Responses from m669326

Old phones as streaming sources
I use an old decommissioned iPhone in my car, sending downloaded Deezer through the lightening jack to my car’s DAC. I’m happy with it. Any additional benefit would be lost in that environment anyway.  
Steve Guttenberg reviews an ATC active?
I think the current price for the SCM 40 passives is a great value. Compare it to what else you can get for that price.  
Young audiophile metal head looking to level up speaker choice
Another vote for ATC. Maybe the 19s, given the size of your room  
As far as sensitivity goes, you do need a minimum of 120 watts for your amp and 150 is probably a better low end cut off. I drive mine with a Musical Fidelity A308 integrated and it seems to be a good match for my taste. Others would recommend som... 
I love mine. Ask me more about them if you have specific questions.  
What to ask when buying used speakers?
If you decide to go used, I suggest engaging in a back and forth with the seller over some related matter--or even the weather wherever the seller is. Then decode his responses in terms of what kind of personality you're dealing with. Get a savvy ... 
TV Based System - Hifi vs. Studio Monitors
I agree with Soix. I’ve got an optical connection to an R2R dac to ATC speakers. It works. Most TV is midrange and they excel at that.   
Speakers - Your "Safest" Choice
For rock? Big ATCs.  
My speaker upgrade journey - and a few questions
I have passive SCM 40s, a Musical Fidelity A308 integrated, a Moon Mind 2 streamer, and a Pontus 2 DAC. I’m very happy with my system. The A308 line is great value, including their preamp. The integrated puts out 150 watts. I don’t think you’d wa... 
What are your exact settings for volume and low pass filter on your SVS sub?
Thanks, all.  
What are your exact settings for volume and low pass filter on your SVS sub?
Original poster here. We're starting to get a lot of variety now. I forgot to mention I have a bright, large, complex room and I listen to a variety of musical genres and route films through my system. If I turn up the volume past -18 or so, ther... 
What are your exact settings for volume and low pass filter on your SVS sub?
Thanks, Doyle. Your info is helpful. My post is basically about getting a bit more peace of mind. I can see I'm in the same ballpark as you.  
ATC buying advice
Since I already had an integrated amp I really liked, with a lot of juice, I got a pair of passive SCM40s and a couple of SVB-3000 subs. I’m happy with this set-up. It feels like there are diminishing returns for me by going up the product line.  
Horns with good timbre and tonality?
I’m not familiar with horns, but my experience with ATC speakers is that they very much reproduce a “live” sound.  
Full range stand mounted speakers
ATCs have metal grilles. They don’t go low on paper, but the bass is tight and sufficient for most people.