Hello sirThe problem is that at 63 years old I have not planned a change of address and I would like to enjoy something better than what I have had for 30 years and I am very clear that my B&W DM 220 will last longer than me.
The sealed ATC's definitely won't pose room placement problems. But all the ATC models need a very grunty amp to really wake up. Secondly, they need a good volume level to really wake up and sound their best. So depending on your amp, you might also be looking at significant investment in amplification. But once done right, the ATC's sound lovely. 2 of my friends run ATC scm 40's and they sound great.The truth is that the more I look for a possible substitute for my old B&W speakers, the more I get messed up, I started thinking about the Dali Oberon 5 that due to their dimensions would be worth it without changing anything but their rear reflex output does not quite convince me even when in the instructions They only ask for 20 cm, which matches the ones I have, I have not been able to listen to them but the specialized magazines put them very well, then I have looked for closed type screens and the ATC appear which have very very good criticisms and no They present problems in principle by putting them near the back wall but prices skyrocket significantly and their smaller size compared to mine, make me harbor certain doubts, the Oberon are 800 euros but the ATC depending on the number 7, 11 or The 19 are 1295, 1895 or 3150 euros, I could look for them second hand but they are still expensive and if you do, who guarantees you that they are well, the truth is I do not know what to do, also ATC need supports I imagine they will not be cheap at all, the Linton I love how they sound but they have rear reflex and the Evo 4.3 that also fit me in my room has a sound that I don't quite like although its price is like the Linton more affordable, I am not waiting for your recommendations.
Humbly and deeply sorry sirI have the DENON PMA 920 amplifier that gives 115 watts at 8 ohms which I think will move the ATC speakers with ease
They will lose definition at very low volume levels, they are basically monitors made to be played at reasonably high volume.A new question about these ATC SMC 11 speakers, is it true that low volume loses a lot of quality? I like to listen to music at night and I live in a building with neighbors, I can't use the volume of a disco to make them sound good.
Certainly not, in that case I would be using headphones, anyone playing music after midnight is an unsociable individual that shouldn't be living in an apartment block.....What do you understand by reasonably loud, could that volume be used at 12 at night in an apartment building with neighbors?
We live in a modern end terraced house, but we have set ourselves a cut-off time of 10:30pm for music and tend to start lowering the volume from around 9.30pm onwards (not that it's very high during the day). The neighbours don't need to hear our music.Certainly not, in that case I would be using headphones, anyone playing music after midnight is an unsociable individual that shouldn't be living in an apartment block.....