Choosing between ATC or Emerald Physics


In the upgrade process of a secondary system for the living room, I'm planning to change the speakers. Actually the components are: a tunned Oppo as transport, Paradisea DAC, a recently arrived Wyred 4 Sound STI-1000 integrated amp, Opera Mezza bookshelves... the matching is excelent and the system sounds very, very good with the new amp.

Previously I selected 2 speakers: ATC SCM-19 and Emerald Physics CS3. Now I have to choose between them... any suggestions ??
amiratos
Why not stay with the Operas? I don't know the Emeralds but the ATCs sound stunning with well recorded material. But I also haven't heard your amp, and yet I know Operas are always meant to sound kind of laid back, so maybe that's a synergy you want to keep. ATCs need a monster amp to sound best, and are not often described as polite, really. Perhaps also look at Spendor.

An audition is always better.
You stated "the system sounds very,very good". So why in the world would you change anything? This simply doesn't make any sense.
Stay with the Operas is a good option, I like his sound but I also like the sound of Dynaudios wich is more like ATC (I have the C2's in my principal system)....... the "audiophilia nervosa" is irreversible !!

The amp was selected thinking as able to fight with any difficult load, it has 570 watts in 8 Ohms, more than enough to drive the ATC's SCM-19.

The Emerald Physics hit my radar after the ATC's and the amplifier selection.
The amp was selected thinking as able to fight with any difficult load, it has 570 watts in 8 Ohms, more than enough to drive the ATC's SCM-19.

That is more than enough power. Go for ATC if you like Dynaudio sound over laid back sound. The ATC will be me forward in the mids than the Dyn's and less bass but tighter sound.
10-14-10: Budt
"You stated "the system sounds very,very good". So why in the world would you change anything? This simply doesn't make any sense."

Huh??
Makes perfect sense to me.
the operas are awfully good.
Yep !!, the Operas are very good, and sounds musical, with great image and weight for his size... I know that the ATC's and the EP CS3 has a less laid back and forgiving nature, but I think both are more precise and real sounding speakers.
No one choose the Emerald Physics ??
If you have the amplifier muscle for the ATCs, by all means, the ATC gets my vote.
Very good sounding speakers...
What about the Usher BE-718 ??