ATC SCM40A Active Loudspeaker
The ATC SCM40a is an active three-way floor stand with a height of about 980 mm. The spikes add 25mm. The three drivers are designed by ATC. There is a soft dome tweeter, a 75mm soft dome midrange and a 164mm woofer.. The speakers are capable of putting out 112dB with great ease which means even the most demanding tracks can be enjoyed without causing distortion. Each speaker uses three built-in power amplifiers (class-AB) that can deliver 242 watts of electrical power to the drivers.
The power amplifiers are controlled by an active crossover (4th order) with phase compensation. The frequency range is from 48Hz to 22kHz. For those who want to extend the listening skills to sub-low areas, there are still some much larger active ATCs available, but for 90% of the music to be played, this 40a is totally adequate.
To complete the set up, only a preamp is required or a streamer with a built in preamp. We have been using the DCS Bartok DAC as the streamer and preamp which really is quite brilliant.
ATC gives a 6-year warranty on these speakers. Grills are included. Colours are solid white, solid black, cherry and black with wood grain.
- New ATC designed and built dual suspension 25mm soft dome HF unit with precision alloy wave guide.
- ATC Soft Dome mid-range driver.
- ATC 164mm short coil bass driver.
- All drive units incorporate massive optimised motor assemblies.
- On-board grounded source 242 watt Class A/B Tri-amplifier.
- Active crossover filters and overload protection.
- 6 year warranty.
Drivers: HF ATC 25mm dual suspension Tweeter, Mid 75mm ATC Soft Dome, LF ATC 164mm SC
Matched Response: ±0.5dB
Frequency Response (-6dB): 48Hz-22kHz
Dispersion: ±80° Coherent Horizontal, ±10° Coherent Vertical
Max SPL: 112dB
Crossover Frequencies: 380Hz & 3.5kHz
Connectors: Male XLR
Input sensitivity : 1V
Filters : 4th Order critically damped with phase compensation.
Overload Protection : Active FET momentary gain reduction.
Fault Protection : DC fault protection and thermal trip. Fault indication on rear panel mounted LED.
Amplifier Output: 150W LF, 60W MF, 32W HF
Cabinet Dimensions (HxWxD): 980 x 370 x 344mm (inc. foot plinth & amp, spikes add 25mm to height, grill adds 34mm to depth)