ATC Ships C3C Ver.3 Center Channel Speaker

ATC Loudspeakers just started shipping their new C3C Ver.3 Center Channel Speaker, matched to the Hi-Fi Series SCM7 and SCM11 loudspeakers for home theater rooms.

The C3C driver systems feature ATC’s SH25-76 dual-suspension tweeter, designed and built in-house. The tweeter’s 15,000 gauss (1.5 tesla) neodymium magnet has a black heat-treated top plate, which dissipates heat away from the voice coil to maintain high power handling and low power compression. A precision-machined 5.5mm rigid alloy waveguide provides optimum dispersion, a flat on-axis frequency response and resonance-free operation.

In each system the tweeter sits between two mid-bass drivers identical in design to those employed by the corresponding L/R main loudspeaker. The new C3C design uses the SCM11’s CLD 150mm mid-bass driver incorporating a 45mm soft dome. Exclusive to ATC, Constrained Layer Damping offers reduced harmonic distortion between 300Hz and 3 kHz, an extended frequency response and improved off-axis performance.

The new C3C incorporates all new crossovers developed from the SCM7 and SCM11 designs, involving metallized polypropylene capacitors, large air cored inductors and ceramic wire-round resistors to offer superior power handling and clarity. Consequently, and in common with the SCM7 and SCM11, the center-channel systems exhibit an impedance curve free from low values and extreme phase angles, presenting an easy load for amplifiers of 75 to 300 watts.

A new compact ATC 5.1 channel speaker systems combine C3C with the SCM7, SCM11 and ATC C1 sub active subwoofer to energize multichannel applications with the brand’s signature virtues of neutral fidelity, wide bandwidth and high dynamic range. The C3 system unites the C3C with matching SCM11s in the front, and for ‘family-friendly’ installation, the SCM7s in the surround positions.

All system components are hand-finished in either real cherrywood or black ash veneers. Here are all the specs.