ATC VS WILSON SASHA

Bruce B

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Apr 26, 2010
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#5
Im considering ATC 100 active speakers to replace my Wilson Sasha speakers but have not heard them yet I’d like to hear opinions please
These are two totally different animals. They do not sound even remotely alike.

Wilson speakers "usually" take on the flavor of upstream equipment.. (ie.. amps/pre). They have the Wilson house sound, whereas ATC speakers are active and have a sound that is really tilted up, in your face and non-forgiving. ATC speakers are great tools in the studio... but for long term listening pleasure... look elsewhere!
 
Aug 29, 2014
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These are two totally different animals. They do not sound even remotely alike.

Wilson speakers "usually" take on the flavor of upstream equipment.. (ie.. amps/pre). They have the Wilson house sound, whereas ATC speakers are active and have a sound that is really tilted up, in your face and non-forgiving. ATC speakers are great tools in the studio... but for long term listening pleasure... look elsewhere!
Thank you. This is helpful. I definitely do not want in my face sound; it’s tiring and gives me a headache. Guess I will keep my kit and continue with room treatment. I’m 90% there. I was getting upper bass boom which has significantly improved with room treatment
 

asiufy

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I suggest playing with different amplification on your Wilsons, something with good control of the woofers. If the amps are not controlling the woofers, all bets are off as far as room treatment and speaker positioning.
 
Aug 29, 2014
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I have ATC Active 50 in my room. I prefer my Sasha / Pass Labs combo. Sasha is refined and superior across frequency range. Most importantly ATC does not come close in stage width , depth and height. Also Sasha plays lower and has gravitas/ heft. But it’s unfair comparison in terms of price. BTW i used the same Transparent Audio power cable and interconnect on ATC as on my Sasha/Pass Labs kit. The source is also the same , MSB Analog DAC
 
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