ProAc

Perfectly in harmony with the “KISS” philosophy, ProAc has striven to stay out of the murky world of ‘unobtanium’ materials and unreasonably costly manufacturing techniques, both of which can be of dubious value.

PROAC PHILOSOPHY
Carefully constructed cabinets house bespoke drivers mated to crossovers of the highest quality. Stewart Tyler, ProAc’s founder and chief designer, was once quoted as saying “We do not make cheap speakers, and certainly do not make cheap sounds.” It’s this straightforward line of thought that has driven design over the last 35+ years. ProAc puts the time, effort and money where it counts, producing an honest product that achieves extraordinary performance at reasonable prices.
Of course, there is some wizardry in all of this and for ProAc it’s crossovers. Without the necessary time spent hand selecting components, tweaking values and getting them positioned just right, we would not have the sound that ProAc is legendary for. They spend the time to compare their speakers against the only true reference, live music. It’s a combination of amazing drive units  properly placed in purpose-built cabinets and the crossover dialed to just the right balance. Get it right here, and the ‘magic’ happens.
PROAC HISTORY
Begun in 1973 under the brand name Celef, founder Stewart Tyler soon found himself at a crossroads -increase production capacity and potentially sacrifice quality or change tactics and focus on more expensive designs, produced in smaller quantities. The choice was clear and, soon after, he began marketing his speakers under the brand name ProAc (short for Professional Acoustics). Since inception, they have pushed at the edges of technology without short changing quality, while always with an eye towards the past. It is this long view that continues to inform ProAc’s direction into the future.
PROAC TIMELINE
1973 – Celef founded
1979 – named changed to ProAc and first Tablette released to international acclaim
1987 – Super Tablette introduced
1989 – Response series first released
1991 – Tablette 2 introduced, Response series updated to ‘S’ models
1993 – Tablette 3 introduced
1997 – Response updated to ‘SC’ and floorstanding 2.5/3.5 models released
1998 – Tablette 50/50 Signature introduced
1999 – Tablette 2000/2000 Signature introduced
2000 – Future series released, the first models to use ribbon tweeter
2001 – Response ‘D’ series introduced to great acclaim, new Tablette Reference released
2007 – ribbon tweeters introduced to the Response ‘D’ series with introduction in D38R
2008 – Carbon Pro series introduced, ProAc’s largest and most expensive designs yet
2010 – Tablette Anniversary released to celebrate 30 years as ProAc
2011 – K6 released, the first speakers to use the newly available Kevlar cone material
2015 – K8 released bringing Response series to its culmination
2016 – Tablette 10 released
2017 – DT8 & Tablette 10 Signature is released
Center Voice – $1,500.00

The new ProAc Centre Voice speaker has been designed to give a natural speech and sound quality to give the realism of a Centre Channel in a home cinema system.

The Centre Voice uses 2 brand new bass driver similar to those used in the Tablette 10. The Centre Voice also has a wide bandwidth and good power handling for home cinema use and matches other ProAc speakers used in our home cinema system.

The new Centre Voice is just as good on music as it is on voice and music DVD’s can be re-produced with stunning accuracy, with good bass weight for a small enclosure. The new crossover with different slopes has been adopted by the crossover network and these new bass drivers crossover seamlessly with the ProAc 1″ silk dome tweeter, which is used in many other ProAc products making it a perfect match when used in a system with other ProAc models.

We urge you to compare the Centre Voice with other centre channel speakers, I am sure you will find the ProAc crystal clear on voice and rich, sweet and detailed on music.

The Centre Voice also uses a 1″ silk dome from ProAc, which is used in many other models. This makes it a perfect match when used in a system with other ProAc models.

  • center channel loudspeaker
  • bitumen-dampened MDF cabinet
  • 25 mm (1″) silk dome tweeter
  • twin 125mm (5″) woofers w/ Paganni Mika cone, with acoustic coating
  • 88dB sensitivity
  • 10 watt min, 100 watt max continuous
  • 191mm (7.5″) H, 432mm (17″) W, 203 mm (8″) D
  • Standard Finishes: cherry, black ash, mahogany
  • Optional Finishes: ebony, rosewood (upcharge)
  • Special Order Finish: silk white
Tablette 10 – $1,900.00

The new ProAc Tablette 10 is a tenth generation of the Tablettes launched in 1979. The Tablette 10 is an all new design, using a thin walled heavy damped infinite baffle enclosure which is the same as the BBC LS3/5a. This design allows the Tablette 10 to be positioned against the wall, unlike a ported enclosure (not recommended).

The new Tablette 10 has cutting edge new drive units, the bass driver has a Paginna Mika cone which is reed leaves mixed with Mika and coated with an acoustic dope.

The crossover has been specially designed for a sealed enclosure with a network which shapes the response to give a rich bass and an extremely transparent midrange. The tweeter is our well known 1 inch silk dome used in many of ProAc’s other models.

During the design several speakers were used as comparison those being the LS3/5a, ProAc D2, Spender BC1 and Quad Esl 57.

We urge people to listen and compare with other makes and models as we are sure you will find the music intoxicating.

  • Two-way compact bookshelf loudspeaker
  • Thin wall bitumen dampened cabinet
  • Infinite baffle (sealed), perfect for tight spaces like bookcases and near boundaries
  • 25 mm (1″) silk dome tweeter with dampened front plate
  • 125mm (5″) woofer w/ Paganni Mika cone, with acoustic coating
  • 10 ohm nominal impedance
  • 86dB sensitivity
  • 5 watt min, 50 watt max continuous
  • 305mm (12″) H, 190mm (7.5″) D, 235mm (6.25″) D
  • Standard Finishes: cherry, black ash, mahogany
  • Optional Finishes: ebony, rosewood (upcharge)
  • Special Order Finish: silk white, maple

Learn more about the ProAc Tablette 10:

Tablette 10 Signature – $2,400.00

The Tablette 10 Signature shares the attributes of the Tablette 10 but has a larger more projected mid-range giving excellent sound stage with a feeling of size which, is often missing in small loudspeakers.

Following the successful launch of the ProAc Tablette 10 we have been developing a Tablette 10 Signature version. It has taken a great deal of time to design a new bass driver with Excel magnet system and our own solid copper phase plug. The result is a bass driver with the Tablette 10 cone material and our special copper magnet system.

During the design of the Tablette 10 the LS3/5A, along with other mini monitors, were compared to the Tablette 10 and in our opinion the Tablette 10 had lower colouration. The Tablette 10 Signature shares the attributes of the Tablette 10 but has a larger more projected mid-range giving excellent sound stage with a feeling of size which, is often missing in small loudspeakers.

A great deal of time was spent fine tuning the crossover to get the best from our new bass driver. Many months of measuring and listening were taken by Stewart Tyler, the designer of both Tablette 10 and Tablette 10 Signature. The end result is a speaker similar to the Tablette 10 in sound but, on certain types of music and voice reproduction, advantages of the signature can be quite easily heard.

Tablette 10 Signature can be used with its back against the wall and on good quality stands.

Specifications

  • Nominal Impedance 10 ohms
  • Recommended Amplifiers 5 to 50 watts
  • Frequency Response 55Hz – 30kHz
  • Sensitivity 86 dB linear for 1 watt at 1 metre
  • Bass/Midrange ProAc 5 inch with Paganni Mika cone, with acoustic coating and copper excel magnet system with solid copper phase plug.
  • Tweeter 1 inch (25mm) ProAc silk dome air cooled and inner damping.
  • Height: 12″ (305mm), Width: 7″ 1/2 (191mm), Depth: 6″ 1/4 (159mm)
  • Weight: 24lb (11kg) a pair
  • Standard Finishes: Black Ash, Mahogany, Cherry, Maple, Silk White, Natural Oak and Walnut.
  • Premium Finishes: Rosewood, Ebony. (Premium Finishes to order at extra cost*)
Response DB3 – $2,700.00

The new Response DB3 has a wonderfully rich and extended bass quality, loaded with a single reflex port in the rear of the cabinet. The tweeter is our ProAc one inch soft dome used in many other ProAc designs.

Small high quality loudspeakers have become very popular, being less of an eyesore whilst reproducing some quite respectable sound quality. The new Response DB3 has a similar cabinet size to the Response DB1. There are structural and visual differences to the cabinet of the Response DB3, it also employs a new bass driver and crossover which have been chosen for their exceptional performance with a more affordable price.

The new Response DB3 has a wonderfully rich and extended bass quality, loaded with a single reflex port in the rear of the cabinet. The tweeter is our ProAc one inch soft dome used in many other ProAc designs. This one inch silk dome has a superbly flat response with electrostatic type detail and sweetness to its qualities.

A newly designed bass driver with a special surround and dust cap, allows extra information from the voice coil giving a smoother transition of frequencies to our one inch dome tweeter. The bass driver is a long throw design with a raised spider and linear motor system. The new bass driver is responsible for the remarkable bass extension.

  • two-way compact bookshelf loudspeaker
  • bitumen dampened cabinet
  • rear ported
  • 25 mm (1″) silk dome tweeter with coolant
  • 125mm (5″) woofer w/ Paganni Mika cone, with transparent dust cap
  • 8 ohm nominal impedance
  • 88.5dB sensitivity
  • 20 watt min, 100 watt max continuous
  • Weight: 8.8Kg (19.6lbs) per side
  • 320mm (12.5″) H, 182mm (7.3″) D, 280mm (10.4″) D Standard Finishes: cherry, black ash, mahogany
  • Optional Finishes: ebony, rosewood (upcharge)
  • Special Order Finish: silk white, maple, oak
Response DB1 – $3,400.00

The DB1 cabinet is slightly larger than the previous model; the cabinet is made from different thicknesses of high density MDF and further damped by bituminous damping to control cabinet resonance.

Small mini monitor type loudspeakers have become very popular for those wishing for a high quality sound with a minimal visual effect.

Although the mini monitor type speaker can be quite accurate and indeed sound better than many bigger loudspeakers, which obviously have not been made with the same care, the Achilles heel of a small loudspeaker is the bass extension and sound stage size. A big loudspeaker can produce low octaves and give you a large sound stage ideal for large orchestral and high level rock; however they can be an eyesore and dominate the room visually. ProAc have set out to try and achieve in a small speaker a sound normally associated with a larger speaker particularly the bass response.

The DB1 cabinet is slightly larger than the previous model; the cabinet is made from different thicknesses of high density MDF and further damped by bituminous damping to control cabinet resonance. A newly designed long throw bass driver with raised spider and linear motor system was used and ported at the rear. The cone is made from mikapulp which is then elastic coated and fitted with our ProAc acrylic pole damping phase plug. The new crossover was designed to give a flatter response at high levels and the tweeter is a ProAc 1 inch silk dome similar to that used in the ProAc Response D2.

The midrange and high frequencies of the DB1 are superb and in the ProAc tradition low in colouration and high in detail. The new bass driver gives a wonderful bass quality, punchy and extended and some way towards a larger enclosure. The DB1 also gives a larger sound stage normally associated with bigger enclosures.

  • Two-way bookshelf loudspeaker
  • Bitumen-dampened MDF cabinet
  • Rear ported
  • 25 mm (1″) silk dome tweeter
  • 130mm (5″) elastic coated mikapulp coned long throw woofer with acrylic phase plug
  • 35Hz-30kHz frequency response
  • 8 ohm nominal impedance
  • 87.5dB sensitivity
  • 20 watt min, 100 watt max continuous
  • 8.8kg (19.6 lbs) per side
  • 320mm (12.5″) H, 182mm (7.3″) W, 280mm (11.2″) D
  • Standard Finishes: cherry, black ash, mahogany
  • Optional Finishes: ebony, rosewood (upcharge)
  • Special Order Finish: silk white, maple, walnut
Studio Monitor 100 – $3,400.00
Stewart Tyler has been working on a new speaker named the ProAc SM100 and all parameters have been improved for both studio and domestic use. It now has a new bass driver with a new surround and dust cap along with a brand new 1 inch domed tweeter.
The ProAc studio 100 was produced for over 20 years until 2013. They were made for both domestic and studio use. The studio 100 quickly became a favourite in the studios used as a near field monitor.
For the last 2 years Stewart Tyler has been working on a new speaker named the ProAc SM100 and all parameters have been improved for both studio and domestic use. It now has a new bass driver with a new surround and dust cap along with a brand new 1 inch domed tweeter and crossover network, however the cabinet remains the same.
The bass driver looks similar but has a new rubber surround for longevity and power handling and now comes in a ProAc basket. The tweeter is a new ProAc design with a 1 inch silk dome and a front plate to lower distortion, the dome has a new roll surround.
The SM100 also features a new crossover, the overall sound quality is similar to the studio 100 but slightly smoother sound makes it ideal for long listening sessions.
two-way bookshelf loudspeaker
bitumen-dampened MDF cabinet
front ported
25 mm (1″) silk dome tweeter
165mm (6.55″) treated cone woofer
35Hz-30kHz frequency response
8 ohm nominal impedance
88dB sensitivity
30 watt min, 150 watt max continuous
12kg (16 lbs) per side
406mm (16″) H, 203mm (8″) W, 254mm (10″) D
Standard Finishes: cherry or black ash



Response D2 – $3,800.00

The Response D TWO is a new speaker in this fine tradition, designed for the finest quality music and giving true monitor performance. The cabinet is made from a heavily damped, thin-wall rigid birch ply carcass, with a 25mm back panel.

roAc loudspeakers have a reputation for exceptional sound and build quality. Our enclosures may look conventional but this hides the advanced technology required to build a rigid and well-damped cabinet. Our loudspeakers are made in our factory at Brackley, England. They are slim and elegant, finished in gorgeous real wood veneer.

With first class sound quality, you’ll be listening to ProAc speakers long after you would have become tired of a fashionable but poor sounding alternative. We are renowned for producing compact high-end speakers evidenced by both Tablette and Response 1SC which have become iconic over the years.

The Response D TWO is a new speaker in this fine tradition, designed for the finest quality music and giving true monitor performance. The cabinet is made from a heavily damped, thin-wall rigid birch ply carcass, with a 25mm back panel. The bass driver is new, using the same cone technology as the Response D15 but with a revised coil and magnet. The tweeter is the same 1″ silk dome as used in other ProAc models and the drive units are seamlessly mated with an HQ network designed and built by ProAc. Sound quality from the D TWO is one of extreme transparency; a lush and potent bass response and a silky detailed high frequency. The D TWO also have a huge sound stage with pinpoint imagery. The speakers are designed to sit on high mass stands from 18″ high depending on your seating position.

Features and Specifications:

  • Two-way bookshelf loudspeaker
  • Bitumen-dampened birch ply cabinet
  • Front ported
  • 25 mm (1″) silk dome tweeter
  • 165mm (6.5″) coated polypropylene woofer
  • 30Hz-30kHz frequency response
  • 8 ohm nominal impedance
  • 88.5dB sensitivity
  • 30 watt min, 150 watt max continuous
  • 11kg (24lbs) per side
  • 430mm (16.9″) H, 203mm (8″) W, 260mm (10.3″) D
  • Standard Finishes: cherry, black ash, mahogany
  • Optional Finishes: ebony, rosewood (upcharge)
  • Special Order Finish: silk white, maple

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Response DT8 – $4,000.00

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.

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 we 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 our entry level floor standing design. We 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.

  • Two-way system floor-standing loudspeaker
  • Bitumen-dampened MDF cabinet
  • Down firing bass-reflex port terminates into plinth 25mm (1″) silk dome tweeter
    2x 165mm (6.5″) mica woofers, response tuned 28Hz -30kHZ frequency response
  • 4 ohm nominal impedance
  • 90dB sensitivity
  • 20 watt min, 180 watt max continuous
  • 25kg (55lbs) per side
  • 978mm (38.5″) H, 193mm (7.6″) w, 229mm (9″) D 
  • Standard Finishes: cherry, black ash, mahogany 
  • Optional Finishes: ebony, rosewood ($4200 Pr.)
  • Special Order Finish: maple, oak

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Response D20 – $5,500.00

ProAc has redesigned the D18 using an upgraded cabinet with new bass loading, new crossover network and the ProAc ribbon tweeter used in other ProAc models.

This new exciting model is called the D20R and with the upgrades the sound quality.

The Response D18 has proven to be one of ProAc’s most successful loudspeakers receiving critical worldwide acclaim. However, the D18 is only available with a dome tweeter, so to satisfy demand for people wanting a ribbon tweeter ProAc has redesigned the D18 using an upgraded cabinet with new bass loading, new crossover network and the ProAc ribbon tweeter used in other ProAc models.

This new exciting model is called the D20R and with the upgrades the sound quality has improved in all areas. Improvements comprise of a new cabinet with bass loading used in D30 and D40 models. A new crossover network and a ProAc ribbon tweeter as used in D30 D40 K6. The result is a wonderful open and expansive midrange with a substantial bass, ProAc ribbon tweeter giving sweet and detailed high frequencies, a large sound stage is also a bonus.

  • two-way system floor-standing loudspeaker bitumen-dampened MDF cabinet
  • down firing bass-reflex port terminates into plinth lightweight ribbon tweeter with rear damping
  • 165mm (6.5″) glass-fiber weave woofer
  • 20Hz-30kHz frequency response
  • 8 ohm nominal impedance
  • 88.5dB sensitivity
  • 10 watt min, 200 watt max continuous
  • 27kg (60lbs) per side
  • 960mm (38.4″) H, 190mm (7.6″) w, 227mm (9.1″) D
  • Standard Finishes: cherry, black ash, mahogany
  • Optional Finishes: ebony, rosewood (upcharge)
  • Special Order Finish: silk white, maple, oak
Response D30 – $8,300.00

ProAc have updated the D30 to a D30S. Still available in a dome or ribbon tweeter – Response D30DS and D30RS respectively.

ProAc have developed a new bass driver using a cone similar to that used in our Response D48, the cone is made from pulp and Mika and is coated with an acoustic dope it also now has a phase plug to improve detail at the crossover point, which will give a more natural sound.

The Response D30S’ now offer a beautifully flat response. The new bass driver and crossover will give better mid-range detail and a wider sound stage.

The D30S offers an exceptional accurate portrayal of the music with powerful bass response and excellent midrange detail with low colouration. They also offer a resistive load and are easy to drive. We use a crossover with the finest quality components split for bi-wiring and bi-amping through our beautiful nickel silver terminals.

The new D30DS/RS cabinet dimensions will stay the same and will still be available in Black, Cherry, Mahogany, Maple, Oak and White as standard with extra finishes in Ebony or Rosewood.

  • two-way system floor-standing loudspeaker
  • bitumen-dampened MDF cabinet
  • down firing bass-reflex port terminates into plinth
  • lightweight ribbon tweeter with rear damping -or- 25mm (1″) silk dome tweeter
  • 175mm (6.9″) acoustic coated mikapulp woofer
  • 20Hz-30kHz frequency response
  • 8 ohm nominal impedance
  • 89dB sensitivity
  • 10 watt min, 200 watt max continuous
  • 27kg (60lbs) per side
  • 1041mm (41″) H, 215mm (8.5″) W, 266mm (10.5″) D
  • Standard Finishes: cherry, black ash, mahogany
  • Optional Finishes: ebony, rosewood (upcharge)
  • Special Order Finish: silk white, maple, oak

Learn more about the ProAc D30R:

K1 – $8,700.00

The premium ProAc range, the K Series, is now entering its 10th year of production. The K3, K6, K8 and, most recently, the K6 Signature have proven to be very popular choices for people looking for the ultimate in sound reproduction. Whilst enjoying this success we were constantly being asked for a stand mounted K Series. So we developed one.

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The K1 is a special stand mounted version using the Kevlar cone as in the K range and the tweeter is also our proven ribbon unit. Certain modifications have been made to the cabinet, bass driver and tweeter to allow us to adapt and develop it until it was suitable for a stand mounted loudspeaker.

Although the K1 is a stand mounted loudspeaker is has a surprisingly extended and accurate bass response with the usual beautiful midrange from the K Series bass driver used within the K Series.

The unique K design which has been incorporated into the K1 sees a cabinet which is bottom ported and a specially designed, dedicated stand to complement and bring out the best in the K1. This K1 stand will be available separately from the loudspeakers.

The K1, considering its size, gives an impressive sound stage for a stand mounted loudspeaker with an almost electrostatic open midrange and very accurate bass.

We are sure that the K1 will not disappoint.

Specifications:

  • Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms
  • Recommended Amplifiers: 10-150W
  • Frequency Response: 28Hz-30KHz
  • Sensitivity: 90 dB linear for 1 watt at 1 meter
  • Bass/Midrange: Bass and midrange frequencies are both covered by a single 165mm (6.5″) Kevlar coned unit, the Kevlar cone covers all frequencies up to 3Khz and slightly above.
  • Tweeter: ProAc ribbon with diaphragm as light as a human hair, alnico magnet and rear chamber damping.
  • Crossover: Finest components on dedicated dual layer circuit board. ProAc multistrand oxygen free copper cable throughout. Split for optional Bi Wiring or Bi Amplification.
  • Dimensions:
    • Height: 22.4″ (569mm)
    • Width: 10.4″ (264mm)
    • Depth: 15.8″ (401mm)
    • Weight: 35.3 lbs (16kg) each
  • Mode: Stand Mounting (mount sold separately)
  • Grille: Acoustically transparent crimplene
  • Standard Finishes: Black Ash, Mahogany, Cherry, Oak, Silk White, Natural Oak and Walnut
  • Premium Finishes: Rosewood, Ebony, and new Tamo Ash or Dark Eucalpytus

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Response D48 – $11,300.00

Areas of improvement have been mid-range detail and a cleaner, faster and more extended bass response. A new studio monitor quality bass driver was designed for the D48. It features a special impregnated cone and mid frequencies are tuned by a cap of greater size than standard. This gives the new unit greater mid-range detail along with excellent bass control giving a tighter and more extended response. The two new bass drivers are each loaded through our special floor loading with side vents, this makes the loudspeaker easier to sight and reacts less to surroundings. The two bass units are then seamlessly mated to our ribbon or dome tweeter depending on your preference. With such a large slim floor standing design the sound stage is superb being very large and with pinpoint imagery. Another achievement for the D48 is its ability to create large orchestral works as well as heavy rock music.

The D48 has a high quality filter network designed by Stewart Tyler comprising of the finest components, ProAc cable on a special board. The filter is also split for bi-amping and bi-wiring. This is one of the best designs from ProAc and should please all audio files regardless of their taste in music.

  • two-way system floor-standing loudspeaker
  • bitumen-dampened MDF cabinet
  • down firing bass-reflex port terminates into plinth
  • lightweight ribbon tweeter with rear damping
  • twin 165mm (6.5″) coated impregnated woofers
  • 20Hz-30kHz frequency response
  • 4 ohm nominal impedance
  • 90dB sensitivity
  • 10 watt min, 250 watt max continuous
  • 39kg (86lbs) per side
  • 1200mm (47″) H, 212mm (8.3″) W, 340mm (13.5″) D
  • Standard Finishes: cherry, black ash, mahogany
  • Optional Finishes: ebony, rosewood (upcharge)
  • Special Order Finish: silk white, maple

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K3 – $15,500.00

As far as sound quality goes the K3 has a wonderfully electrostatic type of midrange very clear and detailed, with a dynamic bass response.

The K series range of speakers are called so because of the use of Kevlar in the construction of the drive units. So far we have only used Kevlar and Carbon Fibre for bass and lower midrange reproduction in large enclosures. These cones have a light, stiff quality, the Kevlar has more warmth making excellent bass transients and extension. Cone material is something that ProAc have been developing over the last fifteen years with an emphasis on Carbon fibre and Kevlar. A new Kevlar cone was developed which would work into the midrange far better than previous Carbon fibre or Kevlar cones, this also has the added benefit of a phase plug giving better detail and dispersion.

The new Kevlar drive unit was developed for the K3 and has excellent weight to the bass as well as good extension with a detailed and uncoloured midrange. This new Kevlar unit would go into a new speaker called the K3, two of these units are used with our ribbon tweeter placed centrally in our K constructed cabinet. A high quality crossover was specially designed for the K3 to seamlessly mate with the ribbon tweeter and this new crossover uses high quality components split for bi-amping and bi-wiring and connected directly to the terminals.

As far as sound quality goes the K3 has a wonderfully electrostatic type of midrange very clear and detailed, with a dynamic bass response.

We are sure the K3 will give customers who desire music from full orchestral to loud rock the desired results with ease.

Specifications:

Nominal Impedance: 4 ohms
Recommended Amplifiers: 10-250W
Frequency Response: 25Hz-30KHz
Sensitivity: 89 dB linear for 1 watt at 1 metre
Bass/Midrange: 2x 6.5 special bass/midrange drive unit with Kevlar cone and phase plug.
Tweeter: ProAc ribbon with diaphragm as light as a human hair, alnico magnet and rear chamber damping.
Crossover: Finest components on dedicated dual layer circuit board. ProAc multistrand oxygen free copper cable throughout. Split for optional Bi Wiring or Bi Amplification.
Dimensions: Cabinet Height: 42 1/4 inches (1073mm) Width: 8.5 inches (215mm) Depth: 13.5 inches (340mm)
Weight: 42kgs (93.5lbs) each cabinet (not packed) total packed weight per pair 88Kg (194lbs)
Grille: Acoustically transparent crimplene
Standard Finishes: Black Ash, Mahogany, Cherry, Oak, Silk White, Natural Oak and Walnut
Premium Finishes: Rosewood, Ebony

K6 – $22,000.00

The K6 is designed for audiophiles and music lovers who are looking for a true high end loudspeaker offering smooth reproduction and an impressively flat response throughout the frequency range.

Following the successful incorporation of carbon fibre cone technology in the Carbon Pro Series, ProAc have been researching other materials for possible inclusion in their high end loudspeakers. The results of this research have come to fruition in the shape of the new K series which utilises cones manufactured from the material, Kevlar. Kevlar benefits from having similar properties to carbon fibre, being light and at the same time rigid. The ProAc 6 1/2″ drivers utilised in the K6 feature Kevlar cones made by the same special method as our carbon fibre coned drive units; the cone is painstakingly produced from a mould by hand, a labour intensive process taking many hours to complete.

Although Kevlar has proven to be an excellent cone material sonically, the Kevlar ProAc bass drivers require a different porting mechanism in order to realise their full potential. The bass is loaded by an almost invisible vent to produce a wonderfully weighty but exceptionally fast bass response. These drivers are seamlessly crossed over to a 2″ dome midrange, the horn of which is manufactured from billet aluminium and for the high frequencies, ProAc’s proven ribbon tweeter has been chosen. The cabinet on the K6 is a traditional mixture from ProAc of HDF materials of different thicknesses heavily damped with bitumen. Indeed the carcass including bitumen is 35mm thick. The combination of research into carbon fibre and its ingredients have produced a stunningly accurate and detailed loudspeaker, having an electrostatic or panel quality without the drawbacks. Sound is reproduced effortlessly with incredible detail and pinpoint imagery, which often can be muddled by conventional drive units.

The K6 is designed for audiophiles and music lovers who are looking for a true high end loudspeaker offering smooth reproduction and an impressively flat response throughout the frequency range. The legendary ProAc qualities of large soundstaging and pin-sharp imaging capabilities complete a highly musical and engaging transducer.

  • 3-way system full-size floor standing loudspeaker
  • special order
  • 35mm HDF cabinet construction, dampened with bitumen and mount to a HDF plinth
  • down firing bass-reflex port terminates into plinth
  • lightweight ribbon tweeter with rear damping
  • 50mm (2″) carbon fibre impregnated dome midrange driver loaded into a carbon fibre horn
  • 2x 165mm (6.5″) pure polymer resin impregnated Kevlar coned woofers with zinc basket
  • multi-strand oxygen free copper internal wiring
  • bi-wire/bi-amp capability
  • 25Hz-30kHz frequency response
  • 4 ohm nominal impedance
  • 90 dB sensitivity
  • 10 watt minimum, 250 watts maximum
  • 44kg (97lbs) per side
  • 1185mm (46″) H, 215mm (8.5″) W, 340mm (13.5″) D
  • Standard Finishes: cherry, black ash, mahogany
  • Optional Finishes: ebony, rosewood (upcharge)
  • Special Order Finish: silk white

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K6 Signature – $26,500.00

The ProAc 6 1/2″ drivers utilised in the K6 feature Kevlar cones made by the same special method as our carbon fibre coned drive units; the cone is painstakingly produced from a mould by hand, a labour intensive process taking many hours to complete.

Following the successful incorporation of carbon fibre cone technology in the Carbon Pro Series, ProAc have been researching other materials for possible inclusion in their high end loudspeakers. The results of this research have come to fruition in the shape of the new K series which utilises cones manufactured from the material, Kevlar. Kevlar benefits from having similar properties to carbon fibre, being light and at the same time rigid. The ProAc 6 1/2″ drivers utilised in the K6 feature Kevlar cones made by the same special method as our carbon fibre coned drive units; the cone is painstakingly produced from a mould by hand, a labour intensive process taking many hours to complete.

Although Kevlar has proven to be an excellent cone material sonically, the Kevlar ProAc bass drivers require a different porting mechanism in order to realise their full potential. The bass is loaded by an almost invisible vent to produce a wonderfully weighty but exceptionally fast bass response. These drivers are seamlessly crossed over to a 2″ dome midrange, the horn of which is manufactured from billet aluminium and for the high frequencies, ProAc’s proven ribbon tweeter has been chosen. The cabinet on the K6 is a traditional mixture from ProAc of HDF materials of different thicknesses heavily damped with bitumen. Indeed the carcass including bitumen is 35mm thick. The combination of research into carbon fibre and its ingredients have produced a stunningly accurate and detailed loudspeaker, having an electrostatic or panel quality without the drawbacks. Sound is reproduced effortlessly with incredible detail and pinpoint imagery, which often can be muddled by conventional drive units.

The K6 is designed for audiophiles and music lovers who are looking for a true high end loudspeaker offering smooth reproduction and an impressively flat response throughout the frequency range. The legendary ProAc qualities of large soundstaging and pin-sharp imaging capabilities complete a highly musical and engaging transducer.

  • 3-way system full-size floor standing loudspeaker
  • special order
  • 35mm HDF cabinet construction, dampened with bitumen and mount to a HDF plinth
  • down firing bass-reflex port terminates into plinth
  • lightweight ribbon tweeter with rear damping
  • 76mm (3″) carbon fibre impregnated dome midrange driver loaded into a carbon fibre horn
  • 2x 165mm (6.5″) pure polymer resin impregnated Kevlar coned woofers with zinc basket
  • multi-strand oxygen free copper internal wiring
  • bi-wire/bi-amp capability
  • 25Hz-30kHz frequency response
  • 4 ohm nominal impedance
  • 90 dB sensitivity
  • 10 watt minimum, 250 watts maximum
  • 44kg (97lbs) per side
  • 1185mm (46″) H, 215mm (8.5″) W, 340mm (13.5″) D
  • Standard Finishes: cherry, black ash, mahogany
  • Optional Finishes: ebony, rosewood, Tamo Ash, Dark Eucalyptus
  • Special Order Finish: silk white

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K10 – $46,000.00

The K10 features two new ProAc midrange units with an ultra-light midrange diaphragm and a felt open back to stop colouration. We urge people who are looking for the ultimate in sound reproduction to partner their highest quality electronics.

The design team at ProAc has been striving for years to achieve a natural sound and in our opinion, we have achieved this. To celebrate 10 years of our much celebrated premium ProAc range, the K Series, we our proud to introduce the K10 which boasts excellent midrange detail and an impressive sound stage.

The unique K10 cabinet design has been developed to incorporate not one, but two of our proven Kevlar coned bass drivers giving a wonderfully extended and natural bass response.

The K10 features two new ProAc midrange units with an ultra-light midrange diaphragm and a felt open back to stop colouration. These new units give an exceptionally detailed midrange, achieved by the new light diaphragm loaded by a new wave guide. The result is outstanding with an almost electrostatic open midrange.

Our crossover for the new K10 has been further modified to take advantage of this new midrange. The crossover point has now changed, allowing the midrange to work to a higher frequency, which not only increases the power handling but also reveals detail that was previously not heard.

With the addition of our ProAc ribbon tweeter, as used in the rest of the K range, the K10 gives a sweet and detailed high frequency. All of which combine to produce, what we think is, the most natural sounding speakers on the market.

We urge people who are looking for the ultimate in sound reproduction to partner their highest quality electronics, to audition the K10.

Specifications:

  • Nominal Impedance: 4 ohms
  • Recommended Amplifiers: 10-500W
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-30KHz
  • Sensitivity: 91.5 dB linear for 1 watt at 1 meter
  • Bass: 2x 200mm (8″) ProAc professional drive units fitted with pure polymer impregnated and polished Kevlar weave cone with rear lacquer and concentric weighting.
  • Midrange: New 75mm (3″) light diaphragm unit with a new open felt back to help with colouration from the rear.
  • Tweeter: ProAc ribbon with diaphragm as light as a human hair, alnico magnet and rear chamber damping.
  • Crossover: Finest components on dedicated dual layer circuit board. ProAc multistrand oxygen free copper cable throughout. Split for optional Bi Wiring or Bi Amplification.
  • Dimensions:
    • Height: 59″ (1499mm)
    • Width: 11.7″ (297mm)
    • Depth: 18″ (457mm)
    • Weight: 126 lbs (57kg) each
  • Mode: Floor Standing
  • Grille: Acoustically transparent crimplene
  • Standard Finishes: Black Ash, Mahogany, Cherry, Oak, Silk White, Natural Oak and Walnut
  • Premium Finishes: Rosewood, Ebony, and new Tamo Ash or Dark Eucalpytus

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