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ATC SCM 11- any good for hard rock/metal music??

Hi

New to this forum and the world of hi-fi.

Well, actually not completely new. I own wharfedale dia 10.5, Marantz PM6003, Musical fidelity V-DAC and using my lenovo thinkpad T410 as source.

Not completely satisfied with the set up, I have started to look for upgrading my speakers to give better justice to hard rock/metal/trash metal.

after reading reviews etc, I found ATC SCM 11 to be kinda suitable coz of the dynamics, revaling ability and coz of my smallish room too.

SO this goes for users of ATC SCM, if they are good for such kinda music???

I listen to slayer, metallica, system, korn, ghost etc kinda stuff.

and please dont suggest me active ones form ATC..they are astronomically out of reach as of now for me.

so...

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Great speakers.

Period. ATC are in a lot of studios worldwide.  Buy a good sub (REL, etc) to really add another dimension of loud.

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great for metal?

thanks glotz for reply

when u say great speakers, u mean great for hard rock/metal??...have u heard them on such genre??..

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No I did not rock them when I demo'd them or the other ATC's..

The entire line of ATC speakers are deeply pedigreed in the studio- so they have to be put the through the paces of a lot of different music, and at varying volumes...

But reviews will obviously have more to say...Here's a snippet from one review in a quick google search.. (from a trusted mag)

"Do just that, and you'll find they fare pretty darn well. They're an easy listen: you'll receive an assured, balanced sound, even at high volume.

And if you do prefer to push your system – and ears – with some less polished recordings, then these ATCs are a little more forgiving than the EB2s (that's in no small part due to the EB2s' sheer transparency).

The Chemical Brothers' Swoon, from the new album Further, shows-off the SCM11's solid, suitably weighty sound, offering a little more brawn and bite than the new kids on the block, if losing some speed and agility in doing so."

By forgiving he means that they won't rip your ears off with a glaring treble. By weighty he means it retains its bass information and warmth (bass output relative to treble). 

There is a Stereophile review here as well under the tab.. check it out.  You have to go hear them at volume for yourself.  I won't push a dealer to jam them loud unless I am serious about purchasing.  You, on the other hand, are.

Keep in mind that yr going to need a sub down the road to really rock the bass in the nether-regions with such a monitor.  If yr at this price point, you really should look to some great floorstanders as well, from B&W (683 for example). 

Remember that all good dealers will let you listen to extended demo in their building, alone from the crowd.  That goes a long way to treating you to your type of music.

Keep rockin, man.

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well..all research done..only audition left

I have read almost all reviews about these ATC model..each and every forum or site..everywhere over internet..they are good I conclude. balanced sound and reproduction of original as close as possible are their qualities, which should go well with almost every genre..

which is why I wanted to hear from someone who has actually tried them with hard rock kinda stuff..beacuase hard rock/metal genre gets nasty at times..not every system can do justice..

And tragedy is that their audition might be hard to have..location, ordering, dealer's stock etc come in way of auditioning..which is why I wanted reviews from you people..

Well..let me try and arrange demo..lets see

and please keep me posted in case of further comments.

and all those who have heard them with rock..please please give your reviews..

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