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ATC HTS7 AV Speaker System Review & Comments

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Ed Selley, Jul 16, 2017.


    1. Ed Selley

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      Thanks for that, Ed. Given that nothing is going to come into contact with the walls of our new place ever, says my already weaponised other half, and you kept the ATCs on stands for your test, would you say that this is a realistic permanent arrangement? From their size they would appear to be perfect (She Who Must Be Feared is also against any speakers that would dominate the room). If they were stand mounted would they have to be against the wall? Did you toe them in at all? I like their thinness as well, by the way.
       
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      I have the KEF T series up front and they are fantastic! Best looking slim wall mounted speakers available imo.

      They do need a sub to back them up but the clarity they produce is nothing short of astonishing.

      While these speakers no doubt perform I have to be honest and say they would not have any WAF in my house :laugh:

      Maybe you could review them? I know you have reviewed the V300 set but how about a review with the T series hooked up to an AVR?
       
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      I read the review for these in HCC and must say that I think they have plenty of room appeal.

      This is the second review I've seen now and if I was looking for this type of speaker, they'd certainly be on my shortlist.
       
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      Hi Ripsnorter,
      The HTS speakers will work very well on stands as long as they are tight up against a wall. They have been designed to offer a flat frequency response and balanced timbre with the increase in bass and lower-mid wall loading results in.
      Kind Regards, Ben Lilly. ATC.
       
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      Apologies for not getting back to you sooner, Ben. Thanks for this.
       
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      I realise these are quite new but has anyone tried the HTS7 in a 2-channel system?

      I have been big fan of ATC speakers previously with the Mk2 SCM7, the older SCM10 is one of my all time favorite speakers.
      I'm looking to simplify my system and really like the idea of these wall mount versions.

      I am looking to mount them either above these DIY speakers either side of the window, or move it round to either side of the TV.

      [​IMG]
      Lounge
      by Robert Seymour, on Flickr
       
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      Hi Robert,

      We are strong believers that excellent loudspeaker performance comes from equally excellent engineering and, if the loudspeaker is engineered very well, it doesn't really matter what the source material is. Also, we completed a lot of listening with 2-channel music and speech during the development process and I can guarantee we didn't 'voice' the speaker in any way to favor AV over music. The on-wall mounting does result in more bass extension and a balance that is slightly tilted towards the lower octaves but the overall balance is very neutral, just like the rest of our product range and I think they would work very well in your room shown above.
      Kind Regards, Ben Lilly. ATC.
       
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      Hi Ben,
      Thanks for the reply, I have since changed my mind and gone with some other speakers but thank you for the detailed information.
      Cheers, Rob
       

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