ATC SCM40 VER.2 HI-FI Passive Monitor Floorstanding Loudspeakers Unveiled
Lone Mountain Audio, the U.S. distributor for ATC, Acoustic Transducer Company Consumer Hi-Fi products at CES 2014 will demonstrate ATC’s new Hi-Fi Passive SCM40 V2 Floor-standing Loudspeakers featuring designed and built tweeters, and its new stylish curved cabinetry system for medium size stereo and multi-channel applications in their Venetian Suite 29-227.
The new second generation SCM40 (V2) features ATC’s new SH25-76 tweeter with a ATC’s renowned 75mm/3” Soft Dome mid-range and a 164mm, short coil – long gap (under hung) bass driver housed in a new curved laminated cabinet system. The three-way design and inclusion of the Soft Dome mid results in excellent clarity, even at high drive levels with bass heavy source material. It gives wide, even dispersion resulting in brilliant stereo imaging and un-fussy positioning in the home. The new SCM40 benefits from a newly redesigned crossover that improves the loudspeakers overall balance and the integration between mid and high frequency elements.
Manufactured in-house, the new SCM40 V2 offer the ownership of a hand-built ruggedly engineered speaker, world famous for musical accuracy and high-power output. Like all ATC products, the new SCM40’s are backed by a six-year warranty.
ATC’s SH25-76 Tweeter
Sharing technology with the renowned ATC soft domed mid-range drive unit, the new tweeter employs a unique dual suspension system suppressing rocking modes even at high power output levels. The configuration of a short edge-wound voice coil in a long, narrow magnetic gap ensures exceptionally low distortion throughout its operating band and removes the need for Ferro-fluids, which can dry out over time, compromising performance.
A complex, shaped, soft-domed diaphragm extends high frequency range and offers a smooth off-axis response. The tweeter’s 15,000 gauss (1.5 tesla) neodymium magnet has a black heat-treated top plate, which dissipates heat away from the voice coil to maintain high power handling and low power compression. A precision-machined 5.5mm rigid alloy waveguide provides optimum dispersion, a flat on-axis frequency response and resonance-free operation.
New Cabinets and Systems
Establishing what is to be a new style for ATC’s most competitively priced range of loudspeakers, and joining their new SCM19 V2 recently announced, the new SCM40 V2 benefit acoustically and aesthetically from a curved cabinet construction. The new cabinet design is braced and laminated for high rigidity and damping, the curved enclosures in real cherry or black ash veneer also impart a strong impression of handcrafted design quality. The system’s new crossovers feature metalized polypropylene capacitors, large air cored inductors and ceramic wire-round resistors for superior power handling and clarity. The new model exhibits an impedance curve free from low values, presenting an easy load for amplifiers of 75 to 300 watts.
The SCM40 V2 is designed for optimum performance with the grill in place – although the difference in performance without the grill is minimal. The metal grille, finished in anthracite grey, fixes to the cabinet via hidden magnets. According to tradition, each model number represents internal cabinet volume in liters.
ATC SCM40 V2 – U.S. List price: $ 6,995.00 per pair