Engrossing Power, In-the-Moment Immediacy, Ravishing Clarity, Phenomenal Extension: Extraordinary-Sounding ATC SCM19a Active Tower Loudspeakers Feature In-House-Made Amplifiers
The ATC SCM19a active tower loudspeaker gives you the equivalent of an extremely powerful built-in monoblock amplifier in your speaker. Built with the same ingredients – including ATC-made drivers and crossovers – as the standard SCM19 v2 model, SCM19a significantly ups the ante by way of in-house-made amplification that offers class-defying output, extension, and smoothness. Unlike most companies offering powered speakers, ATC inserts the amplifier after the crossover, eliminating any need for a sound-degrading filter network between the amp and drivers. The result: Immensely increased power as well as in-the-moment immediacy, palpable solidity, and self-assured grip. Each Class AB active amplifier in SCM19a produces 150W for the midrange and 32W for the tweeter. And remember: This comes on top of award-winning performance raved about by the likes of Stereophile, The Absolute Sound, and Hi-Fi Choice.
"Used in anger with high octane rock it will make most similarly sized passive floorstanders sound somewhat flat and loose. But it does the delicate stuff with great care and finesse as well. A better advert for properly implemented active design at a relatively sane price I’ve yet to hear."
—Hi-Fi Choice, Editor’s Choice Award and five-star review
Fortified by an in-house-built 25mm soft-dome tweeter and in-house-made soft-dome midrange – each exclusive to ATC designs – SCM19a plays with faithful-to-the-source transparency and reference-setting coherence. Fully engrossing, non-fatiguing, and all-in with every type of music, SCM19a delivers unflagging resolution and hyper-realistic scaling. This gorgeous tower does practically everything to perfection. The effortless, precision-minded tonal and dynamic balance mirror SCM19a's ultra-revealing nature and clarity – characteristics for which ATC is renowned. It doesn't sacrifice on bass detail and extension, either. A taut, tuneful low end and generous harmonic dispersion further testify on behalf of SCM19a's status as an evolutionary standout. Backed by a six-year manufacturer's warranty and Music Direct's Money-Back Guarantee, SCM19a is a musical instrument that will change your life.
“The SCM19A is a stronger, more muscular version of the passive SCM19, as if it had spent the last few months at the gym. …There is no reasonably priced two-way loudspeaker that I can recommend more highly.”
—Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound, 2017 Golden Ear Award
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.
Used 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.