Lowered noise floor and improved reliability(Atomic 9j/k XL PSU)
They’re really full sounding without being overbearing and they’re very non-fatiguing. They just play music the way I hear music. Love em! Plus the ability to dial in the bass just right really helped in my small, weirdly shaped control room. Completely clean sounding without any of the smear or holes in the low end that we had with our previous monitors and sub.(Atomic SixTen Monitors)
As far as a testimonial goes; My staff and I were reminiscing the other day about our time before we bought the Atomic Inst. power supplies. Those were days of pure terror when we had important sessions coming in. Our old SSL powers were blowing out on a regular basis and I would walk into the studio first thing in the morning holding my breath checking to see if our SSLs were still on and functioning. Rax Trax hosted a fantastic Alan Parson’s seminar a couple years ago and my stress level in the days preceding the event were through the roof. I kept imagining the power supply blowing out with Alan Parsons behind the board. Yikes! What a friggin’ nightmare. Luckily nothing happened but that’s stress I can do without. Since both our SSLs now have your power supplies I am eating well, sleeping better, and walking into the studio in the morning whistling a happy tune! THANKS for building a great power supply(Atomic S1 PSU) & (Atomic S2 PSU)
I am very happy to tell you we indeed got the psu and have it hooked up to the console and fine tuned and we are very very pleased with it you guys!! The thing works like a dream and it seems like even makes the console work better! Lol. Thank you guys very much for everything Misty. Please tell Norman thank you for us too you guys both made this so easy on us and we couldn’t be happier with your product!! (Atomic S1 PSU)
We love our Atomic for our SSL 4072G. It simply does what you said it would. Hard to find a product that lives up to the hype these days.(Atomic S2 PSU)
The power supply is a champ and I don’t know that we could be any happier with it! Amazing engineering. We have had to power up and down so often while setting up the space and we didn’t have to worry if the console would power up or not!(Atomic V-Series PSU)
I haven’t done much more than test the studio and hear the result. Which is still making me scratch my head!I’m still convinced there’s some dark science here in your psu!! How do I go from 2 20 amp commercial supplies to a single domestic supply and a 5 amp fuse. Still powered on. No interruptions!!!....... (Atomic V-Series PSU)
We love our Atomic!! Couldn’t run a home studio without it.Cheers and keep up the good work.(Atomic S1 PSU)
I can smell Lou Reeds breath..(Atomic SixTen Monitors)
I’m dying! These are great! (Atomic SixTen Monitors)
Thank You Atomic Instrument! Your Products are top notch! Our NEVE can not be happier with the electrical juice your power supply feeds, and now I can mix on my MAIN monitors thanks to the Atomic 1015! Thank You!
The speakers are just killer! I have several different pair and they are the best! I can’t imagine mixing another record with out them!
First time hearing the Atomic Instrument SixTen monitors tonight. Genuinely sounded great, very detailed and controlled and the rear woofer design detail is a nice touch. Quite unlike anything else out there (in a good way)!
I had the guys at Atomic Instrument build a new power supply for it which made a surprising difference (for the better) in the way it sounded. I wouldn’t have believed it until i experienced it. Good Power is certainly the foundation of a good sounding desk.
Our studio purchased a new power supply for my SSL from a company called GRS, only to receive a product that was nothing more than a display piece that—when hooked up—caused my entire console to begin to smoke. The company was selling fake supplies for thousands of dollars to recording studios all across the U.S. As a last ditch effort, we reached out to Atomic to see if there was anything they could do to turn my poor purchase into a functioning supply. Norman at Atomic had me send in my GRS supply. When he received it, he took a look inside and informed us that it was a lost cause. Out of the kindness of his heart, he offered to gut the supply and rebuild it himself for cost using Atomic parts. Norman turned our $4k in sunk costs into a success story. Our studio would have been in a real tough spot if it wasn’t for Atomic’s help. This is a great company of passionate people who operate within a respectable code of ethics. As the owner of Plush Recording Studios , I give Atomic my highest recommendation.(Atomic S1 PSU)
Since May I have been powering up & powering down my console daily without a single problem! Your power supply is amazing. So far it seems bullet proof. I have noticed a very welcome bump in the bottom end of my console and wanted to thank you guys for building this great power supply! Also, the power consumption is WAY DOWN! I’ve estimated it cost me less than $1.00 (ONE DOLLAR) an hour to power my console!!!Many Thanks,
The S2 works awesome!I definitely noticed the noise floor has dropped!We used to have a very slight hum when using the SSL power supply, with the S2 the hum is no longer there!I did A/B some mixes today and didn’t notice a huge difference.I thought the S2 made the mixes just a touch punchier!ALL GOOD!I love it…I am very happy!
“Norman you are messing with my mind! I would have definitely bought these if I didn’t buy your large system”.(Vance ended up with both Reactors and SixTens)
Thanks dude!!! You seriously changed my career with these speakers. I’m getting more first pass mix finals than I knew were possible. Haha”. (Atomic SixTens)
The SixTens surpass all of my hopes and expectations. The detail in the midrange is insane, and I haven’t heard accurate low end information out of a speaker like this before. They sound amazing In my room and the SixTens make me a better engineer. THANK YOU.”—
The moment I bought up audio on the old 4000-E, the noise floor had improved 200 % (maybe thats a bit exaggerated, but thats what it sounded like), the authority of the solidness of the imaging has improved dramaticallyThe VCA’s are so solid, its unbelievable, it just reeks of “Authority” Like the SSL console, which now (after all these years) has a full tank of petrol, and more.I bought all faders up to 0, master etc, and turned the main master volume monitor control up to full …. (scary), to a point where if I had audio passing through … it would have sent my ATC SCM-50 drivers to the rear wall of the control room, without the cabinets, or the Barefoots, would have simply melted.You know what ….. not even a buzz could be heard !!!!Scary stuff, for an old SSL owner, which did say to me the quality of both units, with good Power, the SSL is a total quiet beast, more headroom that you could imagine with the old PSU’s …Totally brutal quality, which is how I like to make records.Well done Atomic !Saved my bacon.
“I wasn’t even in the market for new monitors till Norman Druce brought by a pair of SIxTens to display at a party that we were hosting. I was instantly blown away by the clarity, depth, and low-end for such a small speaker. I constantly get asked if I have a sub. I don’t buy much gear anymore, but these monitors were a ‘must-buy’ for me, and have changed the way I mix, and enjoy music.”