ATC SCM20 Bookshelf Speaker (Pair)
The ATC SCM20 is ATC’s flagship 2-way stand-mount loudspeaker and is the ideal choice in modestly sized rooms, but where performance cannot be compromised.
Its sealed cabinet design ensures excellent timing, useful low frequency output below the cut-off and that the speakers can be placed relatively close to walls without excessive low frequency output or ‘boom’.
Both the mid-bass driver and tweeter are handmade by ATC. The bass driver is a 6”/150mm part with huge 3”/75mm voice coil and massive, long-gap (short-coil) motor assembly featuring ATC’s proprietary ‘SL’ motor technology. The tweeter is a 1”/25mm soft-dome part featuring a dual-suspension and very high energy 2.1 tesla motor. Together, they form the basis for an exceptional 2-way monitor loudspeaker. Integrating the drivers is a 2nd order crossover featuring oversize air-core inductors which are wound in-house by ATC. Capacitors are all high voltage polypropylene film types which deliver outstanding reliability and minimal losses.
The SCM20 cabinet is constructed to be heavy and inert, with bitumastic damping panels deployed at critical positions to minimise cabinet colouration. The cabinets are available in 10 different hand selected veneers; satin black/white painted finishes and also piano/white high gloss polyester.
The passive SCM20 are ideally paired with ATC pre/power/integrated amplifiers. However, their neutral fidelity, outstanding resolution and modest load impedance also ensures excellent compatibility with a very wide range of quality electronics.
Upgrading performance and offering a reduced ‘box count’ he SCM20 is also available as a bi-amplified active floor-stander in the form of the SCM20ASLT.
No Substitute for In-House Engineering and Manufacturing
Found in many of the world's finest recording studios and soundstages, and used by dozens of the most acclaimed producers and engineers in the music and film industries, ATC loudspeakers claim an unparalleled reputation. Focused on applying supreme engineering to proven audio principles, the tradition-minded British company produces English-made speakers revered for their revealing nature, astonishing clarity, and exceptional balance. Tested and assembled in-house, its famous drivers and tweeters are exclusive to ATC – you won't find them on any other brand. And unlike most manufacturers, ATC still constructs midrange domes to supply breathtaking coherence. The rest of the rationale follows: If ATC is good enough for studio pros such as the late Doug Sax and superstar artists like the Rolling Stones, they're good enough for you.
Industry Professionals and Prominent Musicians Swear by ATC
Beck, Kate Bush, David Gilmour, Mark Knopfler, Diana Krall, Ray LaMontagne, Tom Petty, Sting, Roger Waters, and Jack White. These world-famous artists are just a handful of the household-name musicians that listen with ATC. Perhaps they're taking a page from many of the most in-demand engineers and producers that depend on ATC to create timeless works of art. Industry professionals such as Michael Bishop, T Bone Burnett, James Guthrie, Bob Ludwig, Gavin Lurssen, Max Martin, George Massenburg, Alan Moulder, Shawn Murphy, and Fred Vogler all rely on ATC to hear every last detail.
Found in Many of the World's Best Recording Studios and Soundstages
The list of studios and soundstages that rely on ATC to perform vital functions is too long to document here. But we're certain you'll likely recognize the likes of ABKCO (New York), Air (London), Alchemy Mastering (London), DTS (Calabassas), East West Studios (Los Angeles), Front Stage (Nashville), Paramount Studios (Hollywood), Sony Music Studios (New York), Third Man Records (Nashville), and Warner Bros. (Burbank) as further evidence of ATC's prowess and stature among those whose livelihood depends on great sound.
- New ATC designed and built Super Linear spec drivers
- Sealed cabinet design ensures excellent timing, useful low frequency output below the cut-off and that the speakers can be placed relatively close to walls
- Flat impedance curve allowing easy load for amplifiers.
- 5 year warranty.
- Made in UK
- Drivers: LF ATC 6.5”/150mm Super Linear, HF ATC 1”/25mm Dual-Suspension ‘S-Spec’ Tweeter
- Amplitude linearity : 80Hz – 20kHz (+/-2dB)
- Cut-off frequencies : 55Hz – 25kHz (-6dB freestanding)
- Dispersion : +/-80° coherent horizontal, +/-10° coherent vertical
- Maximum continuous SPL : 108dB (per pair @ 1m)
- Crossover frequency : 2.5kHz
- Recommended Amplifier Power: 75 to 300 Watts
- Impedance : 8 Ohm (5.5 Ohm Min.)
- Connectors : 2 x Pairs Binding Posts/4mm Plugs – Bi-Wireable
- Accessories Inc. (per pair): 2 x fabric wrapped grills.
- Cabinet Dimensions: 440 x 239 x 326mm / 17.32 x 9.41 x 12.83″ (H x W x D inc. grill & terminals)
- Weight: 18kg