ProAc Response D20 Ribbon loudspeakers

Stephen Harper – Audio Consultants - Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Our long awaited demonstration pair of ProAc Response D20R loudspeakers are now with us. Our impressions of these at the Bristol HiFi Show was extremely positive and they have exceeded our expectations. This is a development on the popular Response D18 model using the ribbon tweeter that is currently in the D30 and D40 models. The cabinet has been upgraded with an re-designed bass loading and new crossover network. Similar in concept to the D30R but using a glass fibre bass cone incorporating an acrylic phase plug. The result is a significant upgrade to the sound in all areas. With a wonderfully open and expansive mid range supported by a substantial bass for the size of cabinet. The ribbon tweeter adding sweet and detailed upper frequencies which contribute to a precise focus of imaging within a large sound stage. This new design offers a lot for the money and is likely to set a new reference standard at this price point. An early audition is highly recommended.