TransAudio Group, U.S. distributors for ATC UK, has introduced the ATC SCM20PSL MkII near-field reference monitor, which improves upon the previous ATC 6-inch, 2-way passive model and is the company’s smallest and least expensive monitor.
Built to the same standards as its active Pro Range siblings, the SCM20PSL MkII is ideal for those seeking a new level of resolution in a compact passive package, well-suited for critical near-field applications or smaller rooms.
“ATC is well-known for designing and building studio monitors that are unflinchingly truthful and that help engineers deliver mixes that translate everywhere,” says Brad Lunde, president of TransAudio Group. “ATC founder Billy Woodman and his team of R&D engineers never tire in the pursuit of perfection, and our request for a smaller monitor has led them to develop the SCM20PSL Pro MkII.”
The new SCM20PSL MkII is based around the ATC 6.5-inch “Super Linear” LF driver with integrated midrange, utilizing the same SL technology developed for the larger 9-, 12- and 15-inch based monitors. The SCM20PSL MkII is the first professional product to incorporate the new ATC dual-suspension 25 mm tweeter. Five years in development, the new tweeter offers lower distortion, higher output and greater reliability.
Further, a newly ATC designed/built passive crossover has also been incorporated, combining second and third order features to offer improved imaging and precision, comparing favorably to the company’s active designs. Neutral output extends across the audible spectrum, and within an all-new cabinet design, minimizing size and weight.
“Given the excellence of previous designs, these advantages lead to a substantive improvement in passive speaker technology,” Lunde concludes.