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Re: ATC reviews!

Postby MevDinc » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:35 am

Dogill wrote:A better comparison would have been the 19s.
Interesting that HiFiChoice found the "clarity" of the PMCs a bit fatiguing in the end preferring the ATC 19.


And I also find that the German reviewers like the ATC sound but never quite give it the top marks for some reason.
Would you agree Doggil?

BTW, what's the latest on your Kii Threee evaluation?
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Re: ATC reviews!

Postby MattSPL » Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:39 pm

I tend to read forum reviews and opinions of other enthusiasts rather than commercial reviews from magazines these days.
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Re: ATC reviews!

Postby MevDinc » Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:36 pm

ATC SCM 19A receives Golden Ear Award from Neil Gader of The Absolute Sound, well done and well deserved! :)

http://www.theabsolutesound.com/article ... eil-gader/
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Re: ATC reviews!

Postby Dogill » Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:56 pm

Very good review of 50 passives in the latest edition of Hifi Critic ( Martin Colloms ) - Audio Excellence award.
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Re: ATC reviews!

Postby MevDinc » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:08 pm

Thanks for sharing. Will read it later on with a cup of coffee! :)

BTW, have you had a chance to try out the Kii Threes?

FYI, I did listen to both the Kiis and the Dutch & Dutch 8Cs at the same time, both excellent speakers; sound of things to come for sure. I thought with bigger cabinet and baffle the 8Cs sounded a bit bigger and meatier and also seem to provide a bigger sound stage.

I think the 8Cs sounded more like the ATCs :)
I'm keeping my beloved EL 150As and again the wonderful people of ATC are helping me with the shipment back to Istanbul. Can't wait to put them back in my treated music room! :)))

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Re: ATC reviews!

Postby darrenyeats » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:20 pm

Glad to hear it Mev.

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Re: ATC reviews!

Postby MattSPL » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:58 pm

That’s great to hear Mev :)
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Re: ATC reviews!

Postby Dogill » Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:59 am

MevDinc wrote:Thanks for sharing. Will read it later on with a cup of coffee! :)

BTW, have you had a chance to try out the Kii Threes?

FYI, I did listen to both the Kiis and the Dutch & Dutch 8Cs at the same time, both excellent speakers; sound of things to come for sure. I thought with bigger cabinet and baffle the 8Cs sounded a bit bigger and meatier and also seem to provide a bigger sound stage.

I think the 8Cs sounded more like the ATCs :)
I'm keeping my beloved EL 150As and again the wonderful people of ATC are helping me with the shipment back to Istanbul. Can't wait to put them back in my treated music room! :)))

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I'm also keeping the 100SEs :D
I still haven't tried the Kiis and 8Cs - did you directly compare them to the dealer's ATC50 s ?

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Re: ATC reviews!

Postby MevDinc » Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:52 pm

Dogill wrote:
I'm also keeping the 100SEs :D
I still haven't tried the Kiis and 8Cs - did you directly compare them to the dealer's ATC50 s ?

Hans


Good to hear you're keeping the 100SEs Hans, good move! :)

TBH, there was no point in comparing them to the 50s as it would have been too difficult to setup the 50s properly there, already too crowded with the other 2 speakers.
I know the ATC sound so well and it's very easy for me to hear the difference.

The Kiis are great but almost too clinical and the sound stage is not big enough for my liking.
The 8Cs are bigger and sound bigger too, similar to the ATC sound.

I'd definitely buy the 8Cs for a smallish room.
But I'm more than happy with the sound of my EL 150s, and in a properly setup room they are very hard to beat.
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Re: ATC reviews!

Postby Dogill » Mon May 07, 2018 12:38 pm

Kii will be showing their new bass units in Munich this week which can be added underneath the Threes.
Main purpose probably to deal with floor reflections by DSP - total 7000 Watts but remember a lot of the wattage goes into cancellation !
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Re: ATC reviews!

Postby MevDinc » Mon May 07, 2018 1:42 pm

Yes, the extra 8 drivers for each speaker should generate effortless bass, more headroom and dynamics which I felt were missing from the current Kiis. You do need bigger volume for a real big sound.

I hope they'd have a nice grill for the bass bins as they look a bit over the top and ugly to look at! :)
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Re: ATC reviews!

Postby darrenyeats » Mon May 07, 2018 5:38 pm

I didn't see anyone mention the review of 50 passive classics by Martin Colloms. He didn't like the terminal jumpers, once he replaced them he didn't have a bad word to say which is a bit unusual!

Starting with a well-engineered passive loudspeaker and making it active is certainly one great approach IMO.

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Re: ATC reviews!

Postby MevDinc » Mon May 07, 2018 10:03 pm

Here's the link to the full review by Martin Colloms. :)

http://atcloudspeakers.co.uk/wp-content ... SL_WEB.pdf
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Re: ATC reviews!

Postby linger63 » Tue May 08, 2018 7:37 am

Darrenyeats and MevDinc

Thanks for your posts and link. ;) 8-)

Interestingly the pics in the review show the SEAS tweeter.
Maybe the latest model with ATC tweeter wasn't available for review yet in "Oct | Nov | Dec 2017"

Wonder what Martin would have made of THAT!!!! :D

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Re: ATC reviews!

Postby Dogill » Tue May 08, 2018 8:39 am

No it was the latest tweeter, MC corrected the mistake ( tweeters made elsewhere ) in the article on the HiFi Critic forum.
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