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ATC scm25a vs what? Studio Monitors
Old 15th August 2015
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ATC scm25a vs what?

Ok, I need new monitors.

I would like to have them right now and I totally adore ATC scm25, BUT (there always a but in my way, and not a sexy one) I cant afford them right now. I need to wait a couple of months.

Whats the alternatives?

Ofcourse I have been listening to Focal sm9 and barefoot, and I dont like them... I dont meen to sound like a smartass, but I have some issues with the sm9. I compared them in the same room as ATC and I even think that the ATC had as much bass as the sm9 (even though the ATC is much smaller).

What other 3 way alternatives is there in the same price range as sm9?

I dont wanna have some speakers with any DSP in them.

How about Neumann kh 310 A? anyone who got them and have compared them to sm9 and ATC scm? whats the main differences?

Or Adam S3x-v?

Perhaps I should mention that I dont like Eve Audio SC407 and I definitely hate the cheeper Focal speakers.

I think I will wait though until Ive got the money for the ATC. Ive learned as the years passed by, that its better to wait and buy something that you really want instead of compromising. It only results in "damn, I wish I had bought my first instead of my second choice ".

but its always good to now whats out there.

ATC in sweden - 11.200 USD
SM9 in sweden - 6.400 USD (I can go up to 7000USD with my budget right now)

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Old 15th August 2015
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I think I will wait though until Ive got the money for the ATC. Ive learned as the years passed by, that its better to wait and buy something that you really want instead of compromising. It only results in "damn, I wish I had bought my first instead of my second choice ".
Yep.. just wait.. or try to find a used pair
I own a pair of 25's.. they're great imho.

But in all honesty the KH310 are very good as well..
and anyway the monitoring is always also a matter of how integrates in the room..

Good luck!



Cheu
Old 15th August 2015
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A pair of used K+H O300Ds will act as a stop-gap solution, but there are fewer and fewer options as far as DSP-free speakers go. I share your dislike for them!
Old 15th August 2015
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I'm in the same boat.. will buy ATC as soon as I can justify the cost. Amazing speakers. Would hate to buy something in between while saving up but might aswell have to.
Old 15th August 2015
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How about some used ATCs? That's what I did...
Old 16th August 2015
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Thanks for your answer. Ok, Im sure I need to wait.

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How about some used ATCs? That's what I did...
There are no used ATC speakers in sweden. Have not ever seen any used pair 4 sale here. There are no shops who sells them either (one store can get them for me). They does not exist on Thomann, which is the largest music-gear webshop in Europe, where most of the swedes buy their stuff.

There are none on ebay aswell. Ive seen a couple the last 3 mounth from USA. And it would cost me a fortune in taxes to bring them here.

I guess they are quite unusual over here, and I also guess the ones who owns them doesnt wanna get rid of them.

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Old 16th August 2015
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ATC Forhandler I Oslo: Lyric hifi & bilstereo as
Du får sikkert en bra pris
Mine kom opprinnelig derfra.
Old 16th August 2015
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ATC Forhandler I Oslo: Lyric hifi & bilstereo as
Du får sikkert en bra pris
Mine kom opprinnelig derfra.
Haha! Tack

Jag kan inte hälsa från dig och få dem lite billigare tror du? (skojade bara).

Jag får ta och åka till Oslo på måndag helt enkelt

kollade med en affär i stockholm idag och dom skulle kolla om dom kunde ta in dem åt mig under måndag. Får se i så fall vilket pris dom kan ge.
Old 16th August 2015
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ATC Forhandler I Oslo: Lyric hifi & bilstereo as
Du får sikkert en bra pris
Mine kom opprinnelig derfra.
Vad betalade du för dina förresten? när köpte du dom?

**** vilken dålig hemsida, haha

Åpningstider 2013
ma-fredag 12 - 17
torsdager 12 - 18

2013?

Last edited by Ajustment; 16th August 2015 at 01:49 AM.. Reason: adding some stuff
Old 16th August 2015
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Hehe...ja. Ganske nerdy HiFi guru som driver den...veldig dedikert.
Hadde et problem med et basselement, og da sendte han reperatør på timen...omtrent som å eie en Ferrari..hehe
Han kan komme og hente høyttalerne om du ikke spiller bra musikk på dem
Jeg kjøpte mine brukt, fikk en god pris pga en liten kosmetisk skade,
men tror de opprinnelig ble kjøpt for rundt 60-70 000 Nkr for et år siden.
Nå har jo både USD og GBP steget endel siden da dessverre :(

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Old 16th August 2015
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Hehe...ja. Ganske nerdy HiFi guru som driver den...veldig dedikert.
Hadde et problem med et basselement, og da sendte han reperatør på timen...omtrent som å eie en Ferrari..hehe
Han kan komme og hente høyttalerne om du ikke spiller bra musikk på dem
Jeg kjøpte mine brukt, fikk en god pris pga en liten kosmetisk skade,
men tror de opprinnelig ble kjøpt for rundt 60-70 000 Nkr for et år siden.
Nå har jo både USD og GBP steget endel siden da dessverre :(
Ja, jag vet... köpte lite prylar för ett år sen och då var det billigt. Såg att ATC scm kostade 7900dollar hos återförsäljaren i USA... det är 65000 Nkr... så förmodligen får jag väl betala typ 85 000kr.

Tänkte ringa generalimportören på måndag också och kolla om det finns nån chans att kunna bli sponsrad också

Få se om dom nappar, hehe.

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Old 16th August 2015
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Sjekk med
Tor Aamodt Haug +47 22411984.
Kanskje han kan gi deg en god deal.
Or ask Max Martin where he got his from
Old 16th August 2015
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Sjekk med
Tor Aamodt Haug +47 22411984.
Kanskje han kan gi deg en god deal.
Or ask Max Martin where he got his from


grymt! tack återigen

jag återkommer här i tråden hur det går.
Old 21st July 2017
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How about Neumann kh 310 A? anyone who got them and have compared them to sm9 and ATC scm? whats the main differences?
???
Old 21st July 2017
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Man, wait and buy your ATC!!!

Buy smart or buy twice...
Old 21st July 2017
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you can have ATC but with a different approach (more complicated to digest ;-), but great sounding): Scan-Speak
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