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The ProAc range is, as they say, reassuringly expensive. They do not make cheap loudspeakers and certainly do not produce cheap sounds. Happily, many thousands of audiophiles worldwide agree.

Every ProAc loudspeaker is hand-crafted, with 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. Bespoke drivers are built to exacting standards, utilizing up-to-date materials and unique construction techniques.

Every model is tuned and tested by founder and chief designer Stewart Tyler, one of the great speaker designers of our time. Using only the best parts and Stewart's legendary ear, ProAc speakers produce a natural, detailed and coherent sound.


  Perhaps, the first Proac you might have heard of is the remarkable Tablette 

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 and D however, ProAc are confident in having 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 as much as we have enjoyed creating this new loudspeaker. We recommend you audition this stunning new classic miniature at your ProAc dealer and enjoy the legendary Tablette magic in the finest version we have ever produced.

ProAc's latest the studio 148 is a narrow columnar design with a stabilising plinth and bass port pre-drilled for adjustable spikes. The beautiful and real wood veneers are impeccable making it suitable for all types of room design. There are 3 drive units in each enclosure, the two 6.5 inch units cover bass frequencies but each one has been mechanically tuned to cover mid frequencies.

To improve dispersion the upper bass driver has a phase plug whilst the lower unit has a ProAc open weave cap. This gives the 148 tremendous bass power and depth with a clear precise mid range. The bass drivers crossover to the ProAc 1 inch silk dome tweeter used in many other ProAc models.

The bass drivers are loaded by a port in the bottom of the cabinet and through the plinth. Spikes are used to raise the cabinet allowing air to move under the enclosure and through the port. Improvements can be heard in all areas from a tight, cleaner and extended bass through a detailed mid-range with a sweet and detailed high frequency, the 148 also has a large spectacular sound stage with pin point imagery.

The studio 148 comes in a variety of real wood veneers and is above average for efficiency, meaning the use of small high quality valve amplifiers and transistor amplifiers.

 ProAc 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 veneers.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.

 
  Proac D20r

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.

 
 

After a year in research and development the D48 is now ready for production.

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.