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    Has anyone heard of Pro ac studio speakers I think itís 110 or 115 saw in charity shop in town

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    At usual charity shop prices JUST BUY THEM !!!

    The Studio series are fine middle of the range, I'm not sure Proac ever made a bad speaker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael loves music View Post
    Has anyone heard of Pro ac studio speakers I think it’s 110 or 115 saw in charity shop in town
    Buy, buy, buy. If they are still there. Nice precise imaging, good bass and mid. Can be a bit fiddly to set up right but worth it. You will need heavy speaker stands to get the best out of them.
    Regards Neil

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    I’ve just been reading they are fussy with amps ? One chap is useing a Quad 606 another is useing an audiolab 8000 ? The speakers didn’t have a price on but I read they were nearly £800 in 2005 !!

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    They'll be moderate sensitivity but an easy impedance load.
    Most amps will have no problems at all.
    Why aren't you outside the shop waiting for them to open?

    -- that's assuming a price in the tens of £.
    £100 or more and some research about the model is needed.
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    I can’t get into town till tomorrow but with them having no price on makes me think expensive ? I see they are going for over £100 on eBay thankyou for your help

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandl100 View Post
    I'm not sure Proac ever made a bad speaker.
    I was about to say the same. Just get them. Quick! Before somebody else grabs them.

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    Will try Geoff will keep you updated

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    Mind you, some charity shops are pretty savvy these days and they do check up on ebay.
    I certainly do in my volunteer work.
    Defo worth checking the asking price with them, though.
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    According to my brochures, the 110s are 88dB; not too bad and, as said, an easy load like any ProAc. They were a What HiFi group test winner leading up to 2009, for what that's worth. Front ported, so (somewhat) away from boundaries and require good solid stands. Amp. requ'ts are 15 to 150 W.

    No idea about the 115, though. I was an aficionado of ProAcs, esp. the original Reference series (see avatar!)

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