Very much appreciate your responselpv said:I’ve had scm40 active version and scm 19s with electrocompaniet and atc sia 2 amps..
I think 40s bass can be problematic in too small rooms, they missed the trick by not including some bass control dials and that’s why I’ve returned them. 19s integrate much better in smaller rooms (mine is 18sq meters)..
I wont give you my opinion about their sound quality because I would probably rate them Today differently than couple of years ago when I’ve had them.. 19s have 6,5 inch midbass and it can be good or bad for your space.. 40s dedicated bass driver isnt huge but with the space behind the driver there’s much more upper bass.. I did not have them to compare side by side as one had to go so I could get another pair but the clarity ( from memory) was about the same.
anyway, 40s were not very much listenable in our front room cause of the excessive bass..
both good speakers as far as ( scm19s) 2 way 6,5 inch midbass passive speakers goes.. but when we start talking about 3 way active speakers there are other interesting options to consider for same or less money.
For me the ATC actives were the end game. Especially the scm40A's. But I have to admit that my friends feedback did set me off course. The scm19A's are certainly cheaper .
From some of Rick's previous posts , I had gathered that ATC have the same sound. Just more of it with bigger speakers in bigger rooms. At least that seems to be their philosophy. So was surprised that they have a different sound signature too.
I am not buying them tomorrow, but do you think the scm40A's will be okay in my 12x22 feet dining room.
And just for kicks, what other active speakers in your opinion will give me similar performance for less money.