, noting that while the SCM7 "had no distortion that I was aware of, the [low-frequency] driver in the SCM19 was so much more revealing that it was not funny." JM summed up: "The SCM19 might be all the speaker most people will ever need. Well done. Highly recommended." — Stereophile, Recommended Component.
- Brand: ATC
- Product Code: SCM19
- Availability: In Stock