Every ProAc loudspeaker is hand-crafted, with their 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 driveunits using their 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.
The full line of ProAc Loudspeakers is available in various real wood veneers including Cherry, Black Ash, Mahogany, Maple and Ebony. For more information please email or call us at 905 886 7810 (Richmond Hill, Ontario Canada).
The original ProAc Tablette was launched 30 years ago to instant critical acclaim and redefined performance in mini-monitor class loudspeakers at that time. There have been nine incarnations of the Tablette to date and each one has seen improvements in bass extension, midrange transparency and imaging. Reproducing a large soundstage is a difficult task for a small loudspeaker, because of lack of bass power due to the limitations of the cabinet size. After a year‘s intense R&D however, ProAc has significantly improved this area of performance with only marginal increments to the cabinets dimensions.
Extra bass power and soundstage size comes from a new 5 inch mid-bass driver which utilizes a Kevlar cone designed by ProAc. This drive unit gives uncanny bass extension, and is loaded by one large, rear port. A new ProAc developed 20mm dome tweeter features a special material on the front plate to dissipate phase anomalies and cancellations. The drivers are seamlessly integrated via a high quality crossover network.
As well as improved efficiency and power handling, the Tablette Anniversary produces a significantly larger soundstage. Shut your eyes and the classic Tablette, trademark ability to produce of a large soundstage from such a small enclosure, is now taken to a much higher level.
A huge amount of work has gone into the new Tablette Anniversary and we think you will enjoy listening to the results. We recommend an audition of this stunning new classic miniature at our Store in Richmond Hll to enjoy the Tablette magic in the finest version ProAc has produced.
A resounding success with audiophiles internationally since its launch in 1990, the Studio 100 is also consistently selected by top recording engineers for near-field monitoring in major studios -ample testimony to its overall sound quality and neutrality at monitor reference levels.
Few compact loudspeakers offer such a clean uncoloured performance and remarkable transparency. With virtually flat frequency response and negligible distortion, the Studio 100 is one of the most accomplished compact performers on the market today.
The bass unit is unique. Manufactured exclusively for ProAc, it has a particularly linear motor assembly, superb magnet and chassis construction and a special centre pole plug. When precisely tuned in the cabinet this driver gives an incredibly natural bass quality and definition, combined with generous power handling.
The tweeter is a featherlight one-inch soft dome unit, once again specially manufactured for ProAc. Made from a new impregnated fabric, the dome itself is exceptionally light in construction giving the Studio 100 a distinctively uncoloured and transparent high frequency.
The high quality crossover network marries the two drive units seamlessly giving a spacious soundstage with almost tangible imagery. Only the finest components are used and the speaker is wired throughout with ProAc's own high-quality multi-strand wire. The cabinet itself is made from a composite material with walls of differing thicknesses and a new and more efficient heavy damping material ensures that the cabinets are practically inert.
Although the Studio 100 can be shelf-mounted, high mass stands with good rigidity are preferable for optimum results. The full potential of these thoroughbred designs will only be realised through the use of the highest quality partnering equipment.
ProAc proudly announce the launch of the Studio 115 all new compact monitor. The cabinet, drive units, crossover & terminals have all been upgraded from the previous model, the Studio 110 and a narrower cabinet front baffle has been utilised to aid dispersion and produce a bigger soundstage.
The cabinet features bitumous damping and the port tube for bass loading is now centrally located on the front baffle with the new bass driver manufactured from carbon filled polyproalene; A material which gives all the inherent advantages of cone stiffness such as a lucid bass quality and natural, detailed presentation. It is also an ideal material with which to minimise distortion characteristics and has contributed significantly to the success of the Studio 140 Mk 2.
The bass driver crosses over to a brand new tweeter developed by ProAc which has a special dome with air-cooling and the crossover network components have been upgraded to seamlessly integrate the new drivers.
The Studio 115 is designed to work with all levels of quality equipment, from a modest set-up to a true high-end system, producing highly musical results in the true ProAc compact monitor tradition.
Studio 140 Mk 2
The new Studio 140 Mk 2 follows in the footsteps of its illustrious, award winning predecessor, the classic Studio 140.
Offering significant improvements to the original's outstanding performance, this new design is effectively damped, utilising a slim front baffle to aid dispersion and rigidity. With the sonic attributes of high efficiency, refined bass power and a large soundstage, the high quality cabinet dimensions have been retained and a new 1 inch (25mm) direct radiating silk dome tweeter employed. This high frequency unit produces a sweet, smooth treble and takes pride of place at the top of the cabinet.
This tweeter is seamlessly mated via a high quality crossover network, split to allow bi-wiring and bi-amping, to two new carbon filled, 6 1/2 inch (165mm) polypropylene coned midrange/bass drivers.
The bass is tuned via a floor-firing port to give a crisp, extended response. High quality Response style terminals complete a speaker package that offers unparalleled musical performance at this price point. ProAc's pinpoint imaging qualities and open midrange, for which it is renowned, are the icing on the cake.
Available in black ash, cherry, maple and mahogany veneers.
Studio Center Channel
For over a decade, the ProAc Response CC1 has been a firm favourite for use in all makes of home cinema systems. During the design of the CC1, great care was taken in matching crossover frequencies and balance, not only for ProAc loudspeakers, but also for compatibility with other manufacturers’ products.
With the advent of higher dynamics, bandwidth and speech emanating from the centre, ProAc decided to design a new centre channel which would effectively reproduce this extra information. The new Studio Centre Channel has taken two years to perfect. The cabinet is marginally bigger than the CC1 with two new bass drivers and is front ported as opposed to the rear ported design of the CC1. This allows for improved matching and placement, making the Studio Centre Channel a perfect match for the entire ProAc range. Careful crossover design has also meant that it is highly suitable for use with other makes of home cinema speakers, bringing an open and natural quality to centre channel reproduction.
The Studio Centre makes an obvious partner for the Studio 110/130/140 models. A 5 inch version of the 61/2 inch bass driver used in the Studio range was designed using a special coated pulp cone and partnered with a new version of the Studio range tweeter, incorporating a shielded magnet system which will prevent interference with CRT monitors.
Great emphasis was placed in the design process to produce a natural, open midrange with extra bandwidth for the music and sound effects reproduced by the centre channel. Efficiency and sensitivity have been improved over its predecessor and there is also greater bass extension and power.
In summary, the Studio Centre Channel is a perfect match for the Studio and Response ranges or any good quality system where an excellent, compact centre channel is required.
For many years the Response 1SC has been one of the world’s leading mini monitors but now the D1 has stolen its crown. High tech improvements have been made to the cabinet, bass driver, and crossover network.
The cabinet baffle is slimmer to aid dispersion, and now has a special damping material making the cabinet very heavy and inert.
The all-new bass driver is now on a ProAc chassis, this has a raised spider and similar cone material to the D2. It also features the EXCEL magnet system and a new acrylic damping phase plug.
Further improvements have been made to the crossover network. The results are a punchier bass, richer more open midrange, with sweet and detailed high frequencies. The D1 is also 1.5 dB more efficient than the 1SC making it easier to drive for those who have amplifiers with a lower output.
Response D Two
ProAc loudspeakers have a reputation for exceptional sound and build quality. The enclosures may look conventional but this hides the advanced technology required to build a rigid and well-damped cabinet. The loudspeakers are made in the 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. ProAc 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.
Further improvements have been made again with the cabinet, bass driver and crossover network.
The cabinet on the D18 is very heavily damped with a new material; it is also now side vented as other high-end models in the ProAc range.
A new high tech bass driver is similar to the D2, it however has a larger EXCEL magnet assembly and an acrylic damping phase plug.
The results of these combination of improvements are a deep beautifully controlled bass response, a fast electrostatic midrange with a sweet and detailed high frequency.
To improve on the highly acclaimed Response D25 would have been a daunting task but for the development of a new, slim, elegant cabinet design giving greater dispersion and featuring side venting to give the lowest frequencies more power and authority. The faultless reproduction throughout the frequency range, which made the D25 such a world-beater, has been greatly intensified with the introduction of the Response D28.
The original bass driver and tweeter have been retained, but there the similarity ends. Still using the highly efficient and sensitive mid/bass driver custom built for ProAc, the crossover network has been further tuned to match the improved cabinet design and bass loading, resulting in a significant step forward in sound reproduction.
A slimmer front baffle aids dispersion and increases soundstage, whilst the new port and vented arrangements found on much more expensive ProAc floorstanders, give the bottom octaves greater feel and extension. This gives the D28 slightly more efficiency and good quality valve or class ‘A’ transistor amplifiers with an output as low as 10 watts per channel will produce fine results in all but the very largest of rooms.
These beautiful new speakers feature the traditional ProAc cabinet quality with high rigidity and heavy damping and are finished in a range of real wood veneers. The new plinth and vent design arrangement not only produce a quality of bass found in much larger speakers, but also offer a better interaction with the listening room, making cabinet placement less critical. The Response D28 offers superb sound quality with a detailed soundstage and natural, extended, powerful bass response. These sonic attributes, coupled with ProAc’s legendary open midrange quality, make the Response D28 a winner in its class.
The Response D38 has successfully been in production for nearly 8 years, but with new cone technology now available to ProAc, the decision was made to upgrade this model and hence the new Response D40R was born.
ProAc produce their own drive unit cones and, in particular, the carbon fibre cones utilised in the bass drivers of the Carbon Pro series of ultimate loudspeakers. These drivers produce the incredibly tuneful and powerful bass qualities associated with the CP6 and CP8 and the special carbon fibre technology has been further developed in order to produce a cone that will effectively cover both the bass and also the midrange frequencies of the D40.
The new carbon fibre cone is made from an ultra fine weave of high purity carbon fibre cloth; each thread of the weave is made from 1000 strands of carbon fibre, thus giving both strength and weight to the cone in order to increase the frequency response into the midrange.
The new D40R now utilises two 6.5” carbon fibre full range units achieving a powerful and extended bass response. The new equalised vent was designed, using two billet aluminium rods between the cabinet and plinth which together with the drive unit frames are shaped and coated in a non-resonant material.
Although slightly smaller than the D38, the D40 has a more extended and potent bass response, amazingly detailed midrange and a sweet and extended high frequency response. The huge sound stage is bettered only by the Carbon Pro and new K series.
Supplied with a high quality ribbon tweeter, for those who would prefer a dome tweeter, this model is available in this format to order, as the Response D40.
Response D Monitor
Following the successful release of the ProAc Response D range, ProAc have designed and built a new high end studio monitor The new Response D Monitor is a radical new design delivering greater bandwidth, higher sensitivity with dynamic, yet smooth and open performance, and are available with dome or ribbon tweeters.
At the hub of the new Response D Monitor speaker is a special shielded version of the bass driver found in the D28 and the D38. This unit is a bespoke ProAc driver built to studio quality specifications. These exciting new drivers offer lower resonance, which means the cabinet dimensions can be decreased slightly.
The cabinet is very rigid and heavily damped and the new bass drivers are loaded by a front equalised reflex port. These superb new drivers are linked seamlessly through a refined HQ crossover network. The overall result is a monitor which can handle anything with high sensitivity, superb dynamics and the usual ProAc natural sound.
It is capable of fitting in any system where high output and accuracy are high in demand. These monitors are available singularly or in pairs and in a range of real wood veneers.
ER1 Sub Woofer
This first ProAc ER One (Equalised Reflex) subwoofer is an active unit with its own filters and internal amplification. Development has been a lengthy process. ProAc's initial research indicated that drive unit cone material was a main contributing factor to sub-bass colouration. So a new carbon composite cone, developed a few years ago specifically for the Response and Future ranges, provided the perfect solution.
Characterised by a clean and uncoloured bass output, this new material was developed into a ten-inch cone specifically for the ER One. It was immediately found to have the necessary rigidity and internal damping to produce a clean and natural sound, complementing the output of the main loudspeakers rather than detracting from it. The drive unit is mounted in a compact enclosure of high rigidity and thickness, with damped inner walls and loaded by the unique equalised reflex port, as developed for the Response and Future models.
Naturally with the compatibility of the cone material and other design factors, this unit has proved to be especially successful with their own home theatre system, but extensive testing has also assured its effectiveness with other high quality home theatre and two-channel systems.
The ER One is a true ProAc thoroughbred and immediately raises the game in sub-bass performance; for an extra octave of bass in a twochannel hi-fi system or explosive weight and authority in a home theatre system the ER One is the one to beat.
Available in a variety of real wood veneers.
ProAc is proud to announce the launch of the K6 loudspeaker.
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 the 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.
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.
Carbon Pro 6
Carbon fibre is a very light, stiff and rigid material. The body of a Formula 1 racing car is made of carbon fibre.
Loudspeaker companies have toyed with the use of carbon fibre in loudspeakers, mainly for the use in cabinets. Carbon fibre coned drive units are rarely seen and used, ProAc believes this type of carbon fibre and its preparation are unique.
For the past year ProAc has been researching the use of pure carbon fibre due to its qualities and resonances in the manufacture of drive unit cones. Its incredible stiffness makes it ideal for a drive unit cone, and its piston like qualities are perfect for moving air at low frequencies without distortion. The new Carbon Pro 6 uses two carbon fibre coned bass drivers, a carbon fibre midrange horn and a carbon composite plinth.
The carbon cone is unique with a pure polymer impregnated carbon weave and polished diaphragm, the back of the cone is then specially lacquered and finally it is concentrically weighted to add appropriate mass. The 2-inch midrange dome is repositioned in the unique pure polymer impregnated carbon weave and polished horn, and midrange sounds are reproduced with uncanny realism. High frequencies are covered by the ProAc ribbon tweeter with a diaphragm lighter than a human hair giving a sweet and detailed reproduction. With these attributes the cabinet size can be reduced greatly without losing the weight and slam of a much larger conventional loudspeaker.
The cabinet on the Carbon Pro 6 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.
Carbon Pro 8
Loudspeaker companies have toyed with the use of carbon fibre in loudspeakers, mainly for the use in cabinets. Carbon fibre coned drive units are rarely seen and used and this type of carbon fibre and its preparation are unique.
For the past year ProAc has been researching the use of pure carbon fibre due to its qualities and resonances in the manufacture of drive unit cones. Its incredible stiffness makes it ideal for a drive unit cone, and its piston like qualities are perfect for moving air at low frequencies without distortion. The new Carbon Pro Eight uses two carbon fibre coned bass drivers, a carbon fibre midrange horn and a carbon composite plinth.
The carbon cone is unique with a pure polymer impregnated carbon weave and polished diaphragm, the back of the cone is then specially lacquered and finally it is concentrically weighted to add appropriate mass. The 3 inch midrange dome is repositioned in the unique pure polymer impregnated carbon weave and polished horn, and midrange sounds are reproduced with uncanny realism. High frequencies are covered by the ProAc ribbon tweeter with a diaphragm lighter than a human hair giving a sweet and detailed reproduction. With these attributes the cabinet size can be reduced greatly without losing the weight and slam of a much larger conventional loudspeaker.
The cabinet on the Carbon Pro Eight is a traditional mixture from ProAc of HDF materials of different thicknesses heavily damped with bitumen. Indeed the carcass including bitumen is 35 mm 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.