ATC (Acoustic Transducer Company) Loudspeakers recently debuted the ATC PA65 ($7,500), a new compact, three-way active P.A. speaker system for flown live sound installation. The PA65 was based on designs from the company’s SCM150ASL active studio monitors.
The three-way active PA65 system comprises an ATC Super Linear 15-inch bass driver, a three-inch soft-dome midrange driver and a 1.25-inch fabric-dome tweeter. ATC 3-channel Class-A/B amplifiers deliver 200 watts to the low-frequency driver, 100W to the mid-range and 50W to the tweeter. All amplifier channels feature active momentary gain reduction.
Each three-way active enclosure is capable of generating a maximum SPL of 116 dB. Each cabinet offers 80 degrees of horizontal coherent dispersion with 10 degrees in the vertical plane. Crossover frequencies are set at 380 Hz and 3.5k Hz. The PA65s come with flying hardware.
ATC hand-builds its loudspeakers. All drive units are powered by individual amplifiers that are optimized for the driver's bandwidth, delivering balanced maximum SPLs, transient headroom with improved driver protection and precision control over speaker diaphragm travel.