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  • Looking to buy the ATC SM11 speakers

    My first post on the forum so hello everyone ๐Ÿ™ƒ

    I'm looking to replace my old speakers with the ATC SCM11 speakers and wanted to ask if anyone else had experience with these and if you could provide some feedback.

    looking at pairing these with the ATC CA2 Pre Amplifier.


    Thanks again
    Last edited by Aretos; 07-11-2020, 07:09 PM.
    Digital Marketing Agency in Birmingham

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    Originally posted by Aretos View Post
    My first post on the forum so hello everyone ๐Ÿ™ƒ

    I'm looking to replace my old speakers with the ATC SCM11 speakers and wanted to ask if anyone else had experience with these and if you could provide some feedback.

    looking at pairing these with the ATC CA2 Pre Amplifier.


    Thanks again
    That's a great start, you should be very happy. Problem I found is that I went from the 11s to the 19s to the 40s!

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    • #4
      klthompson same issue! Went from 19s to active 40s.

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      • #5
        hahahaha ๐Ÿ˜€

        klthompson crandell


        I was thinking the same, what if I need to move up the ladder, seems both of you have been there and done it lol
        Last edited by Aretos; 07-14-2020, 08:51 PM.
        Digital Marketing Agency in Birmingham

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        • #6
          Originally posted by Aretos View Post
          hahahaha ๐Ÿ˜€

          klthompson crandell


          I was thinking the same, what if I need to move up the ladder, seems both of you have been there and done it lol
          Yes no doubt as the old forum users come back on you will find many moved up the ATC range.

          11's are fantastic I use a pair but Active 40's are just unbelievable value really the best bargain in the ATC range in my opinion
          plus if you have a streamer source you often can drive them directly, thus saving the cost of a preamp.๐Ÿ˜€

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          • #7
            simonthepieman All the ATC speakers sound great. Sit back and enjoy whatever you go with!

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            • #8
              Originally posted by crandell View Post
              simonthepieman All the ATC speakers sound great. Sit back and enjoy whatever you go with!
              Yes I agree I also use other ATC's in different systems, they are the best speakers in the world (as I am sure you would expect to hear on this forum) keep them up to date
              my 100's have been updated twice now, last time for the new tweeters with full service etc. The top of the range tweeter is just superb, all the detail but incredibly sweet at the same time.

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              • #9
                I started with the 11s, was very happy with them. Later, I for a very good offer for the 19s (v1), and now I am thinking of upgrading to the 40s passive !

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                • #10
                  Originally posted by SailorZH View Post
                  I started with the 11s, was very happy with them. Later, I for a very good offer for the 19s (v1), and now I am thinking of upgrading to the 40s passive !
                  Go active 40's if you can, way better than the passives, had 7's still use 11's (passive) Active 40 really bargain of the range in my view. you save money on not needing a chunky power amp.

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                  • #11
                    Originally posted by simonthepieman View Post

                    Go active 40's if you can, way better than the passives, had 7's still use 11's (passive) Active 40 really bargain of the range in my view. you save money on not needing a chunky power amp.
                    Good to know! My amp is not chunky though, looks rather like a bathroom scale (Devialet) !

                    So would it be possible to go straight from a DAC with a good volume control to the 40s active?

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                    • #12
                      yep I do that using an Auralic Vega G2, Used an Oppo Sonica also and a PS audio DSD all dac streamers with Vol

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                      • #13
                        Originally posted by simonthepieman View Post
                        yep I do that using an Auralic Vega G2, Used an Oppo Sonica also and a PS audio DSD all dac streamers with Vol
                        Super!!! I was thinking of the Benchmark DAC3. But good to know that such minimalist setup works. Canโ€˜t be simpler than that.

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                        • #14
                          Originally posted by SailorZH View Post
                          So would it be possible to go straight from a DAC with a good volume control to the 40s active?
                          Have a look at the MiniDSP SHD as well. It includes Dirac room correction, Roon Ready and Airplay through the built-in Volumio streamer.

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                          • #15
                            Originally posted by 9radua1 View Post

                            Have a look at the MiniDSP SHD as well. It includes Dirac room correction, Roon Ready and Airplay through the built-in Volumio streamer.
                            Thanks for the suggestion. I do have a proper Roon streaming solution (SonicTransporter), but the MiniDSPs do look interesting!

                            I just realised, there's a parallel thread addressing the same question https://www.atcforums.com/forum/foru...dicated-preamp

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                            • #16
                              Originally posted by Aretos View Post
                              My first post on the forum so hello everyone ๐Ÿ™ƒ

                              I'm looking to replace my old speakers with the ATC SCM11 speakers and wanted to ask if anyone else had experience with these and if you could provide some feedback.

                              looking at pairing these with the ATC CA2 Pre Amplifier.

                              Just checking that youโ€™re aware youโ€™ll also need a power amplifier? The CA2 preamp can be used directly with the Active models, however.

                              If you buy new, you should be able to audition demo models at home, to be certain theyโ€™re suitable. If buying carefully used, you should be able to resell with little loss here in the UK.

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