Halloween Man posted:
Answer is active scm19a or scm40a with Hugo TT. The passive scm40 will give you a better top and middle with more low end. I know you have tried previously but try again and see if u come to the same conclusion. For me the scm40 is a masterpiece only improved by the actives. If they have one weakness they are a bit flatter at lower volumes. There is a compromise in everything.
Thanks, for my listening room the 40s are just a little too much loud speaker right now.. and working at low volumes as well as medium is important... noticeable disparity here could in my experience point to issues with subtleties and nuance.
I am sure 19a is very good, howeverI do enjoy my NAP 250 sound and more importantly there is no easy way to locally demo the actives.... The SCM 19 mk2 I have currently work quite well at low volume, although the bass extension semis to contract a little. Have you heard the Russel K 150 and compared to the ATCs.. The RK floor standers are authoritative and go deep and are subtle and nuanced... but possibly more room sensitive...