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Speaking of subs and rooms, I have to add the general trend toward smaller subs in higher quantity is proving to be a better solution for most rooms and studios.  The desire for one big sub creates dominant rooms modes that are a bear to remove wi... 
Review ATC SCM20PSL monitors 50 hours listening
m-dB   Wow, that Lorraine Campet link you posted is amazing. What intonation! It was perfect. One of things with ATC that has always been a goal of Billy Woodman (founder) and the engineering department: realism via low distortion. Distortion s... 
Speaker Placement and Toe-In
There is one missing pioce of info on this thread that affects toe in or no toe in: the off axis reposnse of the speaker itself. If the dispersion is very consistent, across the midrange and tweeter, you can live with less toe in as the off axis s... 
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@mijostyn You have been at this a while! I too have listened to Hill Plasmatronics and they were amazing.  I've heard almost every Accustat, Maggies, KEF, Dahlquists, Time Windows, Advents, double stacked advents, and a LOT of conventional speake... 
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Fred 60 I can tell you what it costs to repair an ATC active amplifer. The same as it costs to repair a regular [passive speaker] amplifier; perhaps less as with passive speaker amps, often the damage is inflicted by connectrors, or shorts in cab... 
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  Well said Donavabdear!   Does anyone, even the most passionate Audiophile, think the amp is more important to the end sound than the transducers?   Brad  
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HI Brian So fun to read your posts!   Brad    
Break In Failed
My question about break in is: how does the speaker know to stop breaking in?  Brad  
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I think the one issue not addressed in responses is controlling [driver] phase to create a phase linear system.  Phase control is not possible in the passive or the outboard amp active system (unless you have a very sophisticated line level crosso... 
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I think many of theses posts attribute qualities to "active" that are not due to the active vs passive nature of the system. Truth is a proper active system is MORE holographic and MORE detailed than an ordinary passive system, in the same room us... 
Active Speakers Better? No, per Michael Borresen
I have a question to "active in the hobby" audiophiles.  Here's the background: If you use a super low distortion [active] speaker system, it reveals more about everything upstream. I find that when I use an ATC active, what drives it ( preamp, C... 
ATC 19's modified using Gr Research kit
phastm3 I only want to add that ATC is not price motivated when it comes to engineering. Those of us in the business of making things and selling them call a company "engineering driven" meaning they pay no attention to cost until after its built... 
Active Speakers Better? No, per Michael Borresen
Hey Kota1  Nice post on your system.  Yes Galaxy has been one of the top players in "good sounding" studios in the EU for a long time.  Check out the latest from MIraval, the revival of an old room.  Also British Grove in the UK is spectacular.  ... 
Active Speakers Better? No, per Michael Borresen
kota1, I missed your comment about my post asking if I was a designer or engineer?  Forgive my oversight.  I am neither, I am the ATC importer to the USA for the last 20+ years.  Before that I worked at JBL as in charge of theater and installed so... 
Active Speakers Better? No, per Michael Borresen
I think ATC has the right idea in reducing complexity while they increase performance.  At least it works for someone who wants high end performance but doesn't have the time or desire to DIY.  That being said, I would not expect that type of buye...