LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 2018: It’s been over two years since ATC launched the passive SCM12 Pro, the most compact monitor in its range. With an attractive entry-level price point and ATC’s legendary accuracy, the SCM12 Pro has found its way into innumerable recording studios and post-production houses. The new passive ATC SCM12i uses the same two-way topology and driver technology but places it within a cabinet that is purpose-built for easy permanent installation in audio and video studios of all varieties. Specifically, the ATC SCM12i includes mounting points that are compatible with all of the popular mounting strategies and standardizations, including those offered by Adaptive Technologies Group and König & Meyer (K&M).
“ATC has established itself as the best monitoring option for working professionals who need to produce mixes that reliably translate to every conceivable playback system in the world,” said Brad Lunde, founder and president of TransAudio Group, U.S. distributor for all ATC professional products. “The ATC SCM12 Pro is a popular choice for nearfields in small spaces or on tight budgets – or as surrounds in larger studios. Either way, they’re small enough (roughly 16” x 9” x 9”) to warrant permanent installation, but, like most near field monitors, the SCM12 Pro lacks the mounting points of ‘installation-ready’ loudspeakers. Responding to requests from its customers, ATC has produced the SCM12i, which includes those mounting points.”
Like the SCM12 Pro, the ATC SCM12i uses the very same UK-hand-built drivers that are so celebrated in ATC’s larger flagship models. An ATC one-inch dual suspension Soft Dome tweeter handles high-end content with extended high-frequency response and significantly reduced harmonic distortion. An ATC six-inch Constrained Layer Damping woofer handles mid- and low-frequency content with proprietary ATC technology that delivers significantly improved linearity. Even though it may be in the smallest category of ATC’s product line, the specifications capture the SCM12i’s exceptional performance: frequency response from 80Hz to 16kHz ± 2dB, ±80° coherent horizontal and ±10° coherent vertical dispersion, and 108dB continuous SPL per pair at 1m. The SCM12i Pro is currently expected to begin shipping by the end of 2018.