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TransAudio Group Introduces ATC SCM12 Pro Near-Field Monitor

TransAudio Group in Las Vegas introduces the newest and smallest member of the ATC family: the SCM12 Pro. Using the same “all in-house built” components as its larger siblings, the SCM12 Pro promises ATC’s midrange character, solid imaging and ideal balance. TransAudio Group will combine the SCM12 Pro with ATC’s new P1 Pro 150-watt per channel rackmount amplifier in a bundle. The SCM12/P1 Pro monitor/amp package will carry a bundle MAP price of $4,350. If purchased separately, the SCM12 Pro is $2,195 per pair MSRP ($1,990/pair MAP), and the P1 Pro amp is $3,645 MSRP ($3,490 MAP).

The SCM12 Pro is the most affordable model in ATC’s pro range and features ATC’s meticulously built drive units for both the midrange/bass and tweeter. The tweeter is ATC’s “S” high-power 25mm/1-inch soft-dome, featuring ATC’s dual-suspension technology. Unlike conventional tweeters, it uses two suspensions offering greater control of the voice coil and dome motion at all useable sound pressure levels. The result is an extended high-frequency response and much greater clarity and definition due to the reduction in unwanted harmonic distortion.

Bass/midrange reproduction is handled by ATC’s 150mm/6-inch proprietary CLD drive unit. Constructed with a 45mm/1.75-inch diameter voice coil and employing an FEA optimized high-energy symmetrical gap motor system, the driver is said to be capable of tremendous dynamic range, with minimal power compression. The cone is constructed using another proprietary ATC technology: Constrained Layer Damping. This process employs multiple laminated fabric cones to form a stiff, light and well-damped structure. Acoustically, this construction promises a smoother on- and off-axis frequency response and also a reduction in distortion.

Built completely in-house by hand, ATC’s new P1 Pro is a 2-channel amplifier that uses the same technology and output devices as ATC’s two- and three-way amp packs from the Active Monitor line. With a conservatively rated 150W per channel output, a true dual mono design, and Class-A/B operation, it pairs well with the SCM12 Pro. Additional specifications include less than 0.002% total harmonic distortion (at -95dB), greater than 100dB crosstalk isolation, greater than 110dB (DIN) signal-to-noise, and a frequency response that runs from near DC to 400 kHz (-3dB).

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