ProAc Response DT8
The New ProAc Response DT8
ProAc invests a great deal of time in researching the choice of diaphragm material for their drive units, because this is the most important component; transferring cone movement into sound.
Some materials excel at certain frequencies and therefore it would prove logical to use more than one type of drive unit material to cover all frequencies.
Additionally, all production parts from the chassis through to the magnet system, spider and voice coil are painstakingly selected.
The latest ProAc floor standing design, the new Response DT8, incorporates these design parameters for the first time in a ProAc two-way design.
Cabinet size is the same as the superb D20R
Utilising 2 x 6.5 inch drivers, the Pagina Mica cone unit delivers exceptional bass performance in a ported cabinet with the bass loaded via side vents and the polypropylene unit gives a smooth, detailed and uncoloured midrange.
Both drivers work in tandem resulting in a well extended low frequency response and ProAc’s signature natural sounding midrange quality and pinpoint imagery.
These frequency ranges are then cleverly overlapped by a new Stewart Tyler designed crossover which seamlessly integrates ProAc’s proven 1 inch soft dome tweeter, offset on the front baffle, and placed between the 2 drivers.
Some other manufacturers frequently use the same drive unit cone material in each of the models in their range, and simply increase the number of drive units in their larger, more expensive floor standers
ProAc has taken a different approach and has previously used carbon fibre, kevlar, pulp, polypropylene.
However this is the first time they have used two different types of mid/bass unit in a two-way design.
The new Response DT8 now takes its place in the ProAc range as their entry level floor standing design.
ProAc Response DT8 will sell for £1950.00 in their Standard Veneers, Ebony and Rosewood £2350.00