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ATC Introduces Cost-effective Passive Monitors at AES 2006

Sep 19, 2006 12:17 PM

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Las Vegas Pro Audio, the U.S. sales office of Acoustic Transducer Company (ATC), is introducing the new ATC passive SCM20SL loudspeakers at AES 2006 San Francisco (Demo Room #270). This offering represents ATC's first venture into the U.S. pro market with a passive monitor. Maintaining the strict performance criteria of ATC reference monitors, the SCM 20SL offers project and home studios the dynamic range and pristine imaging ATC is known for worldwide.

Designed to fit within the company's highly-regarded line of speakers, the ATC "Passive 20" features the same woofer and tweeter as the active (SCM20ASL) version of the speaker. The SCM20SL passives are housed in a conventional "pro-black" box for easy placement on any meter bridge. ATC recommends amplifiers with at least 200W per channel of power. The Passive 20 loudspeaker enables ATC speaker fans to own a high performance monitor at half the price of the actives.

The SCM20SL Passive low-frequency section is a hybrid design incorporating a 150mm bass cone with a grafted 75mm soft dome for mid-range assist. The woofer magnet assembly utilizes ATC's unique "SL" technology to greatly reduce third harmonic distortion and reveal mistakes and details. All ATC drivers are manufactured in-house to exacting tolerances and are legendary for their many design innovations. Situated in Aston Down in rural Gloucestershire, England, ATC was established in London in 1974 by acoustics engineer and musician Bill Woodman.

MSRP: $3,500/pair.

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