Originally Posted by I.R.Baboon
I had a good offer today on a second-hand pair of ATC SCM150ASL
Anyone heard them in a mastering situation? I believe Doug Sax uses them as does George Massenburg, so they can be none too shabby.
Would one also need a sub with them?
The benefit of using ATCs is the accuracy in the bass. That and the midrange driver. You would need a very expensive sub to complement the 150s, I honestly don't think you would need more bass than what a 15" driver could deliver. Subs are difficult to get right as well.
I said a large room as they need a lot of space, we have the SCM50s and they are very far from the rear wall. They are mid fields so you can be a little closer to get the sweet spot, however the SCM150s are definitely speakers that would require a decent amount of space between the listener. They are big, and would move a lot of air. Our room is 35m square and the SCM100s were too big...so it's the 50s with a 12" sub.