ProAc DT8

£2,295.00£2,795.00

Entry level ProAc floorstanding loudspeaker

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ProAc DT8

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ProAc invests a great deal of time 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.

Utilising 2 x 6.5 inch drivers, the pulp 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.

ProAc has taken a different approach and has previously used carbon fibre, kevlar, pulp and polypropylene.

However this is the first time they have used two different types of 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 believe that this innovative new loudspeaker will create new interest in the mixing and matching of drive unit cone materials to effectively cover all types of music.

ProAc DT8 specifications

Nominal Impedance 4 ohms

Recommended Amplifiers 20 to 180 watts

Frequency Response 28Hz to 30kHz

Sensitivity 90 db linear for 1 watt at 1 metre

Bass/Midrange 2 x 6.5″ (165mm) bass/ mid units. One driver with pulpmica cone and open weave dust cap and one driver with polypropylene cone with soft polypropylene dust cap. Both units working in tandem.

Tweeter ProAc 1″ (25mm) silk dome tweeter

Crossover Specially designed crossover to accommodate two different types of bass/ mid cones. Glass fibre board with finest components using multistrand copper wire designed for use with both Biamping and Bi-wiring.

Dimensions 38.5″ (978mm) high (on spikes), 7.6″ (193mm) wide, 9″ (229mm) deep

Weight 26Kgs each

Grille Acoustically transparent crimplene

Finish
Standard Finishes:
Black Ash, Mahogany, Cherry, Walnut & Oak

Premium Finishes: Rosewood, Ebony

 

Brand

ProAc Loudspeakers

Even in the short history of high-end high fidelity, few companies have lasted the course. Even fewer have consistently developed and produced high quality products which have earned international acclaim. ProAc is one such company. The ProAc range is, as they say, reassuringly expensive. We do not make cheap loudspeakers and certainly do not produce cheap sounds. Happily, many thousands of audiophiles worldwide agree with our philosophy. Every ProAc loudspeaker is hand-crafted, with our technicians individually responsible for the building and testing of each unit, from the flagship Response models to the diminutive Tablette. Build quality alone is unsurpassed, each cabinet being meticulously constructed, damped and finished in real wood veneer. Only the very finest components are used in ProAc loudspeakers, with each new model reflecting the very leading edge of audio technology. Indeed many models now incorporate dedicated drive units using our own basket, cone and magnet assemblies. Drive unit performance is fine-tuned through expensive and sophisticated crossover networks. But all the finest cabinets and components in the world are redundant without inspired design. And for a quarter of a century Stewart Tyler, Chairman and Chief Designer has been responsible for putting it all together and producing the performance. He alone decides the cabinet size and configuration, drive unit layout and crossover design and all the other factors which combine to produce some of the most cultured sounds available in modern audio. ProAc loudspeakers are available through a network of enlightened dealers who will be pleased not only to put our models through their paces, but to give informed advice on partnering equipment. When you think you've heard the best, then go and hear ProAc.

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Colour

Black Ash, Cherry, Ebony, Mahogany, Natural Oak, Rosewood, Silk White, Walnut

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