The CDA2 can serve centrepiece of a comprehensive, yet relatively simple audio system. Consider - one box houses a very competent CD player, a high quality pre amp, and a USB DAC capable of resolution up to 384 kHz/DSD256. That is a lot of functionality in a single box, and the CDA2 performs all three tasks with aplomb. The CDA2 has a full complement of inputs and outputs. There is a 3.5 mm analog input for cellphones and tablets. The CDA2 has both XLR and RCA preamp outputs. It even has a headphone output.
Price - $5300.00
If you prefer the "one box for one job" approach, or you already have your source components in order, the CA2 is a great choice as a preamplifier. It has a full array of inputs and outputs, including a tape loop, headphone output, both XLR and RCA outputs, and a pair of dedicated subwoofer outputs. Plus, if you are into vinyl it can be configured with either an MM or MC phono stage. Hand-built in the UK like all ATC electronic components, the CA2 will provide excellent performance for a long time.
Price - $3500.00
ATC is such a prolific speaker making company that their electronic components are often overlooked and underestimated. It would be unfortunate to overlook the P1, because it is a highly proficient amplifier. Rated at 150 WPC of class AB power, this true dual mono design amplifier has received acclaim from numerous audio publications. For a relatively low cost, the P1 renders music with character, authority, and insight, and is capable of driving a very wide variety of speaker loads. Additionally, it behaves well with pretty much any preamp you might care to pair it with.
Price - $4700.00
For those situations that require a little more power, you might want to consider the P2 power amplifier. Providing 300 WPC, the P2 is a dual mono design with a discrete power supply and massive transformer for each channel. The output stage has three MOSFET devices per channel and can achieve peak current output of over 15 amps. the P2 can drive virtually anything. It's a beast, but an extraordinarily musical one, capable of delivering wonderful tonal accuracy and nuance, as well as incredible control and dynamics. The P2 is a great choice for larger rooms and speakers.
Price - $6200.00
The ATC SCM7 lends truth to the old saying “Good things come in small packages”. The SCM7 has won a number of awards and received much acclaim since its arrival in 2014, and for good reason. You get way more performance from this little guy than you would expect. The bass is tuneful and firm, and the midrange and highs are extremely clear – vocals are particularly good. The components are very well built, with all of the speaker drivers now being manufactured in-house at ATC. A must for your small room or computer based music system! This is quite simply a terrific little speaker.
Price Per Pair - $2295.00
The original version of the SCM11 had a long-standing reputation as an extremely capable loudspeaker, but its re-designed version is a revelation. Designed to operate in a small to medium sized room, the SCM11 delivers depth, clarity, and imaging that is unmatched in its price range. The older version was a perennial Class B loudspeaker on the Stereophile “Recommended Components” list, and the new version is substantially better – doubtless due to many of the design improvements, which include the new tweeter, new cabinet design, and new mid/bass driver. In other words, it’s a whole new speaker, and it definitely sounds like it.
Price Per Pair - $3395.00
The SCM19 is quite possibly the most reviewed and celebrated of the new ATC consumer line. It is a large monitor speaker, which brings an enormous amount of presence, fullness, authority and detail to the listener. Although it is hard to call a $4K plus speaker a bargain, this speaker may well be exactly that, a bargain – there is not another speaker in this price range that will perform like the SCM19. On its release it was immediately listed as a Stereophile Class A recommended component, and rightfully so – it is a superbly capable loudspeaker and will fill a medium sized room easily.
Price Per Pair - $5250.00
The SCM40 is without doubt a reference level loudspeaker. It is a three-way sealed enclosure design that delivers incredible authenticity, and amazing clarity. The domed speaker drivers offer exceptional coherence. Best of all, the SCM 40 is room friendly, and because of its sealed design can be placed very close to a back wall if need be. Having lived with the SCM40, I can tell you that I never plan to be without a pair of these – they are fantastic. Expensive, and well worth the cost.
Price Per Pair - $8995.00
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