The Search is Over!
I've been researching and auditioning 3-way near/mid-fields for a couple of years as I've been looking to take my monitoring setup to the next level of resolution. None of the speakers I tried really gave me the level of mid-range clarity I was looking for without sounding harsh, over-bright or hyped in some way. I was very excited when I discovered Sweetwater were starting to offer the ATC's, and I dropped in to try a pair of the 25's. Truly amazing. Having lived with them for several weeks, I can't help smiling when I listen to them. They have the perfect balance of revealing detail without any kind of edge - whilst they are almost 'forensic' in their detail, it's still an absolute blast to listen to well-recorded material on them. To be clear, they DO NOT make everything sound good - mediocre recordings will be exposed for what they are. Considering their small size, I had some reservations about their bass response, but it is truly excellent - 'there' without being overblown. I really cannot recommend these highly enough.