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  • Music4Life
    Senior Member
    • May 2006
    • 105

    Bookshelf Speaker Recommendation

    I sold my ATC SCM7 (used it for more than 2 years). I want another bookshelf speaker that will go along with my A21. I scrapped the idea of "digital thing". I just need speaker similar price to the ATC. Any recommendations? Thank you.
  • Mike_Schmidt
    Member
    • Mar 2009
    • 48

    #2
    Proac studio 110's or for something a little fancier there reference range.

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    • JBM
      Junior Member
      • Sep 2009
      • 3

      #3


      My dad and I each got a pair last year and we haven't looked back.

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      • Music4Life
        Senior Member
        • May 2006
        • 105

        #4
        Originally posted by JBM
        http://www.thelsagroup.com/lsa1.html#statement

        My dad and I each got a pair last year and we haven't looked back.
        It looks like an interesting monitors but they don't have an int'l dealer here.

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        • Music4Life
          Senior Member
          • May 2006
          • 105

          #5
          Originally posted by Mike_Schmidt
          Proac studio 110's or for something a little fancier there reference range.
          I am looking at this monitors for awhile but I still need to consider some more.

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          • blownrx7
            Member
            • Dec 2004
            • 96

            #6
            Totem Model 1 is an excellent choice

            I had the Totem Acoustic Model 1 a while back and I regret not holding on to them. Silky smoooth with amazing bass esp. for their size.
            The Model 1 Signatures are supposed to be even better but I always had a hard time with the premium they charged. Others didn't though as you'll see if you surf around.
            Another one to consider that I never had the opportunity to audition is the ProAc 1SC. Another well reviewed compact speaker.
            hth

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            • Music4Life
              Senior Member
              • May 2006
              • 105

              #7
              Originally posted by blownrx7
              I had the Totem Acoustic Model 1 a while back and I regret not holding on to them. Silky smoooth with amazing bass esp. for their size.
              The Model 1 Signatures are supposed to be even better but I always had a hard time with the premium they charged. Others didn't though as you'll see if you surf around.
              Another one to consider that I never had the opportunity to audition is the ProAc 1SC. Another well reviewed compact speaker.
              hth
              I called the Totem's showroom today. I book myself for a demo sometime this week. I haven't heard this speaker before. Not so popular here. Audio enthusiast here are mostly, B&W, Dynaudio, ProAc, PMC, Focal, ATC, KEF owners. The model 1 signature's woofer looks like a dynaudio focus 140. Any relationship between them?

              I heard ProAc 1SC before, it's a bit bright for my liking. It is paired with the CA840 int amp and CDP when I heard it in a showroom. Very good focus though.

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              • Music4Life
                Senior Member
                • May 2006
                • 105

                #8
                I have narrowed down my choices, I haven't got a chance to demo it though. ProAC 1SC and ATC SCM19. Thoughts? Thanks.

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                • blownrx7
                  Member
                  • Dec 2004
                  • 96

                  #9
                  I'd go with the ProAc 1SC. If nothing else, the resale value on that holds up better than most other bookshelf because of it's reputation.
                  I've never heard the ATC's so cannot comment on them good or bad but the one thing I do know is the popularity of the ProAC is higher by my observation. Now that is never a true measurement of quality (think VHS vs Beta etc etc) but like I said before, if you are unhappy, you'll be able to get out with a lot more cash in your pocket.

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                  • jbreezy5
                    Member
                    • May 2009
                    • 59

                    #10
                    Maybe consider the following:

                    Usher Be-718 ($2800)
                    Aurum Cantus V2M ($1900)
                    Mark & Daniels Ruby ($1800; these will make good use of your power amp)
                    Wharfedale Opus 2 ($2200; these are very large bookshelves)
                    AAD Reference Silver-1 ($1550)
                    Energy RC-10 ($500; shockingly good)

                    The thing w/Proacs is they typically are designed to work well w/tube amps, having a high impedance, so they will be easy to drive. You have waaaay more power than they will ever crave. This could result in having to turn the volume up pretty high before the music comes alive. I would recommend staying w/a bookshelf speaker that reaches to 4 ohms, has a rather low sensitivity of 87dB and below, or has both a low impedance and sensitivity.

                    The ATC SCM 19's you mentioned should fit the bill nicely too!

                    -JBreezy-

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                    • Music4Life
                      Senior Member
                      • May 2006
                      • 105

                      #11
                      Thanks guys. I will let you know later what I got.

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                      • Music4Life
                        Senior Member
                        • May 2006
                        • 105

                        #12
                        There are 2 seller on our local second hand hifi online shop that sells the ATC 19 and 1SC for similar price of US$1,300. I am deadlock right now.

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                        • Jon SS
                          Member
                          • Oct 2002
                          • 75

                          #13
                          I use Monitor Audio Gold Reference with my Halos, sounds great.

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                          • Mike_Schmidt
                            Member
                            • Mar 2009
                            • 48

                            #14
                            I drive my Proac D28's with a A21 and your right they dont need much power and you need some volume but they do sing at any level. These speakers are designed by ear. So many butts, LOL the ATC does eat power up and will take that amp

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