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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


Loudspeaker Technology Ltd, Gypsy Lane, Aston Down, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 8HR.
Tel: +44 (0)1285 760561 Fax: +44 (0)1285760683 Email: info@atc.gb.net
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