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UK SHOW PREMIER FOR NEW INTEGRATED AMP/DAC & CD PLAYER

ATC is celebrating  the 2019 Bristol Hi-Fi Show with the debut of its new SIA2-100 Integrated Amp/DAC and CD2 CD Player, driving a mix of it’s award-winning loudspeakers.

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SIA2-100 Integrated

Compact in size (2/3 width) yet offering 2 x 100W/Ch. and exceptional resolution, this integrated amplifier with on-board high-res DAC is ideally suited to driving ATC’s small & mid-size passive loudspeakers and a very wide range of loudspeakers from other manufacturers. Understated styling makes it easy to integrate with partnering equipment whilst its small footprint occupies very little space in the home.

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This compact high-performance CD digital audio source has been designed to offer exceptional performance and compatibility with a very wide range of partnering electronics both from ATC and other high-quality manufactures. Styling compliments ATC’s full range of audio electronics, but its small form factor (2/3 width) makes it the perfect partner to the equally compact SIA2-100 integrated amplifier whilst occupying very little space in the home.

Come hear these new products driving our multi-award winning loudspeakers in room 102.

For more show information visit The Bristol Show Website

 

 


ATC LAUNCHES NEW MATCHING INTEGRATED AMP/DAC & CD PLAYER

ATC are very happy to announce the forthcoming release of two new additions to our range of electronics, the SIA2-100 Integrated and CD2 CD player.

The  SIA2-100 2-channel integrated Amp/DAC and CD2 CD player are designed to work together driving a high-quality passive speaker pair, or individually to upgrade existing sources or amplifiers.  They join a formidable range of high-performance audio electronic products and loudspeaker systems designed and built in Stroud, mostly by hand, for studio and hi-fi applications.

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SIA2-100 Integrated – Overview

Compact in size (2/3 width) yet offering high power output and exceptional resolution, this integrated amplifier with on-board DAC is ideally suited to driving ATC’s small & mid-size passive loudspeakers and a very wide range of loudspeakers from other manufacturers.  Understated styling makes it easy to integrate with partnering equipment whilst its small footprint occupies very little space in the home.

Features

  • 2 x line level analogue inputs.
  • 3 x digital inputs: USB, Coaxial, TOSLINK.
  • Premium AKM 32-bit DAC.
  • USB digital input supports up to 384kHz PCM data and native DSD256.*
  • ATC Discrete MOSFET Output Stage with 100W/Ch. Max. Cont. Power.
  • Headphone amp featuring discrete output stage.
  • Handmade in England.
  • 6 year warranty.

*DSD256 support via PC only (up to DSD128 via Mac).

CD2 Product – Overview

This compact high-performance CD digital audio source has been designed to offer exceptional performance and compatibility with a very wide range of partnering electronics both from ATC and other high-quality manufactures.  Styling compliments ATC’s full range of audio electronics, but its small form factor (2/3 width) makes it the perfect partner to the equally compact SIA2-100 integrated amplifier whilst occupying very little space in the home.

Features

  • High performance TEAC CD Transport.
  • Premium AKM 32-bit DAC.
  • Coaxial & TOSLINK Digital Outputs.
  • Balanced XLR and Un-balanced RCA outputs.
  • ATC Discrete class-A output buffers.
  • Handmade in England.
  • 6 year warranty.**

** TWO years on CD mechanism.

Availability: from 1st April 2019.

Recommended UK Retail Pricing:  SIA2-100 £2500 inc. VAT.  CD2 £1500 inc. VAT.

For pricing outside the UK, please contact the distributor in your region.  They can be found here.

For detailed product information, please visit:  SIA2-100 Product Webpage  CD2 Product Webpage

 


LP Magazine ATC System Review: SCM40, P2, CA2

German Magazine, ‘LP’ has reviewed a complete ATC system in it’s latest edition.  Concluding, reviewer Martin Mertens writes:

It´s been a very long time since we reviewed a system that offers such excellent value for money as the combination of CA2 Mk II preamp, P2 power amp and SCM 40 loudspeakers from ATC.  Everything is simply perfect: Elaborate technology, clean measurements, and most important – an absolutely outstanding sound quality.  LP Magazin, January 2019.

To read the review in full, visit the LP Magazine Website (in German) .

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Stereophile Review the New CDA2 Mk2

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U.S. magazine, Stereophile have reviewed the CDA2 Mk2.  During listening tests, reviewer Ken Micallef found the product to offer exception performance and it was a a very similar story with the technical measurements, completed by magazine editor, John Atkinson.

Concluding, Ken writes:

“With ATC’s CDA2 Mk2 offering pleasing tonality, resolution, and dynamics, a versatile feature set, and rock-solid build, all for a decent price, it’s impossible not to crown it with the highest recommendation. It can provide a fine starting point for a solid high-end system.”  Ken Micallef, September 2018.

To read the review in full, visit the Stereophile Website


New Polish Hi-Fi Distributor – Poland

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ATC are very happy to announce a new Hi-Fi Distributor for Poland and with immediate effect, Warsaw based Sound Source will take on the distribution of ATC’s Hi-Fi product range.

Sound Source is a group of music lovers first and foremost. People that are passionate about what they do and devote a lot of their time to spend with music both professionally and privately. The company was started from a need to deliver the best possible Hi-Fi solutions and allow as many people to experience music in the best way possible. We are proud to represent brands like Audio Analogue, Pegaso, Sbooster and now also ATC Loudspeakers.

Contact Details
Tel: +48 883 800 299
Email: info@soundsource.pl
Web: www.soundsource.pl (website is temporarily down for maintainence).


New ATC UK Dealer – DNA Audio

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 ATC are very happy to announce, DNA Audio have been appointed as an ATC dealer, covering the West Yorkshire area from their brand new premises in Otley near Leeds.


DNA Audio is owned by Darren Green and Alistair Gladstone and the company is based on a simple premise: great customer service, fantastic listening rooms and products they wholly believe in.

Darren’s previous employment was with Naim Audio, working in their service department where he gained a detailed and thorough understanding of hi-fi products whilst also supporting his love of Hi-Fi that had started with a visit to the Harrogate Hi-Fi show alongside his dad, in the late 70s.  Alistair’s journey into Hi-Fi started with his love of music (also inspired by his father) and is a keen guitarist, playing with David Lynch inspired band, The Red Room.

DNA Audio operate from Clifford house, a recently refurbished building that dates back to the 17th century.  The stylish space features great facilities including two demo rooms, showroom, disabled access and parking for five vehicles.

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“DNA Audio is delighted to be representing ATC Loudspeakers having long been admirers of them. Come and listen for yourself or get in touch.”  Alistair Gladstone, DNA Audio.

Email: info@dnaaudio.co.uk
WWW: http://www.dnaaudio.co.uk/
Facebook: @dnaaudiouk
Twitter: @audio_dna
Instagram: @DNAAudio1


HTS40 System Awarded ‘Best Buy’ by Home Cinema Choice

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Home Cinema Choice have awarded the HTS40 & HTS7 system, ‘Best Buy’ status in the August 2018 edition of the magazine.

Here’s just a short out take of their thoughts on the system:

“When K enters Sapper Morton’s apartment in Blade Runner 2049 (Blu-ray), the various Foley effects amid the near silence of the room are beautifully conveyed. The squeak of floorboards and the bubbling of the pot on the stove are perfectly placed and worked into the mix. They don’t leap out at you because they sound absolutely and unambiguously right…There is simply no clue as to where one speaker’s activity ends and another begins. A good turn of the volume dial helps their performance expand in scale, but even at low levels the listening experience is wonderfully immersive.”  Ed Selly, Home Cinema Choice, August 2018.

To read the review in full, click the HTS40 & HTS7 System Review to open as a PDF

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Beautiful System – Hi-Fi Choice Review the SCM40A & CDA2 Mk2

Hi-Fi Choice have reviewed the active SCM40A loudspeakers and the new CDA2 Mk2 CD/DAC/Pre as part of their, ‘Beautiful Systems’ feature.

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Here is just a little tast of what reviewer, Ed Selly thought of this system:

“And the bass… the low end on offer here is exquisite.”

“It takes a little time to appreciate quite how good it is because it is so natural and unobtrusive, but it allows this system to demonstrate truly lovely tonality…”

“It is comfortably one of the very best imlimentations of active speakers I have had the pleasure of spending any time with”

Ed Selly, Hi-Fi Choice, July 2018.

To read the review in full, click the link below:

SCM40A & CDA2 Mk2 System Review, Hi-Fi Choice, June 2018


The Ear Review the CDA2 Mk2

Writing for, The Ear, Jason Kennedy reviews our latest digital source, the CDA2 Mk2.

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“ The CDA2 Mk2 is well built, comprehensively equipped and highly revealing, but more importantly it makes familiar material engrossing, it makes you listen longer and dare I say it, louder. ATC has driven down distortion and noise so that more of the crucial timing and imaging cues can be heard, in the process they have delivered their finest digital product yet, it’s a great pity they took it away!”

Jason Kennedy, The Ear, April 2018.

Read the review in full at The Ear website.


Hi-Fi News Review the New CDA2 Mk2

“…with a wide-open sound, masses of detail and unrestrained slam.  It makes a fine partner for power amps and active speakers alike, getting on with the business of delivering the music without adding or subtracting anything.  If it does all you need, it’s a bargain”.  Andrew Everard, Hi-Fi News, April 2018.

Connect to a PC or streamer and use the on-board high resolution DAC to bring your music library, Tidal or Spotify to life.

Also need CD? No problem – simply use the CDA2 like a traditional player but connected directly to a power amp or active loudspeakers.

If you’ve also got a vinyl collection, hook up a phono stage via one of two analogue inputs.

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Find much more information and an in-depth review and lab test in the latest edition of Hi-Fi News, available in print or digital editions now or via the link below.

To read in full or download a PDF, click this link to the CDA2 Mk2 Review.

 


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