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ATC 20A

20A, Active Monitor from ATC.

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Audiofanzine FR 03/09/2009

ATC 20A : Audiofanzine FR's user review

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(Originally written by PanoraMics/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
Quality of big systems like the 100, which I have tested and worked with. I tested them before buying them.

For professional audio, post-production and as main monitors.

Active speakers.

SOUNDS

- Very linear frequency response, one of the best in this price range.

- Very good and detailed stereo imaging if the room acoustics are also good. Which actually applies to every monitoring system.

- Very clear sound along the whole frequency spectrum. Low frequencies are VERY accurate and not overemphasized. Sometimes I work with them 11 or 12 hours straight and I don't get tired (wchich isn't the case with Genelecs, Dynaudios or NHTs).

OVERALL OPINION

- 14 months ago.

- Closed enclosures. Superb finish. The main disadvantage is the after sale service. Before you buy them check how your local distributor works! Because I had to send a 66 lb. speaker to England for repair.

And considering the price of the speaker it was impossible to get a replacement speaker while it was being repaired.

- I have tested and worked with lots of other brands: Genelec, NHT, Dynaudio.

- Good value for money.

- I wouldn't hesitate to buy them again.

- Last comment: lousy packaging: A simple cardboard box with polystyrene chips and some foam on the top and the bottom. The cardboard box was torn to pieces when I got them and I had to check if the membranes were not damaged before signing off the delivery. It was almost a miracle that they arrived in one piece! Unfortunately I didn't notice that one of the speakers was damaged. You can surely imagine how pissed I was considering how much they cost! And of course, this damage wasn't covered by any insurance...

Take all this into account before you choose this product.