ATC’s C3C Ver. 3 Center Channel Speaker Now Available

ATC’s C3C Ver. 3 center channel speaker is designed to match its SCM7 and SCM11 home audio speakers to help professional integrators create high-performance multichannel audio systems.


With users like Tom Petty, Jack White, Pink Floyd and Blackbird Studios, Acoustic Transducer Company (ATC) works with some of the most talented people in the pro audio industry. 

Fortunately home music and movie lovers also have the opportunity to own loudspeaker systems similar to those their favorite artists use to create music through ATC's authorized dealer network.

The U.K.-based company has announced that it's shipping its new CSC Ver. 3 center channel loudspeaker. Available through its American distribution partner Lone Mountain Audio, ATC's new speaker is designed to match its SCM7 and SCM11 home audio speakers to help professional integrators create high-performance multichannel audio systems. 

Specs: ATC C3C Ver. 3 Center Channel Speaker

ATC says it developed the new Ver. 3 CSC center channel loudspeaker to produce wide bandwidth dynamics with accuracy as well as high levels of vocal intelligibility to meet the demands of surround sound music and movie soundtracks. 

Internally, the speaker utilizes the company's proprietary SH25-76 dual-suspension tweeter that features a 15,000 gauss (1.5 Tesla) neodymium magnet, along with a black heat-treated top plate that dissipates heat away from the voice coil. The tweeter also utilizes a 5.5mm alloy waveguide which helps the tweeter produce a smooth dispersion pattern and a flat on-axis frequency response.

A pair of the same 6-inch Constrained Layer Damping (CLD) midrange drivers used in its SCM11 loudspeaker flank the tweeter. This driver, according to ATC, features a 45mm soft dome that is exclusive to ATC. This technology is designed to reduce harmonic distortion between 300Hz and 3kHz to provide extended frequency response and improved off-axis performance.

Controlling these drivers is a crossover network that ATC engineered from its SCM7 and SCM11 loudspeakers. The crossover network employs metallized polypropylene capacitors, large air-core inductors and ceramic wire-round resistors. 

ATC says the speaker is easy to drive. When dealers combine the C3C center channel speaker with its SCM7, SCM11 and C1 active subwoofer, integrators can create state-of-the-art surround sound systems that comply with today's object-based formats. 

ATC is offering the speakers in a choice of cherry and black ash. The products are backed with a six-year warranty.

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Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob has also served as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In his personal time beyond his family, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons and Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Binda Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.




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