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ATC studio monitors – excellent loudspeakers from Britain!

ATC speakers build studio monitors in Great Britain. Those who claim they are the best speakers for Hip-Hop production miss out – on everything else! Why ATC are such great loudspeakers.

What does ATC stand for?

In case you are wondering, what “ATC” means: It is the abbreviation for “Acoustic Transducer Company” – as simple as that.

What are ATC studio monitors? And what is so special about them?

Other than most loudspeaker companies, ATC builds almost all drivers in-house . Only for the bass drivers of the biggest models, the company uses an external manufacturer who is able to fabricate a driver to their exact specifications. The development of the two in-house tweeters, ATC SH25-76 and SH25-76S, took ATC many years. The tweeters use two suspensions , allowing the stiff, but light membrane to perform a perfect piston movement.

But that's not all: All other components – and that includes electronics like amplification – are not only “designed” but entirely made in England . And talking about designing, it should be stressed ATC puts lot of effort in R&D. This means for example thorough researching in the field of materials and production process.

Are ATC studio monitors active or passive systems?

The speaker range consists of both powered loudspeakers and passive speakers. You can buy ATC's matching power amplifier or combine with others. Also, an active subwoofer is available, both for soffit-mounting (“in-wall”) and free-standing.

ATC loudspeakers overview

ATC offers a broad range of monitors, from very affordable passive two-way nearfields to full-blown main speakers. If you ask yourself How much are ATC studio monitors , then it's first of all a question of size. The small passive speakers are less expensive than you might think!

Speaker Ways Cabinet Active/Passive Orientation Typical use
SCM12 Pro 2 Closed Passive Vertical Nearfield, surround Sound
SCM20 ASL 2 Closed Active Vertical Nearfield, surround Sound
SCM25A 3 Ported Active Horizontal Nearfield/Midfield
SCM45A 3 Ported Active Horizontal Nearfield/Midfield
SCM50 ASL 3 Ported Active Variable Midfield
SCM100 ASL 3 Ported Active Variable Midfield
SCM110 ASL 3 Ported Active Horizontal Main
SCM150ASL 3 Ported Active Variable Main
SCM200ASL 3, Twin Bass Ported Active Vertical Main
SCM300ASL 3, Twin Bass Ported Active Vertical Main

How do ATCs sound?

ATC studio loudspeakers can be described as sounding very transparently, with great, natural dynamics even at high volumes . The prominent mid-range-driver is definitely one of the best out there – ATCs are great for allowing to pinpointing the level of vocals in a mix. Who knows, maybe you could omit those “vocals up” and “vocals down” mixing alternatives in the future?

A subwoofer to fill the (very) bottom end

Equipped with a 12” long travel, in-house ade driver, the active subwoofer adds even lower end to ATC studio speakers. It is not ported , it is closed ! This results in a astonishingly dry and accurate reproduction, allowing you to most precisely control the microtiming and pitch even of the deepest bass lines!

What are the blind plates on SCM50ALS Pro's and SCM100ALS Pro's front panel for?

That's easy: If used horizontally instead of vertically, the tweeter should still be on top of the midrange speaker. This is necessary simply because a stereo image spreads horizontally and thus the sound source has to be more accurate in that dimension. And stereo imaging is one of ATCs specialities, trust us. So SCM50ALS Pro , SCM100ALS Pro and SCM150ALS Pro have a blind plate that can be swapped with the tweeter. And since design is less significant but still counts something: The logo plate can be turned 90 degrees, too!

Why are there wires on the front of the mid driver?

The 3” mid range soft dome, used in ATC SCM25A Pro , SCM45A Pro , SCM50ASL Pro and SCM100ASL Pro shows the copper leads on the front. This does not mean they are more fragile or the is a higher risk of hazard. It is just the ay the drivers are being constructed. Drivers should not be touched anyway.

KMR, ATC, 6yrs

If you are interested in buying ATCs, you will be delighted to hear KMR UK is ATC Dealer of the Year 2021! Oh, and by the way: ATC provides all products with a six-year warranty when registered.

ATC at a glance

  • ATCs are among the most-reknowned studio speaker companies
  • the company develops and builds in England
  • high percentage of in-house manufacturing
  • wide range of products, from small, passive nearfields to extensively huge main monitors
  • very accurate sounding
  • great dynamic range
  • among the most detailled mid-range

Official ATC website : https://atc.audio/professional/

  • ATC SCM25A Pro MKII Pair ATC SCM25A Pro MKII Pair ATC SCM25A Pro MKII Pair ATC SCM25A Pro MKII Pair ATC SCM25A Pro MKII Pair

    ATC SCM25A Pro MKII Pair

    SCM25A-PRO-MK2 - Compact 3-Way Active Loudspeaker The SCM25A Pro Mk2 is a compact 3-way high-performance active studio monitor loudspeaker, based around a 6.5"/164mm bass driver loaded in a 25-litre...

    €9,799.00 (Inc. Tax)
    €8,234.45 (Ex. Tax)
  • ATC SCS70 Pro Subwoofer ATC SCS70 Pro Subwoofer ATC SCS70 Pro Subwoofer ATC SCS70 Pro Subwoofer

    ATC SCS70 Pro Subwoofer

    SCS70-PRO - High-performance 12" Active Subwoofer The ATC SCS70 Pro is an high-performance 12"/300mm active subwoofer, designed to deliver the exceptional levels of performance demanded by audio and...

    €4,349.00 (Inc. Tax)
    €3,654.62 (Ex. Tax)
  • ATC SCM300A Pair ATC SCM300A Pair ATC SCM300A Pair

    ATC SCM300A Pair

    SCM300A-PRO - 3-Way Active Loudspeaker ATC's flagship model is the main monitor of choice in many of the worlds premier recording studios. The 300 litre cabinet houses twin 375mm bass drivers, ATC's...

    €48,999.00 (Inc. Tax)
    €41,175.63 (Ex. Tax)
  • ATC SCM200A Pair ATC SCM200A Pair ATC SCM200A Pair

    ATC SCM200A Pair

    SCM200A-PRO - 3-Way Active Loudspeaker The SCM200A Pro is a 3-way active main monitor featuring twin 314mm bass drivers and an outboard, 4 channel, 850W monoblock amplifier, the P4. The monitors are...

    €39,199.00 (Inc. Tax)
    €32,940.34 (Ex. Tax)
  • ATC SCM150A Pair ATC SCM150A Pair ATC SCM150A Pair ATC SCM150A Pair

    ATC SCM150A Pair

    SCM150A-PRO - 3-Way Active Loudspeaker This model is a further development of the 3-way SCM150A Pro but utilising a larger 375mm bass driver and a larger cabinet. The result is extended low frequency...

    €21,399.00 (Inc. Tax)
    €17,982.35 (Ex. Tax)
  • ATC SCM110A Pair ATC SCM110A Pair ATC SCM110A Pair ATC SCM110A Pair

    ATC SCM110A Pair

    SCM110A-PRO - 3-Way Active Loudspeaker The SCM110A Pro is built up around the same drive units as found in the SCM50A Pro but has an additional 234mm bass driver to give greater SPL and low frequency...

    €19,499.00 (Inc. Tax)
    €16,385.71 (Ex. Tax)
  • ATC SCM100A Pair ATC SCM100A Pair ATC SCM100A Pair ATC SCM100A Pair

    ATC SCM100A Pair

    SCM100A-PRO - 3-Way Active Loudspeaker The SCM100A Pro is an active 3-way system suitable for larger rooms, based around the same mid range, tweeter and amplifier configuration as the SCM50A Pro but...

    €17,999.00 (Inc. Tax)
    €15,125.21 (Ex. Tax)
  • ATC SCM50A Pair ATC SCM50A Pair ATC SCM50A Pair ATC SCM50A Pair ATC SCM50A Pair

    ATC SCM50A Pair

    SCM50A-PRO - 3-Way Active Loudspeaker The SCM50A Pro is an active 3-way system suitable for reference monitoring in medium sized rooms. It is the smallest 3-way model in the range and features a...

    €16,199.00 (Inc. Tax)
    €13,612.61 (Ex. Tax)
  • ATC SCM20A Pair ATC SCM20A Pair ATC SCM20A Pair ATC SCM20A Pair

    ATC SCM20A Pair

    SCM20A-PRO-MKII - 2-way Active Loudspeaker The ATC SCM20A Pro mk2 is an active 2-way loudspeaker ideally suited to critical nearfield listening applications in all control rooms, LCR surround...

    €5,999.00 (Inc. Tax)
    €5,041.18 (Ex. Tax)
  • ATC SCM12P Pair ATC SCM12P Pair ATC SCM12P Pair ATC SCM12P Pair

    ATC SCM12P Pair

    SCM12P-PRO - 2-Way Compact Passive Loudspeaker The SCM12P Pro is a high performance 2-way passive nearfield monitor with an installation-friendly footprint ideally suited to nearfield monitoring as...

    €1,899.00 (Inc. Tax)
    €1,595.80 (Ex. Tax)
  • ATC SCM12i Pair ATC SCM12i Pair ATC SCM12i Pair ATC SCM12i Pair

    ATC SCM12i Pair

    SCM12i-PRO - 2-Way Compact Passive Loudspeaker with mounting points The SCM12i Pro is a high performance 2-way passive nearfield monitor with an installation-friendly footprint ideally suited to...

    €2,399.00 (Inc. Tax)
    €2,015.97 (Ex. Tax)
  • ATC SCM0.1/15 Subwoofer ATC SCM0.1/15 Subwoofer ATC SCM0.1/15 Subwoofer ATC SCM0.1/15 Subwoofer

    ATC SCM0.1/15 Subwoofer

    SCM0.1/15-PRO - 15" Active Sub Bass The SCM0.1/15 Pro has a rugged 375mm bass driver, driven by a built in 1000 W amplifier to deliver over 115dB@1m at very low levels of distortion, right down to...

    €7,799.00 (Inc. Tax)
    €6,553.78 (Ex. Tax)
  • ATC P2 Pro Amplifier ATC P2 Pro Amplifier ATC P2 Pro Amplifier

    ATC P2 Pro Amplifier

    P2-PRO - 2x 300 W Dual-Mono Power Amplifier The P2 Pro Dual Mono Power Amplifier is a dual mono Class A/B design, keeping the power supplies, signal, and return paths discrete. Each channel separatly...

    €4,499.00 (Inc. Tax)
    €3,780.67 (Ex. Tax)
  • ATC P1 Pro Amplifier ATC P1 Pro Amplifier ATC P1 Pro Amplifier

    ATC P1 Pro Amplifier

    P1-PRO - 2x 150 W Dual-Mono Power Amplifier The P1 Pro is a MOSFET Class A/B design dual mono power amplifiers with 150 W per channel into 8 Ohms. At 150 W per channel into 8 Ohms, this fan-less,...

    €3,449.00 (Inc. Tax)
    €2,898.32 (Ex. Tax)
  • ATC SCM45a Pair ATC SCM45a Pair ATC SCM45a Pair

    ATC SCM45a Pair

    SCM45A-PRO - high performance 3-way compact active loudspeaker The SCM45A Pro is a completely new designed high-performance, three-way compact active loudspeaker. Delivering high output and extended...

    €11,899.00 (Inc. Tax)
    €9,999.16 (Ex. Tax)