Hi lipelipe said:I wish I could count on all your experiences and opinions about the best "marriage" for scm40 amplification. with best wishes to all! lipe
Fair enough. I just assumed you'd be able to afford the ATC based on the price of the Bryston. Worth looking out for anything on the second hand market though, as I do feel the ATC electronics suit the SCM40 better than the Bryston. The Bryston works with the 40's, but it just doesn't shine like it does when it's used with KEF Reference, for instance.lipe said:thanks frank ... the sca2/spa2-150 is already above my budget. in the case of the Bryston, I'd get them at a price more enjoyable ...
I'm not saying they won't do a good job, as the CA2/P1 combo is what I would normally recommend for them (even over more expensive combonations), it's just that the SCA2/SPA1250 will do a far better job, and bring out more of the qualities some people claim this speaker to have.BenLaw said:David's obviously right to say that ATC's 'pro' amplification will be a step up from the CA2 / P1 combo; given the price, that's to be expected. But I can't imagine he's suggesting, and if he is he's utterly wrong, that the CA2 / P1 will do anything other than a marvellous job driving the SCM40s.
Whether I'm a fan of a speaker or not, my opinion (and experience) is as valid as anyone elses. Not sure why you are picking at the KEF Reference reference....FWIW, although he appears to be mellowing, David publicly states he 'does not like' the 40s, so you may need to put his advice (particularly when KEFs start getting mentioned) into context.
Naim will sound fine with many speakers, but I find it doesnt quite bring out the bass in speakers like the KEF Reference range, and I find the same with the SCM40's: the right amplification makes them sing - the wrong amplification they can sound like a tin kettle.From what I've heard of Naim I think it would be a good combo - I would not describe the bass as lean, but taut, accurate and with limited distortion. These general qualities of ATC also allow the mid-range to shine. I'm not a fan of the Bryston electronics I've heard so wouldn't like to comment on that combo.
As I said, I didn't think that was what you were saying, so it seems as tho (again) we agree on somethingFrankHarveyHiFi said:I'm not saying they won't do a good job, as the CA2/P1 combo is what I would normally recommend for them (even over more expensive combonations), it's just that the SCA2/SPA1250 will do a far better job, and bring out more of the qualities some people claim this speaker to have.
I defer to your greater knowledge of the Naim & ATC comboNaim will sound fine with many speakers, but I find it doesnt quite bring out the bass in speakers like the KEF Reference range, and I find the same with the SCM40's: the right amplification makes them sing - the wrong amplification they can sound like a tin kettle.
Hi Lipelipe said:musicraft good afternoon, never had the pleasure of hearing the scm19, and scm40'll have audition scheduled soon ... therefore not yet heard any of the models. but with everything I have read the ATC models, I think it will be a candidate for upgrade. now have a set Primare 21 series with an MA rx6 with interconects atlas "titan", and cable column atlas hyper 2.0. but I intend to upgrade the entire system. in general I hear the whole genre of music ... depends on the disposition I have no preference for either by amplification integarda combos pre / power ... is the one that best fulfill their function and requirements. the vast majority will be the music played on CDs, and FLAC, via PC-dac-system. My current room is 10m2, has 2 large curtains, and not that much furnished ... but the truth is that I believe in the future soon I'll move to another house. my current hearing distance is about 2.5m/3m system, and I enjoy listening to music at low volume and high ... depends on my mood too I hope I have managed to answer all your questions musicraft dear ... with best regards and thanks for your attention
Hi lipe,lipe said:benlaw good afternoon, thanks for your opinion ... I realized by your experience, the Primare combo pre30/a33.2, behind the best of scm11 .... will be able to also bring the best of a column as scm40, which are more demanding? is one of the pairs that I'll want to listen to the speakers ... already now ... will the scm40, because they are sealed box should have no problems in spaces of less than 10m2? Greetings
I did hesitate in putting that, but I knew you'd need something to pick me up on, so went with it.BenLaw said:Nice to hear you say that the right amplification with the 40s makes them singAlthough conflicts somewhat with saying 'the qualities some people claim this speaker to have'.
FWIW This would be my view...(ie.Tubes + ATC). Being very revealing, they would bring out the wonderfully musical sound of tubes without being too warm and dark.xtsili said:Let me contribute to the discussion citing this discussion!
Hi chebbychebby said: