British manufacturer ATC has premiered the SCM45A Pro, an all-new high-performance, three-way active monitor. The SCM45A Pro is a completely new design, yet shares many features with its smaller sibling, the SCM25A Pro. As a mid-size, three-way design that can be used in near- or mid-field positions, the SCM45A Pro fills a gap in ATC’s active studio monitoring range.
Like the SCM25A Pro, the new SCM45A Pro is an active three-way design with a linear response across the midrange, as well as across the rest of the audible frequency range. In contrast to the SCM25A Pro, the SCM45A Pro features a second woofer for deeper bass response and increased Sound Pressure Level capability, as well as ATC’s new proprietary dual-suspension tweeter,the first to be designed and built by the company, and the result of six years of research and development by ATC Managing Director Billy Woodman and R&D Engineer Richard Newman.
Those drive units are powered by ATC’s active Tri-AmpPack, a three-channel discrete MOSFET Class A/B design with 150W, 60W, and 25W for the bass, mid, and high frequency ranges, respectively. Revealingly, the SCM45A Pro is physically symmetrical — not mirror imaged, and is suitably sized for placement on or behind a console meter bridge. It is ideally suited, therefore, to positioning as a centre speaker between other SCM45A Pros and also ATC’s SCM50ASL Pro three-way active monitors.
The SCM45A Pro is available now for £7,042.00(plus VAT) per pair.