The ProAc Response D80 is a smaller and more affordable loudspeaker than the Four which nonetheless embodies a similar design philosophy and technical excellence. At the same time, the D80's bring their own individual characteristics to bear, exhibiting a remarkable sensitivity and breathtaking dynamism. Driving these loudspeakers, low output valve and Class A transistor amplifiers will now be able to achieve their full potential.
Like the Fours, these new models feature twin bass drivers, twin midrange units and a soft dome tweeter. Critical drive unit placement on the baffle and an intricate and sophisticated crossover network harmonise these elements to produce a sound of immense vitality and authority. As ever with ProAc, build quality is unrivalled. The beautiful hand-crafted cabinets, finished in natural real wood veneers, are heavily damped to provide a solid platform for the sound.
The two studio quality eight inch bass drivers are mounted both top and bottom of the enclosure and are ported through both the bottom and sides of the cabinet to produce a clean bass response of great power and depth. Between the bass drivers are a pair of new two-inch midrange domes which excel in producing faster and more detailed midrange response with, in our view, much less colouration than conventional cones.
Centrally mounted, the new ProAc one inch soft dome tweeter is a revelation. Unusually, it incorporates a special roll surround and like the midrange units, a heavy duty, non-resonant front plate, to generate a remarkably sweet and highly extended treble response.
The true forte of the new D80's will always be pure two-channel applications, but their enhanced dynamics and sensitivity also make them ideal for the very best home cinema systems. Whatever the source material - vinyl, CD, digital tape or DVD, these exciting new loudspeakers will produce a highly detailed and satisfying listening experience that will delight for many years.