Updated ProAc Response D30DS and D30RS Speakers

I agree Proac decided on a very poor nomenclature to distinguish among the D30 line. It's confusing especially when folks tend to add an 's' to the speaker designation when talking about a pair. First off, an 'R' in the name will mean a ribbon tweeter and a second 'D' in the name means a dome tweeter. The 'S' designation at the end of the names refers to the newest version with updated drivers and x-overs. From Proac's website "ProAc have updated the D30 to a D30S. Still available in a dome or ribbon tweeter - Response D30DS and D30RS respectively". Best to look directly at Proac's site when considering any particular speaker in the D30 line then look at the specs. Better yet, have a listen to the particular model you're interested in .

I had the D20R home and was impressed with the ribbon tweeter for its balance, resolution and horizontal axis of dispersion. My question is whether the D20 line is next up for an 'S' version update?

 

I had the D20R home and was impressed with the ribbon tweeter for its balance, resolution and horizontal axis of dispersion. My question is whether the D20 line is next up for an 'S' version update?

I doubt we will see a D20 update. The D20R is a great and well positioned speaker, or appears to be recognized as such. The D30 pair was facing some fatness in the lows hence the update. :]

Chag -

Interesting comment Chag. I read on other fora where users found the D30R had better articulated bass than the D20R. Of course these things are room dependent and I found in my room the D20R was as big as I wanted to go for bass response. I guess if Proac is sitting pat with the current D20R they feel they've got things right.

Interesting thread. Having owned D20Rs paired with SuperUniti for two years, I can confirm this as a terrific match. The bass, in a 6m x 5m room, is beautifully controlled, tight and very quick.

When discussing upgrades with my dealer, I expressed interest in D30 or D48, paired with 272 and D300DR. His immediate response was 'don't'! His experience in his demo room, quite a bit larger than my lounge, was that the D30s, even when paired with the D30s, were almost uncontrollable in the bass department, the D48s even more so. As recounted elsewhere, I've ended up going for K6s, which, paired with 250DR, 272 and 555PS, work beautifully in my room. I know it sounds strange, but the extreme jump really has worked, whereas to have gone for either the 30s or 48s would have required a house move!!

×
×
×
×