ATC (Acoustic Transducer Company) Loudspeakers have been selected by Sony/Philips to provide a multi-channel monitoring system for demonstrations of Super Audio CD (SACD) in Room 305 at AES 2002 in Los Angeles.

ATC, the world renowned British manufacturer of loudspeaker drive units and complete sound reproduction systems, will supply SACD with a 5.1 system comprising five SCM300A 3-way active monitors and four SCM0.1/15 sub woofers.

The ATC multi-channel monitor setup has been selected for its ability to accurately match the extremely wide frequency response and dynamic range of the SACD Direct Stream Digital encoding scheme. SACD has maintained a strong presence at recent AES Conventions, and this year will be no different with experts from Sony/Philips on hand to provide the latest format news as well as demonstrate the newest software titles from a variety of record labels. In addition to their presence in the SACD Demonstration Room, ATC will be showcasing smaller monitoring solutions on the AES show floor (Booth #2128).

The largest main studio monitor in the ATC line, the SCM300A features a separate 850W per channel amplifier block driving individual high and mid frequency drivers and dual 15-inch bass units for extended bass response and transient headroom. The SCM300A is capable of delivering continuous SPLs of up to 121dB/1m.

Each SCM0.1/15 subwoofer houses a rugged 15-inch driver employing ATC’s Super Linear magnet technology and driven by a powerful, integral 1000W amplifier. The innovative Super Linear magnetic materials in ATC’s bass drivers produces linearity and low distortion specifications that are closer to power amplifier performance than that of loudspeakers.

The SCM0.1/15 produces over 118 dB SPL with very low distortion down to frequencies well below 20Hz. The user interface features phase, level and contour controls, and the low pass frequency may be adjusted to optimize performance for all current multi-channel playback schemes.

Legendary record producer/engineer James Guthrie will once again fine-tune the ATC monitor system in the SACD demonstration room, as he did at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. Admission to SACD demonstrations at AES 2002 will be by ticket only.

ATC hand builds the most accurate professional reference loudspeakers in the world. All drive units are powered by individual amplifiers optimized for the driver’s bandwidth, delivering balanced maximum sound pressure levels,substantial transient headroom with improved driver protection and precision control over speaker diaphragm travel. Even order filtered active crossovers are individually aligned at the factory and phase corrected for superb stereo imaging.

ATC’s drivers are manufactured in-house to exacting tolerances and are legendary for their many design innovations, such as the innovative SL magnet system and the company’s renowned Soft Dome midrange driver, which achieves exceptionally broad and even dispersion to produce a flat response anywhere in the room. Situated in Aston Down in rural Gloucestershire, England, ATC was established in London in 1974 by acoustics engineer and musician Bill Woodman.

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