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ATC are Double Award Winners at the 2015 What Hi-Fi Awards


SCM11 Wins Unprecedented 9th Award

For the ninth year, the SCM11 has won the What Hi-Fi award for best standmount loudspeaker between £800 & £1200.  This makes the SCM11 the most heavily decorated loudspeaker in the history of the What Hi-Fi awards, with it’s first award coming way back in 2005, the first year the SCM11 was released.

Here is what the What Hi-Fi awards team thought of the SCM11: “ATC has struck gold again. These are the most talented standmounters anywhere near this price”  



SCM19 Wins Best Standmount Loudspeaker £1200+

On top of the SCM11’s ninth awrd, the SCM19 has won the award for best stand mount loudspeaker over £1200.

Here is what the What Hi-Fi awards team thought of the SCM19: “If you value insight and honesty above all else, these speakers are a terrific buy”


For further information, visit the What Hi-Fi Website.  Alternatively, the special awards issue of the What Hi-Fi magazine is available now.

N.B. What Hi-Fi? Award and 5 star logos ® Haymarket Media Group Ltd.



Review: Positive Feedback Online Review the New SCM40A

The new SCM40A active 3-way hi-fi loudspeaker has been reviewed by U.S. based online magazine, Positive Feedback Online.

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Here’s just a little of what reviewer, Larry Cox had to say:

“vocals have a clarity, immediacy and “speed” that few other cone driver brands have.” 

“ATC combine much of the dynamic characteristics of horn drivers, while leaving behind the shouty, cupped hands sound.”

And in summary:  “I like the place the 40A plays in the ATC line. It’s an angel’s balance of the somewhat kinder, gentler domestic line with a slice of the precision of their studio line. Absolutely recommended.” 














To read the review in full, please visit Positive Feedback Online

ATC SCM45A Pro Recieves TEC Award Nomination

In recognition of its innovative features and outstanding performance, ATC’s SCM45A has been nominated in the Studio Monitor Category of the 31st annual TEC Awards (2016).


The winners will be determined by online voting via Mix, Pro Sound News, Pro Audio Review, and Electronic Musician and via professional audio and sound production organizations. The winners will be announced at the 2016 Winter NAMM show, held from 21st – 24th January 2016 at the Anaheim Convention Centre, California.

For more information:
TEC Awards

Review: SCM40A from ToneAudio

 The August edition of online magazine, ToneAudio features a review of the new SCM40A 3-way active loudspeaker.

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Here is just a taster of what reviewers, Mark Marcantonio and Jeff Dorgay had to say:

“The mid range is the money zone in speakers, and never is this truer than with the SCM40As. The soft dome is a revelation, especially with acoustic guitars. The romantic Mexican string style in “Puesta Del Sol” by Sean Harkness combines mellow richness with clarity. This accuracy is a hallmark of ATC.”

“If you’re tired of the cable and equipment hassle, I can’t suggest a better pair of active speakers than the ATC SCM40As. They produce sound well beyond what their price tag suggests, especially considering that you will eliminate at least a few thousand dollars in speaker cables and power amplifiers.”

You can read the review in full on page 139 of the latest digital edition of the magazine here.

Please also visit the ToneAudio website here.

UK Dealer Event at The Audiobarn with ATC & Chord Electronics


As Autumn starts to turn and the days get colder, Essex based dealer, The Audiobarn are holding an event to blast those blues away (or should that be blast those blues out!)

All day on the Saturday 14th November, The Audiobarn will be demonstrating what can be achieved with a simple system comprised of Chord Electronics DAC and a pair of active ATC Loudspeakers.   On demo will be:

  • Chord Hugo TT
  • Chord DAVE
  • ATC SCM40A
  • ATC SCM100A
  • Chord CPA3000
  • Melco Audio Server

Complimentary drinks and a buffet lunch will be laid on.  Prize draw and ‘deals on the day’ T.B.C!

Colin Pratt from Chord Electronics and Ben Lilly from ATC will be on hand to answer any product questions attendees may have, as well as discuss audio and hi-fi in general.

We look forward to seeing you at this open day.

For more information please visit The Audiobarn website.
Alternatively, you can call Jack at The Audiobarn on: 01279 454 860

Review: ATC SCM11 & SIACD “knock over” Jonathan Margolis of the Financial Times

The Financial Times have reviewed an SCM11 and SIACD system as part of their regular, “How To Spend It” feature.

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Here is what they thought of the combination of the all-in-one player/amplifier and loudspeakers:
“You can hear the attention to detail. Listening to the SCM11 speakers, the astonishing clarity, separation and bass heft quite knocked me over. Wiring my Mac into the SIACD music centre and using the (superb) new Tidal high-quality streaming service, I played my sister-in-law, Louise Wener (who sang in the Britpop band Sleeper), some of her own songs and she grew quite emotional. “lt’s the first time I’ve heard those tracks properly since 1995,” she said. “It’s like being back in the studio.” Which is, of course, exactly what ATC had in mind.”  Jonathan Margolis, September 2015.

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To read the review in full, please visit the FT website here.


CDA Pro-Audio Expands into Larger Singapore Showroom

SINGAPORE:  Reflecting a growth in market share and demand for the brands it represents, ATC distributor CDA Pro-Audio has moved its Singapore-based showroom to a larger 140 sq-m facility based at Bendemeer Road, #01-01.  The showroom has been designed to encourage both audio professionals and and Hi-Fi enthusiasts to relax and audition new products in a comfortable yet professional environment.


Representing brands including ATC, CEDAR, Prism Sound, Maselec, Trident, Tonelux, Penny & Giles, SADiE, and MicW amongst others, CDA-Pro Audio already has dedicated offices across Australia and Asia.  The new Singapore facility, located in a central business district is only minutes’ walk from the Boon Keng MRT station.  Having been purpose-designed, the showroom offers high floor-to-ceiling windows for an abundance of natural light plus a modular-style layout for maximum flexibility.

According to Joel Chia, CDA-Pro Audio Singapore general manager, the concept for the facility was to have the demo area, “feel like a living room or lounge where people can freely relax and not be intimidated by aggressive sales people.  We try to relate to customers discover what solutions suit the customers’ needs, rather than simply push product”.

Full contact details for the new showroom are:
Luzerne 70 Bendemeer Road, #01-01, Singapore, 339940.
Tel:  +65 6252 9983

Prize Draw with ATC at the California Audio Show

The 2015 California Audio Show starts tomorrow on Friday 14th August and runs through Sunday 16th, at the Westin Hotel, San Francisco Airport.

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ATC will be on active demonstration in room 332 hosted by our U.S. distributor, Lone Mountain Audio and Bay Area ATC dealer, Acoustic Frontiers.

A prize draw is being held with the opportunity to win a pair of ATC SCM7v3 monitors, worth $1749!  Show attendees can enter the draw by visiting the demo room.

The system on demonstration will consist of:

  • Aurender N100H music server
  • DEQX PreMATE digital pre-amp with speaker / room correction and sub crossover
  • ATC SCM40v2 floorstanding speakers featuring the renowned ATC midrange dome
  • ATC P1 150W/Ch Dual-Mono Power Amplifier
  • JL Audio E112 subwoofers

For further information:

California Audio Show

Lone Mountain Audio

Acoustic Frontiers


SCM19 Wins Outstanding Product Award from Hi-Fi Pig

Dan Worth and Dominic Marsh have both revied the SCM19 on behalf of the Hi-Fi Pig website and both found the product to offer outstanding performance.

“Recommended for being insightful, transparent, accurate, controlled and addictive.”  Dan Worth, Hi-Fi Pig July 2015.

“Recommended for: A superb performer, insightful, revealing and communicative in a highly musical natural way.”  Dominic Marsh, Hi-Fi Pig, July 2015.
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You can read the SCM19 review in full on the Hi-Fi Pig Website, here.


ATC is very happy to announce the appointment of The Audiobarn as a new retail partner for Hi-Fi products, covering Essex, Hertfordshire and North East London.


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The Audiobarn is collaboration between Jack Satchfield and Bryan Beckford – avid music and Hi-Fi enthusiasts who have set out to establish an approachable, fun and friendly Hi-Fi showroom. Located in a luxurious refurbished barn, near to Harlow and Bishops Stortford, ‘The Barn’ is the ideal place to come and relax and experience a variety of exciting Hi-Fi products in a no pressure environment. The facility has two dedicated demonstration rooms, purpose built disabled access, air conditioning, on-site parking and refreshments all located in a picturesque, country location.

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Commenting on the new appointment, ATC’s Ben Lilly said, “It’s fantastic to work with partners that are as friendly and customer focused as Jack and Bryan at The Audiobarn. On top of that, their location and facilities are excellent and provide just the right environment for presenting and auditioning the finest audio products.”

The Audiobarn’s Jack Satchfield comments, “We are absolutely thrilled at the opportunity of building a relationship with ATC and being able to offer our customers such a range of exciting, highly engineered Hi -Fi products.”

 The Audiobarn, 2 The Threshing Barn, Feltimores Park, Chalk Lane, Nr. Bishops Stortford, Essex, CM17 0PF.
Tel: +44 (0)1279 454 860.




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