"If you think that this reads like a positive review, then you would be right. Not only does the ATC SCM11 reach beyond its class for sound quality but it does so through exceptional engineering, and shows seriously good taste in balancing the frequency response. Although it's not perfectly neutral in the midrange, the listener is mightily rewarded with enthusiastic musical drive, great dynamics, very good clarity and detail and exceptional bass rhythms. Build quality is first class, and the lab report would grace a design at five times the price. It proved easy to fine-tune its location in the listening room, and is also an easy amplifier load. The ATC SCM11 is a clear winner and readily achieves a HIFICRITIC Best Buy accolade." Martin Colloms, HIFICRITIC March 2016.
SCM11 & SIACD, Financial Times "How to Spend It".
"You can hear the attention to detail. Listening to the SCM11 speakers, the astonishing clarity, separation and bass heft quite knocked me over. Wiring my Mac into the SIACD music centre and using the (superb) new Tidal high-quality streaming service, I played my sister-in-law, Louise Wener (who sang in the Britpop band Sleeper), some of her own songs and she grew quite emotional. "lt's the first time I've heard those tracks properly since 1995," she said. "It's like being back in the studio." Which is, of course, exactly what ATC had in mind." Jonathan Margolis, September 2015.
What Hifi Reviewer Quote:
SCM11 - "ATC has struck gold again. These are the most talented standmounters anywhere near this price"
New ATC designed and built 25mm soft dome HF unit with precision alloy wave guide.
Precision undercut bass pole.
CLD driver technology with 45mm integral soft dome.
In-house, hand-wound precision flat wire coil.
Massive optimised motor assembly.
Flat impedance curve allowing easy load for amplifiers.
6 year warranty.
Drivers: HF 25mm Neodymium, Mid/LF 150mm
Matched Response: ±0.5dB
Frequency Response (-6dB): 56Hz-22kHz
Dispersion: ±80° Coherent Horizontal, ±10° Coherent Vertical
Sensitivity: 85dB @ 1W @ 1metre
Max SPL: 108dB
Recommended Power Amplifier: 75 to 300 Watts
Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohm
Crossover Frequency: 2.2kHz
Connectors : Binding Posts/4mm Plugs, bi-wire
Cabinet Dimensions (HxWxD): 381x232x236mm
Review Dr. John Richardson at Stereomojo:
"There you have it, folks. The audiophile conundrum. Absolute truth or enhanced beauty? Only you can (and should) decide... But if truth is your goal, I havent experienced a better speaker to provide it than the Version 2 of ATCs SCM 11"