ATC, Acoustic Transducer Company, is a specialist British manufacturer of loudspeaker drive units and complete sound reproduction systems, including the relevant electronic equipment.
ATC designs and manufactures loudspeaker drive units and systems to achieve levels of performance far in excess of the industry norm, this is achieved by adopting a thoroughly professional engineering approach to the issue of basic design, materials science and production technology.
Situated in the Cotswolds, ATC has a highly skilled production team who build ATC components and systems mostly by hand in order to achieve the highest levels of precision and performance. Classically vertically integrated, ATC is in total control of all steps in the design and manufacturing process and is therefore able not only to operate with a high degree of consistency but a degree of flexibility that gives the company tremendous scope to work with designers and specifiers in a manner that best suits their own work practices.
ATC has in-house acoustic skills and is able to design sound systems of known and predictable performance for a project whether at the drawing board stage, or as a system for installation into an existing environment in which case a full acoustic analysis may be carried out.
What makes ATC so special? Have a read of a PDF document on ATC’s engineering goals and approaches here.
Read this great 2015 HiFi Choice interview with Bill Woodman about the goals and philosophy of ATC over their 4 decade history.
HiFi Choice – Billy Woodman