Hi Johnstpierre76 said:Hi all, I was wondering if anybody had some experience with the ATC SCM20 SLT speakers(passive) and if they are superior to the atc scm 40.Everybody seems to rave about the atc scm40 but there is not info about the scm20 slt. thanks in advance john
Good to know your "quest of argonaut proportions" at least reached an end with ATC amplificationFrankHarveyHiFi said:I've had a hard time finding amplification (other than ATC's own) to work with them.
Shame you don't know why you don't like them tho - perhaps a few hundred hours more listening would helpI can only assume this holds the SCM40 back, I don't know.
Hi Johnstpierre76 said:Hi rick and thanks for replying.I may have got the model wrong.The atc i am refering to are floorstanders.wicked digital(the atc importer) sells the atc scm 20slt for $6600Au.There is also a active model at nearly double the price, but on the atc website i can not find the passive model,just the active.is that because it s an obsolete model?? Current speakers are focal chorus 826,i geniumely listen to almost anything(my library includes, dub,regae,rock,pop,classic,world, electro, dance,jazz....).My source is laptop via jrivers(flac) and into dac(cyrus prexpd, but will get rid of it soon to either w4s dac2 or the ayre qb9).Amp is the 8power from cyrus but will also sell and replace.not yet sure by what and if i ll go for pre/power or integrated.... the set up up will be part of the family area, so nothing in between the speakers and the couch.Distances are not yet determined as the new house is being drawn as we speak, but as a giude, the family, dining and kitchen is an open plan of around 40sqm with 3m ceiling. needless to say that i want a speaker that can easily fill that room, but also a speaker with a wide soundstage so i don t need to be in the couch in the sweet spot to enjoy my music(as i tend to move a fair bit niwadyas, don t have the luxury of staying on the couch listening for long period of times courtesy of 2 kids...) levels varies a fair bit, can be quiet to loud as got no neighbours.Floors are timber,budget around 4000 to 5000 quids for passive speakers. thanks in advance
There's good tailors.....and then there's bad tailors.MattSPL said:But would this not leave the user to pick their chosen source to create the sound they desire?
Like some Active ATC users choose Tube pre amps to tailor the character of the sound to their liking.
Hi Johnstpierre76 said:Hi rick, once again thanks clearing most of the issues I had in regards to the atc range.M also glad to see that there is a possibility of retrofitting drivers makes the 40 a lot more appealing. Unfortunately for me, i am unable to audition in my room as dealer is in sydney and me in brisbane.I can fly over there to audition but s about it all. Source and amplification budget you ask??well i was tempted by a class d amp such as the w4s and matching pre and dac, but open to ideas.