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ATC position contradiction? Recorders, Players & Tape Machines
Old 9th May 2018
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ATC position contradiction?

Is this not a contradiction? “Mid-range dome at or slightly below ear level” vs the drawing...
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Old 9th May 2018
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The rule really is the rules a generic recommendation, that said nobody knows ATC’s like ATC and the Quested 302 3 ways here sound best with the mid at ear level.
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Is this not a contradiction? “Mid-range dome at or slightly below ear level” vs the drawing...
I have ATC 3-ways here (and other places.) When I saw that diagram (after many, many years arranging the mid-center as aligned to my ears) I arranged my newest set with the 5 degree axis perfectly calculated for a 3m distance (my listening distance for these speakers.) Every day when I'd stand up from my chair, I'd notice the sweet spot should still be mid-center and not 5 degree down. It was fairly obvious and in a tall "crouch" going from sitting to standing, with my eyes closed, I'd always end up at the same conclusion for where my ears should be in relation.

So I gave ATC a call about this.
In no uncertain terms, Ben Lilly at ATC said it should be centre (not above, not below, just centre.)
So my speakers were readjusted and I've been happy ever since.
So ignore that diagram.
Old 20th May 2018
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As I will be getting Sound Anchors which allow for perfect height adjustment, I plan to position the monitor with the mid-driver at ear level. What I am bringing up here is a contradiction in the ATC literature. In one case it says mid-driver at or slightly below ear level and the other days at or slightly above. It’s funny, no?
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The rule really is the rules a generic recommendation, that said nobody knows ATC’s like ATC and the Quested 302 3 ways here sound best with the mid at ear level.
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