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ATC at Audio T Manchester

ATC are very pleased to announce that Audio T’s Manchester branch are now stocking ATC.

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Located on Bridge St, just of Deansgate in the city centre, the shop is close to parking, Salford Central Station and the tram.  The shop stocks a wide range of products covering both Hi-Fi and Home Cinema and also offers installation.  As well as a large showroom, there are two comfortable  listening rooms on the 2nd floor where you can listen in a relaxed environment.

Pop in to see Dave, Munir & Mike and see hear what ATC can bring to your system!

 

Audio T Manchester, 63 Bridge Street, Manchester, M3 3BQ.

Tel: 0161 839 8869

Email: manchester@audio-t.co.uk

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PURE MUSIC GROUP GIVES ATC LOUDSPEAKERS NEW LIFE IN AUSTRALIA

ATC is very pleased to announce that Melbourne-based Pure Music Group has secured Australian distribution of ATC and their highly respected and multi-award winning range of Hi-Fi loudspeakers and electronics.

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The brand’s speakers and drive units continue to be made in the UK under the watchful eye of Australian born Billy Woodman and his son William Woodman alongside a very experienced technical, design and management team all based in Gloucestershire, two hours west of London.

Warwick Freemantle, Managing Director of Pure Music Group:  “Pure Music Group has long admired the ATC products and brand based on their no-nonsense design ethos focussed on pure engineering excellence and impeccable craftsmanship of every important element of a great loudspeaker”. 

ATC has a strong presence in recording studios globally, including reference monitor duties in the premier rooms and mastering suites such as the brand new Sterling Sound Mastering facilities in New York and Nashville.

Warwick continued:  “In a time when high-end audio is seeing more and more boutique products on the market with increasingly high price tags, we are thrilled to be partnering with a manufacturer who’s ultimate goal remains first-class sound, but delivering products at real-world prices within reach of any dedicated music lover, without sacrificing on quality or craftsmanship.”

Pure Music Group plans to appoint several key dealers across Australia and reinvigorate the ATC brand locally.

For further info:
Pure Music Group, Unit 32, 461 St. Kilda Rd, Melbourne 3004, Australia.
Email: info@puremusicgroup.com
Phone: 0409 504 805
Web:  https://www.puremusicgroup.com/


New ATC Dealer – Acoustic Streams

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ATC are very happy to announce a new ATC stockist, Acoustic Streams who are based in Penzance, Cornwall.

Acoustic Streams are Cornwall’s premier Hi-Fi retailer and specialise in high quality British products.  Their product range has been very carefully put together over the past ten years and they only sell equipment that is of the highest quality whether it be top of the range or entry level, performance and build quality is paramount.

Their showroom, just off the A30 at Crowlas, features full demo facilities; designed to replicate the home environment allowing our customers to get hands-on with products before making any decisions.   The shop boasts onsite parking and a welcoming atmosphere.

Acoustic Streams, 3 Pensans, Rospeath Lane, Crowlas, Penzance, Cornwall, TR20 8DU
T: 01736 741580
E: info@acousticstreams.com
W: www.acousticstreams.com

 


LEGENDARY AUDIO ENGINEER ELLIOT SCHEINER RETIRES HIS NS-10 MONITORS FOR ATC SCM25A THREE-WAY REFERENCE MONITORS

For nearly half a century, Elliot Scheiner has been recording and mixing just about every musician and band of consequence, earning twenty-seven Grammy nominations and eight Grammy wins for his efforts. His wins include work with Steely Dan, Donald Fagen, Derek & the Dominos, and Beyoncé; and his larger list of clients includes Toto, Paul Simon, BB King, Eagles, Eric Clapton, Fleetwood Mac, Sting, Faith Hill, Foo Fighters, and on and on.

In addition, Scheiner garnered two Emmy Awards and three TEC Award nominations. He is a TEC Hall of Fame inductee and holds an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Berklee College of Music, where he currently runs recording and mixing workshops. It was at Berklee that Scheiner fell in love with ATC’s revealing transparency, inspiring him to overcome a “superstitious” attachment to his NS-10s in favor of ATC SCM25A Pro three-way monitors.

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Scheiner heard ATCs over a decade ago and thought they sounded “incredible,” but that experience didn’t move him to make the jump. “You can get yourself to a place where you’re superstitious about the tools that brought you to that place,” he explained. “I used NS-10s for most of my life.” Given his unambiguous success, it seemed like an open-and-shut case of ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!’

It was only after Scheiner repeatedly got in front of ATCs to do workshops at Berklee that the practical benefits of their “incredible” sound became apparent. “Every one of the rooms at Berklee has ATC monitors,” he said. “I fell in love with them. The ATCs gave me an honest representation of what I was recording and mixing. At the end of the day, I would bring the work home to my NS-10s to finish, but there was nothing left to do! The decisions I made with the ATCs stuck.” He views the difference between working on the ATCs and the NS-10s not as working faster, but rather working with less effort. “Ears are a funny thing,” he mused. “I could try to throw some facts at you about why I like the ATCs so much, but in the end it’s just that I hear what I want to hear on the ATCs. With other speakers, I know what I want but I have to go out and get it. The ATCs just give it to me.”

Since he first got the ATC SCM25As a few months ago, Scheiner has completed work on forthcoming releases by jazz musicians Kandace Springs and New York Voices.

ATC Pro products are distributed in the U.S.A. by Transaudio Group.  www.transaudiogroup.com


ATC UK Hi-Fi Event with The Audiobarn & dCS

ATC are very happy to be supporting Essex based retailer, The Audiobarn at their launch event for the new dCS Bartok.

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ATC will be providing SCM100SE active loudspeakers for the event and ATC technical staff will be on hand to answer any questions you have.

The system on demonstration on the day will be.

  • Roon Nucleus +
  • dCS Bartók DAC
  • ATC SCM100ASL SE TOWER

For more information please visit The Audiobarn website.


NEW ATC UK DEALER: TOM TOM AUDIO

TomTom-logo-joy-amplifiedATC are delighted to announce that Tom Tom Audio have added ATC to their stable of iconic British Hi-Fi manufacturers with a full range of ATC models available for demonstration at their facility in St Albans, Hertfordshire.

For further information or to arrange a demonstration, please contact James or Henry.

 

 

 

Tom Tom Audio ‘Purveyors of iconic British Hi-Fi’

Tel: 01727 810047 | email: tunes@tomtomaudio.co.uk | Tom Tom Audio Website

 


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).


ATC Launch New SCM12i Pro

ASTON DOWN, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, UK: ATC is proud to announce availability of its SCM12i Pro passive monitor — effectively an adaptation of its SCM12 Pro compact, high-performance, two-way passive studio monitor released in September 2016 to widespread critical acclaim, albeit (re)designed for simple installation into recording, post-production, broadcast, and film studios of all shapes and sizes.

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While weighing in at a reasonable 15kg/33lbs (per cabinet), the SCM12i Pro’s compact cabinet size — 400x238x235mm/15.7”x9.4”x9.3” (HxWxD) — and exceptional performance attributes of an even on and off-axis frequency response, wide dispersion and high dynamic range — make it an ideal loudspeaker for use in surround/multi-channel recording/mixing, and immersive audio applications such as Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Auro 3D.  To facilitate simple installation in whatever audio environment it may find itself — immersive or otherwise, the cabinet features mounting points compatible with popular wall/ceiling brackets, such as those offered by the likes of Californian company Adaptive Technologies Group and German giant König & Meyer (K&M).

Distinguishing Deutschland-compatible, installation-friendly features apart, the SCM12i Pro is designed around the same philosophy as ATC’s two- and three-way active monitor loudspeakers and also employs driver components and technology found in those larger models, resulting in exceptional consistency across the product range. Indeed, it is worth noting that the monitor makes use of the company’s celebrated drive units for both the mid/bass and tweeter, both being meticulously hand built at its UK facility.

The tweeter itself is a 25mm/one-inch soft-dome designed around ATC’s unique dual-suspension technology. Unlike conventional tweeters, this precision part employs two suspensions, offering far greater control of the voice coil and dome motion — especially at higher sound pressure levels. The result is an extended high-frequency response with much greater clarity and definition due to the reduction in disturbing anharmonic distortion. Listener fatigue is also greatly reduced, resulting in users being able to work for longer periods with greater accuracy.

At the lower end of the frequency spectrum, mid/bass reproduction is handled by ATC’s 150mm/six-inch proprietary CLD drive unit.  Using a 45mm/1.75-inch diameter voice coil, and employing an FEA (Finite Element Analysis) optimised high-energy symmetric gap motor system, the driver is capable of tremendous dynamic range with minimal power compression. Cone construction is courtesy of another proprietary ATC technology that represents another advance in driver performance — namely, Constrained Layer Damping (CLD), a process that uses multiple laminated fabric cones to form a stiff, light, and tremendously well-damped structure. Speaking acoustically, this construction creates a smoother on- and off-axis frequency response and also a reduction in distortion leading to a more lifelike reproduction of source material. Meaningfully, judgements and decisions can be made more quickly, more accurately, and for longer periods of time by busy working audio professionals.

Let it be known, then, that simple, well-engineered products almost always trump feature-rich, cost-engineered alternatives, and ATC’s SCM12i Pro has been duly designed with that philosophy very much intact. Its neutral fidelity makes for a very versatile proposition, one which — when backed up with the company’s industry-leading six-year warranty — makes for a high-value, longterm investment for anyone looking to make a move into immersive audio or upgrade their existing monitoring system. So surely now is the time to consider entering that brave new world of EQ’ing, balancing, and editing faster, with more consistent results and reduced listening fatigue using the latest, high-performance, compact two-way passive monitor marvel from ATC, perfectly positioned for installation into recording, post-production, broadcast, and film studios of all shapes and sizes!

The British-built SCM12i Pro retails in the UK for £1,604.00 GBP (plus VAT) per pair.

For more in-depth information, please visit the dedicated SCM12i Pro Product Webpage

For availability and pricing internationally, please visit the  ATC Where to Buy Webpage


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


Air Studios Mastering Upgrade Monitoring with ATC P2 Pro Power Amps

“We felt it was worth exploring some Class A/B amp options, but, having tried several, we weren’t impressed… until we came across the ATC P2 PROs.  Now there’s a more musical bottom end, and this extra dimension has made things more enjoyable to listen to.” – AIR Studios Mastering engineer, John Webber, 2018.ATC is proud to announce that AIR Studios Mastering (UK) — a division of the world-famous AIR Studios started by Beatles producing genius George Martin and specialising in analogue and digital mastering — has literally and figuratively amplified its full-range, ‘no expense spared’ speaker monitoring system, thanks to two ATC P2 PRO Dual Mono Power Amplifier additions…

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John Webber at Air Studios Mastering. Photography by Adam Crowe. www.adamcrowe.net

According to AIR Studios Mastering’s wisely-worded website: Professional audio mastering is the last part of the sound production process where recordings are given a final gloss. Our role is to bring multiple songs together within a project, creating consistency across different formats and ensuring greatest possible impact when played on different systems. Using a full-range speaker monitoring system in an acoustically treated room, our experienced ear will polish your music for release. It’s a creative and technical process. No two tracks are the same; each track is treated individually, and this requires ever-changing and well-maintained solutions to ensure the best results.  All of which is made possible at AIR Studios Mastering.

Making all that perfectly possible at AIR Studios Mastering comes courtesy of a killer combination of top-tier creative technical talent with three pairs of experienced ears between them.   Award winning mastering engineer, John Webber who cut Air’s first ever direct to disc sessions and has re-mastered many classic albums, “often from the original analogue sources” as well as working with releases for a wide range of notable film and TV scores.  Cicely Balston, who joined from Gearbox records and the semi-retired Ray Staff (hit after hit spanning all genres of music since starting out at London’s Trident Studios in 1970).

Being part of (the dearly departed) George Martin’s studio legacy clearly comes with some serious fringe benefits. Beautifully built, the “…one fully-kitted mastering suite…” in which John Webber now spends most of his time — now that Ray Staff “…comes in occasionally on a freelance/consultation basis…” — boasts a full-range, ‘no-expense spared’ monitoring system. Said system was developed in surroundings akin to Lockheed’s secretive ‘Skunk Works’ advanced aircraft facility with a purchase price skyrocketing towards a lofty six-figure sum! “The TAD Reference One’s dual-concentric driver was partly developed here at AIR, and they were very kindly gifted to us by Pioneer when the room was conceived,” clarifies their principal practitioner.

Pioneer’s kindness notwithstanding, there is routinely room for improvement in most mastering studio setups — even one as well specced as AIR Studios’. “Originally Class-D amps were chosen for our speakers, but we always felt they were a little hard-sounding and lacking in musicality,” maintains John Webber. “We felt it was worth exploring some Class A/B amp options, but, having tried several, we weren’t impressed… until we came across the ATC P2 PROs.”

Perhaps this is hardly surprising since the P2 PRO power amp is a true dual mono design delivering 300W of continuous power simultaneously from both channels to drive the most challenging loudspeaker loads with ATC’s signature virtues of wide bandwidth and ultra-low distortion. “The TADs are potentially a tough load with dual 10-inch bass drivers to control, and then there’s the passive crossover network and 4-ohm impedance to consider,” continues John Webber. “They’re designed to be very responsive and linear, so, speculatively, we were looking for something that provided a balance between fast, focused, and sweet.”

So sweet it is that those two P2 PRO power amp additions at AIR Studios Mastering proved to be a perfect pairing. “The sound is still quite lively and true, but now there’s a more musical bottom end, and this extra dimension has made things more enjoyable to listen to,” trumpets John Webber. “Two P2 PROs in a bi-amped configuration certainly sound different to just using one and took a little time getting used to, but I have always found brutally honest and revealing monitors to be best for my work because there’s little in the way of flattery going on and I generally find that masters translate better in the outside world.”

While original soundtrack albums for vinyl, CD, and download by Jed Jurzel (Alien Covenant), Murray Gold (Dr. Who) and Clint Mansell (Loving Vincent) alongside “…a ten-LP
boxset of Ornette Coleman’s Atlantic-era releases and reissues for George Michael, Chris Rea and many others….” have already been benefiting from P2 PRO-amplified mastering by John Webber, his brutal honesty shines forth in his closing comments: “If I was to describe the ‘sound’ of the amps in general, I would say they’re balanced, open, and uninhibited. We’re achieving a naturally unveiled soundstage, clean top end, and extended — but never over-egged — extension at the bottom end. I feel like P2 PROs provide excellent value for money… for us, they definitely came out on top when compared with similarly priced competitors.”

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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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Tel: +44 (0)1285 760561 Fax: +44 (0)1285760683 Email: info@atc.gb.net
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