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ATC SCM150ASL PRO - for mastering?

I had a good offer today on a second-hand pair of ATC SCM150ASL PRO's.

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?
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I have them....and use them daily for mastering and couldn't be happier.

I don't use the sub with them, they have enough bass for my needs/room size for now. And I am mainly working on bass heavy music....

Highly recommended....

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Incredible speaker, but you would need a big room to handle those 15" bass drivers!
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Thanks!

Excuse my ignoramiocity, but how does one go about calculating which speaker fits which room, in terms of low end?
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Is it me, or is this a very silly use / arrangement of the speakers:?

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I had a good offer today on a second-hand pair of ATC SCM150ASL PRO's.

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?

Yeah, fantastic. However, Mr. Sax's 5 ATC SCM150's are all modified for him. So, it might not be that yours would sound the same. Also, he said that they work better in soffit, so he built half-wall for front of room in which to mount them. Also, he does use the sub-woofer (I think, only 1, so it might be only for x.1-specific managements).



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I had a good offer today on a second-hand pair of ATC SCM150ASL PRO's.

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.
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OK, i guess we have two factors at play: the size of the room and the quality of the room in terms of it's acoustic properties.
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Excellent mastering speakers, and yes, they do look a bit close in the above photo, and perhaps a bit high too. Still, looks like a pleasant room, and I like the Rhodes. Back when I was in Atlanta, I kept a Wurli in the room to pass the time while waiting for CD burns.
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