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New ATC SCM12 Pro monitors

Postby Musicraft » Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:40 pm

ATC are very proud to announce upcoming availability of the SCM12 Pro — an all-new high-performance, two-way compact passive nearfield monitor – as of Monday 3rd October.

As an all-new design, the SCM12 Pro proffers ATC’s acclaimed performance at a lower price point without compromising component quality and achieves this in a more compact, installation-friendly footprint ideally suited to nearfield monitoring as well as multichannel music and post-production applications.

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Anyone who has been waiting for an ATC nearfield with a smaller footprint, that is more easily installed, or that is more affordable, yet still delivers undiminished ATC performance, then the SCM12 Pro could be for them.” So says ATC Technical Sales Manager Ben Lilly, before adding: “ATC R&D Manager Richard Newman has poured the same knowhow, time, and passion into this new model that has made the rest of the professional product line so successful. Users will find that productions completed using the SCM12 Pro will translate beautifully to other systems and that their incredibly low distortion makes listening to them a pleasure — even after long hours in the studio. At under £1,150.00 per pair, they may prove ideal for those seeking to upgrade ageing, hard-to-repair passive studio monitors.”

Though the SCM12 Pro is the most affordable model in the professional range of loudspeakers, the monitor makes use of the ATC’s celebrated drive units for both the mid/bass and tweeter, both being meticulously hand built at the UK facility.

The tweeter is a 25mm/one-inch soft-dome designed around ATC’s unique dual-suspension technology. Unlike conventional tweeters, this precision part employs two suspensions, offering far greater control of the voice coil and dome motion — especially at higher sound pressure levels. The result is an extended high-frequency response with much greater clarity and definition due to the reduction in disturbing an-harmonic distortion. Listener fatigue is also greatly reduced, resulting in users being able to work for longer periods with greater accuracy.

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At the lower end of the frequency spectrum, mid/bass reproduction is handled by ATC’s 150mm/six-inch proprietary CLD drive unit. Using a 45mm/1.75-inch diameter voice coil, and employing an FEA (Finite Element Analysis) optimised high-energy symmetric gap motor system, the driver is capable of tremendous dynamic range with minimal power compression. Cone construction is courtesy of another proprietary ATC technology that represents another advance in driver performance — namely, Constrained Layer Damping (CLD), a process that uses multiple laminated fabric cones to form a stiff, light, and tremendously well-damped structure. Speaking acoustically, this construction creates a smoother on- and off-axis frequency response and also a reduction in distortion leading to a more lifelike reproduction of source material. Meaningfully, judgements and decisions can be made more quickly, more accurately, and for longer periods of time by busy working audio professionals.

Put it another way: by employing exceptional drive units, the passive crossover can, by design, use the minimum number of components in a simple, second-order implementation. Indeed, the capacitors are all 250Vdc metalised polypropylene and all the inductors are air-cored types for minimal signal distortion. Additionally, all of the inductors are wound in house with very high-purity copper while large-gauge wire is used for the bass components to minimise signal losses.

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Looking beyond the release of the superb-sounding SCM12 Pro, an install-specific sibling, the SCM12i, will be available as of Q1 2017. This model will feature threaded mounting points to mate with widely-available wall and ceiling brackets from K&M and Adaptive Technologies to simplify installation — incredibly useful in complex multichannel systems, such as those required by Auro 3-D, Dolby ATMOS, or DTS:X.
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Re: New ATC SCM12 Pro monitors

Postby scm100 » Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:32 am

Another great addition to the range..
I wonder if they will release an active version of it.
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Re: New ATC SCM12 Pro monitors

Postby Brad Lunde » Tue Sep 27, 2016 3:35 pm

scm100 wrote:Another great addition to the range..
I wonder if they will release an active version of it.



NO, active is not planned best that I know. The SCM12Pro monitor is physically too small to fit a SCM20A type amp pack and it would be impossible to make it fit without dramatically increasing the box size.

In the US we are releasing a bundle of the SCM12 and P1PRO amplifier for less than an active 20A. So you do have a "powered" package that is small in size.

It sounds like a SCM11 but with the higher power pro tweeter, which is important for 18 hour "at the limit" days (something people never do at home).

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Re: New ATC SCM12 Pro monitors

Postby Joe951 » Wed Sep 28, 2016 1:25 pm

scm100 wrote:Another great addition to the range..
I wonder if they will release an active version of it.


There was supposed to be an active 11 coming out. I don't know if that idea was scrapped or if it's still on the way. ATC takes forever sometimes.

https://www.gearslutz.com/board/high-en ... cm11a.html

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Re: New ATC SCM12 Pro monitors

Postby Brad Lunde » Mon Oct 03, 2016 2:24 pm

Joe951 wrote:
scm100 wrote:Another great addition to the range..
I wonder if they will release an active version of it.


There was supposed to be an active 11 coming out. I don't know if that idea was scrapped or if it's still on the way. ATC takes forever sometimes.

https://www.gearslutz.com/board/high-en ... cm11a.html


This idea was discussed but long ago abandoned. [That thread was from 2013 and after the development work on the 20A this idea was shelved. The street price would have been much higher than the target.] An outboard amp bundle with the 12 has been the plan, with the new ATC in house built P1Pro. We just premiered this package to the US at East West Studio in Los Angeles, in Studio 2, a few days ago. (This is one of the favorite rooms at East West since the 60s. The Wrecking Crew worked this room so it had a great vibe.) Everyone that heard the 12 Pros was very impressed.

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Re: New ATC SCM12 Pro monitors

Postby Brad Lunde » Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:31 pm

Here is a video we did at East West Studios recently. Its all about the SCM12/P1, so tell me if you guys like this kind of thing.
We also made one with Ben Lilly covering similar ground.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PH4lBoPAY5I

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