Just wanted to drop a note to say I have always wanted a decent pair of standmounts to switch off to when it's that time of the month. Or whenever, really.
Picked up a pair of used ATC SCM 7's on a lark (with the intention of listening for the hell of it, then selling them at a loss-- as always) but lo and behold they actually ARE a wonderfully musical transducer.
They are the first speakers I have heard (except Kans and such) That are as fast as my Neat Mystiques, but they have a more even-handed balance in my smaller room.
Lots of tight and pitch accurate (maybe even kind of Quad-like??!) Bass.
And they are fast.
Indeed-- but not bright. I expected them to be bright what with ATC being all about "true accuracy" and all that-- But they are not in any way bright at all-- just smooth and natural with my CDX2/202/NAPSC/202. A great all around speaker.
I can only imagine what their more upscale SCM 12 sounds like...
Of course, in a bigger room than mine-- you'll probably want one of the company's bigger speakers.
I am quite happy with them so far, and I highly recommend that those wanting either a standmout pinch-hitter, or a main speaker in a not-too-big room give the lil' ATC's a listen.
A beautifully musical speaker.