ATC’s SCM7 is capable of a wonderful flowing musicality that gets into the groove like no other here.
In a well-matched system, you will be amazed at its rhythmic and dynamic alacrity.
The ATC brings its own unique skill set to the party, and does things none of the others here can.
It is tight, taut, rhythmic, propulsive, expressive and unerringly musical.
More than any other speaker here it gives you the sense that music is foremost an emotional experience.
It’s the high quality, small and sealed cabinet that does it; it doesn’t store any energy and has no bass port to huff and puff, and the result is that bass transients are lightning-fast with no overhang. Piano has a solidity of tone that you can’t not love, and fl utes and fl ugelhorns have a simple purity that’s only available when there’s no cabinet joining in the party.
Even with a relatively light bass, jazz sounds gloriously propulsive, the listener getting their rhythm cues elsewhere. Bliss.
The most musically convincing here, but you’ll need a serious system to drive it. A worthy winner !
The ATC SCM7 mark III monitor is one of the best two-way nearfield monitors I’ve heard. And while it doesn’t completely overpower the competition in all performance categories, the SCM7 certainly achieves a high-level overall sonic performance that puts it on a par with anything I’ve heard under $2,500.
Highly recommended !
Combine the imaging of the old ProacTablettes, the surprising bass of a Totem One and the enthusiasm of an old AE1.
It’s one of those speakers that is so addictive and so unassuming that I think I’m going to have to buy a pair.
The tonal balance « sevens » is close to ideal. These monitorki play exceptionally neutral and natural. It captivates color consistency across a critical range in diameter. The vocals and instruments are so free, so uninhibited that doubt arises, and even confusion: why so truly and seamlessly vast majority is not much more expensive speakers?