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Nikhil

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It has been a long time since I have posted a system update. Not that I have a lot of changes as I tend to use my gear for quite a while. For me a speaker change is a major operation as it really is such a key component in an audio system. But with some luck and a lot of persuasion by @sameer kumar, I picked up a pair of ATC SCM20 PSL speakers in March this year. The speakers are the newer revised version with the new Dual Suspension S Spec tweeter and Super Linear Mid Bass driver that ATC builds in house.

First some pictures of my setup taken when I first installed the speakers in the chain. Fortunately the SCM 20s fitted beautifully on my existing stands. My Job INT was able to drive them very well and I was quite happy with the setup. The ATC SCM20s are an astonishing speaker to say the least. The calling card of the speakers are effortless dynamics with a densely saturated mid range. The highs extend smoothly without any strain. Completely coherent from top to bottom.

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However, after listening to the speakers for about a month with the Job INT, I decided to try driving them with my Acoustic Portrait Thiyaga separates. It is suggested to use as much power as possible to drive these speakers. The Thiyaga amp is rated conservatively at about 200W per channel and had no problem at all with driving the ATCs. The tube preamp uses Russion 6N2P tubes to add some tube texture to the sound. I was extemely happy when I realized that they were a great match. The AP amps woke up from their years of slumber and just grabbed a hold of the ATC drivers like it was nothing. The sound is absolutely effortless and resolving. It is still early days but I can say that I am really happy with the ways things are.

Enclosing another image with the Acoustic Portrait gear in place.

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To say that I am very pleased with the setup changes would be an understatement. I had no idea the AP amps would be able to scale up to the ATC speakers in the way they did and after so long. Just feels like they have complete control of the drivers.

These past few months have been a very interesting experience with the new speakers. I had a lot of concerns about how I would be able to change from my earlier speakers to the ATCs and if my gear had the grunt needed to control them well. So far my experience has been largely positive and I can only marvel at the tremendous value that a local brand like Acoustic Portrait offers.


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It has been a long time since I have posted a system update. Not that I have a lot of changes as I tend to use my gear for quite a while. For me a speaker change is a major operation as it really is such a key component in an audio system. But with some luck and a lot of persuasion by @sameer kumar, I picked up a pair of ATC SCM20 PSL speakers in March this year. The speakers are the newer revised version with the new Dual Suspension S Spec tweeter and Super Linear Mid Bass driver that ATC builds in house.

First some pictures of my setup taken when I first installed the speakers in the chain. Fortunately the SCM 20s fitted beautifully on my existing stands. My Job INT was able to drive them very well and I was quite happy with the setup. The ATC SCM20s are an astonishing speaker to say the least. The calling card of the speakers are effortless dynamics with a densely saturated mid range. The highs extend smoothly without any strain. Completely coherent from top to bottom.

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However, after listening to the speakers for about a month with the Job INT, I decided to try driving them with my Acoustic Portrait Thiyaga separates. It is suggested to use as much power as possible to drive these speakers. The Thiyaga amp is rated conservatively at about 200W per channel and had no problem at all with driving the ATCs. The tube preamp uses Russion 6N2P tubes to add some tube texture to the sound. I was extemely happy when I realized that they were a great match. The AP amps woke up from their years of slumber and just grabbed a hold of the ATC drivers like it was nothing. The sound is absolutely effortless and resolving. It is still early days but I can say that I am really happy with the ways things are.

Enclosing another image with the Acoustic Portrait gear in place.

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To say that I am very pleased with the setup changes would be an understatement. I had no idea the AP amps would be able to scale up to the ATC speakers in the way they did and after so long being unused. The SCM20s have paired really well with the AP amps offering complete control of the drivers.

These past few months have been a very interesting experience with the new speakers. I had a lot of concerns about how I would be able to change from my earlier speakers to the ATCs and if my gear had the grunt needed to control them well. So far my experience has been largely positive and I can only marvel at therrl tremendous value that a local brand like Acoustic Portrait offers.


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❤ly congratulations sir 🎶🎶🎶🎶 very nice looking setup & especially A'T'C' speakers
 

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Congrats Nikhil, its a change after a long time and appears to have ben worth it !
 

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It has been a long time since I have posted a system update. Not that I have a lot of changes as I tend to use my gear for quite a while. For me a speaker change is a major operation as it really is such a key component in an audio system. But with some luck and a lot of persuasion by @sameer kumar, I picked up a pair of ATC SCM20 PSL speakers in March this year. The speakers are the newer revised version with the new Dual Suspension S Spec tweeter and Super Linear Mid Bass driver that ATC builds in house.

First some pictures of my setup taken when I first installed the speakers in the chain. Fortunately the SCM 20s fitted beautifully on my existing stands. My Job INT was able to drive them very well and I was quite happy with the setup. The ATC SCM20s are an astonishing speaker to say the least. The calling card of the speakers are effortless dynamics with a densely saturated mid range. The highs extend smoothly without any strain. Completely coherent from top to bottom.

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However, after listening to the speakers for about a month with the Job INT, I decided to try driving them with my Acoustic Portrait Thiyaga separates. It is suggested to use as much power as possible to drive these speakers. The Thiyaga amp is rated conservatively at about 200W per channel and had no problem at all with driving the ATCs. The tube preamp uses Russion 6N2P tubes to add some tube texture to the sound. I was extemely happy when I realized that they were a great match. The AP amps woke up from their years of slumber and just grabbed a hold of the ATC drivers like it was nothing. The sound is absolutely effortless and resolving. It is still early days but I can say that I am really happy with the ways things are.

Enclosing another image with the Acoustic Portrait gear in place.

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To say that I am very pleased with the setup changes would be an understatement. I had no idea the AP amps would be able to scale up to the ATC speakers in the way they did and after so long. The SCM20s have paired really well with the AP amps in complete control of the drivers.

These past few months have been a very interesting experience with the new speakers. I had a lot of concerns about how I would be able to change from my earlier speakers to the ATCs and if my gear had the grunt needed to control them well. So far my experience has been largely positive and I can only marvel at the tremendous value that a local brand like Acoustic Portrait offers.


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Really happy that you have found a perfect match. Yeah ATC's really need a lot of power to get singing. On Sameer's suggestion to a friend in hyderabad, I got the nuprime STA-9 mono blocks, outputting 295 watts in bridged mode.

I previously tried a 190 watt devialet, a monster class A krell and a few more highly regarded amplifications as well, nothing could make my pmc speakers sing. The nuprimes are the best match I've ever found. So my take is that both ATC and PMC need a lot of power to get singing at their best :)
 

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Really happy that you have found a perfect match. Yeah ATC's really need a lot of power to get singing. On Sameer's suggestion to a friend in hyderabad, I got the nuprime STA-9 mono blocks, outputting 295 watts in bridged mode.

Nuprime makes some awesome gear. The STA-9X amp looks very interesting.
It's good to know that they are driving your PMCs well. Very useful to know.

I am very interested in seeing what the new Class D implementations have to offer.
Have been looking at some of the Purifi based amps as well.
I think it's a matter of time before Class D catches up with high quality sound.


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Hey Nikhil, looks like you shuffled the deck and came up aces :)
The setup looks gorgeous and so does the room!
Going by your post above, I reckon the rabbit hole is beckoning :) Do keep us posted on the journey ahead.
Happy listening!
 

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Congrats Nikhil on the ATC, used few models of ATC for 6+ years and they have one of the most neutral yet seducing tone. Wishing you years of enjoyment with the new speaker.
And your room .....awesome
 

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Congratulations Nikhil; The ATCs are awesome speakers with a very pleasing sound signature. They gel quite well with rest of your setup, We had a trouble driving ATCs, where popular foreign brands didn't do justice, but The Fact that our on own Indian brand drives them well is quite jubilant feeling. BY THE WAY Your digital front end intrigues me quite a lot.
Enjoy
 

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Congratulations @Nikhil
I got the nuprime STA-9 mono blocks, outputting 295 watts in bridged mode.

I previously tried a 190 watt devialet, a monster class A krell and a few more highly regarded amplifications as well, nothing could make my pmc speakers sing. The nuprimes are the best match I've ever found.
Nuprime makes some awesome gear. The STA-9X amp looks very interesting.
Nuprime amps have big sound and in a right system, sound great. But they're finicky and don't pair well at large.
 

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Congratulations Nikhil; The ATCs are awesome speakers with a very pleasing sound signature. They gel quite well with rest of your setup, We had a trouble driving ATCs, where popular foreign brands didn't do justice, but The Fact that our on own Indian brand drives them well is quite jubilant feeling. BY THE WAY Your digital front end intrigues me quite a lot.
Enjoy

Curious to know which ATCs you had and which amps you tried. Strangely, ATC doesn't seem to share much technical information apart from the fact that they recommend an amp that would be "stable at 8 ohms". But anyone who has ATCs know, they need power to really shine.

Which part of the digital setup intrigues you? To be honest I have largely stopped chasing my tail in digital. I did spend a fair amount of time with high res and software only to conclude that the gains are marginal. There are certain minimum requirements which once you implement them it is best to leave alone and spend your money elsewhere.


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Congratulations Nikhil!
Let’s have a listening session!. Very keen to check AP on ATCs..

Cheerrs

Thanks Sameer! This really would not have been possible without your help.

As you know the SCM20 was on my final list back in 2013/14. Looking back I should have probably gone for the ATCs back then but that would have been a completely different trajectory. But no regrets. The SCM20 is just perfect for my AP gear. The massive mid bass drivers just absorb the power from the amps without a fuss.


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Congrats Nikhil. The next time I am in Hyderabad, maybe a listening session

Congratulations on the new speakers as well as the amps Nikhil!

❤ly congratulations sir 🎶🎶🎶🎶 very nice looking setup & especially A'T'C' speakers

Congrats Nikhil, its a change after a long time and appears to have ben worth it !

Lovely setup, Nikhil. Congratulations. I'll see you soon in Hyderabad, inshallah!

Looks very nice with those colour combinations!

Congratulations.Looking very good. Wish you ears of happiness with this sound.



Thank you very much guys. Appreciate the kind words.


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Congrats Nikhil on the ATC, used few models of ATC for 6+ years and they have one of the most neutral yet seducing tone. Wishing you years of enjoyment with the new speaker.
And your room .....awesome

Thanks for the kind words. May I ask which ATC speakers have you had?
What do you have right now that replaced them?


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Thanks for the kind words. May I ask which ATC speakers have you had?
What do you have right now that replaced them?


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Hi Nikhil, I had the ATC SCM 19 and 40.
Also tried the 11 for short time.
Symphonic line RG1 power was used and then the SL integrated. The synergy between SL and ATC is heaven.
The ATC was replaced by Avalon.
Cheers
 
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